How dumb is GBAtemp?

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How dumb is GBAtemp? by Rydian at 7:41 PM (5,440 Views / 0 Likes) 65 replies

  1. Rydian
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    Google's added a new "reading level" rating to search results. Now below each URL you'll find google's rating of the reading level of the site. If you search for a site alone via the "site:" modifier (for example "site:gbatemp.net") you'll get an annotaton of the results, as pictured above.[/p]

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    I bet if Costello denied the EoF in robots.txt the rating would change. [​IMG]

    It's most likely all the stupid responses bringing it down, as a first reply of "I can't believe what a farce you're attempting!" would be pulled down by many responses of "lol u suk" on the same page. If you check many forums the ratings are about the same, the number of stupid threads (or smart threads with retarded first responses) outweighs the good stuff by volume.

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  2. Goli

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    And this is why the EoF must be vanquished from existance O:.
    OR people should do more complete posts, and read if what they are saying has been said before or not.
     
  3. Law

    Member Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

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    It's probably less of a "this website has users that cannot read" situation and more of a "you will only require a certain level of reading skill to fully understand information on this website".

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    Basic is probably better, because it means the users aren't illegible.
     
  4. Slyakin

    Member Slyakin See ya suckers

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    Well, at least it shows how even the most stupid of people can join this site.
     
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    And this is why we have spell-check. [​IMG]
     
  6. Fat D

    Member Fat D GBAtemp Maniac

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    Try and feed it with some game names, e.g. "Super Mario Bros." or "Team Fortress 2". Then try "Halo".
     
  7. Veho

    Global Moderator Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Surely you jest.


    I think the main "problem" with the percieved reading level is that 60% of the users aren't native speakers, and that the majority of the users are schoolkids [​IMG]
     
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    I just used gbatemp as an example people here could relate to. [​IMG]

    I wonder, how long until a site sues, claiming google's giving it a bad image?

    EDIT: And no, I didn't submit this for front page either.
     
  9. Veho

    Global Moderator Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Google already got sued for something similar. People just don't want to be reminded of certain things so they tend to shoot the messenger [​IMG]


    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    I'm not really surprised, most tempers are 14 year old kids

    edit:
    that came out wrong, what I meant to say was
    the average age of users is 14 to 15 years old
     
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    Call me stupid but I can't find this at all. [​IMG]
     
  12. DryYoshi

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    Hey that's insulting! I'm 14 and I'm atleast smart enough to type (most) words right and with CAPITAL Letters! [​IMG] And I live in The Netherlands!
    That aside, I think it's more "how much reading skill is required" just like Law said.
     
  13. MrCooper

    Member MrCooper GBAtemp Regular

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    Thats kind of old to me. Like a few weeks or so.
     
  14. Rydian
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    Doesn't show up by default, gotta' go to the advanced search and it's there. Odd they don't have a text modifier for it like they do with others.
     
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    omg omg dsdatabase has a higher reading level [​IMG]
     
  16. Rydian
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    Nope, you're searching for sites that mention it.

    Search for "site:dsdatabase.org" to only find pages from it, and it's a lot different.
     
  17. ProtoKun7

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    It's enjoyable being in a 1% minority.
     
  18. Scott-105

    Member Scott-105 Bow to me. Please?

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    Someone's a little full of himself. Ha ha, just kidding.

    I wouldn't say I'm advanced, probably in the intermediate level.

    Out of boredom:
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  19. Warrior522

    Member Warrior522 "In all things, balance."

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    ...well, that's embarrasing...
     
  20. TheDarkSeed

    Member TheDarkSeed I'm a pretentious sack of shit

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    Okay, you know what this means don't you? Everyone needs to tab Google to look for big words to include in their posts.
     
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