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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling open Twitter links in DDG Android 4 years and 7 months ago
The DDG App for Android is designed as a search engine and not a browser. While the app does provide browsing capabilities for search results, it is not installed as a full functioning browser and is not made available as a default browser.



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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling FixTracking.com 4 years and 7 months ago
Apparently you don't understand how much money there is in data mining.



x-15a2
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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling NSA Snooping 4 years and 7 months ago
Mounting a boycott like that, while admirable, would be almost impossible. Using DDG and telling your friends about it is a great start!



x-15a2
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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Show results in columns for large displays ? 4 years and 7 months ago
Maybe of screen shot of how GoogleMonkeyR is doing would help.

I'm sure that some users would like this while others wouldn't, but as long as it's a non-default option in settings I don't see the harm in adding it. It would most likely be a matter of where it goes in the priority of things.



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a comment on the General Rambling Search Humor 4 years and 7 months ago
I know that this is pretty much an on-topic forum, not a lot of humor and the like, but I found the following fortune in my Chinese dinner the other day, thought I'd post it here:





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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling email and search 4 years and 7 months ago
This has been brought up many times before: http://help.duckduckgo.com/customer/portal/articles/215614-email



x-15a2
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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Major change to posting on the forum. 4 years and 7 months ago

Then why not just invest in Captcha software or similar?
It is my understanding that Zoho doesn't support Captcha. It was discussed by the moderators.


Now your moderators have more work + they have the ability to delete anything that they disagree with (possibly politically, ideologically, socially) and can effectively silence comments that they don't like.
The moderators have had that ability all along. We currently delete spam and bot posts. Part of being a moderator is having enough self-control to not abuse the controls that we have on the forums.
 

I just think there are smarter ways to go about this than moderating all comments and applying a veil of censorship to the process.
I'll repeat what Zac posted above, I believe that it states it best:

Guest posts will be approved with no additional oversight. The only things that won't be allowed to show on the page are spam posts (you may have seen these--they're pages filled with links to online stores) and posts that violate the forum rules. The forum rules were created by the community and we've been operating by them for over a year. In that way, there are no additional liberty costs involved. We're just asking that Guest posters be patient as the moderators monitor the queue of posts.

I will add to the above that this change only impacts guest users. Users with forum accounts that are logged into the forums are not impacted by this change.


x-15a2
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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling NSA Snooping 4 years and 7 months ago

I hope this makes sense, as I'm living outside the U.S.A., and I don't know that much about these rules. : )
Those of us living inside the U.S.A. don't know much about this either. So much for the most transparent government ever...


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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Why do the forums require cookies to post? 4 years and 7 months ago
This is a topic that's probably best answered by the forums' host, Zoho. I did find the following on Zoho's Privacy Policy page, I hope it provides the information that you are looking for:
(Please note that the use of the term "we" below refers to Zoho and not to DDG.)

Cookies

We use temporary and permanent cookies to enhance your experience of our Zoho Services. Temporary cookies will be removed from your computer each time you close your browser. By selecting ‘keep me signed-in’ option in Zoho Services, a permanent cookie will be stored in your computer and you will not be required to sign-in by providing complete login information each time you return to our website. If you have turned cookies off, you may not be able to use registered areas of the website. We tie cookie information to your email address when you elect to remain logged in so as to maintain and recall your preferences within the website. We may from time to time employ the use of pixel tags on the website and in emails. Pixel tags such as web beacons are 1x1 images that are embedded onto a web page to document traffic and for website analytics without collecting any Personal Information.

We may from time to time employ the services of a third party agent to analyze statistical and aggregate data about our website content and user base. This aggregated information is not personally identifiable and is employed in improving website functionality and offerings. To this end, these third parties may employ the use of cookies and, or pixel tags in providing their services. While these third party cookies are not tied to your Personal Information, Zoho does not have access to these cookies nor are we responsible for them.



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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Design upgrade 4 years and 7 months ago
DarkEditor,

Just to clarify:
@x-15a2 - well, whilw it is true not eerybody likes a clean look, not everybody likes the traditional look either.
That is why I was clear in stating, "While it can be a primary design, it's best to have the current "traditional" design available for those that prefer it."

Also:
As far as not addig complexity is concerned, thats the whole point of a modern design. It simplifies navigation and makes it easier on overall for the end user to use the site.
My point is that a modern or flat design inherently is neither more or less complex than other designs. Navigation is more than just the look and feel of the design, it's also the placement of navigational aids, context menus, clarity of written help and aids, etc. Just adding flat design elements alone doesn't necessarily make navigation easier or harder than a more traditional approach.

I personally like the idea of a flat design, but still believe that there are other, higher priorities for DDG.





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