| 4:05 am on Oct 25, 2000 (gmt 0)|
It was made to compete with google. They use different techonolgy but copied the clean simple interface. It's for people that don't want the full portal experience. It hasn't caught on yet, and I have doubts if it will ever be a hit with the mainstream.
| 5:16 am on Oct 25, 2000 (gmt 0)|
I like it, my guess is that it is used most by webmasters and others in the know at the moment.
| 10:51 am on Oct 26, 2000 (gmt 0)|
I thought raging was just AV without the ads. I just ran a search on both and it sure looks identical to me.
I also thought it was being developed for the low bandwidth wireless market.
I always use it and love it.
| 1:36 pm on Oct 26, 2000 (gmt 0)|
With AV apparently abandoning their portal strategy, it may become largely redundant. Hopefully, AV's plans will be clearer a few months down the road.
| 1:53 pm on Oct 26, 2000 (gmt 0)|
>I always use it and love it.
Same here. I switched from AV (text) to Raging within a day or two after it was announced.
There was (is?) a slight difference in the database. I've had sites that change position slightly between the two. If Raging is going to die, I hope they just keep the interface and point it to the AV database.
Welcome to WmW, gmiller.
| 2:06 pm on Oct 26, 2000 (gmt 0)|
Algos weren't always the same. When it started Raging had 'show only one result from site' (clustering) on by default.
| 2:16 pm on Oct 26, 2000 (gmt 0)|
>had 'show only one result from site' on by default.
Yeah, I did go in and spend some time setting the preferences.
| 10:53 pm on Oct 26, 2000 (gmt 0)|
Well, you folks talked me into using it a bit more and I've temporarily switched my default from Altavista proper to Raging.
I just wish they could do something about the speed (the lack thereof).