Random DDG Goodie IA

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I love exploring all of what DDG has to offer -- but it would be even better if I could ask for and receive a random DDG Goodie right in the browser. A link to DDG Goodies would also be nice.

query? Random DDG Goodie
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For the above example -- I would think we could simply throw the primary_example_queries at the goodie we've randomly selected from lib/DDG/Goodie.

Any insight or critiques of this idea?
• posted 5 years and 2 months ago • type: Goodie (Perl functions) Needs a Developer

I would love this :)
posted by zac Staff5 years and 2 months ago Link
Me too! : D This is an amazing idea! It's so essential, and I think it would be really a nice way of letting people know "What is a goodie?". BTW, that might actually be a nice trigger query! : P
posted by ScreapDK Community Leader5 years and 2 months ago Link
Thanks @zac and @ScreapDK for the enthusiasm!
I'm currently thinking it may be better for this to be implemented as a Fathead. Perhaps you have some input on that. I'm contemplating how it could be possible to gather this data and am entertaining the idea of gathering the data from duckduckgo.com/goodies. I noticed that each of the goodies are contained within the <div class="widge">tag. I suppose we could gather what we wish and present primary query examples for the requested Goodie or a random one if none is supplied. Maybe there is better way of handling this internally, since we aren't consuming any external API or looking to an external source? (@Jag)
posted by loganom Community Leader5 years and 2 months ago Link
: D

Thank you!
posted by loganom Community Leader5 years and 2 months ago Link
This looks like a really nice idea! I have often found myself wanting to discover new instant answers.
posted by chaitanyanettem 5 years and 2 months ago Link