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Offline StrongestSneeze

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It's just me or...
« on: August 04, 2022, 01:31:06 PM »
Is it just me or has Google become crap?
I find it really hard to look for things related to sneezing than in the past. Just one word more or linked to a few memes and the search results are completely wrong.
I no longer know what search keywords to use, I've tried different combinations and they don't work. Sometimes I couldn't find a clip on youtube even writing its title..!  :'(
It is as if now Google exclusively finds the most popular things and discards everything that no one has searched for even if the word exists in its context or description.  >:(

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Re: It's just me or...
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2022, 02:08:26 PM »
Google has been a bit difficult I find. Maybe not MORE so than usual, but it's hard to find exactly what you're looking for, if it's out there
Sadly, sneezes and stuff seem like a mixed bag with a lot going on. Sneezing is a much more common occurrence than something like tickling or something like that, so it's hard to find the exact style of content you're looking for ;u;
Coochie coo, you'll sneeze soon~

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Re: It's just me or...
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2022, 06:51:39 PM »
I often include other factors like "recent time period" for searches because, yeah, it doesn't work right anymore. Too many bots. The internet is becoming "by" bots and "for" bots, and it's weird... Gives a false illusion of popularity, but it's hard to truly notice. So many automatically generated webpages.

On youtube, for example, there's "cat burger" that comes up in my "cartoon sneeze" search. There's hundreds of copies of this video, none of which are relevant, all with different numbers of views on an otherwise identical channel. It's bots, each one hoping to become a viral channel. It's so incredibly wasteful to see.
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Re: It's just me or...
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2022, 09:19:33 PM »
the worst offender is youtube imo

if you put in 'sneeze' you find millions of that Youtube Shorts thing they initiated where people decide to post babies sneezing, or the 'girls sneeze vs. boys sneeze' meme, or that One Punch Man "serious sneeze" that happens in the manga

seeing it only a few times isnt a big of a deal but sometimes there'll be like 100 or more of these results and i just wanna pull my hair out

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Re: It's just me or...
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2022, 09:49:48 PM »
It's not just sneezing. It used to be possible to google for XXX and find, say, stories on sofurry. Now it only offers the same few video sites.

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Re: It's just me or...
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2022, 10:07:51 PM »
Oh gawd, the One Punch Man thing recently has trashed the results so bad. It also caused Beerus to pop back up in large quantities. Algorithm Faillll.
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Re: It's just me or...
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2022, 07:27:37 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB6K6Pwob4Y - sadly, with videos like this, it's only gonna encourage it x.x

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Re: It's just me or...
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2022, 01:31:30 PM »
the worst offender is youtube imo

if you put in 'sneeze' you find millions of that Youtube Shorts thing they initiated where people decide to post babies sneezing, or the 'girls sneeze vs. boys sneeze' meme, or that One Punch Man "serious sneeze" that happens in the manga

seeing it only a few times isnt a big of a deal but sometimes there'll be like 100 or more of these results and i just wanna pull my hair out
Yeah! I hate them so much! >:(
That baby! You have to scroll down for an hour and it's always here! Memes and viral video makes me mad!  :'(
Do you remember that time with the sneezing baby panda?  :(

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Re: It's just me or...
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2022, 11:51:51 PM »
https://ronangelo.com/how-to-hide-shorts-videos-on-youtube/

Oh hey, this... helps a lot. Death to SHORTS. I might miss some random art project animation but for the most part, there's nothing in the Shorts category of interest to us. I won't miss seeing them spammed and it removes Cat Burger, most of the One Punch Man nonsense, etc.

Things work better now. You can actually notice stuff with potential. https://youtu.be/v_CEJfLh6t0?t=472 Human sneezing for the most part (small amount of non-vocal from dragon thing) and not totally sure what it's from / called, but I was able to spot it at all due to the removal of alllll shorts. Also, new Paw Patrol soon, apparently.
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Re: It's just me or...
« Reply #9 on: Today at 03:01:27 AM »
https://ronangelo.com/how-to-hide-shorts-videos-on-youtube/

Oh hey, this... helps a lot. Death to SHORTS.

Those are the worst, thanks for the helpful link about how to deal with them  :D
And speaking of Youtube, why did all of my related videos just vanish a few days ago? Even the My Mix playlist stuff is completely gone, it's baffling  ???

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Re: It's just me or...
« Reply #10 on: Today at 04:57:10 AM »
Yeah! I hate them so much! >:(
That baby! You have to scroll down for an hour and it's always here! Memes and viral video makes me mad!  :'(
Do you remember that time with the sneezing baby panda?  :(

oh dear yeah don't even get me started on that panda >.<
https://ronangelo.com/how-to-hide-shorts-videos-on-youtube/

Oh hey, this... helps a lot. Death to SHORTS. I might miss some random art project animation but for the most part, there's nothing in the Shorts category of interest to us. I won't miss seeing them spammed and it removes Cat Burger, most of the One Punch Man nonsense, etc.

god bless you <3