Please I am *begging*, will someone make a search engine that doesn’t just ignore your search terms if it feels like it and show you something more popular. *Please*. I will pay money.
@kescher I didn’t come down in the last shower. I’ve been using quotation marks for over a decade. But they don’t work anymore. Internet search engines ignore them most of the time.
@kescher the example from 5 minutes ago: try searching the term [“RJ15” connector] in google or DuckDuckGo. They’ll just show RJ11 and RJ45 connectors because they’re much more popular results, and there’s no way to say “no I really mean it, that’s mandatory”.
@patience I know you’re 91, so I’ll explain it slowly. It’s like the big index card cabinet at the library, but instead of searching for the right drawer and the right card, you press buttons and the little box does it for you, through the air!
@patience only the little boxes are spying on you to make the rich richer, while getting worse & more expensive
using "verbatim" mode hidden away under "Search Tools"→"All Results" can make a huge difference with Google Search: https://www.google.com/search?q=RJ15+connector&tbs=li:1
(as far as I can tell it's the
tbs=li:1 query param)
I can't find it in their advanced search help, and an online search returns people suggesting double quotes and plusses for DDG (and others subsequently replying that it's not the working well enough, or at least not anymore).
Of course it doesn't help if sites include it in their keywords, descriptions or other metadata, even when it's irrelevant...
@s0 although the ddg docs do say "more" not "only"
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