Register on the forum now to remove ALL ads + popups + get access to tons of hidden content for members only!
vintage erotica forum vintage erotica forum vintage erotica forum
vintage erotica forum

Go Back   Vintage Erotica Forums > Information & Help Forum > Help Section

Follow Vintage Erotica Forum on Twitter
Best Porn Sites Meet Our Girls Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices
Help Section If you have technical problems or questions then post or look for answers here.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-05-2017, 04:47 PM   #1
gmcbee
Vintage Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Clinging to the rim of a crater on the dark side of Uranus.
Posts: 980
Thanks: 3,571
Thanked 8,713 Times in 968 Posts
gmcbee 25000+gmcbee 25000+gmcbee 25000+gmcbee 25000+gmcbee 25000+gmcbee 25000+gmcbee 25000+gmcbee 25000+gmcbee 25000+gmcbee 25000+gmcbee 25000+
Unhappy Google image search getting more and more useless?

Google image search used to be fairly decent for NSFW images. If I had an image, it would usually help me find the set it came from, or at least a partial set.

Over the last couple of years, it seems to have progressively degraded to the point where it's now virtually useless, and rarely finds matching images at all. I've tried tineye and Bing as well, not getting much better results.

No, I don't have "safe search" on.

Does anyone know what's up with that?

Thanks in advance.
gmcbee is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 12 Users Say Thank You to gmcbee For This Useful Post:


Old 09-05-2017, 08:56 PM   #2
Jenny48549
Classics Queen
 
Jenny48549's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Here and there.......
Posts: 3,892
Thanks: 40,183
Thanked 65,105 Times in 3,728 Posts
Jenny48549 250000+Jenny48549 250000+Jenny48549 250000+Jenny48549 250000+Jenny48549 250000+Jenny48549 250000+Jenny48549 250000+Jenny48549 250000+Jenny48549 250000+Jenny48549 250000+Jenny48549 250000+
Default

Search engines have been major targets for DMCA takedowns for the past few years. Obviously, they don't want to deal with the hassle involved anymore.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
sig by gene_galiano

I will be replacing my dead RS links as time permits. Please DO NOT post mirrors to my posts without asking first. If you have a request for a reup, send me a PM
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Jenny48549 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 16 Users Say Thank You to Jenny48549 For This Useful Post:
Old 09-05-2017, 10:11 PM   #3
pharoahegypt
Vintage Member
 
pharoahegypt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Middle England
Posts: 3,658
Thanks: 8,551
Thanked 29,517 Times in 3,397 Posts
pharoahegypt 100000+pharoahegypt 100000+pharoahegypt 100000+pharoahegypt 100000+pharoahegypt 100000+pharoahegypt 100000+pharoahegypt 100000+pharoahegypt 100000+pharoahegypt 100000+pharoahegypt 100000+pharoahegypt 100000+
Default

The trick with all search engines; Google in particular; is to add specific wording to any image search as well as said image. I've had obvious pix of famous ladies come back with suggestions like 'ladies clothing', whereas adding the name next to pic then found the pix i wanted... Like the man said though, the authorities cracking down, & Google like to comply for fear of being asked to pay their actual taxes instead..... like the rest of us have to.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
pharoahegypt is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 13 Users Say Thank You to pharoahegypt For This Useful Post:
Old 09-05-2017, 10:52 PM   #4
JCat
Vintage Member
 
JCat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 948
Thanks: 2,724
Thanked 10,186 Times in 947 Posts
JCat 50000+JCat 50000+JCat 50000+JCat 50000+JCat 50000+JCat 50000+JCat 50000+JCat 50000+JCat 50000+JCat 50000+JCat 50000+
Default

I wasn't sure if I could mention the Imagefap site, but it shows up as mentioned in many posts. They seem to use some sort of facial recognition system that compares models to models. For example, you may see a pic there and then notice a smaller version of it below the main pic. Clicking that will take you to a page of what they consider to be similar pics. You may want to try searching for a certain person and see what you find. Keep in mind that not all of those posts are sets or even full size, but some are both, with or without the actual names. And be sure you have some sort of ad blocker installed, that site is full of them. For example, I just tried it by searching for Courtney Cass. You can see one result below.


Last edited by JCat; 09-05-2017 at 11:00 PM..
JCat is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 12 Users Say Thank You to JCat For This Useful Post:
Old 09-05-2017, 11:40 PM   #5
buttsie
Porn Archeologist
 
buttsie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: earth
Posts: 9,623
Thanks: 57,344
Thanked 156,783 Times in 9,752 Posts
buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gmcbee View Post
Google image search used to be fairly decent for NSFW images. If I had an image, it would usually help me find the set it came from, or at least a partial set.

Over the last couple of years, it seems to have progressively degraded to the point where it's now virtually useless, and rarely finds matching images at all. I've tried tineye and Bing as well, not getting much better results.

No, I don't have "safe search" on.

Does anyone know what's up with that?

Thanks in advance.

One small workaround is adding xxx to the image description but in the main it doesnt make a lot of difference as the search engines are removing anything that causes them ongoing work.

previous discussion on search topic - the ugly truth reported on torrent freak

http://vintage-erotica-forum.com/sho...t+freak+google

Last edited by buttsie; 09-06-2017 at 01:47 AM.. Reason: spelling
buttsie is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 12 Users Say Thank You to buttsie For This Useful Post:
Old 09-06-2017, 12:11 AM   #6
gmcbee
Vintage Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Clinging to the rim of a crater on the dark side of Uranus.
Posts: 980
Thanks: 3,571
Thanked 8,713 Times in 968 Posts
gmcbee 25000+gmcbee 25000+gmcbee 25000+gmcbee 25000+gmcbee 25000+gmcbee 25000+gmcbee 25000+gmcbee 25000+gmcbee 25000+gmcbee 25000+gmcbee 25000+
Default

Explained and explained! Thank you, fellow VEFers.
gmcbee is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 12 Users Say Thank You to gmcbee For This Useful Post:
Old 09-06-2017, 07:22 AM   #7
bowlinggreen
Vintage Member
 
bowlinggreen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 1,808
Thanks: 20,272
Thanked 19,713 Times in 1,813 Posts
bowlinggreen 50000+bowlinggreen 50000+bowlinggreen 50000+bowlinggreen 50000+bowlinggreen 50000+bowlinggreen 50000+bowlinggreen 50000+bowlinggreen 50000+bowlinggreen 50000+bowlinggreen 50000+bowlinggreen 50000+
Default

I also have noticed this phenomenon, and if you don't have the model's name, often you are just balls out of luck. Adding a word tag does not seem to help for me.

Image search is still worth trying, since you get lucky some of the time.
__________________
So much porn, so little time...
bowlinggreen is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to bowlinggreen For This Useful Post:
Old 09-11-2017, 03:34 PM   #8
Rommelbommel
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 223
Thanks: 81
Thanked 323 Times in 134 Posts
Rommelbommel 1000+Rommelbommel 1000+Rommelbommel 1000+Rommelbommel 1000+Rommelbommel 1000+Rommelbommel 1000+Rommelbommel 1000+Rommelbommel 1000+Rommelbommel 1000+Rommelbommel 1000+Rommelbommel 1000+
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by buttsie View Post
One small workaround is adding xxx to the image description
Or "porn" or "naked" or "nude". "xxx" is a term pretty much only used in the US.
Rommelbommel is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Rommelbommel For This Useful Post:
Old 09-12-2017, 08:00 PM   #9
spoonman2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 111
Thanks: 553
Thanked 1,172 Times in 97 Posts
spoonman2 5000+spoonman2 5000+spoonman2 5000+spoonman2 5000+spoonman2 5000+spoonman2 5000+spoonman2 5000+spoonman2 5000+spoonman2 5000+spoonman2 5000+spoonman2 5000+
Default

Google is a "Progressive" company and, having made their fortune early on with image searches for porn, they're now steadily eradicating it deliberately to satisfy the puritan base underlying the Progressive movement. There were some "upgrades" quite some time ago that basically made their most unfiltered option equivalent to the light end of the old mid-range. They must employ a legion of bowdlers keeping it all censored by hand.

Bing's unfiltered option however remains pretty much unfiltered. Switch off "safe" and it'll find the rude stuff.

I stopped using Google as a search engine some while ago. The good old days are now a very long time ago. Just about the only worthwhile Google product is maps, which with the 3D thing is pretty cool I have to admit.

Why anyone would let Google datamine their email, let alone their business documents, leaves me baffled.
spoonman2 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to spoonman2 For This Useful Post:
Old 09-12-2017, 08:17 PM   #10
Hertz
Compulsory Treatment
 
Hertz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: At The Border Of Madness
Posts: 8,086
Thanks: 117,022
Thanked 122,802 Times in 8,105 Posts
Hertz 500000+Hertz 500000+Hertz 500000+Hertz 500000+Hertz 500000+Hertz 500000+Hertz 500000+Hertz 500000+Hertz 500000+Hertz 500000+Hertz 500000+
Default

Try DuckDuckGo browser, you don't need to install it, just type in Google and search the browser. Look at my results with Google (safe search is off)



Now, DuckDuckGo results,

__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Hertz is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 13 Users Say Thank You to Hertz For This Useful Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT. The time now is 08:33 PM.






vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.1 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.