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Win Your Gmail (Round 2)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, June 9, 2004
15 years ago

Whoever will post the shortest Google.com search using a single text made up of letters A-Z which does not return any results will be awarded a Gmail by tomorrow.

For example, searching Google for sxzxztx google.com/search?q=sxzxztx does not return a single result. The search has 7 letters, so if nobody would find a search with 6 letters or less, the Gmail would go to this searcher.

Please post your shortest search to the forum. You can provide up to 3 entries. If several entries have the same length, the first one who posted this entry will win. You also need provide your first and last name as well as your current email. I will check back here in around 24 hours. Good luck!

Please do not turn on safe search or any other advanced options in Google. It should work with a link like this:
http :// www.google. com/search?q=sxzxztx

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Again, the characters you are allowed to use are only those:

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

(No Umlaute or accented characters.)

It also must be www.google.com, not a local version of Google.

David [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

1st entry

qexqn
google.com/search?hl=en&lr ...

David Håsäther, <hzr[put at-character here]dzygn.com>

David [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Sorry, I'm reposting the link, turning off safe search and stuff: google.com/search?q=qexqn

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

David, no problems – thanks. Your first and second link are both valid, and if you want, you have 2 more tries. Since "qexqn" has 5 letters, whoever wants to win has to find a Google search with 4 letters or less!

Antonio Costa [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

qxqkl
Your search – qxqkl – did not match any documents.
No pages were found containing "qxqkl".

antonio {at} specialdefects [dot] com

Bart N [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

jxutq

google.com/search?hl=en&lr ...

Bart Noppen blog.outer.gmail[put at-character here]percept.be

I wonder if anyone will find one with less then 5 characters.

Antonio Costa [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

My 3 entries:

qxqkl
Your search – qxqkl – did not match any documents.
No pages were found containing "qxqkl".

lhxkq
Your search – lhxkq – did not match any documents.
No pages were found containing "lhxkq".

llpxq
Your search – llpxq – did not match any documents.
No pages were found containing "llpxq".

antonio {at} specialdefects [dot] com

Michael Glozman [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Found one four letters!

pxvvc

google.com/search?hl=en&ie ...

laichi [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

zwzqi

vrqoz

laichix[put at-character here]yahoo.com.cn

laichi [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

zwzqi

vrqoz

laichix[put at-character here]yahoo.com.cn

micheal glozman [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

please disregard my last entry it's actually five letters.. two v's together.. it looked like a w

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Michael, nice trick, maybe I wouldn't have noticed :)

Rasa Karapandza [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

zqzzj
zqzzg
ffzqg
ffzqu
ffzqy
ffzqq
ffwqq

It took me hours to do this. I have tried all 4 letter combinations, and no luck.

Best,
Rasa

rasa[put at-character here]phy.bg.ac.yu

ollicle [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Finding a five letter combination didn't prove too difficult:
google.com/search?q=qfjjx

Perhaps a more interesting challenge would be the four letter combination with least results? This is as low as I found:
google.com/search?q=jqzq

Anonymous [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

JZNQ

google.com/search?q=jznq

Email: james.proud1[put at-character here]ntlworld.com

It only has 7 pages of results.

James [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

JZNQ

www.google.com

Email: james.proud1[put at-character here]ntlworld.com

It only has 7 pages of results.

Aron [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

zkxqv

It wasn't too tough. I'm not sure that 4 will be possible. Of course there's only 456976 combinations.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Note that it must have zero results to win. (Sorry if there is no possibility to find anything with zero results using four letters only, in that case the Gmail goes to the first who posted five letters!)

Note a similar contest has been started at French Google blog Zorgloob:
zorgloob.com/2004/06/concours- ...

JUBI [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

I'm afraid all the 4 letter combinations are listed here (and indexed by google)

regesta-imperii.uni-giessen.de ...

Ramin [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

qvklv

ramin[put at-character here]hotmail.com

Melissa Provost [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Hey do you get points for thi

rosemoun highschool

Jay Simpson [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Submissions:
bvqlv
bvqtsp
bqqtsp

Jay[put at-character here]winning.com

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

OK, thanks, I do not believe there will be others who can find something with 4 letters, so I will say stop! And the winner is...

David Håsäther, for "qexqn".

Note I will start a 3rd round soon...

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