Wednesday, September 17, 2008

What the fuck Recordnet?

Sorry for the weird posting time, but we have to post this. For kind of a preview of what we got planned for tomorrow, we're going to try and put together a quick guide to the whole General Plan fiasco that's been going on since the dawn of time. When we research shit for stories (I swear we do research sometimes), we usually use Google's advanced search to search for articles on the Record's website because recordnet's search is fucking useless. And I think we finally found the perfect example of it's sucktitude (a mashup of "magnitude of suck").

We typed the search term "'General Plan' sierra club lawsuit" into both search engines to try and find the original article about the Sierra Club filing a lawsuit against the city. Google gives us 99 results. The Record's own search engine? Fucking 3. We're not super tech savvy so we can understand a little bit of difference, but the Record's own website is missing ninety fucking six search hits? That's inexcusable.

UPDATE: About 6 seconds after posting this we saw the link that said "In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the 3 already displayed. If you like, you can repeat the search with the omitted results included."And magically the results jumped to 254. There were 251 entries that we so similar they were omitted? They all seem remarkably different to me. (well, not all, but most) Cockasses.

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