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Re(1): OT: Gossamer search

Here's what the policy guidelines say at Goss:
We do not permit "deep linking," which is when you provide a link directly to one of the stories on our site. Such links remove the context around the story and replace it with your own. We expend a considerable amount of effort to index and display stories in a consistent, readable format. Linking directly to the stories makes them appear to be part of your site instead of ours and imposes a substantial drain on our resources to serve those stories. Although a small number of archives have permission to link directly to stories on Gossamer, we do not intend to establish any new linking relationships.

Hope that helps.

They've never allowed direct links to stories afaik, although many people have found ways around that. 8-D I don't think Goss has ever shown up when I've searched on Google, although YMMV. I've always found the Goss search function to be most helpful for keyword searches, rather than a general search.

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