Monday, October 31, 2011

OSR Search

This awesome dude called "Untimately" on the OD&D forums made up a custom search thingy that will search OSR blogs/sites. It's pretty rad, and you should use it.

OSR Search

6 comments:

  1. Or maybe:

    http://eternalkeep.blogspot.com/

    You should use it :)

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  2. "Assassin"

    Yikes!

    "About 13,200,00 results (0.21 seconds)"

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  3. Thanks for the shout-out!

    ADD Grognard: Yeah, that's a great resource, though a link list is not the same as a search engine.

    Greyhawk Knight: I know, right? Hopefully Google's algorithm has prioritized those 13 million results in a somewhat useful fashion.

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  4. http://osr.robertsongames.com <- Scroll to the bottom ;-)

    However, that's just my personal view of the OSR and I think it's great that other people have their own. In fact that's much preferable to their being any one definitive list!

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  5. Stuart: nice. Added a link to your list of links. Let the network multiply!

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  6. @Greyhawk Knight

    Google's number of results prediction seems to be wildly off for custom search engines.

    "assassin"
    About 14,200,000 results (0.30 seconds)

    If you click on page 10 of the results, it takes you to page 8 actually and corrects its estimate:

    "assassin"
    About 78 results (0.32 seconds)

    How's that for missing the mark by several orders of magnitude?

    It doesn't seem to be just using the total from the main search engine either; when I put "assassin" into google.com, it estimates 22,700,000 hits. And google.ca estimates 110,000,000.

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