Comments: Wikia Search admits having no " "usable" algorithmic search "

'Seth, you're an idiot'

Whatever happened to 'no personal attacks'?!

It would be interesting to know how many people beyond the Wikia Search community use the service.

Posted by Alistair at February 14, 2009 12:45 PM

Selective enforcement. Such rules are applied at the discretion of high-status individuals. The "above the law" nature of very high-status Wikipedia people is one reason I'm so critical of its social structure.

Statistics are available for various search engines. Wikia Search has very little usage.

Posted by Seth Finkelstein at February 14, 2009 12:58 PM

Everyone is equal, but some are more equal than others...

Posted by Alistair at February 14, 2009 02:51 PM

Seth, you are simply a quiet buzzsaw. And you just cut out all of Jimbo's Wikia Search B.S. at the knees.

He gets on the cover of Fast Company on the HYPE of Wikia Search, but now that we see it's Yahoo + Google = no traffic, where is the mainstream cover story?

I may just cancel my subscription to Fast Company if they don't address this in some way in the next 90 days.

Posted by Gregory Kohs at February 14, 2009 05:40 PM

Where is the "donate to this freelance journalist" button with PayPal interface? You deserve more than mere kudos, Seth.

Posted by Gregory Kohs at February 14, 2009 06:38 PM

In case anyone missed it, here's what Jimbo had to say about Yahoo's BOSS when it was introduced:

Posted by JTD at March 5, 2009 08:05 PM

JTD: thanks, I hadn't remembered that gem.

Posted by Seth Finkelstein at March 16, 2009 06:07 AM