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- 1 Froogle
- 2 Why did they change the name?
- 3 External Links
- 4 Portmanteau?
- 5 Expansion
- 6 Seeking feedback on Google Groups article
- 7 Added Screenshot, a bit of expansion
- 8 International
- 9 Pun?
- 10 Criticism Section
- 11 Fair use rationale for Image:GoogleProductSearchHomepage.gif
- 12 The search engine is biased to the ones from other nations than US products....
Why did they change the name?
Does anybody know why they changed from froogle to product search?
- Why did they have to change it? Froogle was a much better name.jr98664 07:05, 29 May 2007 (UTC)
- Yeah, I loved Froogle, and now whenever I visit the url I used to, I get redirected to this boring and plain "Product Search". Whoopee :/ --18.104.22.168 06:45, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
- Just another sign that Google is nothing but the newest big kid on the block — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 13:38, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
I deleted the automated submission link as it is advertising and nothing to do with google its self.
Is "Froogle" really a portmanteau? Isn't it really just an intentionally idiosyncratic misspelling of "Frugal", much in the same way that "Google" is a misspelling of "googol"? --DropDeadGorgias (talk) 20:15, May 17, 2005 (UTC)
Lets expand this? I'll add the expansion tag. --Shell 05:54, 26 December 2005 (UTC)
Seeking feedback on Google Groups article
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Added Screenshot, a bit of expansion
A screenshot was added - helping exand Wikipedia, one article at a time.Kungming2 21:38, 17 April 2006 (UTC)
I know there is a US froogle site and that there is NO Australian froogle site, but what about the others, like a .co.uk, or do they have it in france or papuagy? JayKeaton 16:55, 10 May 2006 (UTC)
Is Froogle really a pun? A pun is, "the humorous use of a word or phrase so as to emphasize or suggest its different meanings or applications, or the use of words that are alike or nearly alike in sound but different in meaning; a play on words." according to dictionary.com, and I think that Froogle is clever rather than funny. Also seeing as froogle wasn't a word to begin with I don't see how it could come under that definition, if it did anyone could invent a new meaning for a word, use it in a sentence and claim that it's a pun. Ian 22:39, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
- I know, my point was that I don't think the name froogle was intended to be funny, which is a key part of the definition of a pun. Ian 20:55, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
The criticism section was removed as "Wikipedia isn't for bug reports" these weren't but mentions of their practices. I suspect someone from Google removed it. 126.96.36.199 14:08, 10 August 2007 (UTC)
- I doubt it. Going over the history, this is what it contained:
- Documentation has also sometimes had contradictory information. For instance, at one point the "location" field was noted as a required field, when it was actually optional, and when supplied caused products to be listed regionally but not nationally. (As of June, 2007, the field is apparently ignored.)
- Looks like a bug report to me. In any case, it was both unsourced and too trivial to be worth mentioning. Criticisms about the overarching purpose or function of the site are worth including; mentions of how one field behaves oddly definitely aren't. --188.8.131.52 (talk) 22:50, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
Fair use rationale for Image:GoogleProductSearchHomepage.gif
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BetacommandBot 06:27, 7 November 2007 (UTC)
Has there been anything published that details what make a product display higher in the results pages, the relavance seems to be incorrect —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 00:27, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
The search engine is biased to the ones from other nations than US products....
I chosed the term of vegan cheese, which is much more exotic than ordinary cheese and which is easy to screening. Here are the results