caste football removed from google?

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  1. icsept

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    I always type a google search for caste football and the site comes up number one. But this morning it didn't appear on the list. I tried again this evening and its not on there. I don't know much about search engines, but figure maybe Google is censoring - or its a temporary glitch.
     
  2. Don Wassall

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    It's either a glitch or Caste Football has been totally censored by Google. Not only the homepage doesn't come up -- every single link is gone. I mean every single article, every single forum post that people would find through searching an athlete's name or a topic like "white cornerback" -- gone. All of them. Unless this is a glitch or some other loss of data no one can now find Caste Football directly through a Google search.
     
  3. Jimmy Chitwood

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    i was just about to post this.

    i'm thinking it certainly isn't an accident.
     
  4. Don Wassall

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    Is anyone aware of censorship practices by Google? I just googled some extremely hard-core sites dealing with race that make us look like ultra-liberals by comparison, and their homepages and other links were right there.
     
  5. Kaptain

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    I heard by word of mouth that google was starting to censor their searches. I guess some Alex Jones material was being censored and some other stuff. The internet is their biggest fear. People were waking up. I suspect we'll see more and more censorship. Perhaps a national tradegy (assasination) will conveniently be linked to so-called internet "hate" sites.

    How ironic that google is about to wipe-out their competition (yahoo) by buying them. In a truly competitive environment google would not be able to censor. Edited by: Kaptain Poop
     
  6. Observer

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    Woaah!
    This is very bad news. The Internet was the ace in the hole.

    I am guessing that they are blocking specifically on the name "castefootball.us", so it might be possible to buy some additional site names with appropriate keywords, and have a couple redirects so that people searching on google could still eventually find the site.
     
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    I noticed the same thing too. I had to save caste football as a favorite because google no longer takes me to the sight. All I had to do be fore was type c-a-s-t-e-f and google automatically picked it up on both my PC and laptop. This is unusual. [​IMG]
     
  8. Observer

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    Not to be paranoid, but now I noticed something else: the last few days my hotmail account does not act the same. I often send a copy of the email to myself, and it usually arrives back to me in a few seconds. The last few days, it has taken several hours. Is there some kind of email filtering/"anti-terrorist" legislation that would have been phased in during the past few days?
     
  9. Tom Iron

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    Gentlemen,

    I'm not very adept at using the internet, but when I google castefootball.us, it comes right up. Also, if I just google caste football, all sorts of stuff comes up.
    Possibly, there's just some sort of passing glitch with your computers.

    Tom Iron...
     
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    google comes up with this site when I google "castefootball"
     
  11. Observer

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    When I searched, I found a bunch of sites that refer to "castefootball" or "caste football", but the actual site of www.castefootball.us no longer appears (except as a reference from these other sites). As far back as I can remember, castefootball.us always came up at the top when "caste football" was searched.

    A wikipedia to Google censorship: Censorship by GoogleEdited by: Observer
     
  12. icsept

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    Typing castefootball.us in google will take you directly to the site. However all other search terms linked to the site will not bring up the actual site as a result. This is new as of yesterday.
     
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    I'm not getting a direct link to the site either.
     
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    I just checked again on 3 different computers. On IE there is no direct link when you google caste football.
     
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    It has been very easy to find CF for me until yesterday. I have got to go thruogh this Stumble Upon site to get here. I hope like heck I can continue to get here. I sure hope things get back to normal.
     
  16. GWTJ

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    Guys, just use a different search engine. I've been using Ask for a long time now. It works great and our site always comes right up on top.

    I stopped using Google when I found out they save every search that you do. F-them!
     
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    I use Yahoo and got here just fine today.
     
  18. Don Wassall

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    Not when I google it. If someone can come up with this site and other direct links from a google search, copy and paste it.
     
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    The problem isn't about us finding the site; the fact is that the vast majority of people doing searches use Google. From site traffic statistics, over five times as many people have found this site through Google as Yahoo; the other search engines are miniscule compared to those two. When someone uses Google to search white tailback, they will not discover Caste Football, that's what the issue is thanks to Google's censorship.
     
  20. SteveB

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    Wow, I use Google to get information about various high school players that we follow here. Usually castefootball.us comes up when searching for these players, but I just googled a number of names and no castefootball entries came up.
     
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    This is just ridiculous. There is absolutely nothing wrong said on this site so it shouldn't be censored.
     
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    For the longest time, a Gaggle (my new name for them) search of "Cory McCaffrey" would yield Caste Football as the number one result. In fact, that's how his aunt found this site and was able to tell us about his recruiting process.
    It wouldn't surprise me if Rivals fired off an email to Gaggle complaining about this site.
    Censoring CF would be very bad for our cause. I found this website while doing a Gaggle search for Derek Lawson. I've learned a lot of valuable information in the year and a half that I've been a member.
    Welcome to Obama's future Omerica.
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  23. White Shogun

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    Oddly enough, a Google search for 'white running back' and 'white corner back' will pull up links to posts on Stormfront and Amren, but not Caste Football. Yahoo lists CF first for white cornerback, but no CF came up on the first page of Yahoo results when searching for 'white running back.'

    Weird coincidence, two days after the election of the first black president, Google begins censoring the Internet.

    Wow... nothing with 'castefootball.us' available on Google. Lots of links to stories about the site or from the site on other pages, but nothing to link to CF directly.

    Right out of the movies. Unbelievable.

    Edited by: White Shogun
     
  24. White Shogun

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    Next question: what can we do? Don, are you going to contact Google?
     
  25. Observer

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    Guys, this is really, really weird. It's not just Google. Hotmail is in on it too.

    I sent 2 emails this morning from my hotmail account, and put myself as a copy on both of these. One had the words "google censoring" in it. That email never came through. I did the same thing tonight, and the same results: one came through, but the "google censoring" email did not.

    Don't even bother trying to use Google as your search engine if you are trying to research "google censoring". Yahoo still seems to bring back some good results, but Google's are pretty minimal.

    Hotmail had their big interface upgrade the past few days --- surprisingly ugly-looking for an upgrade. I am beginning to think that this "upgrade" is just a way to distract from the quirkiness that occurs when a new filtering system is implemented.

    This must have been a rush job, because it just doesn't look professional, and also because Yahoo and some of the others don't [yet] seem to be in on it.

    If some others can verify this, I'd sure like to know.

    Later edit: searching for "google censoring" on Yahoo vs. Google does, of course, bring back different results, but not necessarily any more "bland" on Google than Yahoo. There are a couple sites that ranked high in a Yahoo search that I would have expected to also be high on a Google search, but instead fell furthe down the page(s). However, these sites are at least findable --- unlike CasteFootball.us, which is simply gone.
    Edited by: Observer
     

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