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twg042370twg042370 Posts: 592 Arc User
edited January 2013 in Champions Online Discussion
On those rare times that I don't have access to my bookmarks or browser history, I always enter "CO forums" into the google machine to find this place. It used to be the first result.

Now it's third. After another MMO with the same initials.

Lose at Google? Lose at Internet.
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  • hubrixhubrix Posts: 264 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    shows up as the first result to me when I tried just now
  • shieldtowershieldtower Posts: 1,208 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    I repeated the steps and got these forums as the top result, Conquer Online being the second and a WoW realm forum as the third.

    Perhaps it's a regional thing? I hear Google results can vary depending where you are on the map.
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  • lotar295lotar295 Posts: 903 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    Tried searching, CO came up first on the list.
  • twg042370twg042370 Posts: 592 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    Perhaps it's a regional thing? I hear Google results can vary depending where you are on the map.

    Perhaps it is!

    Is the other player in Japan around? Lets get them to test this.
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  • bluhmanbluhman Posts: 2,409 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    No cookies, no account, completely anonymous Google search:

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    How to block a user with μblock:
    forum.arcgames.com##.Comment:has(.CommentHeader:has-text(username))
    
  • flamingbunnymanflamingbunnyman Posts: 2,035 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    I repeated the steps and got these forums as the top result, Conquer Online being the second and a WoW realm forum as the third.

    Perhaps it's a regional thing? I hear Google results can vary depending where you are on the map.

    Not just regional, but also personal, if you log in to Google.
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  • xcaligaxxcaligax Posts: 1,096 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    Conquer Online! Maybe it's the Multifaria version of Champions Online!

    Defender Supergroup: The Champions
    Shadow Destroyer Group: The Conquerors

    COINCIDENCE!?!?!?
    :eek::eek::eek:
  • jennymachxjennymachx Posts: 3,000 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    Shows up as the first result for me too. I don't know what's up with your browser.
  • twg042370twg042370 Posts: 592 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    This went from sad to interesting. I wonder if it is regional? Or based on browser history? Both? Neither? Virus?!

    A computer that wants to try a different game?
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  • kojirohellfirekojirohellfire Posts: 2,075 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    bluhman wrote: »
    No cookies, no account, completely anonymous Google search:

    Results_zps98076927.png

    This is also my result.
  • biffsmackwellbiffsmackwell Posts: 4,739 Community Moderator
    edited January 2013
    Well, it is Bing...

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    Seriously we gotta call doom about everything now?
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  • iamruneiamrune Posts: 964 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    F~ fr~

    Fresh crap muffins in a crockpot?

    What the hell, man!

    You can't do that to me with no warning, now I have to clean my monitor and keyboard from the spit-take.

    :biggrin:
  • revanantmoriturirevanantmorituri Posts: 391 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    iamrune wrote: »
    F~ fr~

    Fresh crap muffins in a crockpot?

    What the hell, man!

    You can't do that to me with no warning, now I have to clean my monitor and keyboard from the spit-take.

    :biggrin:

    This is what happens when you paste the subject line from spam that got past your filters into a search engine. :) Almost always comedy gold.
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  • twg042370twg042370 Posts: 592 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    Now it's back to #1 again in my browser like yesterday didn't happen.

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  • smoochansmoochan Posts: 2,564 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    twg042370 wrote: »
    On those rare times that I don't have access to my bookmarks or browser history, I always enter "CO forums" into the google machine to find this place. It used to be the first result.

    Now it's third. After another MMO with the same initials.

    Lose at Google? Lose at Internet.

    Google knows you're bored of Champs and is trying to steer you towards alternatives.

    Champions Online: Be the hero you wish you could be in a better game.
  • klittyklitty Posts: 1,545 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    Live, from Argentina, I'm getting this game forums as first result!!


    =^ _ ^= Kitty Lives!
  • spyralpegacyonspyralpegacyon Posts: 383 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    I thought I caught the sign of the times on the way to work today, courtesy of the downtown casino:
    GAMBLE A HALF-HOUR
    PARK FOR FREE

    Nobody's hiding it anymore.
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  • trailturtletrailturtle Administrator Posts: 5,496 Perfect World Employee
    edited January 2013
    To my understanding, Google includes data about your location and your demographic in weighting results.
  • bwdaresbwdares Posts: 1,517 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    To my understanding, Google includes data about your location and your demographic in weighting results.

    So...since the OP got Conquerer Online...is his Demographic EVIL???
    #Mechanon!(completed) #New Zones! #Foundry!
  • twg042370twg042370 Posts: 592 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    bwdares wrote: »
    So...since the OP got Conquerer Online...is his Demographic EVIL???

    Rise, Hecubus!
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  • decorumfriendsdecorumfriends Posts: 2,799 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    Do you own a green Valiant?
    'Dec out

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  • nephtnepht Posts: 6,883 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    Do you own a green Valiant?

    I own a green spoon does that count?
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    Nepht and Dr Deflecto on primus
    They all thought I was out of the game....But I'm holding all the lockboxes now..
    I'll......FOAM FINGER YOUR BACK!
  • jonsillsjonsills Posts: 6,314 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    Do you own a green Valiant?
    As long as it's not a green Sabre, we're cool.
    "Science teaches us to expect -- demand -- more than just eerie mysteries. What use is a puzzle that can't be solved? Patience is fine, but I'm not going to stop asking the universe to make sense!"

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  • clcmercyclcmercy Posts: 308 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    Do you own a green Valiant?

    I used to own a green pinto. Is that evil enough?

    Occam's Razor makes the cutting clean.
  • twg042370twg042370 Posts: 592 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    The Ultimate Pit of Ultimate Dorkness.
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  • agentnx5agentnx5 Posts: 1,999 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    To my understanding, Google includes data about your location and your demographic in weighting results.

    This and a lot more too! Good attempt though TrailTurtle, those are a major two.



    FYI:

    Google has the ability to access all sorts of info about you. Where you live, when & where born (or died), old pictures you thought you deleted of Facebook, pictures of you cross-linked in by facial recognition, places you've shopped online, places you've traveled, your friends, everything you've ever written on a forum or blog, etc. etc.

    Granted most of this is on servers not owned by Google. But Google has access to it.

    Y'all should see what the military-access version of Google does! :wink: All you need is somebody's IP address and you can find out in seconds their: Driver License, SSID, Bank Account (including the ability to freeze or transfer funds with federal judicial signed orders), and current location down to the specific address.

    The old Hollywood thing where they need 30 seconds to locate your location by phone call is outdated too. AT&T 3G systems (i.e. iPhones) for example take 0.3 to 1.8 seconds to triangulate you. Major western European cities have their system hybridized with the CCTV in major metropolitan areas.

    But the masters of all surveillance has got to be China. Can't touch what the Chinese and Cisco Networks has managed to collaborate on, it's mind blowing and has made companies like Cisco incredibly wealthy.

    All this said though, there are ways to outsmart systems. Always a loophole. Always a way around any "secure" system with time, effort, and money. Also remember that most of the world is poor, thus unable to afford such tech.
    I thought I caught the sign of the times on the way to work today, courtesy of the downtown casino:
    GAMBLE A HALF-HOUR
    PARK FOR FREE

    Nobody's hiding it anymore.

    LOL!

    The sad thing is I bet they have to post the odds for that. :wink:
  • shieldtowershieldtower Posts: 1,208 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    agentnx5 wrote: »
    This and a lot more too! Good attempt though TrailTurtle, those are a major two.



    FYI:

    Google has the ability to access all sorts of info about you. Where you live, when & where born (or died), old pictures you thought you deleted of Facebook, pictures of you cross-linked in by facial recognition, places you've shopped online, places you've traveled, your friends, everything you've ever written on a forum or blog, etc. etc.

    Granted most of this is on servers not owned by Google. But Google has access to it.

    Y'all should see what the military-access version of Google does! :wink: All you need is somebody's IP address and you can find out in seconds their: Driver License, SSID, Bank Account (including the ability to freeze or transfer funds with federal judicial signed orders), and current location down to the specific address.

    The old Hollywood thing where they need 30 seconds to locate your location by phone call is outdated too. AT&T 3G systems (i.e. iPhones) for example take 0.3 to 1.8 seconds to triangulate you. Major western European cities have their system hybridized with the CCTV in major metropolitan areas.

    But the masters of all surveillance has got to be China. Can't touch what the Chinese and Cisco Networks has managed to collaborate on, it's mind blowing and has made companies like Cisco incredibly wealthy.

    All this said though, there are ways to outsmart systems. Always a loophole. Always a way around any "secure" system with time, effort, and money. Also remember that most of the world is poor, thus unable to afford such tech.



    LOL!

    The sad thing is I bet they have to post the odds for that. :wink:

    I can safely say from years of personal experience in related fields (military communications, intel and IT) that this is absolutely NOT how it works. There is no "military-access version of Google" that someone can plug an IP address into to find a person's personal information and/or grant them access to their bank accounts. Everything that's required to do what you described here exists on separate systems connected to their own databases and networks. None of them pony up this sort of information from an IP address anyway. I don't know where you're getting this sort of information from but it's wrong.
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  • twg042370twg042370 Posts: 592 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    I don't know where you're getting this sort of information from but it's wrong.

    That's exactly what they want you to think.
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  • decorumfriendsdecorumfriends Posts: 2,799 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    Hee, I just assume such over the top nonsense is a gag.
    'Dec out

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