debuan getting web suppression
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Fri Feb 18 18:52:22 UTC 2022
> On Feb 18, 2022, at 02:18, someone (?) wrote:
> For now and I don't know how far back, debuan has been getting web
> suppression. This can be called web suppression since popularity is not
> the only way to have things moved up in web rankings. This also happens
> by means of manipulation of keywords among other strategies. I don't know
> if debuan got killed off by the pandemic in addition to web suppression
> but this is what has happened.
Erm, no... Problems with typos (debuan vs. devuan) aside, assuming that all the folks running search engines are conspiring to make a Linux distro hard to find seems a bit far fetched to me.
Even thinking that Google is plotting against devuan is a bit hard to imagine. So, out of curiosity, I did a (very tiny) experiment. When I put "debuan" into a Google search field, the page that returned said:
> About 40,400 results (0.62 seconds)
> Did you mean: debian
> Search Results
> debuan | systemd-free linux community
> https://sysdfree.wordpress.com › tag › debuan
> Posts about debuan written by sysdfree-editor.
The above link (https://sysdfree.wordpress.com/tag/debuan/) went to a page containing a vitriolic screed against Debian. Yeeps!
However, the results page also contained the following inset box:
> See results about
> Debian GNU/Linux
> Operating system
Clicking the second one brought me to a search results page for Devuan:
So, let's all try to dig a bit harder before creating and promulgating yet another conspiracy theory. There's more than enough of those floating around already...
- Rich Morin
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