Erik_
The downvote / "useless" tagging could still work on...
Tue May 31, 2022 1:20am

search engines that use logged in accounts to help mold searches for you. They could then take the total data of all the user's input to give a general trend to everyone. It would need some sort of down vote spamming/brigading correction/prevention which I'm sure would be possible given that Reddit does it to some effect.

  • That's a good question, and I wonder if that's how it works - Puckdropper, Tue May 24 2022 4:21am
    Maybe the ads and clicks are so cheap they can't make any money with just one thing, so it takes a whole host of them to make things work. It's kinda like phone and e-mail scams, the message is so cheap they don't lose any money but if they just get one sucker it pays for annoying hundreds of thousands... more
    • The downvote / "useless" tagging could still work on...- Erik_, Tue May 31 2022 1:20am
      • I like it, I might actually sign in to a search engine - Puckdropper, Sun Jun 05 2022 3:26am
        if I knew that the hideous results could be downvoted into extinction. I can't find any information because of all the sites that have SEO'd themselves into the top position.
        • engine would work. Like how DuckDuckGo uses Bing and others user Google. Same idea, but just implement the upvote/downvote/block system on the results. Doing it that way might actually be simple enough to throw together a proof of concept depending on home easy it is to "borrow" the actual search results... more
          • It would take quite a bit of tuning - Puckdropper, Mon Jun 20 2022 1:08am
            as there's a lot of sites vying for that top spot. I've seen entire pages of search results that are rip offs of each other. Might still be worth it, though. Especially for things where you need to go more in depth on.
            • Those fake sites are the worst. - Erik_, Thu Jun 23 2022 12:56am
              They clog up the first page with snippets of text they randomly copied off other sites just to get the top spot.
              • Just came across one today - Puckdropper, Sun Jun 26 2022 12:04am
                that was exactly that. You'd think a search engine would derank the sites that were too similar...
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