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Thread: Do not use Google for searching Phoronix - it's broken.

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    Default Do not use Google for searching Phoronix - it's broken.

    Things like this

    We're sorry...
    ... but your query looks similar to automated requests from a computer virus or spyware application. To protect our users, we can't process your request right now.
    make it impossible to search Phoronix efficiently. (No, I am not a computer virus)

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    Can you provide an example? It seems to work just fine here. For example searching for "site:phoronix.com Catalyst 9.8".

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    Sorry, forgot that in the first post. An example is:

    Code:
    allintext:"Luc Verhagen" novell

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    I wonder how one can inform Google about this bug.

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    Probably some heuristics run amok. There's a contact form for problems here, although it seems to suggest an IP ban rather than per-query filtering.

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