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monkymind Offline

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Posted: Dec. 16 2005,10:06 QUOTE

Quote (DrRamble @ Dec. 16 2005,18:37)
Yup, Google sucks big style at the moment. Almost the first page of any search for a product name or a simple set of (non numeric) keywords is "buy this here" or "compare prices for thing at our shop".
Especially annoying is the increasing lack of localisation. Why do I, searching from, want to know special offers from the US? Very few of the budget resellers will ship to the UK anyway.

That's interesting ........ I thought the localisation wasn't working due to the CustomizeGoogle Firefox extension ........

I'm always surprised by the tactics of the unethical rabidly sales obsessed people. Recently a  guy knocked on my door and said "Sorry for the delay but due to a backlog of work the technicians havent had a chance to transfer your phone (to another company) so I'm working all weekend to catch up".  Needless to say I hadn't made any request to transfer my phone and the only tool he was carrying was an unsigned contract.  ???
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Posted: Dec. 16 2005,19:45 QUOTE

This type of behavior has always been rampant in business, particularly in a capitalist society.  Most of these people don't care whether something is long as it's not illegal they feel they have every right to push their trash in your face.  Too many people have no morals.

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Posted: Dec. 16 2005,21:28 QUOTE

I hate localization. I want to see news from the whole world when I search and hate having Google restrict me to the US just because of my IP address. That's IP bigotry as far as I'm concerned.

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Posted: Dec. 16 2005,21:36 QUOTE

Searching can be a pain. I also use all the time. I will say I've become a big fan of gmail and the Google personalized home page. It's very easy to configure the way you want it.

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