Search engines suck - Here's what I'm doing to fix it2023/08/29
Recently I've heard more and more people complain about search results. It's filled with either AI-generated junk or really low quality articles.
I decided that I want to do something about this - and to keep myself accountable, announce it to the world. Please nag me about it if I give up on this project (read my previous post).
I started building a search engine that only indexes sites deemed high quality by its users. I still haven't decided on how it will exactly work, but most likely I will end up making a public GitHub where people can contribute links to webpages.
My goal with this project is to eliminate the junk from the search results, by simply not indexing it. If something accidentally makes it through, I'm planning on adding an upvote/downvote system, and if a certain website's rank is low enough, it will stop being indexed by the engine.
I just started working on this project today, so it's gonna be a long time before you see anything come out of it, but it is open source, currently hosted here. I haven't thought much about the name, so if you have a good name suggestion, please let me know!