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Aye! Just Dave!! Spot on!!!

 

I'm sure that when Okie has selected a URL on Google...(opened a page associated with the result of an online search) He has been asked if he wants to view the cached page!!!! If the site is not available for whatever reason (server down.... etc.) then Google will offer up the stored (cached) page. (the one that Google stores)

 

 

 

This is why it is an unfortunate situation that Okie originally Google searched an entire link, (in this case a bad one as Enoskype refers to earlier), never delinking it (which he had done many times before). The other times he did this it was ok... as most of the bad links are removed pretty quickly here. So the links Google searched in this way were O.K. (As the bad ones had been removed)

 

Occasionally they aren't immediately, as the Admins are here as volunteers and can leave whenever they want. Thus sometimes a link can sit here unremoved for a couple of hours undiscovered. This happens to be the case as Enoskype points out. The link was here for two hours, during which time Okie google searched the entire link (without de-linking it) and thus the problem. Kind of like a mirror!

 

I believe Solbjerg has expressed a little frustration at members posting links without explanation. This forces the Admins to check them out immediately! If no Admin around, then there's nobody to check it out! If from a trusted member with explanation then they can have a little confidence and move on... then come back to it when they can!

 

 

Your hint and intuition Justdave... appears to be correct. The one remaining question was the email leak. Curious if anybody else uses Okies machine that could have provided the leak... other than Okie himself (which by the pure emotional intensity of insistence he did not to the best of his recollection, [which I believe]).

 

 

Just thinking out loud thats all!!! I consider this issue resolved! Just so you know Cache means everythings in the bank! The hard drive of Google in this case! Not only does Iobit server store all here... Google does as well, as well as all the other traffic that they come across around the whole planet!!

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Ok Okie

I will try to explain

Let's start with this forum.

If you write a post in the forum, and let's say you use a very uncommon word perhaps one you construe yourself, you should be able to find your own post shortly afterwards by writing the self-invented word in the Google search box.

The reason is that Google gathers all the information it can lay its hands on all the time.

 

So now we will see it in relation to a spammer that has joined the forum as a member and writes a post containing for example link to viagra or porno.

This will likewise be picked up by Google very very fast - and that link will then be there even if we ban the member and delete the post as soon as we become aware of the post.

Today we pick it up fairly quickly (even so I think Google picks it up quicker than we do), but not so long ago it could easily have been sitting there for a couple of hours which would have made it certain that Google had picked it up earlier than we.

 

Then you come along - you copy the link address in some post and then proceed to paste it in the Google search box.(Never paste it in Googles search box -use the address line - or just click the link)

Google then finds everything it has on an IObit forum link, and lo and behold it also finds the links to viagra and porno that had been on the forum site for a short while along with thousands of others of a more innocent nature.

 

If you then innocently open a malicious site you will be at risk if you open anything on that site or even let your cursor hover over it.

 

You just now wrote that you had taken a look at the spam you had recieved, to make certain it was like the spam you previously had recieved.

YOU should NEVER open spam!!!!!!!!

It almost certainly contains a tracking cookie that will tell the spammer (spamming machine) that you have opened the mail.

AHA it will say - he is interested in this topic, - flood him with spam related to this - or even with other subjects - he is very gullible and curious.

 

Be more cautious please!!

Cheers

solbjerg

p.s. see you back at the foxhole :-)

 

I just regret that I deleted all the spam emails. I was afraid of them because they had filthy crap on them .just like I'm trying to show on this thread. I do not know if there is any connection. I will leave that to those a whole lot smarter than I am. I have been wrong most of my life. I just thought some one should know about what I found and now I'm going to watch TV for the rest of the night. I got a ton of spam emails and it damn sure never came from my friends in Oklahoma. I'm only trying to help and I'm not doing a very good job of it. I have seen these before and could open them then and I can open them now. Good night friends.---Okie
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Here is an example:

 

brucecannon22 has a spam/advertising link in his signature, and as I am here, he is banned before posting any spam link(s).

Since he is banned, his signature is not shown in the Forum. Although it is a Hosting site spam, it could have been a porn site spam link.

If no Admins were in The Forum, then his first post would have been cached in Google before it is deleted.

 

Cheers

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Aye Enoskype!

 

But brucecannon is stored on Cache (library). Even if banned the name remains. Even if useless and disturbing/misleadeng!

 

The Great Library of Alexandria contained history that was permanently destroyed! A most certainly huge repository of human wisdom, history, and acheivement!

 

Certainly more pertinent and meaningful, as well as artistic and eloquaint!!

 

These machines/across so many cultures/languages/life situations... break down the barriers or build them?

 

And where is Today's library??? And how fast could it be burned/wiped out??

Big enough solar flare could do lots of individual damage, but not wipe out I think.

 

But in respect to Alexandria... sometimes I wonder if that would be a blessing in disguise maybe??? That maybe somehow we have learned a lesson and can store information more readily available to our descendants? (but only if you have electricity... and a working machine... that can read this information) The distilled information of books still seems appealing because it can be a longlasting form of storage. (longer than discs which require technology and electricity) [books only require the light of day, or a candle]

to read!

 

Funny how that technology (a candle, fire) destroyed that library... huh But it doesn't get obsolete... as its basic, like breathing!

 

Just going "off on a bunny trail" hop>hop>hop...etc.

 

 

I think JJJ's attack was completely unrelated!!! Two different modes of attack! Just because one comes from the air and one from the sea... doesn't mean the same!! JJJ sticks his neck out all the time and loves it, thats JJJ! That's what he does... I appreciate JJJ for that!

 

Your attack came from a different source/direction altogether!! Aye.

I have voted GB!

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Hi Mel

Yes the fate of Alexandria Library was really a tragedy

At the end of the 1500 (I think in 1588 ) the coronation of the Danish King Christian 4 took place. To make it as festive as possible Chr. 4 ordered that all the writings collected in the monasteries in Denmark should be cut up and used as confetti. - This was done!!

Humans is a strange animal :-(

Cheers

solbjerg

 

 

But brucecannon is stored on Cache (library). Even if banned the name remains. Even if useless and disturbing/misleadeng!

 

The Great Library of Alexandria contained history that was permanently destroyed! A most certainly huge repository of human wisdom, history, and acheivement!

 

Certainly more pertinent and meaningful, as well as artistic and eloquaint!!

 

These machines/across so many cultures/languages/life situations... break down the barriers or build them?

 

And where is Today's library??? And how fast could it be burned/wiped out??

Big enough solar flare could do lots of individual damage, but not wipe out I think.

 

But in respect to Alexandria... sometimes I wonder if that would be a blessing in disguise maybe??? That maybe somehow we have learned a lesson and can store information more readily available to our descendants? (but only if you have electricity... and a working machine... that can read this information) The distilled information of books still seems appealing because it can be a longlasting form of storage. (longer than discs which require technology and electricity) [books only require the light of day, or a candle]

to read!

 

Funny how that technology (a candle, fire) destroyed that library... huh But it doesn't get obsolete... as its basic, like breathing!

 

Just going "off on a bunny trail" hop>hop>hop...etc.

 

 

 

I have voted GB!

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Wow Solbjerg!

 

Did not know this! Danish ticker tape parade of old! [Destroying the wisdom and writings for all] A repeat once again of history!!!

 

The wealthy and powerful have throughout history done such things in an attempt to hold on to power. Even the church.

 

The self serving greedy nature of humans survives, although in the case of spammers... we know not their situation at all. Only that they are an infraction of the rules and an inconvenience to us. I do my best to honor this forum and "live by the code" and thus by example, other forums may follow ours.

 

We have a great group of people here that live by the code! Aye!!

 

Didn't mean to Hijack the thread!:oops:

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So, you see Okie, similar again by Dave.:-)

 

So, the good practice is NOT to paste web address to a search box.

 

God Bless you my friend.

 

this is the crutch to the whole point!

why ? thy have redirects inserted.as already posted...

and as for google well ya know what i think of them!

low down good for nothing pack of ?

 

stay away from them .use a other provider..google do not care ,what is advertised.our care for what the content may be..

let me point out .as i already have .type in 1 word..any and it will lead to porn smut junk...so use them .google and you get what you do not ask for!

 

so to be a little easy on google its not all at fault..why?

its abused by sickos who inject junk into there shearch links..or address searches..and sometimes no matter what you can end up any where.

 

one evening i siad to my whife ,sit next to me .

 

as she did ask whats up dear,i told here think of a word..

pondering a few secons replayed" kitten" i asked her why kitten?

well she siad i like my cat .and show me some on the net..i grinned at her ok ...., typed it in..

oh she siad there are many listed dear,

 

yes there are ,and hit a link

after picking myself of the floor....she called me a dirty old sick man!

 

many freeware program creators sell email addresses to spammers, because it gives them revenue.

yes i agree on this ..never give a address to free warez..

 

some freeware supplier you trusted turned around and sold your name (email)

this is possible.as well .

we posted at the same time.

 

itsmejjj

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Just to make an analogy :

 

Google is like ten million people running around with cameras, taking pictures of everything it finds on the web, and then it offers us an index to all those pictures with an easy search feature to help us find any picture out there. If somebody removes a picture, too late, Google has it already and will continue to show it, from its "cache" (or memory). Google has a very large memory and keeps stuff in there for a very long time.

 

Okie : from your serach results, I found one page that has porn links in it (that nanamag one) : if I click the result directly, I get their page but it doesn't have the porn link, so I have to call on Google's memory to find it. So I click on the "cached" link that enoskype shows in his screenshot (just below the search result for "nanamag") and then I get the page with porn links and also a link to an old post from this forum with a spam ad in it, but it is no longer there because a moderator deleted it a long time ago.

 

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What happened when you got those spam emails at home ? There are many ways that spammers use to get email addresses. The easiest way is to collect email addresses from web sites. I don't think you have a website, but if you ever did and had your email address visible anywhere on it, automated sniffers would have picked it up quickly, then distributed it to different spammers.

Another easy way they can get your address : many freeware program creators sell email addresses to spammers, because it gives them revenue. For example : I make a nice free disk partition tool and offer it on the web from my website ; I ask for your email address so I can send you the activation key, and then I turn around and sell my email list to spammers for a nice sum. I'm a scumbag right ? You bet... (but it was just an example ;-) ).

 

So, you may have been a victim of spam because some freeware supplier you trusted turned around and sold your name (email) to some spammer, and then the spam begins to pour in... Spam is spam, the same for everybody, so at one point it was links to porn sites, then links to casino sites, then links to Viagra/Cialis sites and now all of the above plus young Russian girls who want to be your wife :roll:

 

It's impossible for us to say how you got stuck in that situation, but chances are you were sold out by freeware :???:

 

Get yourself a webmail address, like GMail or HotMail, just for stuff like that. Never use the address given to you by your ISP for online transactions, unless you have a really good spam filter.

 

Be well

 

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I won't direct quote any exact numbers, but as an example let's say that 1,000 different spam posts were posted on this forum and then banned & removed. (Believe me, that may not be that far from the truth!) That means that many of these were "snapshotted" by Google and placed in the "cache" before they could be removed. Even if they are gone from here, if a search is done on Google that may include say "Forum", "thread" or "post", or any words related to the title, Google may send you to the snapshot THEY have of the post, even if it is no longer here! This could be a large number, depending upon how long they keep the snapshot in the cache!

Smile! Big Brother Google may be watching!:twisted:

samr.

 

P.S- garybear or oakie, whichever you like. You'll be loved here the same either way!:-D

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Thank you so_sad!

 

The allegory you made is pertinent!

 

I appreciate your feedback and attention! Some will not accept simple advice.

 

If I have firmly decided "That color is crimson!!!:twisted:" Then no matter how you argue... you will never convince me that it is red.

 

Even if a commitee decides it!:-?

 

-Mel

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Hi Okie!

 

I never meant to hijack your thread Okie! I think the thread and all the posts by all the members stand as they are. I did try to distract and diffuse.:oops:

 

I never said or implied any inference by so_sad.

 

I only reflect that the correct and pertinent information is already here, in this thread, right in front of you... to answer your own questions. After great energy and effort by many! Chiefly Enoskype who did the work.

 

And as you type your response, it will be cached. By Google. When you hit the post reply button.

 

The email address was compromised in some manner, for it to be divulged, thats all I have had questions about... :shock:

 

 

It was only another version of the question: " Is the glass half full, or half empty", " Is that color crimson or blood red?"

 

You can hate me or dislike me if you wish. I believe the emails came as a reflection/result of how you conducted yourself on Google(unintentionally), not intentionally!:smile:...by posting intact http:links into your active browser.

 

Seems to me you have a lot of people here who care about you! And in this way you have hijacked the entire forum!! (At least for a minute or two)

 

And to think all Titou wanted was to turn us onto a free 1 year ASC pro licence! Which he did!!:-)

 

Did you get yours? I got mine!!

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wahooo...

 

Hi friends :-?

 

Well, I would had better to stay awake last night !

 

What a thread ! I have so much to read this morning...

 

Please, my friend Gary, keep in mind that I personnaly tested any link I mentionned the oportunity... :wink:

 

Sincerely your's :-)

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Hi Okie,

 

When I listed the possibilities for spammers to get addresses, I forgot all about forums and visible email addresses ; good point there. It is so easy for robots to pick those up. The robots I am referring to are automated sniffers that search the Web for email addresses and then harvest (collect) all they can find. They are becoming better and better at this.

 

For example, let's say my addy is : So_sad@whatever.com

 

Sniffers will pick this up in no time, because they look for "@" everywhere and this ficticious address will soon be bombarded with spam. Once people realized they were doing this, some started to post their email addresses with a modification, to avoid having the sniffers find it ; something like this : So_sadATwhatever.com

(and then you tell the folks to replace the "AT" with "@".) The robots then started looking for "AT" as well as "@" on the Web.

 

If your addy was picked up on a forum (like here), that wouldn't be the forum's fault because the sniffers look everywhere and pick everything up, no matter which forum or Web page it is.

 

Now you say that the spam you got was sent intentionally. I will believe you because you seem to know where it came from. This is rare though, but not impossible. Pretty sick though.

 

Another possibility : another technique used by spammers is to spoof the sender's address (replace it with a fake). One more example : I get tons of spam here and I always look at the sender. Once in a while, I see the sender as me lol. Yep, they often use other addresses on their lists to send the spam. This means I could get a spam email with your email address as sender and it was never you that sent it to me.

 

Even more scary : some infections allow a backdoor to enter and then a program executes to use your computer as a spam server without your knowledge. This now happens a lot with infections caught via MSN (Windows Live Messenger). When this happens, your computer and your email address can and will be used to send spam to others. This is good for spammers because it means they don't have to use servers to send the junk around ; they use infected computers all over the world instead :evil:

 

It is a complicated world we now live in, for sure. Spam is big business and the organized crime behind it have found sophisticated ways to make it work. I don't have the article in front of me but I remember reading somewhere that spam represents almost 90% of all email traffic around the world. That is scary..

 

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Good post So_sad !!!!!

I especially liked the So_sad at whatever.com :-)

Cheers

solbjerg

 

 

Hi Okie,

 

When I listed the possibilities for spammers to get addresses, I forgot all about forums and visible email addresses ; good point there. It is so easy for robots to pick those up. The robots I am referring to are automated sniffers that search the Web for email addresses and then harvest (collect) all they can find. They are becoming better and better at this.

 

For example, let's say my addy is : So_sad@whatever.com

 

Sniffers will pick this up in no time, because they look for "@" everywhere and this ficticious address will soon be bombarded with spam. Once people realized they were doing this, some started to post their email addresses with a modification, to avoid having the sniffers find it ; something like this : So_sadATwhatever.com

(and then you tell the folks to replace the "AT" with "@".) The robots then started looking for "AT" as well as "@" on the Web.

 

If your addy was picked up on a forum (like here), that wouldn't be the forum's fault because the sniffers look everywhere and pick everything up, no matter which forum or Web page it is.

 

Now you say that the spam you got was sent intentionally. I will believe you because you seem to know where it came from. This is rare though, but not impossible. Pretty sick though.

 

Another possibility : another technique used by spammers is to spoof the sender's address (replace it with a fake). One more example : I get tons of spam here and I always look at the sender. Once in a while, I see the sender as me lol. Yep, they often use other addresses on their lists to send the spam. This means I could get a spam email with your email address as sender and it was never you that sent it to me.

 

Even more scary : some infections allow a backdoor to enter and then a program executes to use your computer as a spam server without your knowledge. This now happens a lot with infections caught via MSN (Windows Live Messenger). When this happens, your computer and your email address can and will be used to send spam to others. This is good for spammers because it means they don't have to use servers to send the junk around ; they use infected computers all over the world instead :evil:

 

It is a complicated world we now live in, for sure. Spam is big business and the organized crime behind it have found sophisticated ways to make it work. I don't have the article in front of me but I remember reading somewhere that spam represents almost 90% of all email traffic around the world. That is scary..

 

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funny thing this i recall all this and similar years back..

 

piont of all of this is

1 google..plane and simple and will not go away

2 thy use crawlers as posted.

3 every time you or i use them .well its a risk..

4 every thing is longed by them .every second.

5 spam is the top $ maker

6 averts ,adds ,what ever .pay pll to spam.

7 as posted any @ is picked up in a flash

 

 

ok now the whole point where,who what,and why..

you ,me any one is a target ,by any means, why THE $ this is why

so any emails made ,draw attention to the dollar makers.

 

trust !- trust who,what,and why would one? its a risk any time..

venders,i do not care if thy are name no1 on the trust list..

 

this is the net..not your local church meet...

 

let point out one more thing..yes there are some one has a feeling,in the hope we are right..and trust a email to..

but be very sure ,and i do not care what is posted ,i do not trust any VENDER or the site that asks for my email .haaa why would thy want to know?

 

and dont post me to send help! our update...

 

si shoot me..

itsmejjj

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You're welcome, Okie.

 

Something else you might like to know. There is so much information about spam and I just didn't explain everything, even though I've posted a lot :wink:

 

I too sometimes get those messages from the Post Master ("Delivery error", blah-blah-blah). The messages say that my messages could not be delivered, and those were spam messages I have never sent to anyone lol. So how is this possible ? It's the "spoof" thing I mentionned earlier. When spammers spoof an email address to send mail, they simply modify the header of the message by placing a fake address ; it's complicated and I don't understand exactly how they do it. The fact is, when I get those messages and I look at the message, it says right there at the top that "I" sent the message (spam). But when you look further at the complete message header, you can find who the real sendor is... It's not easy to do, but once you've figured it out, it's not that hard. So the Post Master thinks I sent the messages, but I didn't. My address was taken from a spam list and inserted at the top as though I was the sendor and that's what the Post Master thinks, too. My machine is not infected so it is not the work of some infection using my computer and my address book to spam ; but that can happen too, as I explained in my previous message.

 

With all this said Okie, I just want you to know that it is possible... that you don't have an ennemy on this forum after all. You may have received emails from what you thought was a member here, but in fact it could have been a spoofed address (not really the member). We would have to look closely at one or two of those emails to be sure...

 

The "sendor" we see isn't always the real sendor, is what I'm saying :wink:

 

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Hi Okie :smile:

 

To answer your question : no, I don't think so, from what you've said.

But the "other person" you suspect to have sent spam may have been infected at that time ; that's another possibility. If they were infected and had your email address in their address book, then yes, they could have sent you spam without knowing it. The infection could have allowed spam to be sent to all the contacts and you wold have seen "him" as the real sender, because the spam would have been sent by his machine - by the infection, not him directly.

It's just another possibility...

 

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I believe in strength through unity! I find it unfortunate that my posts could be construed as trying to "turn" somebody against somebody. I have no jealosy in my heart here, or in the world I enter when I walk out the door! Thanks to all!!:smile:

 

 

I think JJJ's attack was completely unrelated!!! Two different modes of attack! Just because one comes from the air and one from the sea... doesn't mean the same!! JJJ sticks his neck out all the time and loves it, thats JJJ! That's what he does... I appreciate JJJ for that!

 

Your attack came from a different source/direction altogether!! Aye.

 

 

and that is right.melvin. my one was at the system itself..

 

. i take risks and install ,uninstall ,test,but in my case

was and still get hits made .granted its slowed down.

 

i think its pointed out that what happened to max,gary,myself are different "unrelated hits"..perhaps by a pro? or just coincidence..?

and round the same time with full aggression..

 

i do not know..this email ,thing is very different.

 

and i believe .a careless mishap?

or over site..by Gary..somewhere..some one got hold of it ..and now has learned a lesson..what can happen..if and say if it was leaked .by himself.

even sure it was not..some one got it..!

 

pointing at someone is a hard thing to do..unless one has 100% proof who or what it was..

 

in the heated debate things can and are taken wrongly .or misunderstood..

 

now this whole thing and post was and is a demand of help. out of frustration of the unknown..a hit made..or in Gary's case spam..

 

now i for one saw a bit of a side swipe made along the post made at you.

by our upset poster..

 

for comments and opinion made, just out of frustration not grasping the explained ..

 

no i think you are a peaceful man.. (Melvin_Deal)

 

and have on the odd time calmed me as well,when i was at the highest point of frustration..

itsmejjj

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http://www.ixquick.com/

 

gary -okie ---try this ingen instead get away from google..

read into this,..i use this only .this was pointed out to me a while back..

 

try it...

give it a go...

itsmejjj

 

IN part -by the site---

 

 

Ixquick Protects Your Privacy !

 

The only search engine that does not record your IP address.

Your privacy is under attack !

 

Every time you use a regular search engine, your search data are recorded.

Your search terms, the time of your visit, the links you choose, your IP address and your User ID cookies all get stored in a database.

 

The identity profiles that can be constructed from this cloud of information represent modern day gold for marketers.

But government officials, hackers and even criminals also have an interest in getting their hands on your personal search data.

And sooner or later they will...

 

What could happen ?

 

Consider the following story:

 

In August 2006, the online world was jarred by the AOL privacy scandal:

AOL released three months' worth of aggregated search data from 650,000 of its users, publishing all the details in an online database. This database is still searchable. It is an absolute eye-opener to see the potential for privacy nightmares.

—>Enter a query and find who searched for it

—>Then click on a "User ID" to find what else this user searched for

 

Shocked ? You are not alone.

When we search, we share our most private thoughts with our computers.

These private thoughts should be safe.

 

Ixquick's position:

 

You have a right to privacy.

Your search data should never fall into the wrong hands.

The only real solution is quickly deleting your data or not storing them to begin with.

In June 2006 we started to delete our users' privacy data within 48 hrs.

As of January 2009 we do not even record our users' IP addresses at all anymore.

We are the first and only search engine to do so.

Our initiative is receiving an overwhelmingly positive response!

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Hi Mel

I'll join you in the patting of backs :-)

 

The best of the lot in this neck of woods

Knows a lot and deliver the goods

- a fellow from Turkey called enoskype

- he is what we call a real Mensch type.

Come on everyone let us give him a cheer

and count ourselves lucky to have him here!

 

Cheers

solbjerg

 

Only patting Enoskype on the back... that's all!!;-)

 

Take no offense... I only offer cudos where I feel they are deserved! Compliment to Enoskype.... not threat to Okie!

 

I will stop on this thread now as I seem to be an aggravating influence instead of a moderating/calming one!:-|

 

To a happy conclusion I hope!

 

-Mel

 

 

P.S. Known it was you for about two weeks... but didn't want to blow your cover! Your language and expression is the same, thus one knows another on forum!

 

PSS. Could spammers, once they get Okies ISP address, follow back through all google link searches related to Iobit posts and thus... this is why they are the exact same! Hmm? Following the bread crumbs back through the woods... Hmm?

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Hi Okie,

 

Yes, I'm still around :wink:

 

Google is a complex search engine and is the most widely used, by far. Google has its own features, just like the others do.

 

What you asked Google to do, the other day, was a complex search with multiple "strings" (or words and characters) and it gave you results the best way it could. I did the same search here and got similar results to yours.

I also tried with the same search (the thread URL) from my Google Bar search box in FireFox : when I clicked to search, it simply opened the topic instead of giving me those search results I got with the Google main search page. Different methods, same search engine.

 

That "nanamag" site came up in results because the page contained many spam links (Viagra, etc...) but also one link to a spam post found on this forum. As discussed earlier, that post has been removed already, but Google found that link, just because you entered a link from this forum into the search box and Google tried to give you similar results, as best it could. It took the words from your search request and processed them with its built-in algorythms. Other search engines work differently so the results are different, obviously.

 

Does this mean that Google is a bad search engine ? No, not in my book ; in fact, I think it's great. You just got very unlucky with your search and got one page with porn links ; one cached page that is, because the "live" page has been purged of those links now. Google still has the cached page because it has a huge memory capacity ; this can be good, because you can find stuff that has been removed, but sometimes it can be annoying or even a privacy issue. If you have a Web site or forum and decide to delete something innappropriate (or incriminating lol), then Google's big memory might come back to bite you, so to speak.

 

So in conclusion Okie : you were the victim of bad luck with Google there. And IOBit has nothing to do with it ; Google's memory found a cached page containing a link to an old post here that was spam, and that cached page also contained unrelated porn links...

 

I wish you better luck in the future ;-)

 

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Good explanation So_sad. One last thought from me...

 

Just because Google "thinks" two pieces of information are related doesn't necessarily mean that they are. In fact, Google isn't "thinking" at all, it's simply doing it's best to find all possible matches to your search terms. The fact that it returns more "hits" than another search engine just means it's making fewer assumptions about your search terms. Sometimes that's good. Sometimes that's bad. Sometimes it's just confusing.

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