ian_po (234542) writes "The U.S. Attorney's office has filed indictments against 7 people, including two Transportation Security Administration Screeners and two former TSA employees, after federal agents set up several smuggling sting operations. The alleged smuggling scheme was revealed after a suspected drug courier went to Terminal 5, where his flight was departing, instead of going through the Terminal 6 checkpoint his written instructions directed him to. Court documents indicate the plan was to return to Terminal 5 through a secure tunnel after being allowed through security by the accused Screener. The courier was caught with 10 pounds of cocaine at the other checkpoint by a different TSA agent. If convicted, the four TSA employees face a minimum of 10 years in Federal prison." Link to Original Source
ian_po writes | more than 12 years ago
Original Message Follows: ------------------------ This email is regarding the search function of QwestDex.com
I did a search for "local 7" in "wheat ridge, CO". The only time your crap ass search engine ever made a match with exactly what I typed in was when I entered "United Food & Commercial Workers Local 7" which is the exact name the listing has. If I knew I had to type the exact name to find what I was looking for it might have saved time. Take a lesson from google.com and allow searches like "local 7" to match to "United Food & Commercial Workers Local 7" (and any other business with local 7 in its name) as 'local 7' is contained within the business title. Otherwise what is the point of having a search engine.
Ian *****, Computer Scientist.
--------------------------- From: Internet Group Customer Service <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Fri Feb 15, 2002 09:33:36 AM US/Mountain To: <*******@*****.***> Subject: Re: your search function sucks (************) Reply-To: Internet Group Customer Service <email@example.com>
Thanks for those very kind words. But don't mistake your ignorance on the subject of directory regulation for us having a poor search function..
We are NOT a search engine or search function such as google.com. We are an on-line version of the QwestDex directory. As the on-line version of the directory, we MUST list the names EXACTLY as they appear in the directory. If people want to be found listed different ways in the printed directory, they must pay for those additional listings. The same is true for the on-line directory. If United Food & Commercial Workers Local & wants to be found in the phone book as Local 7, they may buy and additional listing.
Think about it Ian, would you look in the printed book for Local 7? Would you look for a McDonalds under Mickey D's? No.
Now, we are fully aware that there are search engines that can find similar business names, but that is not the business we are in. We are a Yellow Pages advertiser. The free service that we provide you of the White Pages Business look up is paid to you by the Yellow Pages advertisers who find our sight highly successful.
Again, I am sorry that you do not like our site. If you are looking for a particular business, google.com is great. If you are looking for a service or product and don't have a particular business in mind, give us a shot.