Most hostile search page ever?

I’ve seen plenty of unhelpful search pages in my time, but I think this one takes the biscuit.  When I was searching for the Stella Studios in Crete, to find the photo that I included last time, I found it via a forum dedicated to the town of Plakias. I searched for “stella” only to be confronted with this:

So to do a search — not leave a comment or anything — I had to fill in a CAPTCHA and answer two trivia questions.




4 responses to “Most hostile search page ever?

  1. Well, in some forum software a search is a pretty intense database query.

  2. Well, see… in their opinion, their search is just like THE most best-est search thingie like EVah. Google should be jealous. Or not.

    Try doing a Google search of their site instead with “site: ”

    Furry cows moo and decompress.

  3. Oops. I forgot that the slanted left bracket and slanted right bracket would get eaten. do the ampersand escapes work? Let’s find out:
    search: “site:<domain-name&rt; <search-criteria&rt;”

    Furry . . decompress.

  4. Even more annoying are those search boxes on a page that allow the search to be entered, but show one nothing to click in order to search. That is useless.

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