Pimping the MRoogle

Blue Velvet

Moderator emeritus
Original poster
Jul 4, 2004
21,922
181
Can't find what you want? Sick of people telling you to search? Hate hate hate the forum's search facilities that return hundreds of useless results?

Put together by our friend and yours, edesignuk, it's now time to step up to the awesome power of:




http://mroogle.*************/MRoogle.gif


The smart way to search MacRumors using the power of Google.

Featuring advanced search options to find whatever you are
looking for about the latest products from Apple, rumors, hints tips
and troubleshooting for your Mac, iPod, iPhone.


Feedback thread

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MRoogle is the change you need! — President Barack Obama
I need MRoogle to help me keep track of plays on my MacBook Pro — Peyton Manning
My husband and I use MRoogle all the time to help Harry with his iPod — Her Majesty, The Queen

~~~~

So bookmark it today, find all the info you need at the drop of a hat,
tell all your friends and family... and let the sunshine of power
searching MacRumors into your life.


:)

 

rdowns

macrumors Penryn
Jul 11, 2003
27,397
12,512
I can see MRoogle from my house - Sarah Palin

Great tool!!
 

r.j.s

Moderator emeritus
Mar 7, 2007
15,024
51
Texas
Maybe you should post the colored link here for people to include in their sig if they want ...
 

iBlue

macrumors Core
Mar 17, 2005
19,182
15
London, England
Instead of Can't find what you are looking for? try Before posting MRoogle it!
I suppose it can be edited to however you see fit. I've changed the phrasing of my MRoogle sig a few times, usually to accommodate the theme of my avatars.


P.S. I dig the pimping you did on this, BV. :D
 

Gray-Wolf

macrumors 68030
Apr 19, 2008
2,603
2
Pandora, Home Tree
Any reason for it going to this? :confused:

http://error.*************/403/

Access denied, nice try twunt

The file you are trying to access you do not have permission to, or you're just an untrustworthy incompetent twunt.
Please try the following:

Click the Refresh button, or smash your computer with a large hammer.
If you typed the page address in the Address bar, make sure that it is spelled correctly, you stupid idiotic moron.
To check your connection settings, open case with a screw driver then, fill with gasoline. Now take a match and proceed to ignite. The settings should match those provided by your local crazy arsonist (LCA) administrator and Internet service provider (ISP).
your Network Administrator is an idiot, Microsoft Windows can examine your network and automatically screw everything up.
If you would like Windows to screw everything up,
click Screw everything up
Some sites require Windows to suck more than normal. Click the Windows menu and then click Windows suck rate to determine what strength "Suck" you have installed.
If you are trying to reach a secure site, make sure you are not running Windows. Click the My Computer menu, and then right click Drive C:. On the Menu select "Format".
Click the Back button to try another link.

Cannot find file or DNS Error
Internet Exploder
 

Blue Velvet

Moderator emeritus
Original poster
Jul 4, 2004
21,922
181
MRoogle delivers over a hundred results for 'whoosh'. Remarkable.
 
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alphaod

macrumors Core
Feb 9, 2008
22,177
1,231
NYC
I had to. :D

I noticed the results no longer show up in Google, but rather on the same site (or rather just with the MRoogle banner)
 

edesignuk

Moderator emeritus
Mar 25, 2002
19,233
2
London, England
I noticed the results no longer show up in Google, but rather on the same site (or rather just with the MRoogle banner)
I noted this in the other thread...

MRoogle is now a custom Google search, basically it just allows me to put the MRoogle logo at the top rather than the Google one :cool:
 

aristobrat

macrumors G5
Oct 14, 2005
12,265
1,356
So how much will it cost to bribe Arn to change the 'Search Forums' button at the top of the page to use MRoogle?
 

RedTomato

macrumors 601
Mar 4, 2005
4,042
336
.. London ..
So how much will it cost to bribe Arn to change the 'Search Forums' button at the top of the page to use MRoogle?
I've been using MRoogle for a while now, since shortly after it was first set up (I think I remember it from when it was just a link in a sig, before it was added to the Search options.) It's definitely far better than the default Search Forums box.

Seriously, could we have a decent response from Arn or one of the other top people (Longofest, WildCowboy, The Q Man, MudBug) as to why this change doesn't seem to be possible?
 

edesignuk

Moderator emeritus
Mar 25, 2002
19,233
2
London, England
I've been using MRoogle for a while now, since shortly after it was first set up (I think I remember it from when it was just a link in a sig, before it was added to the Search options.) It's definitely far better than the default Search Forums box.

Seriously, could we have a decent response from Arn or one of the other top people (Longofest, WildCowboy, The Q Man, MudBug) as to why this change doesn't seem to be possible?
I obviously can't speak for them, but from my point of view it wouldn't be so easy because to get all the options MRoogle has it really needs its own page.

Under Search (at the top of the forum) there is already a Google search of MR through a Google Custom search that arn has set up.

With the space that is available in the Search drop down I don't really see how you can do much more than this, which gets back to why I think you need a whole page dedicated to it. Which is exactly what MRoogle provides.

The best maybe they could do is link directly to it (MRoogle) from that drop down, but I could completely understand from arn's point of view why he would not want to. Everything on MR is his, and under his control, this is his business etc.

Just making MRoolge's existence known through sig links and sticky threads like this is probably the best we can do :)
 
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