How far back or how many articles does the search feature look through?

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When I search on a site with heavy updates (like Hacker News), the search feature seems to only go back about 2-3 weeks, but on a less heavy site I get search results up to 1.5 years back. Is there an article limit on how many articles the search feature will look through?

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Rattasak Srisinroongruang

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Posted 5 years ago

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Yes, it's part of an article limit. The limit is 500 stories. I can't keep all of them forever, as it's an enormous cost and not enough of a feature draw to offset its cost.