Comments on Profile Post by Jiehfeng

  1. Sono
    Sono
    Good point. From experience, it's REALLY difficult. You have to ENGINEER it, otherwise it either won't work properly, or one search will take too many seconds. I once fucked up a query, and took more than 40mins to complete, and while it was running the entire site went down. So yeah... it's challanging to make a GOOD search engine.
    Sep 8, 2019
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  2. Jiehfeng
    Jiehfeng
    Makes sense why Google was such a big deal back in the day eh?
    Sep 8, 2019
  3. Sono
    Sono
    Yeah... though the search results' quality dropped in around 2016-2017, and it has been getting more and more shit. But before that it was a very fucking big deal, ESPECIALLY if you were logged on and had search result customization turned on, so it ALWAYS showed relevant results.
    Sep 8, 2019
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  4. Sono
    Sono
    My favorite example is "jar seal". Because I was playing a lot of Minecraft and doing mod dev, "bukkit" resulted in the first search result being bukkit.org, and "jar seal" brought up an Oracle documentation page on how to seal .jar files.
    Sep 8, 2019
  5. Sono
    Sono
    Now if I search for "jar seal", the Oracle documentation page doesn't even show up in the first page, I'm just getting generic search results and images on how to seal up an EMPTY jar. If I do the same in private browsing, the Oracle page is amongst the first 3 search results. Very fucked up :/
    Sep 8, 2019
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  6. Jiehfeng
    Jiehfeng
    Yeah they changed things a lot, now I believe it has all to do with promotion and popularity more than relevance. Using quotations doesn't work always either, a shame really.
    Sep 8, 2019
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  7. Sono
    Sono
    I THOUGHT I WAS JUST USING THEM WRONG! So they really got rid of the quotes? I thought I was just going insane that it doesn't fucking work :/
    Sep 8, 2019
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  8. Jiehfeng
    Jiehfeng
    It does, but rarely, it somehow got really buggy. Another thing that was changed or at least doesn't work properly is site:, now it gives you results other than the website you specified, just because the website mentions the website you specified...
    Sep 8, 2019
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  9. MicmasH_W
    MicmasH_W
    looking at YOU, thingiverse >:(
    Sep 8, 2019
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  10. Jiehfeng
    Jiehfeng
    Exactly what sparked this status lol
    Sep 8, 2019
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  11. MicmasH_W
    MicmasH_W
    it's a infinitesimal world, I am finding out :D
    Sep 8, 2019
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