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Tribe goes Googlewhacking!

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Vidman, Feb 21, 2002.

  1. Vidman

    Vidman TRIBE Member

    Let's start a Tribe game. Post your googlewhacks.

    What is Googlewhacking? It's when you search for two words on Google.com and it comes back with only one result.

    What are the rules?
    Don't use quote marks within your query! Quotes tell Google to find those words immediately adjacent - and that's just too easy! As you whack, please respect these simple guidelines:

    1. Googlefactors must exist in this dictionary. It's so easy to confirm: Google does the work! In the blue bar atop your Google results, accepted terms are linked to dictionary.com, and so appear 'underlined.' No line, no link = Googlejack! (As in, You've got jack! :)

    2. Google also is the arbiter of a whack's uniqueness. Look to the right end of the blue bar atop your Google results. If you see "Results 1 - 1 of (any number),' you found exactly one hit = Googlewhack!

    3. Google shows you an excerpt of the page you whacked. Look at that text. If it's merely a list of words, No Whack For You!
  2. AdamAnt

    AdamAnt TRIBE Member

    Oh, the night is young.
  3. Vidman

    Vidman TRIBE Member

    seriatim videography
  4. PosTMOd

    PosTMOd Well-Known TRIBEr

    numpty peaches
  5. Vidman

    Vidman TRIBE Member

  6. Eclectic

    Eclectic TRIBE Member

    copulated hubcap
  7. Vidman

    Vidman TRIBE Member

    man vetchworm
    fatidic zine
  8. Vidman

    Vidman TRIBE Member

    nonphotosynthetic numbat
    anaesthesia quisling
    tinctures circumlocutory

    ok i'm bored that's enough
  9. Plato

    Plato TRIBE Member

    i am sooooo :confused:

    dan stoop doing drugs

  10. Balzz

    Balzz TRIBE Member

    Googlewhacking is sooooo January.
  11. Vidman

    Vidman TRIBE Member

    There was a CNN wrap about it on the 6 o'clock news on Thursday.

    When I was dubbing it I saw the words "DOGSHIT CHALUPA" quickly scroll past.. haha

    DOGSHIT is a valid word eh?
  12. willis

    willis TRIBE Member

    This is the most pointless thing yet.

    If theirs a chance I’m missing the concept here please fill me in.
  13. joey

    joey TRIBE Member

    i dun get it
  14. defazman

    defazman TRIBE Member

    If you put your whacking combination on another website, wont that make it come up with two results the next time?
  15. DJAlchemy

    DJAlchemy TRIBE Promoter

    i don't get it either.
  16. Cameron

    Cameron TRIBE Member

  17. Plato

    Plato TRIBE Member

    i still dont get this

  18. Karim

    Karim TRIBE Member

    "tumor and cringe inducing taco bell ads"

    Results 1 - 1 of about 4. Search took 0.33 seconds

    The "about 4" all belong to the same website, so technically there is only 1 result :)

  19. nebula

    nebula TRIBE Member

    I found one!

    dimwit barfbag
  20. nebula

    nebula TRIBE Member

    Re: I found one!

    Oops I'm an idiot. Barfbag is not confirmed. Never assume....
  21. Dirtymatt

    Dirtymatt TRIBE Member

    I just finished reading the book 'googlewhacking' by Dave Gorman. He travels the world to try and get a chain of ten googlewhacks, where each person in the chain finds him two more and he goes to meet these people. Its very good and exceptionally funny. I definitely recommend it.
  22. basilisk

    basilisk TRIBE Member

    That was a bit more difficult than I thought it might be!

    prurient platipus
  23. graham

    graham Well-Known TRIBEr

    Strange game: The only way to win is not to play.


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