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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling search suggestions -- analysis and possible solutions 3 years and 1 month ago
Okay, here's a really stupid idea: What if there was a cool GUI in the settings menu to allow you to adjust the search algorithms?

As I said, that's a bit of a stupid idea. However, since no search engine (that I can think of) has ever done that, it might be a cool first. Maybe even just a couple sliders so you could adjust the weight given to particular signals.

I think this might be a fun, easy, non-evil, no-tracking way for users to get tailored search results.

Cheers,
MyUser
a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Alternatives 3 years and 1 month ago
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Weird search suggestions 3 years and 1 month ago
[http://snag.gy/4j1cg.jpg]

Also worth noting:

[http://snag.gy/etMtw.jpg]

As least it's not as bad as how searching for "atomic weapons establishment" used to be. (But everyone wants atomic weapons from Pronto and prices like that won't last!)
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling blacklist sites prior to search 3 years and 1 month ago
Unfortunately, the only thing you can do right now is add "-site:ebay.com" to the end of your search. Really, DDG needs a setting to blacklist sites or, even better, to auto add search terms to the end of your search.

Cheers,
MyUser
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling One time locale setting for search 3 years and 1 month ago
There are a couple things you can do this. First, you could add "r:[two letter country code]" on to the end of your search. So, if you're in Canada, it would be something like "r:ca".

Second (and my favourite) look for the little location selector on the right-hand side of the search page. It's a little switch with a stylized picture of the Earth next to it. Click on the Earth to select the region you want to search from. The Earth will now be replaced by that Country's flag. You can then use the switch to toggle the regional search. Clicking on the flag will allow you to change the region again.

Cheers,
MyUser
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling duckduckgo.com is inaccessible 3 years and 1 month ago
What browser are you using?

If it's prevent redirects that's the problem, go to your cookie settings and delete DDG's cookies. That should remove the settings.

Good luck,
MyUser
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling search fails on \0 3 years and 1 month ago
Might want to fix that. It should be a backslash separated from the rest of the content.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Please Consider Partnering with Browsers or even becoming one. 3 years and 1 month ago
There has been really quite alot of discussion about a DDG browser (you can click on those words individually, they're ALL different links). There's even a thread, posted by Zac, titled "[b]Please don't ask about a DuckDuckGo browser[/b]." Other than date searches this has got to be the most asked about thing on duck.co.

DDG has been included in lots of browsers and OSs. I guess the reason one doesn't see it in so many is because there are lots of alternative browsers but only one DDG and one Google (and Google is way more famous). Just looking at DDG's Wikipedia page I can see that it's in Gnome and Pale Moon. Then, of course, it's in Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox.

Firefox for Ubuntu has included DDG for years now (long before Mozilla jumped on). Though a bit of a memory hog (right now with three windows open, it's using about 25% of my memory), Firefox for Ubuntu is fast, clean and simple. Not at all bloated in my opinion.

I agree, there are lots of alternatives to Firefox. (Since you mentioned IE, I'm going to mention Edge, Microsoft's next browser.) You could check out Chromium from which Google's Chrome is drawn (it's like pure browser before they insert the evil). Then there's the Opaque private browser by community leader, Javathunderman.

Then there are a whole bunch of re-branded and improved versions of Firefox which you touched upon.

I like Firefox because of it's developer toolkit, it's parent Mozilla, it's customizability and it's awesomeness. One of the things to try out might be a faster computer (probably to expensive, skip that).

But no matter what browser we use, I think we can both agree that we want the world to use DDG.

Cheers,
MyUser
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Searching in Belgium... 3 years and 1 month ago
A couple things. First, if you always want to search in Belgium, go to settings (https://duckduckgo.com/settings) and change your "Region" right at the top.

If you only want to search in Belgium for some searches you can use the region selector in the top right hand corner of the search page. Just click on the little picture of the Earth and select your region. You can then toggle region search using the switch.

If you want to get all technical and only want results ending with ".nl" you can add "site:.nl" to the end of your searches.

Cheers,
MyUser
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo bangs for google search! 3 years and 1 month ago
Awesome! This should be incorporated into the DuckDuckGo add-on with adds IAs to Google and Bing results.
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