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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo seems to index the robots.txt file. 6 years and 7 months ago
yskywalker, can you elaborate on why the robots.txt files shouldn't be indexed? Websites are capable of excluding the robots.txt file from indexing by adding "robots.txt" to the robots.txt file : ) 
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Problem using the \ prefix 6 years and 7 months ago
We've just made some updates that should fix this problem, once and for all : ) 

If you see it happen again, feel free to reply below. 
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Extra space after disabling ads 6 years and 7 months ago
Thanks! reported! 
a comment on the General Rambling New Color Theme ideas 6 years and 7 months ago
We're interested in adding a few more pre-loaded themes to the Settings panel. Currently, we have a Dark theme ( Settings  -->Color tab -->Color theme) but we're curious to know which themes our Duck.co community would like to see as options. 


Please use this thread to submit the URL parameters for your custom theme : ) 

**URL parameters can be found in the Settings menu under, "Bookmarklets and settings data."
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Is the HTTPS option broken? 6 years and 7 months ago
rafaelluik: can you give any more detail: Region? Browser? 

Guest^^^: can you let me know which phones you noticed this on? 
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling your own index & not bing anytime soon? 6 years and 7 months ago
^^Noted : )  

Specific examples can be compared for a common denominator but we might consider system to report bad results. I'm interested in learning how users would prefer the best way to implement that (non-intrusive, clutter-free, privacy-focused).  

Any suggestions? Feel free to start a new thread. 
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling indexar todo 6 years and 7 months ago
Thanks for your suggestion! Although we do have our own crawler, the expenses associated with indexing the web, to the extent of Google, is not possible, given our current size. After a bit more growth, though, we may be able to do this on a much larger scale. This article does a good job of explaining: http://help.duckduckgo.com/customer/portal/articles/216399-sources 
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling your own index & not bing anytime soon? 6 years and 7 months ago
^^^Sorry, wasn't signed in.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Relavency in DDG and Google result 6 years and 7 months ago
This is an issue with our sources that we're looking into. These details really help so thanks for taking the time to write them out : ) 
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling your own index & not bing anytime soon? 6 years and 7 months ago
One of our help articles (  http://help.duckduckgo.com/customer/portal/articles/216399-sources ) details our use of other sources and the 3rd paragraph goes into some detail about expenses associated with doing your own crawling. We believe that it is possible to provide great results without the need for user-data--which, on other engines, are mainly used for advertisements and result bubbling (  http://dontbubble.us/ ). 
When you say our results are inferior, it would really help if you could provide specific examples. That way, we can determine how best to tweak our internal algo and give you better results. Also, not every search consists of a user knowing what they want to find (specific webpage or document). In the cases where a user is exploring all possibilities (product reviews, research projects, general topic education), I'm not able to see any value in bubbling. Can you elaborate? 
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