Why does Google Image search suck so fucking bad now?

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Why does Google Image search suck so fucking bad now?

Postby Robotman » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:58 am

I used to search regularly on Google Image search for stuff to upload to FembotWiki. I haven't done so in a long time because it's become harder and harder to find anything good.

But just now I tried looking for something I could use for a manip idea I had. So I tried entering the search terms scifi woman table into Google. This is what it came up with.

The first thing you'll notice is that it decided to just change what I was searching for. "sci fi" instead of "scifi" and "women" instead of "woman". And look at the results. I don't see a single result with a woman on a table in a scifi setting. In fact most of the images I see don't look like they have anything to do with scifi.

Now take a look at Bing Image search for the terms scifi woman table.

Bing didn't change my search terms. It's mostly scifi images. And yes, there are scifi images of women on tables.

So how the fuck did Google get this bad? The only reason I don't use Bing is because I simply can't. Using Bing Images makes my little internet computer overheat. Way to go, Microsoft.

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Re: Why does Google Image search suck so fucking bad now?

Postby Extyr » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:23 am

Google also disabled hotlinking to images. You can't just click on the thumbnail and get the full resolution. No you have to go on the website and try to find the picture among all the crap you don't care about, which is particularly bad for pinterest.

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Re: Why does Google Image search suck so fucking bad now?

Postby Saya » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:44 am

Extyr wrote:Google also disabled hotlinking to images. You can't just click on the thumbnail and get the full resolution. No you have to go on the website and try to find the picture among all the crap you don't care about, which is particularly bad for pinterest.


Not to sound like I'm going up for bat for Google, but you can get around this by right clicking and opening the image in a new tab. It's especially helpful for sites like Printrest and other abominations of web design.
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Re: Why does Google Image search suck so fucking bad now?

Postby Robotman » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:19 pm

Yeah, I remember that change (last year I think) because of a court ruling in the EU I think. I could be wrong though. But it also removed the ease of use feature to easily search for better-quality versions of that same image immediately when you had found it.

I don't know if Bing Images has anything similar because it cooks my poor little Intel NUC. :|

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Re: Why does Google Image search suck so fucking bad now?

Postby jolshefsky » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:28 pm

DuckDuckGo does about the same as Bing, although '"sci fi" woman table' seems to help a lot ("sci fi" as a phrase.) Google has become a monstrosity that (to anthropomorphize for convenience of writing) it expends so much effort trying to guess what you mean that it doesn't even listen to what you ask.

(Edit: They are also responsible for ruining the word "android", so let's not forget that!!)
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Re: Why does Google Image search suck so fucking bad now?

Postby Robotman » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:48 pm

That is the first time I've seen DuckDuckGo image search actually work. I used to try it a few years ago, and the image search function was always completely broken - with no results returned at all no matter what. I think I might switch. :D

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Re: Why does Google Image search suck so fucking bad now?

Postby Lithorien » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:31 am

Robotman wrote:Intel NUC. :|


You're a NUC user too? What's your model - I'm running a Skull Canyon, so it's of interest. :)

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Re: Why does Google Image search suck so fucking bad now?

Postby Baron » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:39 am

Robotman wrote:I used to search regularly on Google Image search for stuff to upload to FembotWiki. I haven't done so in a long time because it's become harder and harder to find anything good.

But just now I tried looking for something I could use for a manip idea I had. So I tried entering the search terms scifi woman table into Google. This is what it came up with.

The first thing you'll notice is that it decided to just change what I was searching for. "sci fi" instead of "scifi" and "women" instead of "woman". And look at the results. I don't see a single result with a woman on a table in a scifi setting. In fact most of the images I see don't look like they have anything to do with scifi.

Now take a look at Bing Image search for the terms scifi woman table.

Bing didn't change my search terms. It's mostly scifi images. And yes, there are scifi images of women on tables.

So how the fuck did Google get this bad? The only reason I don't use Bing is because I simply can't. Using Bing Images makes my little internet computer overheat. Way to go, Microsoft.


Didya notice the image that literally said "Women destroy Scifi?" :lol:

Methinks the SJW's that infest so damn much of the 'Web nowadays SPAWN from Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

As for your PC having conniption fits from Bing, I do believe good ol' Lycos is still around........ :wink:
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