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Animals are not Anime!

  1. thegecko profile image83
    thegeckoposted 7 years ago

    But when I type in "anime" into the Hub search, it only lists articles about animals o.O

    Can you guys look into this?

    Thanks!

    1. larryfreeman profile image85
      larryfreemanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi TheGecko,

      Keep in mind that the search needs to account for typos that people might make.

      If you would want to exclude animals the easiest way to do it is to use the "-" notation.

      Here's a search that looks for "anime" but not "animals":

      anime -animal

      Here's a direct link.

      For more details on advanced search options, check out this blog entry.

      -Larry

    2. drej2522 profile image87
      drej2522posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      wait...animals AREN'T anime?! nonsense!

  2. thegecko profile image83
    thegeckoposted 7 years ago

    Yes, but anime is not a typo, it is a word itself.

    I am suggesting that they correct this for search queries and include "anime."

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      Sidney Rayneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Type in ANIME CARTOONS .....should achieve the acquired results you are looking for....I understand your gripe but the words are very similar (first four letters are the same) so it is not a matter of the word ANIME not being in the search engine. If the search engines become TOO specific there is a high degree of possibility that content could become skipped over...

      Specificity sometimes helps clear anything up...

  3. thegecko profile image83
    thegeckoposted 7 years ago

    Still no excuse! Anime is too popular of a topic not to be able to search for outright. Anime cartoons is redundant =\

    Hopefully someone working for HubPages will pick this up smile

    1. larryfreeman profile image85
      larryfreemanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi TheGecko,

      I am on the HubPages staff.

      I should also mention that I'm a big fan of anime.  :-)

      I'll verify that the search engine is handling this term correctly.  I'll post back on this thread after I've finished testing.

      -Larry

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image87
      Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      OK I think Larry gave you the key for searching Anime.
      You might want to consider that animals are extremely popular and have been for millions of years. Learn how to narrow your search and you will find exactly what you are looking for.
      Thanks, Larry.

  4. thegecko profile image83
    thegeckoposted 7 years ago

    Thank you smile

  5. thegecko profile image83
    thegeckoposted 7 years ago

    This is still an issue btw!

    1. larryfreeman profile image85
      larryfreemanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi thegecko,

      I know.  I haven't fixed it yet.

      Thanks for checking back.  I'll take a look now.

      -Larry

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    sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago

    Man! You guys need to get out more! You know those cartoons are cartoons don't you?

  7. larryfreeman profile image85
    larryfreemanposted 7 years ago

    Hi TheGecko,

    I checked it out and it comes down to the morphology add-on that we use for HubPages.  It looks like it will take some time to figure out how difficult the fix is.

    In the mean time, I think that the best workaround is the advice given by Sidney Rayne to use

    anime cartoons

    for now.

    -Larry

  8. thranax profile image50
    thranaxposted 7 years ago

    Use the word Manga then. It isn't a miss type and there all still anyway.

    ~thranax~

  9. larryfreeman profile image85
    larryfreemanposted 7 years ago

    Hi TheGecko,

    OK, I found a fix for "anime" vs "animal" issue.

    It will go out the next time that we update our search engine.

    -Larry

  10. thegecko profile image83
    thegeckoposted 7 years ago

    That is awesome! I look forward to testing it out smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Gotta love anime smile Just more recently got into anime myself.

  12. hoodieweather profile image60
    hoodieweatherposted 7 years ago

    Cowboy Bebop.

    End of story.

    smile

  13. thegecko profile image83
    thegeckoposted 7 years ago

    How long will it be until the search engine is updated?

    1. larryfreeman profile image85
      larryfreemanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi thegecko,

      I'm not sure on that one.  I'll check on that and let you know.

      -Larry

  14. thegecko profile image83
    thegeckoposted 7 years ago

    Have a mentioned I love HubPages? big_smile

    1. larryfreeman profile image85
      larryfreemanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi TheGecko,

      The change just went out a few minutes ago.

      -Larry

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Hey thegecko which is your fave anime?

  16. thegecko profile image83
    thegeckoposted 7 years ago

    I'd have to agree with hoodieweather on this one and say Cowboy Bebop, with GTO coming in a close second smile

    If you want to see my favorites list, check out http://hubpages.com/hub/Best-Japanese-Animation-Series

    We had more votes for the poll, but I realized I spelt one of the shows incorrectly! Still trying to create a title that brings in more readers.

    What is your current favorite?

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    hmmm let me think...I have always been more partial towards Ah My Goddess and Inuyasha. Haven't watched either in a while though...I think I need to get them on DVD lol have the movies for both but still missing a couple for Inuyasha....

  18. thegecko profile image83
    thegeckoposted 7 years ago

    Interesting, now the word "cartoon" appears to be equivalent to "anime"

    Oh well, guess there's no perfect fix.

    Thanks for looking into this!

    1. larryfreeman profile image85
      larryfreemanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That was my fix.  I associated the word "anime" with cartoon.  This prevents the term from being associated incorrectly with "animal".

      -Larry

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    I can't remember what I put when I wrote about an anime movie I love watching for inspiration...

  20. thegecko profile image83
    thegeckoposted 7 years ago

    I still think it's a flaw in the search engine itself. It shouldn't matter how popular a subject is, the engine should find what you're looking for when you give it exactly that.

  21. thegecko profile image83
    thegeckoposted 7 years ago

    Anime is really it's own type of genre smile

    1. larryfreeman profile image85
      larryfreemanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree.  I added a category for anime recently at:

      Entertainment/Cartoons & Animated Features/Anime

      One option that we are considering is to give the ability to constrain a search by category.

      -Larry

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for all of the help Larry...tell everyone thanks too and that you guys rock!

 
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