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  • lowflyer
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    I am going to block google in my home intranet.

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  • starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by Templar82 View Post
    Which just exemplifies how pointless this new plan by google is, people already stop using slow websites when they can and don't need an icon telling them a website is slow.
    The badge isn't for users, it's for site owners and others that can get the site owner to care.

    If the site owner sees his website with Google's "yo it's slow dawg" badge, he will be less likely to believe the bs the web developers are telling him about how "it's not possible to make it fast".

    This will end up being just another way to censor websites google doesn't like.
    Dropping priority from slow sites only means people will be recommended towards the faster alternative if such alternative exists at all.

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  • Teggs
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    Badges?

    We don't need no stinkin' badges!

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  • Templar82
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    Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
    They are awful and will remain awful because they don't need to care about how awful they are. People will use their website regardless because they have no other choice.
    Which just exemplifies how pointless this new plan by google is, people already stop using slow websites when they can and don't need an icon telling them a website is slow.

    This will end up being just another way to censor websites google doesn't like.

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  • re:fi.64
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    Originally posted by andyprough View Post
    Hmmm..., like Google maps, Google drive, Gmail, Youtube, Google news, Google image search, etc etc?
    Google Search loads like lightning though...

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  • starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by Ironmask View Post
    How is this going to do anything other than shame other people for living in Europe? Literally what is the point other than to tell people their ping is bad by no fault of their own? Maybe it's to sell Google Cloud or something. This is pretty disgusting, then again so is Google.
    This isn't about ping but about sites being efficient and not calling content or ads from slow sources.

    Also why single out Europe? Do you think Internet doesn't suck balls in most of the US territory too?

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  • starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by xorbe View Post
    Literally all the big names (ISPs, banks, utilities, etc) are going to get tagged as slow. They are all awful lol.
    They are awful and will remain awful because they don't need to care about how awful they are. People will use their website regardless because they have no other choice.

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  • starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by Ipkh View Post
    Sites would load much quicker if the ad spots didn't keep changing. A static ad is fine, but lately the damn thing loads 1 ad for a few seconds and loads a different ad. So in essence the page never fully loads. And to think it's all Google's fault in the first place for selling ads on auction and starting this downward trend.

    Way to solve your self created problem Google.
    Decent ads are chosen when the page is loaded and remain the same ad until you refresh it. If that does not happen, it's an "innovation" that didn't come from Google.

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  • starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by Unklejoe View Post
    What’s the point of this? Wouldn’t it be obvious if a site is slow by the mere fact that it’s...slow?
    They are training an AI software to detect this automatically, most likely end goal is to use this to lower their score in Google search results.

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  • starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by BraindeadBZH View Post
    Strange because when you use an ad-blocker websites tend to load pretty fast...
    If enough people use an adblocker the websites won't load at all.

    The goal here is to weed out crappy ad providers and pointless external content.

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