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Old Jan 1st, 2012, 11:11 AM   #1
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Fuzzy searches getting out of hand

I've been getting really tired of Google and other search engines assuming I can't spell the term I want to search. Was trying to find the last edition of a piece of software called TexEdit and Google provides dozens of links to TextEdit, even if the term is wrapped in quotes.

Today on kijiji I was trying to find a piece of VHS editing equipment and it simply refused to allow me to eliminate the word "Edition" from the search, so I had to plow through dozens of ads for old VHS tapes billed as "special editions." I understand the need to cater to moderately bad spellers, but not the need to perform this sort of wrong-headed assumption of the searcher's intent. I often need to go through two or three steps to perform a simple accurate search.
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Old Jan 1st, 2012, 12:52 PM   #2
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Happy New Year!
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Old Jan 1st, 2012, 12:55 PM   #3
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It's like they know you better than you know yourself, Macfury. And they have your personal info to prove it!
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Happy New Year!
Did you mean "Harpy New Year?"
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Old Jan 1st, 2012, 01:15 PM   #5
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Did you mean "Harpy New Year?"
What a scream.
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