Try asking Bing about Xbox One...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by dukemeiser, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. dukemeiser macrumors 6502a

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    I tried it, and Bing won't suggest anything but "amazing". I would expect nothing less from Microsoft. :rolleyes:
     
  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    And what do you think about Google's autocompletes?
     
  3. heehee macrumors 68020

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    I got what google suggested, but bing didn't.
     
  4. roadbloc, Jun 20, 2013
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    roadbloc macrumors G3

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    I think the photo is fake and I don't think the OP really tried it.

    EDIT: I was wrong.
     

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  5. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Hilarious!

    I get "is ugly", "is terrible", "is going to fail", "issues", "is watching you", "is crap", "is doomed", and finally "is awesome".

    I fully expect results will change over time, because auto-suggest is adaptive.
     
  6. dukemeiser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You forgot "the" in front of your query. If you type it exactly, it still shows up as "amazing" only. This screen taken 6/18/2013 21:20
     

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  7. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    You're right. My apologies, I forgot the 'the'. Interestingly enough I tired it again with the 'the' and no suggestions came up. Looks like Microsoft have taken action.

    Very manipulative of them if the suggestion was deliberately entered.
     
  8. wordoflife macrumors 604

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  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Not confirmed. Just searched it.
     

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  10. chown33 macrumors 604

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    As stated in post #6, the entered text must start with "the".
     
  11. WoodNUFC macrumors 6502a

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    I received the same 'suggestion' from Bing when I searched as per the OP.
     
  12. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Heh, that's funny.

    I wonder if everyone here just entered alternate searches ("the Xbox one is a lemon popsicle") enough times and see if it ever appears in the suggestions popup. My guess is: no.

    I also tried substituting "PS4", and Bing offered no suggestions, while Google suggested several strings related to release dates etc. Certainly, it looks like both sites are manipulating the suggestions.
     

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