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    Default Search engines

    I would like to stop using popular search engines like Google, GoGoDuck etc. Has anyone on this forum had any experiences with an open source engine called "seeks"?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Search engines

    On 02/29/2012 03:56 PM, ionmich wrote:
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    > I would like to stop using popular search engines like Google, GoGoDuck
    > etc. Has anyone on this forum had any experiences with an open source
    > engine called "seeks"?


    no, but i have recently learned (from Malcolm, in usenet) of
    startpage.com which might be what you are looking for--if you are
    wanting a more 'private' search capability..


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    Default Re: Search engines

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 02/29/2012 03:56 PM, ionmich wrote:
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    no, but i have recently learned (from Malcolm, in usenet) of
    startpage.com which might be what you are looking for--if you are
    wanting a more 'private' search capability..
    Thanks for the link. Well, privacy is my main concern, but I found startpage.com to be pretty useless. Even after I had eliminated all the "family" filters and everything else, filtering was excessive. A search for a common (mild) swear word produced...

    HTML Code:
    Your search - **** - did not match any documents.
    
    Suggestions:
    Make sure all words are spelled correctly.
    Try different keywords.
    Try more general keywords.
    ...while a search with Google produced...

    HTML Code:
    Search
    About 586,000,000 results (0.13 seconds)

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    Default Re: Search engines

    On 02/29/2012 11:56 PM, ionmich wrote:
    > A search
    > for a common (mild) swear word produced...


    then you did something wrong..

    because ... well, do you remember the old George Carlin standup routine
    of the all the words that can't be said on TV? i just searched on _the_
    original "seven dirty words" and had zero trouble finding them..

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_dirty_words

    so, check your setup..

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