Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> __/ [John Bokma] on Monday 06 February 2006 22:02 \__
>> vjp2.at@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>>> What would it cost to have a real search engine again? Like the
>>> original pre-CMGI altavista with complex boolean commands. I waste
>>> so much time with junk advertising, I just might pay a reasonable
>>> amount for a search engine that is a serious engine instead of a
>>> marketing ploy.
>> Give an example of a query.
> You could block virtually all advertisement and even use controversial
> gateways like Scroogle. Boolean operations and the like are useless
> unless they produce good (relevant) results. The way Google builds
> indices (which seems to work admirably well) does not support the same
> levels of query complexity. It's a design choice.
Yup, hence the question: give a query. Most people complaining about the
quality of ops don't know how to use the ops that are provided by SEs.
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