From a recent HackerNews discussion about search engines, some harsh truth about the big shift in the last two decades:
>It is only more recently that they seem to have given up.
They haven’t given up; the OP has a point. The “sites” you are hoping for Google to return _don’t exist_. Any website online right now that doesn’t exist to drive ad revenue is exceedingly rare. In 2001, there were way more websites that existed just for fun; any tom, dick and harry could open up note pad and get a website online. That doesn’t exist anymore.
It’s my opinion that those who complain about Google search results are frustrated that Google can no longer find a web that no longer exists
Anyway I’ve been on-and-off this quest, with no success. Still looking for that “magical snippet” that will work for me.
(@Youtube, Y U No Let Me Delete My Watch History ?!)
From a comment on that page: the clearly bewildered response of “These instructions are unclear”. You don’t say. ↩︎
Okay, it can, but only if you watch all of them and then click on “Remove watched videos” ↩︎
Retrieving a bunch through the right call to getElementsByClassName, then looping and calling click on them ↩︎
As this reddit thread says, “Um, I have a YouTube hoarding problem. I have 2,335 videos in my Watch Later list.” Yikes, worse than me by far↩︎