icedowl - 5:30 pm on Feb 9, 2010 (gmt 0)
* WHY are they SPECIFICALLY asking for THIS "exception" when they've already spent the last 3 years geo-locating your SERPs without your consent?
Previously they've never been able to figure out my location closer than 500 miles away (I'm in northern Nevada and I've seen them think I'm anywhere between Los Angeles and San Diego, with an occasional east coast location tossed in). For example, if I happen to be looking for a local "big box store" location, it does me no good for them to show me a map of somewhere I've never even heard of. It seems to me that they've finally figured out that trying to help based on an IP number wasn't/isn't doing anyone much good.
All I want is to see pure, unadulterated, and accurate search results and even more so when I'm not looking for something to buy and just want information. That shouldn't be too much to ask for.