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When using Googles advanced search operators, I only ever get about three or four tries before I start getting harassed by these perpetual reCAPTCHA turing tests:

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Yes, I'm human. No, I'm not a robot. No I'm not doing anything suspicious. Yes, I can identify street signs and traffic lights and storefronts and motorcycles. Is there some way around this?

I know it's there for a reason, but so are the advanced parameters, right? It's a search engine. Sometimes you have to really search to get the results you're looking for. I'm using these features as they were intended; to search smarter; to reduce the number of false positives. The internet is too big to be casting too wide a net all the time.


Here's a real quick example. Say you want to which Spider-Man movies are showing on Netflix. But not the ones with Tobey Maguire. And only in France. Or Italy. You could form a search query utilizing the following operator/parameter combinations:

  • site:"netflix.com"
  • intitle:"spider-man"
  • inurl:"/(fr|it)/title/"
  • -"tobey maguire"
  • I guess not. capatcha is safety future against bots which is backfiring on actual more advanced humans who are able to use search operators. – user0 Feb 5 at 14:04
  • @MARKMYANSWER Therein lies the problem. – voices Feb 5 at 14:34

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