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Google Search Playing Silly beggars?

Yossarian Lives
25-11-2007, 00:00
Now I've got a bit of a question about google search, but you'll have to forgive me if this turns into a bit of a rant. is it just me or has google search been more and more playing fast and loose with the search terms you enter. You know giving you alternative spellings and what have you.

I mean it always did do that, not like wikipedia where it needs you to enter it exactly, but it just seems recently, to me at least, that it's getting worse, to the point that you're getting pages of false positives because it's searching for things you never asked it to.

Case in point; just before, I wanted to search for a British WW2 tank ace on google. I knew his surname was Dring and his nickname was 'killer'. so I type both into google. 40 pages! before a single link mentioning the word Dring! Lots about 'driving' or 'drink', but if I'd wanted links about that then surely I'd have typed that in the first place?!

Just wanted to say that. Get it off me chest and all that.
25-11-2007, 03:45
Google is the epitome of the internet rogue.
Sel Appa
25-11-2007, 03:47
Google is evil.
Angry Fruit Salad
25-11-2007, 03:51
That's yet another reason why I use Yahoo's search engine and, just as a precaution, I put quotation marks around certain terms it might mess up, simply to force the damn thing to do a boolean search.
[NS]Click Stand
25-11-2007, 04:51
Google is a blessing and a curse. Just think of it as Spiderman.
25-11-2007, 04:57
Click Stand;13241094']Google is a blessing and a curse. Just think of it as Spiderman.

I thought you said it was a blessing and a curse?
25-11-2007, 05:05
Click Stand;13241111']Edit: Okay, now I got it.

When I clicked to quote your post and respond to wasn't...that...

You win the thread due to your editing superpowers.

Edit: And now its deleted entirely! *gives you more threads*