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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 5 years and 9 months ago Needs a Developer

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] • 4 years and 9 months ago Link

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] • 4 years and 9 months ago Link
The source here would be the UNIX fortune files.
posted by yegg Staff5 years and 1 month ago Link
This seems to be working now? https://duckduckgo.com/?q=random+fortune
posted by isameer 3 years and 3 months ago Link