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a comment on the General Rambling Strange error in a Portuguese BR token (or bad translation reuse?) 4 years and 6 months ago

When we open this URL with Javascript enabled, everything is normal. :)

But if we disable JS in the browser and reload the page, we'll see a wrong sentence in Portuguese: "HTML ou lite versões."

I searched the translation interface for the word "versões" read there. But the results do not include this token. Is that possible? Then I imagine that some translation reuse is being done... but it is strange that the search doesn't give a token for "version" or "versions" alone in the results.

The sentence is wrong, absolutely and clearly wrong in Portuguese. Word order is grammactically incorrect (although in English it may have that exact order, translating word by word).

The correct sentece that should be there is probably: "Versão com HTML simples", but it is not so good. So I go beyond and suggest a change there, in the original token: why we mention HTML? Why not make the JS-less pages just a "simplified version" or a "simple version"? There is no need to repeat everywhere the technical detail of what simplification is being done - they must be in the help pages and in longer informative lines. Then, the correct senteces would be: "simplified version" and "versão simplificada"; or the shorter lines of "simple version" and "versão simples".
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Lights out style? 4 years and 6 months ago
( You forgot to say that "Show bookmarklet and settings data" appear only in the Advanced Settings, not in the menu that we can show in the result page... searched a bit more than needed there... hehe :)

That is so nice! Sorry to repeat this so much. It seems that people who like darker colors are minority... but I have two friends that will probably change to use almost only DDG when they receive my magic URL for black results... :)

Technically speaking, these forced setting don't work without JS enabled. Would is be possible? Or there is some reason that they must be done client side instead of server side? I have not digged to see exactly what they do, but I imagine (and just that, imagine without so strong arguments) that serving different CSS depending on cookie or GET vars should not make a big load difference for DDG... you can confirm or not if this is correct. I would like to know.

# A first nicer DDG for me... the cookie data is not here, I'm
# not sure it will reset the cookie's data when given. Will it?

I prefer to see results in the JS-less page. Just because it is a faster page, scrolls more nicely, and I can have pages that will load more nice and faster for me. I really prefer it. Clicking instead of wait and scroll is better, IMHO. But the colors... now I'm in sort of locked in this crossroad.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Lights out style? 4 years and 6 months ago

And I would type (and did not hold'em!) one more thousand double-u's... I'm just gonna fiddle that in my bookmards and test it, right now!!! :D :D :D

I want to report your post as something VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY nice! (also without ctrl+c/v!!!)
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Lights out style? 4 years and 6 months ago
Fastmail does the best I have seen: users can choose a personal CSS file for their use in the webmail pages (when not using programs to access their accounts). also has a simple but very effective way to do it. I love that place. :)

Yes, you have helped much - and I'm very happy to hear there is something coming! :D I did not know about that add on - although I have seen similar ones, and even imagined the idea possible. But doing it for many pages is not very practical or scalable.

I have read (somewhere) about the customs in DDG. But I don't see how this would fit me in practice... maybe I should give it a try (after searching to find where it is! hehehe)...
a reply to a comment on the blog post Our XMPP services at DuckDuckGo 4 years and 6 months ago
Your post is relatively old, and maybe people around here know about what I'll say. There is a very good open web client. I use it sometimes. Here:
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling IM losing offline messages 4 years and 6 months ago
Just found this one detail. DDG XMPP server seems very good! :) :)

I compared it with another one that some friends and I use.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling IM losing offline messages 4 years and 6 months ago
I use XMPP accounts in other servers, since a few years ago. And I will use DDG's account too if I find people around here doing it. :) It would be nice.

Maybe I even start using it, anytime - just like a new email we sometimes create or start using.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Duckduckgo image search 4 years and 6 months ago
Sorry for choosing the wrong section - I tried not to.

I guessed that one bang for DDG images would exist. But I still question the simple "image" going for one specific website. I think the website must be DDG, not any other.

"... the trigger term image ..."

It does work work without Javascript. But Bing image search works without Javascript. And I don't like this trigger being automatic (without an option not to trigger it)... I hope there are no cases where I can't see the results without the effects it triggers. I really would prefer *only* the "!image" way to include them (and without leaving DDG sites).
a comment on the General Rambling Lights out style? 4 years and 6 months ago
Would it be possible to have a "lights out" style for DDG pages? Including the domain and others, if possible.

White backgrounds hurt my eyes, and quickly give me headaches if I insist so. Dimming the screen helps a bit, but a different style is much better. In some websites, there are too many things written with a very light gray in a white background - impossible to read, I basically know they're there but ignore what is written.

Not so long ago, before the mess of HTML5/CSS3 have now, I could just use Opera browser (before its bad move to Chromium core) and turn on/off the page CSS, if so I wished. This still fixes the still for many pages.

But not for duckduckgo, unfortunately. :-/ For example, writing this post with the "style off" gives me a text area of
exactly 20 chars. Which is too weird, but the width is not defined for this page - but the height is!

I hope it can be... I may help, if that's needed. Should be easy enough. The only suggestion I give it to be able to easily choose the color for any pages (choice kept after with a simple cookie value for that session, also set/unset by GET var).

Seems like a good idea?
a comment on the General Rambling Duckduckgo image search 4 years and 6 months ago
Why does !image search in gg instead of duckduckgo?! I think that's wrong, and a very bad decision. Unfortunately I tried it and was led to gg image search. :(

If Duckduckgo has the image search, and if Bing image search is *much* more flexible in the ways it can be used, with better results (the quality is just personal and my opinion, of course) why not using the natural "!" command to DDG Image? Or, at most, to do no strange choices for the users, like this one was for me.

I would guess that only !gi or !googleimage should be the only way to search images in Google. Similar to what !bi is Bing Images search.


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