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Old 2006-10-24, 23:45
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Computer game information search engine

Made be me, in about 20minutes:

http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=01...%3Ampydgu-qjry



Basicaly, google launched a new make-a-search engine type thing, so i just quickly chucked one together that searchs a few game sites.


If people have any sites they want added to its database, let me know and I'll chuck them up there.
For that mater,if anyone wanted to make a better logo...
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Old 2006-10-24, 23:58
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wow, thats amazing. We need that as officially
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Old 2006-10-25, 00:01
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This could be a nice thing to have like the Dmoz Directory.
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Old 2006-10-25, 00:04
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no problem, done

well, I assume it was you
Your profile was blank, so i couldnt tell.
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lol I put in Battlefield 2142 and in the paid advert bit I got

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Old 2006-10-25, 00:17
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Hmmm, I could I add a link to it?

Thanks btw
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Old 2006-10-25, 00:18
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3 years better! exclusive for amazon!
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Any sites can be added as long as:

* They are computer game related
* Be sure that if only the one page is game-related, you dont put the whole site on. (there is an option for that)
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Oops, looks like I clicked "Volunteer to contribute to this search engine" Thought it would ask me for confirmation or something.

If you won't mind I'd be happy to contribute though. Are game sites in languages other than English also fine?

(p.s. feel free to remove me, I clicked it on accident so)

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This is indeed pretty awesome, would save me trouble sometimes!

Are there more cool engines like that..? gonna check it out.
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Old 2006-10-25, 02:32
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I'll add anyone from mbn that asks
Non-english is fine (guess i should put juex france in)
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I don't get it
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Old 2006-10-25, 03:00
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Its a search engine that only looks at video game sites.
So you can search for
"Little Big Adventure" and not get "Big Adventure in Little China" poluting the results

Its only searching a handfull of sites at the mo, Choa's and Alexfont have signed up to add more into its database. (its just adding url's to a list basicaly). The results still need quite a bit of work improveing in other ways too (refinements), but its a good start.
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meh.. I prefer google.
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Old 2006-10-25, 12:41
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I think it would be quite usefull for any times a video game has the same name as something more famous.
The database needs to be expanded for as much related sites as possible, mind.
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Old 2006-10-25, 13:18
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I was sort of joking. It's nice to have a search engine being filtered to certain sites. Actually, if they would simply filter out all link farms it would be much better. (e.g. sites with links to other sites that actually contain the content)
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Link farms are actualy banned from being submitted to google, the problem is they are in an arms race as far as the automated crawlers go.
The crawlers, or filters, will try to stop the farms from going on the database, but the link farms are constantly making adjustments so they seem like a "proper site" from a scripts-eye view.
(much like spam)

Id guess a solution would be for google to weight down a worth of a link, preporately to the number of other links on a page.
So an important site linking to just 3 sites, would raise those 3 sites rankings a lot more then it would if it was linking to hundreds of sites.



Anyone, if anyone knows of good games websites, please list
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If you haven't yet, you should add IMDb to the index. btw, would also be nice to have a firefox search plugin for that
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btw, would also be nice to have a firefox search plugin for that
You can do that, there's the "search engine ordering" extension that allows you to right click on any search field and make it a Firefox search engine.
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Old 2006-10-25, 19:57
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Link farms are actualy banned from being submitted to google, the problem is they are in an arms race as far as the automated crawlers go.
I mean link farms like this: http://www.serial-gamer.com/Little_Big_Adventure/

they only contain relevant links to other (usually not afflicted) sites
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You can do that, there's the "search engine ordering" extension that allows you to right click on any search field and make it a Firefox search engine.
Cool, I didn't know that
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If you haven't yet, you should add IMDb to the index.
Thought about it, then decided not too.

Its not nearly game-centric enough.
And it would pollute searchs for games that have simerla names to films

Mobygames.com is on the list however, and acts much like IMDB for games.
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Ok, updated it a bit

Its now got refinements for different formats...still needs more work though.
Like everything else, the refinements proved very easy to add.
Its just like Gmail's Label system.

All the sites needed to be catagorised now, which could take time as i havnt looked at them all.
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