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Posted Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:13PM
Below is a graphic I mocked up showing the strange search result I'm seeing. I got it by directly typing in the following into the browser bar. 
http://www.istockphoto.com/search/portfolio/117538/text/hiding+NOT+man+NOT+men+NOT+woman+NOT+animal+NOT+balloon+NOT+forest+NOT+placard+NOT+box+NOT+umbrella+NOT+bed+NOT+underwear+NOT+%22deck+chair

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LOBO ETA: I so wish your URL link wouldn't break the forum formatting.

(Edited on 2013-03-21 21:33:58 by Lobo)
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Posted Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:41PM
Please use the link below to make your request to have that search reviewed.

Batch Requests?
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Posted Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:15PM

Hi Lobo...I read the OP in that link you provided. I don't understand how my post relates to the batch update that Emyerson talks about. He says "Just add your reply below with an example of a term that has a lot of erroneous images and we'll see about making a batch out of it."


In my example, I was pointing out that I used the boolean search to remove the word 'men' but nevertheless images with the keyword 'men' still showed up in the search result. 

I just thought I double check with you again to make sure you really think it is best the problem I'm describing is applicable to the problem Emyerson is addressing. If so, please let me know and I'll definitely post there too.  
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Posted Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:43PM
Did you start the adventure of removing the keyword 'men' from your portfolio tonight? Or has this been something you have noticed over the last little while? Do you think maybe this will correct itself after indexing or are you thinking it's a systemic issue?
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Posted Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:52PM
I'm not sure what you mean by your message. Perhaps I wrote my initial post poorly. Let me try again. If you reference back to my graphic in the initial post. I started by searching within my portfolio for the keyword "hiding", I looked at the search results and saw all sort of images I didn't want returned in the search results, so one by one I started adding the NOT boolean function to remove images from the search result. See how I used the NOT boolean function for other keywords such as woman, animal, etc. I didn't want images with those keywords to be in the search result either. 

I'm not doing this for the exericse of wasting time. This is a link I want to use for one of those "See more similar" image graphics that I can embedd in the description field.  

Thus I'm trying to point out the search engine on istockphoto.com is not behaving in a way that I am expecting it to. When I search for keywords A and then put a NOT boolean function afterwards followed by keyword B, I expect the search result to show all images with keyword A but filter out any images that might contain Keyword B. 
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