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When I place a search in Google, why is it now telling me what I want my search to be?

Bloody hell, if I can't find a way to turn this off it's making itself useless to me. I know what I'm searching for, that's why I'm using quotes. I don't need you only giving me THREE results on my search, and then hundreds on what they think I'm asking for.

ETA: Okay, it's only doing it for some searches. Argh! I still can't figure out how to turn it off.

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merhawk From: merhawk Date: April 4th, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
It seemed like that at first. Now that I've had more than a few minutes to breath: they put in three results, then they break it up with "Did you mean to search" and put in what they think I want, and then they put in a line to indicate - "Hey, here's your original search again!" The line is non-obvious, I wouldn't have realized it if I hadn't been poring over thing to notice where my relevant searches are, and it's very difficult to scan for what I'm looking for if they keep breaking up my search with irrelevant information.

The old way of doing the "Did you mean to search" was a very good implementation. This is incredibly poor, and I need to look up an email address for Google to register my complaints.
From: silmaril Date: April 4th, 2008 05:28 pm (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
I agree, and please share the e-mail if you find one?
From: puppybrother Date: April 8th, 2008 12:53 pm (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
Hrm, I haven't noticed that.

I do enjoy using Google as an ersatz spellchecker, especially when a patient's talking about a disease I've never heard of or a drug I've never heard of.
3 talons or Rake your talons?