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Author Topic: Another Google WTF moment (or is it just me?)  (Read 4534 times)

nosh

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Another Google WTF moment (or is it just me?)
« on: February 25, 2009, 06:32:54 AM »
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Works fine at google.co.in



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Re: Another Google WTF moment (or is it just me?)
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 06:53:07 AM »
Google UK finds 9,300,000 hits.

Maybe it is the DCMA in the US - now you can't say a celeb name without getting sued  :-* :-* :-*

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Re: Another Google WTF moment (or is it just me?)
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009, 06:53:51 AM »
It's your search history maybe.

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Re: Another Google WTF moment (or is it just me?)
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2009, 08:11:25 AM »
It's your search history maybe.
+1 .. I don't understand the whole thing, but Google remembers what you've searched for and what you've liked on the list, and will manipulate *your* search results based on that history.

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Re: Another Google WTF moment (or is it just me?)
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2009, 09:18:03 AM »
I got 6 million plus hits from the US site.

Maybe Google is aware of that restraining order? ;D


(Pretty, isn't she?) ;)


« Last Edit: February 25, 2009, 09:20:19 AM by 40hz »

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Re: Another Google WTF moment (or is it just me?)
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2009, 09:25:28 AM »

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Re: Another Google WTF moment (or is it just me?)
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2009, 09:28:31 AM »
6,530,000 hits on google.ca...

Don't you just love people that post to rub it in?

 ;D

Try clearing your cache and restarting your browser, no?
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Re: Another Google WTF moment (or is it just me?)
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2009, 10:29:32 AM »
oh nos! No way I'm clearing my FF cache, haven't done it since I upgraded to FF3. I find the inline history search really useful (47000+ entries and it's still very responsive :) )
A ctrl+F5 gets me the same result, FWIW. [search]

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but Google remembers what you've searched for and what you've liked on the list, and will manipulate *your* search results based on that history.

So Google (US) believes I think Norah Jones sucks? If not, I don't get your meaning.

40Hz, I think that R.O expired a few weeks back. Trust Google to mess up!

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Re: Another Google WTF moment (or is it just me?)
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2009, 06:56:14 PM »
(Pretty, isn't she?)
RaviShing

 >:D >:D >:D

First result for sure ;)

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PS. Nope! It's not my preference. I had got cookies disabled for Google as far as I remember :p
« Last Edit: February 25, 2009, 06:58:39 PM by fenixproductions »

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Re: Another Google WTF moment (or is it just me?)
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2009, 04:14:07 AM »
No Google cookies ftw!

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Re: Another Google WTF moment (or is it just me?)
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2009, 11:27:17 AM »
I often get weird and insistent (you know, when it insists you've made a spelling error) results with over-rated Google Search. I ran the same search with AlltheWeb and got 18,200,000 hits.   :P   I'm in the U.S.

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Re: Another Google WTF moment (or is it just me?)
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2009, 11:58:32 AM »
oh nos! No way I'm clearing my FF cache, haven't done it since I upgraded to FF3. I find the inline history search really useful (47000+ entries and it's still very responsive :) )
A ctrl+F5 gets me the same result, FWIW. [search]
Umm, does clearing the cache clear your browsing history as well? I didn't think so?
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Re: Another Google WTF moment (or is it just me?)
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2009, 12:25:33 PM »
My bad - it doesn't. And clearing it sorted out the problem.  :)