4 Aug

Announcing the DuckDuckHack forum

Screenshot of DuckDuckHack forumOver the past few weeks, we've been working with several volunteers from the community to understand the requirements and best practices for developing high quality Instant Answers.

We've learned:

  • Usage data and metrics are critical to developing and improving Instant Answers, which must be provided by staff at present.
  • Focusing in a single topic area allows staff and contributors to work much closer together and make faster progress.
  • The community needs a new place to plan development and discuss ideas.

We're kicking off this new phase of DuckDuckHack by focusing on improving search results for five programming languages: CSS, JavaScript, Perl, Python and Swift. To facilitate analysis and discussion, we're launching a forum, check it out:

forum.duckduckhack.com

On this forum, we're providing new insight into technical queries in these five languages, posting Instant Answer performance data and analysis, and hosting discussions on how to create and refine Instant Answers, fill gaps in our coverage, and find the best sources to improve results.

Join us in making DuckDuckGo the best search engine for programmers by getting involved with the languages you know best! We'll be expanding into more programming languages soon but there's already a lot of interesting code to be written, many queries and categories of technical queries to analyze, and plenty of opportunities to make Instant Answers better than ever. Know the best sites for these languages, or interesting online tools that should be integrated into the search engine?

Choose your language in this Programming Mission Overview post.

Special thanks to bfmags, coffeecola, gabriell, gaulrobe, GuiltyDolphin, hchienjo, jaronoff97, jussi, manrajsingh, mcoppola, pjhampton, preemeijer, sahildua2305 for all their help and feedback in our new approach to working with developers. We hope you'll join them in the forum!

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It's a shame that we are obliged to create a new account :(

posted by FatherJanovich • 1 year and 3 months ago Link

Is that an imperative to re-register to connect to the forum?

posted by Christophe66 • 1 year and 3 months ago Link

Hi Christophe.That's right, the DuckDuckHack developer forum, and the duck.co community pages don't use the same login system, although they do both accept GitHub for authentication.

posted by tagawa Staff • 1 year and 3 months ago Link

How can I see me IA's traffic?

posted by duckduckian • 1 year and 3 months ago Link

Hi duckduckian,

If you go to the IA page for any Instant Answer you've created or contributed to, the IA traffic is shown at the bottom of the page. You have to be logged in, by the way.

posted by tagawa Staff • 1 year and 3 months ago Link

Thanks!

posted by duckduckian • 1 year and 3 months ago Link