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"edu" is a very common word and was not included in your search

When did this lame filter get approved.

     
9:35 pm on Dec 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I consider any search with +".edu" to be considered as a reliable source for information. We can add +".gov" to the search but cannot add +".edu" anymore. This is a really stupid thing google did.
5:57 pm on Dec 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Use Advanced Search to search only the TLD .edu.
6:09 pm on Dec 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Try Cars +".edu" [google.com]. It works.
But, Cars + ".edu [google.com] would bring the edu as a common word.

Or you can always add site:.edu [google.com] to your search.

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I think optisoft was suggesting it was silly to exclude this term - not looking for advice on advanced search solutions ;)
8:56 pm on Dec 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Well, I wouldn't consider all .edu sites a reliable source of information anyway-- think of all those undergraduate personal homepages out there :).
9:44 pm on Dec 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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edu has been a stopword forever, just like www and com. If you really want to search for the word "edu", you can use quotes or add a plus sign in front of it. If you want only results from universities, you can always do
site:edu your search terms

But I don't there's been any changes on this.

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GoogleGuy, do you always spoil good stories with facts :o)
4:32 am on Dec 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I laughed out loud at that one. I try to. :) Hopefully I spoil some unneeded worries with facts too though. :)