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MSN 'Fluffed' Results?

Results on pg 5,6,7,8 & 9 all the same

   
11:12 pm on Mar 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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While checking rankings for a potential client today I noticed that the search results on MSN seem to be having some problems. The search ("ecommerce") brought up a reported "16" pages, but I can only seem to access up to page 5. Pages 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9 are all the same. Not just the same results, but the same page. Has anyone else noticed this glitch?
12:11 pm on Apr 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I just looked, I'm not seeing this problem
9:36 pm on Apr 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I've never seen MSN go beyond 250 results.
9:19 am on Apr 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I've tried the search again on another computer and browser and am no long seeing this. I guess it was just that day and time on that computer.
12:52 am on Apr 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Why does MSN stop at page 25? Just curious.
12:19 am on Apr 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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well, who (besides marketers, webmasters and other insiders) ever really looks past the first few pages?

It could be to make the results less intimidating. Sometimes when I query something Google will report "12,533,562" or whatever insane number of results. I don't want to look through that many pages, even if I could and I give up after a page or two. But if the SE truncated the list to, say, 250 now I'm thinking "well, that's a lot, but I can probably find something good there."

Yes, I know I should reform my query if I get too many results, but how many people (really) know how to use a search engine well?