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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Duck is cute, but . . . 3 years and 6 months ago
if this happened i doubt that i would ever return
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling How the revenues of DDG are split in %? 3 years and 6 months ago
as i understand it duckduckgo.com is a privately held company so that information is private

what would one do with that info if it were made public
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Making DuckDuckGo's Javascript free 3 years and 6 months ago
i have some questions:

who is "we"

what is "the movement"

what are some other significant web sites including search engines that are "free" by your definition

since ddg does not collect any user identifiable information what is the harm

why do you think that a for profit company cannot have proprietary code
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling site text color: gray instead of black 3 years and 7 months ago
i prefer the default gray\grey text color because of my vision issues that make the higher contract black physically painful to me

it seems that whatever foreground\background combination a web site settles on there will be some that it suits and others that it does not

unlike other web sites duckduckgo gives users the option to easily change colors and layout for their taste and needs
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Duckduckgo LOGO 3 years and 7 months ago
NelMac your avatar looks nice
[https://duck.co/static/images/profile.male.png]
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Reversal of Bangs! to !Bangs 3 years and 8 months ago
your premise is wrong because it has ALWAYS been !BANG and not BANG! so ddg didn't reverse anything just certain users did and now it's come back to bite them

look at the bang support page and you'll find that each and every one listed is in the format !bang and always has been

it's also been stated by ddg staff that bang! was never officially supported primarily because they understood that the bang character is also used as punctuation in sentence structures which would lead to the confusion some users now have

this is a dead issue and has been documented thoroughly and people need to let it go
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling An Update on !bangs Syntax 3 years and 8 months ago
both ! and : require the shift key so one is no easier than the other

the ! is called "bang" in the print and computer industries not just on ddg and if you think about it over it would be awkward sounding to do a colon search


a reply to a comment on the General Rambling An Update on !bangs Syntax 3 years and 8 months ago
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On a last note, I don't think it is a good idea to get a huge number of users used to a way of doings things, then switch it completely around..
except that the reverse is true-ddg never officially support the way you were doing it which is why they have always been called !bangs and never call bangs!. so it was some users that decided to do it in switched order.

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Another idea could be doing your search plus @bang --- not sure if that would be a good idea though, but it seems like it would be natural to search that way...
in both printing and computer industries the exclamation mark is called a bang - hence the name of this function - so replacing the bang with the "at" - or atpersand - symbol would be nonsensical

by the way - how do you do bangs on the other 2 search engines

still hard to believe that this is an issue at all
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling firefox autoprefixes dgg.gg to unresolvable www.dgg.gg when try to run with establishing inet connection. 3 years and 8 months ago
the confusing part to me is: if you are using dgg.gg or ddg.gg as a shorter way to type duckduckgo.com why would you want to intentionally add 4 more keystrokes by typing www. ? now what am i missing
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling An Update on !bangs Syntax 3 years and 8 months ago
but this is computer language not a sentence, just like this:
$server_name = (!empty($_SERVER['HTTP_HOST']))

with computers its common to type characters that are otherwise used for punctuation or symbols differently than in standard text for example when typing a website url like duckduckgo.com maybe someone doesn't like that period before com, it's more natural at the end, so there should be a setting for that!

still hard to believe that this is an issue at all


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