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Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member28 Jul 2008 8:46 a.m. PST



Klebert L Hall Inactive Member28 Jul 2008 9:41 a.m. PST

(a) Stupid product name.

(b) I find little to distinguish different search engines.

(c) Seems like a ridiculous business model but it's worth zillions, so what do I know.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian28 Jul 2008 9:52 a.m. PST

a) Slow…

b) only shows one result at a time???

nycjadie Inactive Member28 Jul 2008 10:31 a.m. PST

From a branding perspective, I wouldn't recommend CUIL. Nobody will be able to pronounce it. Plus it's just not that catchy. I imagine a 12-year-old saying COOO-Il.

If pictures come up on the search screen, it will indeed be slower than Google.

Not sure I need more sites than Google. I rarely make it through the first 30 hits. What I would find fascinating is a faster and more updated search engine.

Jay Arnold Inactive Member28 Jul 2008 1:35 p.m. PST

No results because of high load…

Due to excessive load, our servers didn't return results. Please try your search again.

Not a good sign.

aecurtis Fezian Inactive Member29 Jul 2008 7:27 a.m. PST

Some initial commentary:



Lentulus Inactive Member29 Jul 2008 7:38 p.m. PST

It works at all at the moment, but more pages, as nycjadie points out, is not what counts. It has to show me more relevant pages that google is not getting.

I doubt pure search really needs much more work. What's needed are engines that can beter understand the user's requirement, and understand the results it delivers to him so it can prioritize them correctly.

In other words a step in AI development, not search capability.

And the pictures are bloody annoying. I saw one I wanted to follow up (it was a guy laying our a game, the search was Franco-Prussian war) and the link from the picture was to a page that didn't have the picture on it. That's just plain stunned.

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