1 (edited by lighton 2019-05-12 12:31:45)

Topic: "Search Engines" for show pages - please comment

Hi,

some suggestions regarding the "Search Engines" at https://next-episode.net/settings?action=sEngine :
- update the related text at https://next-episode.net/news-permalink-833.html - I had no idea what this setting was about after reading the news
- add some text (that's permanently displayed) at https://next-episode.net/settings?action=sEngine about what this setting does exactly (even after reading the short info it was not fully clear to me)
- add some templates* that can be added to "Your Search Engines" (but still edited) with just one click (in addition to the manual "add new" feature)

*In addition to Google, I just added:

Name: IMDb (via Google)**
URL: https://www.google.de/search?q=imdb+#show_name#
(I found that searching IMDb via Google often returns better results than to search the IMDb site directly)

Name: Trailer (YouTube)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=search_videos&search_query=trailer+"#show_name#"&search_sort=relevance&search_category=0&page=

I bet others have more good ideas for templates! smile

**Maybe even auto-enable some kind of IMDb search on all show pages where there is no IMDb link under "More Info:"!

Re: "Search Engines" for show pages - please comment

Noted smile

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I may have overestimated the interest in this topic... roll Anyway: here's my newest 'search engine':

Name: create Google Alert
URL: https://www.google.com/alerts?t=1&q … w_name#%22

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Clever, I like it smile

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smile Here's one more:

Name: n-e forums (via Google)
URL: https://www.google.com/search?q=%22#sho … pisode.net

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In response to https://forum.next-episode.net/viewtopic.php?id=9839 here's one more:

Name: subs (Google)
URL: https://www.google.de/search?q=subtitle … titles.org

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One more:
Name: show renewed? (Google)
URL: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q="#show_name#"+renewed+OR+cancelled

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I would suggest replacing all google links for duckduckgo, or other less tracky search engine.

DRM "manages access" in the same way that Prison "manages freedom".
http://xkcd.com/488/

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Wizard wrote:

I would suggest replacing all google links for duckduckgo, or other less tracky search engine.

Good point. I've tried duckduckgo for a while about a year ago, but wasn't happy with it because sometimes it would just stop working. Should try it (and others) again. smile

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Strange, I have been using it for a number of years without any issue.

DRM "manages access" in the same way that Prison "manages freedom".
http://xkcd.com/488/

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Thanks for search engines. I tend to use the IMDb one from time to time. And like Wizard said, I never ran into any issues with duckduckgo either throughout the years. Definitely give it a try again when you get a chance.

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