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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Is there an illustration to represent how each successive keyword is interpreted 2 years and 7 months ago
I'm feeling immensely NOT lucky.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Is there an illustration to represent how each successive keyword is interpreted 2 years and 7 months ago
I'm afraid people like Gabriel Weinberg become satisfied by their modest success and become oblivious to real challenges, so I don't want this topic to look like it has been resolved by a few links to information on DDG's search syntax.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Is there an illustration to represent how each successive keyword is interpreted 2 years and 7 months ago
Do you mind if I quote my original post? Here it is:

"Does this really make any sense to provide? There's likely a few (if not many) aspects in which it does, but I'm sure you try the best you can to support this within single queries."

I hope you're experienced with search engines enough to personally understand how they're incomplete.
a comment on the General Rambling Is there an illustration to represent how each successive keyword is interpreted 2 years and 7 months ago
I think it's important to graphically illustrate how DDG's search results correspond to query strings (e.g. priority relations, sequential association and so forth), at least to give users some confidence about whether they've done the best they can -- if not for the community! I've had several ideas to improve queries; but without a baseline understanding about DDG, I haven't been able to reify them. How can I learn more?

For example: interative search refinement to progressively filter through search results. Does this really make any sense to provide? There's likely a few (if not many) aspects in which it does, but I'm sure you try the best you can to support this within single queries.

Next, consider a state-preserving hierarchy so users can experimentally browse through their query constructions with ease.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Allow voting without being signed in 3 years and 6 months ago
No.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo Has Been Forced on Me...Oh Yes It Has! 3 years and 8 months ago
People who don't understand how to use their own web browser are losers.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Why I care about who and how I transfer information with others 3 years and 8 months ago
I also finally installed an ad-blocker after that (I've added exceptions for DDG). Good job Google!
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Why I care about who and how I transfer information with others 3 years and 8 months ago
Another problem is they CAN'T actually READ YOUR MIND, like they think they can and like they want to. I Googled swimsuits and forever after was followed by advertisements featuring women in bikinis. That's not a problem for me, but it will look questionable around your family.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Why I care about who and how I transfer information with others 3 years and 8 months ago
Now I habitually double check everything to make sure it's really private when I want it to be i.e. sign-in/out if there's no <View as other user> feature. But still, I'd never put anything which has significant value / is capital to me i.e. use GitHub's private Git server hosting. I'd setup my own codebase server on location if I were to need a code server.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Why I care about who and how I transfer information with others 3 years and 8 months ago
Yeah, I often have something stored on the web for personal/archival purposes, and it's usually a trivial embarassment -- like crappy old showcase pieces which no longer represent my current ability (any old content I no longer like but want to keep for myself and appears private) -- but if it's suggested to be private/personal and turns out to be public, that's always a severe frustration.
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