!fortune

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with !fortune, it would essentially run the *NIX fortune(6) command through the DDG search and return a fortune, perhaps related to something you include with !fortune. For instance, I could search for `good !fortune' and get a result like `You have the power to influence all with whom you come in contacct.' Or `food !fortune' could be `You will feel hungry again in another hour.' It would also be nice if there was a way for users to contribute their own !fortune.

Of course, a disclaimer about DDG's fortunes being just for fun should be included.
• posted 6 years and 6 months ago Needs a Developer

anonymous
There is a php class that can process the fortune files.
I think !fortune <topic> can be implemented. The fortune files could be generated from the jargon file, tao of programming, Albert (Einstein) or Prachett...

Sorry :'), i don't have the time to play with duck-APIs now...
posted by [UserVoice jlgb chaoslord] • 5 years and 6 months ago Link
anonymous
http://www.fortunekookie.com/gfortune.ph...

Has a good database of Fortunes, plus people can add fortunes to it, and it has an api. So that would be spice.

I could look into making it, but I'd need to re-learn how to make these plugins 0_0
posted by [UserVoice Neil Sveri] • 5 years and 6 months ago Link
yegg
The source here would be the UNIX fortune files.
posted by yegg Staff5 years and 10 months ago Link
isameer
This seems to be working now? https://duckduckgo.com/?q=random+fortune
posted by isameer 4 years and 12 days ago Link