SafeSearch option to turn off disabled

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SafeSearch option to turn off disabled neoweapon 12/11/12 9:01 PM
Google,

  for some reason the option to turn SafeSearch off is disabled. When i click on the SafeSearch button, i only get "Filter Explicit Results". Furthermore, when i go to Search Settings --> SafeSearch filters, i only get the "Filter explicity results" I do not have the option to turn off safesearch. 
Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled David Pegram 12/11/12 9:03 PM
you are not alone
Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled Ross Welborn 12/11/12 10:00 PM
Just happened to me today, not sure why.

Looks like this?


Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled Seth Campbelle 12/11/12 10:12 PM
Same, it's pretty annoying. It's google's new "improved safesearch".
Looks like I'm using bing for a while.
Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled Allen R 12/11/12 10:30 PM
I've been trying to deal with this for hours, but if you run the two options which I'm paraphrasing as Filter or Lock, you get few tickets.  If you go to the actual pages it still talks about the "no filtering" and "moderate filtering" options, but there not there when you go to  the actual preference page.  Is there any way to find out what's going on from Google?
Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled Allen R 12/11/12 10:32 PM
Test
Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled ZKX 12/11/12 10:40 PM
Yeah same here, what's up with this search thing, I want my simple 3 options drop down box back... 
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Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled southy 12/11/12 10:58 PM
Bing for a while? I'm thinking of staying on Bing now.
Between this and the recent shitty Youtube corrections (which Google owns), I finally woke up about them and realized I have made a mistake.
Never put all your eggs into one basket, even a cool company (As Google was, years ago).

Why?  Because even they end up being this POS search engine....You know, the one that you are reading now because you have the same problem as all of us.
Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled Erik Nordstrom 12/11/12 11:27 PM
Yes mine looks like this. Why they would do this is beyond me. If someone wants strict filtering let them choose that. But to make everyone have strict filtering is ridiculous. This mainly happens for me on image searches. Is that true for you guys as well?
Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled ayc 12/11/12 11:55 PM
Hi all,

Thanks for passing your feedback along. We're listening and if you have more to say, please let us know. That said, I want to dispel a couple of myths:

1) Strict SafeSearch, as it was formerly known, is not the default experience. It will say SafeSearch on if you check Filter explicit results in the SafeSearch dropdown. 
2) If you don't turn SafeSearch on, the default experience won't be different for most queries. The default setting is designed to show explicit content only when it's most relevant to your search query.

Thanks,
A
Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled Meester Gumby 12/12/12 12:18 AM
AYC, it is not true what you say "The default setting is designed to show explicit content only when it's most relevant to your search query." try image searching blowjob and you'll see completely irrelevant results.
Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled Boogieboy 12/12/12 12:19 AM
No way.  Search results are very different than before with three choices.  If I have "filter explicit results" unchecked, then it behaves very different than "no filtering" before.
Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled Boogieboy 12/12/12 12:23 AM
No way.  If do not check "Filter explicit results", experience very different that before with "no filtering" selected.  Very different.

Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled Meester Gumby 12/12/12 12:30 AM
AYC if indeed you are indeed listening you should know by now, it wasn't broken and now it is. Please return to the former three-tiered approach of safe, moderate, unfiltered. and cease with your ridiculous non-answers.

Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled Meester Gumby 12/12/12 1:11 AM
Okay, here's a workaround: google.de has the old system still in place.
If you are listening Albert Choi try it yourself. What the new USA system is giving you is "moderate".
Quit lying to us Albert Choi, Google employee.
Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled Zack Walters 12/12/12 10:39 AM
Did Google recently hire my mother, Al? I've tested some clearly explicit searches (someone else mentioned "blowjob") and received nothing but stupid motivational memes. This sloppy monkeying with the algo is unbelievable from Google.
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Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled neoweapon 12/12/12 11:16 AM
AYC, stop BEATING THE BUSH.
Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled 名無しのヮの 12/12/12 11:42 AM
How, uh... How is it that things like "blowjob"'s search results are vastly inferior in relevance to google.co.uk and other countries' sites?
Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled CatZilla 12/12/12 11:46 AM
Before, there were three settings: Off, Moderate, Strict.

Now, there are two settings: Moderate, Strict.

This is pretty straightforward. Give me the ability to turn it off completely, that's all I want.
Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled Saaerzern 12/12/12 12:28 PM
Searches for "boobs" and "blowjobs" are pretty hard to misinterpret.  Albert is a liar.  
Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled grfrog 12/12/12 1:17 PM
blowjob now brings up lots of pics of little girls, was that your intent?
Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled Tony Beauregard 12/12/12 3:43 PM
What do we have to do to get Google to return our SafeSearch settings?  I don't mind if they modify things to make them safer, but there should be a way to turn off safesearch.  I don't use Apple products for the censorship that they force on their customers.
Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled Skardon 12/12/12 3:55 PM
Let people turn off safesearch completely or prepare to lose a lot of users to your competition. Top spot as a search engine is yours to lose and you are doing exactly that with BS like this.
Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled Cassie Fordham 12/12/12 3:55 PM
If thats the truth , then why is this only in the US, in canada, safe search off produces explicit content where it doesn't in the US.   If this was about making results more relevent then why isn't it done in other countries too? 

Are you saying poirn is more relevent in canada then in the US?  BULLSHIT!!!!!
Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled Phillip Evans 12/12/12 3:58 PM
ayc's answer is intended to be a deflection. He knows that it doesn'r address the grievance.

Why don't you just tell everybody that Google iws in bed with the CIA and that you don't give a crap about what your users want.
Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled Skardon 12/12/12 4:07 PM
FYI I have already switched my default search engine to bing in firefox. Better hope:

1. You allow safesearch to be turned off completely
2. Bing turns out to be so much worse than google that people will bother to come back and realize google has allowed safesearch to be completely turned off

I'd love to be watching the metrics of google search right now. seeing a spike of people trying to test to see if it really does filter results when they don't want it to, and then a slow dip as people switch search engines completely.
Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled ExUser 12/12/12 4:26 PM
Not anymore, it's global.

go Bing!
Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled ExUser 12/12/12 4:27 PM
I have just one word for you Ayc: BING!

Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled Saaerzern 12/12/12 5:11 PM
I just double-checked, grfrog.  In fact, "blowjob" does not bring up pictures of little girls in explicit situations.  It brings up poorly done and unfunny demotivational posters.  It brings up exactly the kind of crap I want to avoid.  Your claim is easily verified as false. 

Straw Man arguments don't work when people can people can check your information instantly.  What you are trying to do is use a variation of the "think of the children" argument.  By trying to press emotional hot buttons in peoples' brains you are cheapening your argument and ultimately making it ineffective. 

Google had an effective content filter.  It was a tool parents could use to control what their children see and do online.  If the parent didn't feel that was enough there are dozens of additional tools, like Net Nanny and such. 

It is the parents' responsibility to raise their children.  When they make excuses and try to blame anyone-but-themselves for their children turning into twits, all they are really doing is ... making excuses.  And the adults in the room can see that. 
Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled Frank Horan 12/12/12 5:22 PM
Google appears to be saying that under their new default search the most search results will be unaffected. However, since when I heard about this change I tested it by searching the word "porn" and got no explicit images on the front page, I can not help but condsider the engine to be twisted. I can't know how other searches are being modified after this huge move to chanege what is easiest to find. Please, google, the old opt-in opt-out system worked just fine.
Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled Frank Horan 12/12/12 5:22 PM
Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled Skardon 12/12/12 5:36 PM
lol way to show your dirty mind. He said:
"blowjob now brings up lots of pics of little girls, was that your intent? "

Absolutely nothing about explicit situations.
Re: SafeSearch option to turn off disabled Jessica S. 12/12/12 9:07 PM
Hi everyone, 

In the interest of making sure that we can keep track of everyone's feedback and questions, we're going to keep the discussion going on this thread, so please feel free to post there.

Thanks!
Jess
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