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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Translating The site ! The members should help with that 6 years and 7 months ago
a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo, Community and 42 6 years and 7 months ago
Since some days i started to work on the Community Platform for DuckDuckGo. This platform is a huge step in the world of DuckDuckGo, cause we want to offer own interfaces for people helping to contribute to DuckDuckGo, and also want to start to make a nice user experience long time for the people using this platform. You could say we longtime plan to be kind of Facebook, Twitter, or whatever, but I think out of the community driven aspect we will see where it goes.

- Who can use the community platform?

Everybody is invited to use the community platform, when its launched. You can register your account there or via our XMPP and then login to the platform.

- Is it free?

Everything will be free and stay free for the users. The target is to build up a community portal people can rely on and also can feel safe with our not tracking policy.

- Will it offering features for the search engine itself?

Middleterm we plan to also give you the possibility to bind configuration for the search engine to your user account, so that you can customize the experience on DuckDuckGo for yourself. Still we will not bind or track any request specific to the user.

- What ways of contribution to DuckDuckGo will the community platform offer to me?

In the first "run" we will head to offering a translation interface, so that you can all start to translate DuckDuckGo and all our sites into YOUR language. I will make another post about the translation interface soon, to explain what is the plan there, but I like todo this with some screenshots, so that we can discuss this plan with all of you users! :) We also will implement a screenshot uploader so that you can help us finding bugs on the interface more easily.

Later we will offer more options to help us on the quality of the search engine, like ranking of results or tagging spam. We will see where we go from here, the plans will evolve with the platform.

- What other services you plan todo? DO WE FINALLY GET EMAIL???

No :(. So far we sadly dont have a solid plan for offering email services, but we hope we can minimum make an email redirect for @dukgo.com for you.

We also want to offer a url-shorten service at http://ddg.gg/ for the public (so not bound to being registered at dukgo.com). In addition we offer that you can bind all other services to our platform, like Facebook, Twitter and co. to directly interact with those services over our platform.

More services will come, but we want to go step by step here. Highest priority is the translation interface.

- Can I do something already now???

We are in a very very early development stage, you can see the current code here https://github.com/duckduckgo/community-platform and you can test it on our so called view-stage. The "view" is a duplicated system which is our testing environment for the new features. It's an independent XMPP server running on view.dukgo.com and additional offering under http://view.dukgo.com/ the current situation for testing. So far we are still in VERY early startup, so there is REALLY nothing much to see, and you dont need to report the problems you see so far. We will make an official launch for a public beta and then put the system live for the world :).

- Can I help contributing to the platform itself already?

Of course you can! If you can code Perl or wanna learn how to code Perl you are always invited to visit us on IRC at #duckduckgo irc.freenode.net and ask if you can help us. We also need all kind of other people like graphicans, or interface designer. We are VERY open for help here! Please contact us on IRC or email us at open@duckduckgo.com to get involved! You can also contact me of course via XMPP/Jabber on getty@duckduckgo.com or join the XMPP/Jabber conference room at duckduckgo@conference.dukgo.com! :)

PLEASE: Do not contact us if you want to translate the platform NOW, wait till we official start the platform, then you get all instructions and informations you need to just start translating the platform itself, DuckDuckGo and our other sites (donttrack.us, dontbubble.us)! It will be a very easy procedure :).
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling New bangs 9-5-2011 6 years and 7 months ago
The link is sadly damaged, please use http://duckduckgo.com/bang.html
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Translating DDG's UI 6 years and 7 months ago
Yeah, we will make an interface, where you can login with your dukgo.com user account (also there you can then register directly via web a dukgo.com account instead of using the XMPP/Jabber for registration).

In this interface you will be able to choose to what language you wanna translate and then can start translating everything.

Right now I'm still "a bit" busy with some other non-DDG related (UUUUHHHH evil) stuff, but when this is done we will very fast get the first versions of this interface, even tho the first runs will be more like testing and seeing if the workflow works, and then BANG, we start the big translation round and bring everybody to translate stuff for us!!! :-D

People who can code perl or want to code perl can also help on making this interface.

we also could need help of another HTML/CSS Designer for this who wants to put in some spare time for DDG ;)


a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo new public XMPP/Jabber service on dukgo.com! 6 years and 9 months ago
In the future we will use a certificate which will not be required to be approved. Thanks for posting the Fingerprint, but I was tending to make it as easy as possible for the user, cause we will change the certificate and remove this problem overall.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Flyer campaign 6 years and 10 months ago
Hey Bonn! ;)

Cooler deutscher Flyer :-) Ich hätte nur gern ein paar winzige Änderungen dann würde ich echt sagen sollte man das verteilen! :-) auf jedenfall definitiv http://duckduckgo.de/, weil wir planen in Zukunft dort auch eine "deutschere" Fassung zu machen, also warum jetzt ne schlechtere URL verteilen, derzeit wird es halt einfach umgeleitet bis wir das eingerichtet haben.

Aber so echt coole sache :) die DDG.gg URL sollte man wegnehmen oder als http://ddg.gg/ schreiben sonst verwirrt das, und die andere würde ich auch mit http:// versehen, für den deutschen standard bürger hehe ;).

Grüße aus Mönchengladbach!
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo new public XMPP/Jabber service on dukgo.com! 6 years and 11 months ago
Aehm this guest post was by me :-) sorry... didnt saw that i wasnt logged in (i dont like zoho!)
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo new public XMPP/Jabber service on dukgo.com! 6 years and 11 months ago
That will be done, i put it on my todo, we will make a maintaince window where we drop in all the new stuff at once!
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo new public XMPP/Jabber service on dukgo.com! 6 years and 11 months ago
It is federate, you dont need the SRV entries if you are using the server directly on the A record :-)
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo new public XMPP/Jabber service on dukgo.com! 6 years and 11 months ago
Its on the TODO! :-)
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