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Re: Anyone using DuckDuckGo...

Postby Penn » Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:13 pm

SixString wrote:I've started having a problem with domain-specific searches. For example, if I search DDG using "site=sitename.com/sub1 <searchterm>" I used to get only results from sitename.com/sub1. Now, I'm getting results from everywhere within the base domain, in other words, everything under sitename.com.

This is new behavior. Has anyone else experienced it, and if so, found a way to get back to subdomain-specific searches?

Thanks.

Try a colon instead of equal. ":" not "="

https://duckduckgo.com/?t=lm&q=sixstrin ... com&ia=web

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Re: Anyone using DuckDuckGo...

Postby rick gen » Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:29 am

Thanks for all the answers.
I've been okay with DuckDuckGo. It's been my homepage.
Not perfect but will probably get better overtime.
Startpage still got traces of Google to me.

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Re: Anyone using DuckDuckGo...

Postby Moem » Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:49 pm

rick gen wrote:Startpage still got traces of Google to me.

What do you mean by this?
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Re: Anyone using DuckDuckGo...

Postby rick gen » Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:05 pm

Moem wrote:What do you mean by this?

That question has an intimidating feel in it, especially when the words, "Enhanced by Google" are very visible on the right side of the search box of the Startpage home page. If those are not traces of Google, I don't know what is. I may be wrong and I stand corrected.

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Re: Anyone using DuckDuckGo...

Postby Moem » Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:38 pm

rick gen wrote:
Moem wrote:What do you mean by this?

That question has an intimidating feel in it

Sorry, it wasn't meant to. It's a genuine question, born from curiosity.

rick gen wrote:especially when the words, "Enhanced by Google" are very visible on the right side of the search box of the Startpage home page. If those are not traces of Google, I don't know what is.

Well, Startpage is anonymised Google, so if that's what you mean then you're not wrong. The 'anonymised' part is what makes it acceptable to me, and in fact: attractive.

I don't mind getting a bit of Google... I just don't want Google getting a bit of me. :wink:
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Re: Anyone using DuckDuckGo...

Postby Lazar » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:07 am

I used @dukgo.com XMPP account, but they disabled that service. That is shame.
https://duck.co/blog/post/2/using-pidgi ... mpp-jabber

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Re: Anyone using DuckDuckGo...

Postby KBD47 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:17 am

In the past duckduckgo seemed lacking, but been using it again recently and I'm almost always satisfied with the results. I rarely use google search now. If anyone balked at duckduckgo in the past they should give it another try.

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Re: Anyone using DuckDuckGo...

Postby rick gen » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:55 am

KBD47 wrote:In the past duckduckgo seemed lacking, but been using it again recently and I'm almost always satisfied with the results. I rarely use google search now. If anyone balked at duckduckgo in the past they should give it another try.

I concur. It's been giving me all the results I want.
People need to start moving away from the clutches of Google.
If there's a better alternative than DDG, I'll go for it.
I do hope some enterprising open source people would step up and offer safer alternatives.
I'm sure people would gladly offer donation to such project people would surely care about.

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Re: Anyone using DuckDuckGo...

Postby KBD47 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:13 pm

rick gen wrote:I concur. It's been giving me all the results I want.
People need to start moving away from the clutches of Google.
If there's a better alternative than DDG, I'll go for it.
I do hope some enterprising open source people would step up and offer safer alternatives.
I'm sure people would gladly offer donation to such project people would surely care about.


I would love to see Google have more competition. Search is a big one as few things are as important privacy wise as the things you look up and want to know about revealing your interests, likes and dislikes. That is a lot of powerful information Google has on everyone who uses search. They could quickly put together a profile on you based upon searches over a period of time.

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Re: Anyone using DuckDuckGo...

Postby killer de bug » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:57 am

I use DDG on daily basis since years now. And I love it. Wouldn't do without it.
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Re: Anyone using DuckDuckGo...

Postby rick gen » Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:02 pm

Google will no longer read your emails to tailor ads

http://www.kitv.com/story/35737731/goog ... tailor-ads

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Re: Anyone using DuckDuckGo...

Postby KBD47 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:36 pm

rick gen wrote:Google will no longer read your emails to tailor ads

http://www.kitv.com/story/35737731/goog ... tailor-ads


Honestly, it is about time. That to me was one of the sleaziest things Google did. I also have Google Voice and it gives you print versions of phone messages and by default Google has it set to scan your messages to 'improve' its service. I removed that option. Under privacy I have removed or turned off most of what Google scans or reads. Love Google services--hate Google snooping :(

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Re: Anyone using DuckDuckGo...

Postby sphyrth » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:20 pm

If ever the admins delete my comment, then I understand.

Google no longer reading is a good move. But the same article wisely got Google backed against the wall. It doesn't mean that Google will not store your e-mails for someone else to read.

The "people" who put pressure on Google to invade privacy are still lurking.
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