Please let us opt out of the "Showing results for" feature - example included
This is a terrible state of affairs. This is not a case of a misspelled word being corrected to a close enough word. I know what I typed, and I know I typed it correctly. When I search for a term, I do not at all appreciate being told that the system knows better than I did what I wanted to search, especially when the system gets it wrong.
So please, let us opt out of this feature. I don't mind being offered an alternative search in the form of the "Did you mean" message, but being automatically redirected without any prior warning is insulting.
And no, putting a "+" sign in front of the words I really want to search is not an acceptable solution. There is no indication before I search which words the system is going to guess I didn't mean to say, so the only way to produce reliable searches with any guarantee of success on the first try would be to mark every word with a "+". That is a kludge, and an unhelpful one.
Google, this system was a mistake.
This is like getting a wrong order at McDonald's and them saying "I know you said you wanted a Big Mac, but I think that a Quarter Pounder is better."
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