Thu, 04 Mar 2004

MSN Search Blocking Results For XFree86?

Apparently MSN doesn't get the credibility thing any better than Yahoo ... (for those who may not be aware, XFree86 is a free software windowing system)

if you go to and search for 'XFree86', it tells you that you've 'entered a search term that is likely to return adult content', and directs you to the porn search engine, which lists a bunch of porn sites that ostensibly match the term 'XFree86'. If you search for 'XFree86' on Google, however, it's clear that the top matching terms returned by a normal search, are XFree86 sites, are not a bunch of porn sites. MSN is apparently blocking the specific term 'XFree86'

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rajanvk wrote

good movie

rajanvk wrote


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