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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling no "-.com" search limitation capability? 3 years and 3 months ago
Add "-site:.com" to your search. If that doesn't work, try "--site:.com"

Good luck.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling PROVIDE SEARCH STATISTICS FREELY. Academic researchers need data. Google sells it, you make it public, attract academics. 3 years and 3 months ago
+1; Really want this
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling search defaults 3 years and 3 months ago
A reminder: in most browsers you can middle click (by pressing down the scroll roller) to open a link in new tab.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Why is DuckDuckGo for-profit? 3 years and 3 months ago
I don't know. I guess it's easier to start and maintain a company than a not-for-profit.

I've always wished that DDG was not-for-profit and open source. Look at all the great organizations that have changed the world and not become evil. There's Wikipedia, the world's encyclopedia. There's Mozilla, the NFP that gave us Firefox, Thunderbird and dozens of wonderful standards. Diaspora* only began to work once it was liberated from having to make a profit. WordPress has allowed many to express their opinion online for free and their payed-for services are used only to keep the organization and cheap hosting going.

Google started out just as idealistic as DDG, yet somewhere they went wrong. Was it with ads? DDG has an option to turn of ads, but back in the day, Larry Page and Sergey Brin didn't even want ads in their search engine.

DuckDuckGo is a for-profit company that respects the privacy of it's users. Also, slightly disturbingly, it makes money off of the open-source and freely-given efforts of others. Remember, DDG makes money from ads (though probably not that much) but crowd-sources their IAs.

My hope is that one day, DDG will release all their code for free, finally fully buying in to the open-source spirit.

No organization is perfect, but i hope that one day DDG will be as close as anyone can get.

Cheers,
MyUser
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling URL is Shown inconsistently In Search Results. 3 years and 3 months ago
Try submitting your site to Bing, Yahoo and/or Yandex. DDG should get it.

I was actually surprised that one of my sites got on DDG even before I started spreading it. I traced it back to one of my testers sharing a link on Twitter.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Microsoft new Windows 10 3 years and 3 months ago
It's funny, I use Linux at home but when I'm abroad I use a Windows 8 laptop. Really need to dual-boot it with Ubuntu.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling AirVPN France Blacklisted ? 3 years and 3 months ago
What does your browser return. Please post some screenshots.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling account suspended due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube's policy against... 3 years and 4 months ago
+1. DDG allows you to customize your UI and take back your privacy. It should allow you to customize your results as well.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Duckduck not trustable anymore 3 years and 4 months ago
To everyone here but the OP and x.15a2:

Please stop harassing those who ask questions about DDG's privacy. These are valid questions and those of us who have spent time in the community and know the answers should answer these questions helpfully and in a friendly manner.

DuckDuckGo is one of the nicest search engines out there. Why then is it's forum populated with ALL CAPS, sarcastic comments about OP's posts and questions about whether a user is spying for !g?

If you ever catch me using these tactics, please tell me.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling search suggestions -- analysis and possible solutions 3 years and 4 months ago
Yeah, and that's why it's stupid. However, when I was programming my own search engine I was constantly pulling random numbers out of thin air to use as weights for different signals, then refining those numbers until the results seemed good. (I'm not the best at math)
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