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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Remove searches with specific keywords in personal library 1 year and 7 months ago
I believe that what you are asking for (and please correct me if I'm mistaken) would require the use of a DDG user account and having DDG store user data for predictive search results. This goes against the DDG philosophy of "We don't track you".

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SO I think this could lead to machine learning on a personal level for searching for things I'm interested in and filtering out the stuff I don't want.
basically amounts to Bubble Searches which DDG does not do.

I think that I would find some sort of macro extension for your browser or OS and use it to quickly enter unwanted search terms to the end of the search string that you enter.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling UK search not working 1 year and 7 months ago
Hello and thanks for contacting us. The best way for the developers to receive this information is to use the [https://i.snag.gy/xhZ2lY.jpg]button and complete\submit the information. I will also forward this thread to the developers for their review.

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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling UK search not working 1 year and 7 months ago
I copied this reply from another <hidden> user. It's best to keep this topic as a single thread. Thanks!

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I agree with the others here. Region search is the deal breaker. I want to buy a particular type of spectacle frames in the UK, I set the region to UK only, yet the first half page is US companies, perversely selling UK made spectacle frames imported into the US which they are now trying to sell to me in the UK . I want to buy motorcycle parts for a UK made motorcycle. I set my region and put in my bike make and model and first page I see is almost all US companies, again trying to sell me parts made in the UK and exported to the US. It happens with every product search. Maybe someone should tell those US companies that the fortunes they are spending on consultants who guarantee Page Ranking Optimization is not only being wasted by forcing their names in front of people who don't have the option to buy the product anyway, even if they wanted to (delivery charge and import tax) but also giving the US a bad name as the commercial bully boy of the web, forcing other regions off the initial search pages. Maybe the search engine could at least tell us where the company is before we click on it and wait for it to load only to be disappointed when we see the prices in dollars. There are only so many pages of rude US barging in I can take before I just accept that I will have to live with popups and go to google whose region filter, while not perfect and requires regular resetting, does at least give you a couple of pages before the schoolyard bully pushes everyone else out of the way and shouts "Buy from Me".
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Search result filter for past year 1 year and 7 months ago
I know that this is process, somehow the Past Year results are more complicated to sort, but the developers are working on it.

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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Youtube thumbs up(like) button 1 year and 7 months ago
Feel free to use the [https://i.snag.gy/xhZ2lY.jpg]button, specifically if a search query did not meet your expectations. This methods works better because it provide more granular information regarding our search results.

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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Add Duck as default browser 1 year and 7 months ago
Hello,

  1. As a point of clarification, DuckDuckGo is a web search engine and not a browser. A browser is a program that you use to visit wed sites, for example Firefox, Chrome, Opera (and many more). How to make DDG the default search engine for your browser is fully dependent on the browser that you are using. To re-enable the help for adding DDG to your browser, go to DDG's settings and enable Browser Instructions, then go the DDG main page and the instructions should appear again.
  2. I'm sorry but it's not clear (to me) what you downloaded or where you downloaded it from, can you please provide more detailed information?
  3. When asking for help, it's always best to provide detailed information that will help other help you. Providing information like Operating System, browser (including versions for both) and specific errors that your are receiving will help us to point you in the right direction.

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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Does DuckDuckGo have any political bias in their searches like Google and Bing do? 1 year and 7 months ago
Not sure who or what was sold out. I do believe that having all the facts, not just the partnership message, will help cast light on DDG's partnership with Yahoo. I suggest that you read these:

https://duck.co/help/company/yahoo-partn...
https://duck.co/help/results/yahoo-techn...

It's also important to understand that the searches still us DDG's algorithms and that DDG is not just Yahoo search with a different wrapper. Do your own test, enter identical searches in DDG and Yahoo and you'll see that the results differ.

In fact, Yahoo has been one of DDG's sources from the beginning and partnership messages (including Yahoo, Bing, Yandex and other) have been displayed for years.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Help - Does Microsoft Edge Hub expose me to Microsoft tracking even when I use DuckDuckGo? 1 year and 7 months ago
- Moved non-IA topic to General Ramblings section -

Let me do my best to address these issues.
  • 1 point of clarification, DDG is a search engine and not a browser. Browsers are programs like Edge, FireFox, Chrome, etc.
  • Regarding the information that MS collects from Edge, I suggest that you read MS's privacy statement at: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/priv... and remember that MS can change its policies at any point.
  • With reference to seeing your DDG browsing history in the hub, anything that is found in your browser's history is stored by the browser itself, not by the web sites that you have visited. This is a standard function of all web browsers.
  • If you don't want a history of your internet browsing to be created by your browser, you should use Edge's InPrivate Window.
  • Also, remember that there are many browsers available that offer advanced privacy. A simple DDG search will help you find many examples.
  • I'm not sure how you and your Outlook sessions, but when users log out they are sent to MSN.com (which also displays a !B search field). This is completely controlled by Outlook web site and not by settings in your browser.
  • Thanks for asking about start.duckduckgo.com: If you like having https://duckduckgo.com set as your home page but you don't need the little help nudges give the new start page: https://start.duckduckgo.com a try. It has a bit cleaner interface with no help, just a link to Learn More.


Here are some links that might help:
http://donttrack.us/
http://dontbubble.us/
http://privatebrowsingmyths.com/
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Does DuckDuckGo have any political bias in their searches like Google and Bing do? 1 year and 7 months ago
DDG uses multiple sources, does not "bubble" search and doesn't collect data, so it it likely the most unbiased search engine that you'll find!
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Alternate domain to access DuckDuckGo? 1 year and 7 months ago
you can try http://ddg.gg . but it's just a redirect to the main page. You might also try the connecting using the DDG ip address.
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