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    Google - Predicting most common searches.. Many not suitabel for schools.....

    Hi,

    Does anyone please know if google can be retricted to not show the most common searches when a student starts to type.??
    For example, if you open google and start to type: "is it normal", you will get the top google searches starting with that phrase.

    We use smoothwall and safesearch is already enabled.? Is there some other way any other school has found?

    Thanks in advance

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    I think you can get rid of it by blocking suggestions.google.co.uk and sugestions.google.com

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    Would setting the homepage to Google work? (try the link)

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    Thanks both,
    I have suggestions.google.co.uk and .com blocked and it doesnt help.
    we also dont have google as a homepage, its browsed to by choice.

    This appears in the smoothwall web logs when i start to type, but I cant block this as then searching doesnt work
    http://clients1.google.co.uk/complete/search?client=ser

    Any other suggestions please?

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    RM Smartcache used to support wildcard entries.....

    can you block */complete/search?client=*

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    We have a redirect on our Squid box, so any google.com addresses have the safesearch part tagged on the end. If you can do something similar why not redirect all google.com/uk queries to google.com/?complete=0

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    If you click advanced view when you edit the category group (G3) you can block search suggestions - under search engines - block search suggestions, tick the box and save the change.
    This should work for you.

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    Cheers DT2 !! Sorted

    Under "Search Engines / Search Suggestions", I ticked both "URL Patterns" and "Domain/URL filtering" for our "Student Block" category and this has worked.
    Not sure if both are needed.

    Thanks!

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    Glad to be of assistance - if you have anymore trouble just let me know.

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    There's a whole site dedicated to this:

    Probably semi NSFW: Autocomplete Me - Epic Fail Funny Videos and Funny Pictures

    Good for a laugh though

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepineapplehead View Post
    There's a whole site dedicated to this:

    Probably semi NSFW: Autocomplete Me - Epic Fail Funny Videos and Funny Pictures

    Good for a laugh though
    i can't thank you enough for some of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by burgemaster View Post
    Cheers DT2 !! Sorted

    Under "Search Engines / Search Suggestions", I ticked both "URL Patterns" and "Domain/URL filtering" for our "Student Block" category and this has worked.
    Not sure if both are needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burgemaster View Post
    if you open google and start to type: "is it normal", you will get the top google searches starting with that phrase.
    Oh. My. God.
    Is it normal for people to be asking those things? Let alone be the top results!
    I really want to unsee the last 30secs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepineapplehead View Post
    There's a whole site dedicated to this:

    Probably semi NSFW: Autocomplete Me - Epic Fail Funny Videos and Funny Pictures

    Good for a laugh though
    Half of me laughs heartily, the other half weeps for the fate of mankind.
    The laughter wins out though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Oh. My. God.
    Is it normal for people to be asking those things? Let alone be the top results!
    Good lord! How are these in the top results? One slip and you're in a whole world of strangeness.

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