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NOT SHARP: "Scoop" = "Seborrhoeic Keratosis"

Web search engines are often not particularly sharp. However the default setting on the Xtra home page search dialogue box – "search Xtra" the first port of call for many New Zealand based web surfers is probably due an award or two…

For example:

if you search for “Michael Cullen”…
Xtra replies
“Unknown reason
An error has occurred. “

” Winston Peters”

Health: A-Z of Health: Premenstrual Syndrome

“Richard Prebble”

Travel: World Destinations: North America: USA: Travel Guide for USA

“New Plymouth”

Travel: World Destinations: North America: USA: Travel Guide for USA


“Your query Nzoom matched 0 documents. Try searching for something else, or check out our search tips here. “


Your query Hobbits matched 0 documents. Try searching for something else, or check out our search tips here.

“Lord Of The Rings”

Sport: Summary: We certainly missed Dion Nash, an instigator of the now annual Christmas Cricket MaX day at Cornwall Park. The Cornwall Club's main sponsor and promoters of the National Club Cricket Championship, Sovereign Assurance, sponsor the event. Champagne, strawb…

And then there is “scoop….”

Search for "scoop" on New Zealand’s most “popular” portal and the response is….

"Health: A-Z of Health: Seborrhoeic Keratosis
Summary: Seborrhoeic Keratoses and Seborrhoeic Warts
These lesions occur anywhere in the body and are defined as non-cancerous growths, are harmless and almost never become malignant. Melanoma - this is a serious form of cancer and can grow dark and appear like s..." try this out for yourself see...,,747-38539-V,00.html

NOTE: The Xtra search box appears to be on almost every Xtra page...

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