• Subject: RE: Search400.com's search engine? - Try AS400link.com
  • From: "Stone, Brad V (TC OASIS)" <bvstone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 08:05:58 -0500

I noticed this too.  IT simply adds AS/400 to the search and uses other
engines from what I can tell.

One site you may way to check out that does do a good job, and the content
is dependant on folks submitting links is AS400 Link
(http://www.as400link.com).  It only searches it's local database which is
built buy submitting your favorite links, or the owners of the site adding
something to it.


Bradley V. Stone
Taylor Corporation - OASIS Programmer/Analyst   
bvstone@taylorcorp.com



> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Gibbs [mailto:david@midrange.com]
> Sent: Saturday, October 09, 1999 7:32 AM
> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject: Search400.com's search engine?
> 
> 
> Folks:
> 
> Has anyone noticed how search400.com's search engine tends to return 
> invalid results 100% of the time?
> 
> I just did a search on the word "gobbledegook" ... expecting 
> it to return 0 
> hits.
> 
> I got 901 hits!
> 
> >901 documents match your query.
> >
> >Word count: gobbledegook: 34; as: 400 3008060
> 
> (in the interest of the scientific method, I also searched for 
> "thingamabob" and got 898 hits, "whatsit" returned 898 
> also... "dohicky" 
> returned 851987 hits)
> 
> I don't know how they are constructing the search, but it 
> appears they are 
> simply taking what I typed in and adding "or AS/400" (or 
> something to that 
> effect).
> 
> Once I noticed that, I dismissed the site as a big 
> advertisement with no 
> real value to the Midrange community at all.
> 
> They've got fancy graphics, lots of advertisement, a booth at 
> COMMON ... 
> but their product doesn't work... and hasn't worked since I 
> first looked at it.
> 
> Hmmm....
> 
> david
> 
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