News Essay, Research Paper
April 9, 2000
I heard on the news the other day that something like 9 students were suspended from a college for all handing in the same paper. Look for a new feature in the coming weeks that will allow students to let other students know what school, teacher, and year they used the paper. Email me if you have any thoughts or suggestions about this.
February 6, 2000
I redid the design of the page this weekend, please let me know what you think. Also, if you find any pages that don’t display or have some messed up tables, please let me know, I’m hoping I got them all
January 2, 2000
We now search over 25,000 essays with the addition of netessays.net! I have also started a new Top 50 essay sites. I know there are already too many, but the bignerds.com top 50 site has not updated in several months, and I feel that a working, quality top 50 site is needed. So, if you are a webmaster, sign up!
December 14, 1999
Well, sorry about all the weird down time of the metasearch, but its back and fully functional and faster and bigger. I think I counted over 17,000 essays that it seaches… NO LIE! We’ve also added a search for our local essays. Thats all for now, webmasters, sign up for my new Top 50 site and enter the Top 50 contest to win a month of your banner in my rotation (click the Top 50 Sites link for details). Other than that, keep uploading essays, and add links to the Research Link Database.
December 3, 1999
I’ve added a new feature, which I hope will take off. Its called “The Research Link Database”. It purpose is to help users find information on the internet that relates to their topic. It is driven by it’s users, so if you have URLs to page about a paper topic, please add those links to the database! If you don’t, just head over to check it out. Reminder: this is still very new, and doesn’t have much information in it yet, I will be adding info over the next couple days, and I hope some of you will too. Check it out here
October 27, 1999
WOOHOO! Over 100,000 pages served! Keep em coming guys and gals! On a more serious note, I’m thinking of adding some more features for teachers. Right now I’m thinking of a place where teachers can post their homework that is due. If you want to comment on this or have any other ideas let me know!
October 11, 1999
I added 3 new sections to essaycrawler. They are 3 message boards, one for general chat, one for teachers to converse in, and one for student’s request of information on subjects. Check them out!
October 11, 1999
Welp, I’ve been very busy with many different things. I finally got around to working on adding local essays to the site. Its almost done, all I really need to do is add a way for people to send in essays. The archive is kinda small right now, but check it out. I’ll add a search for it soon.
September 16, 1999
Well, its been a while, and a lot has changed. We are now on a dedicated server. That means the site responds and searches faster! We have also registered our domain! EssayCrawler.com! If you link to us please update your links, the old URL works… for now
July 26, 1999
I converted the new search engine to work on MSIE, so the site is really coming together now. I also added a new page, called “Teachers” to the left. This is a place for teachers to leave their name to let students know they are watching… check it out (of course, its empty right now). Email me with comments or anything else. –SkyHigH
July 25, 1999
Well, Its been pretty busy here. Added a lot of new stuff: ditched digitalessays because.. well, they were slow, and they don’t seem to care that netscape people can’t see their homepage. Also lost thepapaya.com, their dns is gone… guess he gave up. Those two were replaced with netessays and schoolsucks. I’ve also started a mailing list so I can keep all your students out there informed about the new stuff here, and to help you remember the URL next time you need an essay. Pretty much done reworking the output of the results, let me know what you think. If anyone knows why that top right corner won’t line up in netscape, please email me with the problem! Also we are ALMOST done redoing the design.
July 14, 1999
I put a new version of the Netscape search script out, it organizes the results better. When I finish testing the Netscape version I’ll set it up for MSIE. Please report any bugs.
July 9, 1999
Please excuse the mess, I started changine the look
July 8, 1999
It’s been a while, but I’ve made a lot of progress on new features. The search results are completely reorganized, only on the netscape version so far (its not open yet tho). I’ve also made it really easy to add new sites, as well as change the look of the page, expect that soon. Maybe this weekend. I’ve also implemented a new feature, its my version of a “links page”. It very similar to a “top” site but is more flexible. I want to reward the people that give me traffic by giving them traffic. So the link appear on the main page, maybe more later. I also don’t care how the link points to my site (graphic, text, whatever). Anyway, if your interested in that click “Join” under “Top Referers”. I hope to see a lot of traffic this fall! –SkyHigH
May 7, 1999
Our friends over at netessays.net are in the process of moving so their domain name isn’t updated yet. Give them a look-see at here, they should be back up soon.
April 28, 1999
This is getting ridiculous. Now essaysearch.com is slow. Now a timeout is a must. I left essaysearch.com in for now. It is the last engine searched so give the engine a little time please. This slowness is beyond my control
April 18, 1999
I took digitalessays.com out, it is slowing the search down way too much. I might add it back when I get time to add a timeout, or I might just swap that slot with a larger essay site. I’ll keep you all posted
April 17, 1999 #2
digitalessays.com seems to be quite slow today for some reason. Please be patient it DOES go eventually. Soon I’ll add the timeout so it will just skip slow sites. Sorry for the inconveniance.