anonymous
woah! Great redesign :)
A few observations:
1) while playing videos on the same page is great there isn't much variety - the only source being Youtube. What about Vimeo, Dailymotion, etc? (query: nymphomaniac 2 trailer)
2) Similar to the above, for the products tab, displays only products from Amazon. (query: thinkpad x240)
3) Filtering abilities. I think it would be useful to have some abilities to filter web results based on most frequently used parameters (from the ones on https://duckduckgo.com/params).
4) Safe-search only triggered for EN queries. It would be useful if safe-search would also include common vulgar queries in other languages (i.e. German, Dutch, Norwegian)
5) Better graceful degradation. Say a user with JS-execution turned off shows up to DDG. The wrench menu in the upper right is inactive upon click with the JS turned off. It would be better to not be shown or if shown to at least be a link to duck.co or smth.


Sorry for the long post, but had to leave some feedback here.
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 1 month ago Link

caine
We originally prototyped videos with several providers including Vimeo, YouTube, and DailyMotion. Sadly there was an immediate (and difficult) safe search problem and we decided to table re-enabling the others until after we got some feedback about how it worked.
posted by caine Staff4 years and 1 month ago Link
anonymous
I see... if a query is detected to be unsafe for web results maybe limiting the results to YT is a good idea. However, should the user temporarily or permanently turn off safe-search then including additional providers may be useful (though at the risk of turning ddg into a Bing videos-like porn search engine). thx for reply
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 1 month ago Link
anonymous
6) Safe-search for suggestions are, again, only limited to EN words.
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 1 month ago Link