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#1 subscriptionblocker

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 08:29 PM

Sometimes - I just get a blank page. 5 minutes later - it works.

 

When I try to go to their site from Google - everything always works.

 

Baffling.



#2 rain2reign

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 04:51 PM

Do you have the same problem when you try to access the site without the VPN connection?



#3 pr1v

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 08:18 PM

Just curious: does it happen using https://start.duckduckgo.com too?

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 12:36 AM

see if this makes a diff as your duckduckgo home page:

https://duckduckgo.com/?kf=fw&kh=1&k1=-1

basically shutting some of the junk off

 

 

some css to darken duckduckgo:

 

/*
about:config
search stylish set
editor to 1
dux 041617 css edit
@-moz-document domain("3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion")
non java/java pages look same now
unfuxd ;)
*/

    @-moz-document domain("duckduckgo.com") {
        
    /* custom colors */             /*var(--alt-bg)*/
    :root {
    --main-bg: #111 !important;              
    --dark-bg: #111 !important;                
    --darker-bg: #222 !important;              
    --header-bg: #111 !important;                
    --main-text: #999 !important;      
    --yellow-text: #8a7b70 !important;    
    --blue-text: #556b82 !important;      
    --green-text: #74857c !important;      
    }      

.header.header--html {
    width: 100%;
    max-width: none;
    box-sizing: border-box;
    padding: 16px 0px 10px;
    border-bottom: 1px solid #111111 !important;
    border-top: 2px solid #111111 !important;
    display: block;
}

.search-filters-wrap {display:none;}

.js-sidebar-modules {
    display: none;
}

.result--ad--double {
    float: left;
    width: 50%;
    display: none;
}

.nav-menu--slideout {display:none !important;}

.onboarding-ed {display:none !important;}

.js-sidebar-ads {display:none !important;}

#ads {
    display: none !important;
}

.search:hover .search__clear, .search__input:focus ~ .search__clear, .search--header.has-text.search--hover .search__clear, .search--header.has-text.search--focus .search__clear, .search--home.has-text .search__clear {
    visibility: visible;
    opacity: 0.9;
    display: none !important;
}

.onboarding-bottom-balloonist {
    height: auto;
    text-align: center;
    overflow: hidden;
    background: transparent -moz-linear-gradient(center top , #5090C7 0%, #5396CA 5%, #5AA7D1 15%, #64BDDB 50%, #FFF9DB 85%, #FFF 100%) repeat scroll 0% 0%;
    display: none !important;
}
.onboarding-bottom {
    display: none !important;
}
.onboarding-bottom {
    width: 100%;
    position: absolute;
    top: 100%;
    height: 100%;
    min-height: 450px;
    overflow: hidden;
    display: none !important;
}

.search__autocomplete {
    display: none !important;
    position: absolute;
    top: 2.8em;
    left: 0px;
    width: 100%;
    max-height: 208px;
    border: 1px solid #D0D0D0;
    border-radius: 0px 0px 2px 2px;
    margin-top: -2px;
    ;
    margin-right: -1px;
    z-index: 25;
    box-shadow: 0px 2px 4px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1);
}

.navbutton {
    background-color: transparent;
    border-width: 0px 0px 1px;
    border-style: none none solid;
    border-color: -moz-use-text-color -moz-use-text-color transparent;
    -moz-border-top-colors: none;
    -moz-border-right-colors: none;
    -moz-border-bottom-colors: none;
    -moz-border-left-colors: none;
    border-image: none;
    cursor: pointer;
    font-size: 12px;
    font-weight: bold;
    text-decoration: underline;
    color: #1168CC;
    padding: 0px;
}

.header-atb, .header-atb:hover, .header-atb:visited, .header-atb:active {
    color: #333;
    text-decoration: none;
    display: none;
}

.results--powered__badge.badge--yahoo {
    bottom: -1px;
    display: none;
}
  
.header {
    font-size: 32px;
    font-weight: bold;
    color: #DC5E47;
    display: none;
}

.submit {
    height: 40px;
    font-size: 20px;
    cursor: pointer;
    display: none;
}

.results--powered a, .results--powered a:visited {
    color: inherit;
    font-size: 0.9em;
    display: none;
}

.results--sidebar--mid .btn--top {
    position: absolute;
    right: -64px;
    top: 24px;
    display: none;
}

    .logo_homepage {
        background-image: url("assets/logo_homepage_mobile.normal.v107.png");
        background-size: 275px 62px;
        width: 275px;
        height: 62px;
        display: none;
    }

.result-snippet {
    font-size: 100%;
    color: #777777;
}

link-text {
    color: #666999;
    font-size: 100%;
}

.frm__select {
    margin-right: 5px;
    display: none;
}

.query {
    border-color: rgb(85, 85, 85);
    border-style: solid;
    border-width: 1px;
    border-radius: 3px;
    font-size: 20px;
    padding: 5px 6px;
    text-align: left;
    width: 60%;
    max-width: 600px;
    height: 28px;
    background-color: #222333;
}
     
    .header__logo-wrap {
        position: absolute;
        left: 0px;
        margin-top: -10px;
        width: 94px;
        height: 60px;
        display: none;
    }

.frm_select {
       display: none;
}
     
    .zci-wrap {
        background-color: #F2F2F2;
        clear: both;
        display: none;
        position: relative;
        z-index: 10;
        margin-top: -1px;
    }
     
    .tile-wrap {
        position: relative;
        top: 0px;
        margin-top: 0px;
        margin-bottom: 0px;
        display: none;
    }
     
    .zci-wrapper {
        background-color: #F2F2F2;
        padding: 20px 0px 20px 104px;
        border-bottom: 1px solid #D0D0D0;
        line-height: 1.45;
        display: none;
    }
                                   /* bgcolor */
    body, .result__body, .modal--region-filter .modal__list__link.is-highlighted {
      background-color: var(--main-bg) !important;
        }
      
      .search__button:hover, .acp-wrap, .result__body:hover, .tileview .metabar--fixed, .tile-wrap, .tileview--grid, .is-stuck, .modal--region-filter .frm__input, .switch {
        background: var(--dark-bg) !important;
      }  
      
      a, .acp-wrap, .result__snippet {
        color: var(--main-text) !important;
      }  
      
    .nav-menu__item > a, .zcm__link, .result__url, .result__snippet b, .result__snippet strong, div.tile, .frm__input {
        color: var(--green-text) !important;
      }  
      
      .search__input, .search__input--adv, .result__a, .tile__title, .modal__box {
        color: var(--blue-text) !important;
      }
     
    .header-wrap--home, .header-wrap, .zcm__link.is-active {
        border-color: var(--main-bg) !important;
      }  
      
      .site-wrapper-border {
        background: transparent !important;
      }  
      
      .switch__knob, .tile-nav.can-scroll {
        background: var(--main-text) !important;
      }  
      
      .search, .search--adv, .nav-menu, .nav-menu--slideout, .search--home.has-text .search__button, div.acp:hover, .header-wrap, #back-to-top, .result--sep--hr::before, .tile__body, .tile--s, .tile--info, .mapview__close, .metabar__mode, .modal--popout .modal__box, .modal__header, .search:hover .search__button, .search__input:focus ~ .search__button, .search--header.has-text.search--hover .search__button, .search--header.has-text.search--focus .search__button, .search--home.has-text .search__button {
        background-color: var(--darker-bg) !important;
      }  
      
      .search, .search--adv, .acp-wrap, .search__autocomplete, .zci.is-active, .tile, .is-stuck, .modal--region-filter .frm__input, .modal__header {
        border: none !important;
      }  
      
      .search, .search--adv, .tile {
        box-shadow: 2px 2px 4px 2px rgba(0,0,0,0.2) !important;
      }  
      
      .tag-home, .badge-link, .logo_homepage__tt, #duckbar_static_sep, #duckbar_dynamic_sep, .feedback-btn, .attribution--link__icon {
        display: none !important;
      }
      
      .svg .logo_homepage {
            background-image: url("http://puu.sh/o6X09/a27acc920a.png") !important;
    }
      
      .svg .header__logo {
        background-image: url("http://puu.sh/o6YKu/01ea108997.png") !important;
      }  
     
    .header--aside, a.search-filter__icon {
        opacity: 0 !important;
      }  
      
    .header--aside:hover, a.search-filter__icon:hover {
        opacity: 0.7 !important;
      }    
      
      a, body, .result__snippet, .search__input, .search__input--adv {
        font-size: 14px !important;
        font-family: open sans !important;
      }  
      
    }  

i put their onion url in there also at the top commented out

 

google is an ad company but like everyone else i like their searches and like the results with a clean layout


windows = sh!t


#5 tehhellhound

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 05:03 AM

No problems with DDG here. I tried them in the past and it seemed like their search algorithm was too crude and often couldn't find what I was looking for. Now that Google seems to have really screwed up their results by trying to sell people stuff at every turn and getting tons of takedown notices, I gave DDG a try again and I am very impressed at the improvements that they have made. They have become my go-to search engine and it is very rare that I ever have to consider using anything else for anything.

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 07:21 AM

DDG outputs exactly the same results as Bing, at least in Germany. Half the time I didn't find what I was looking for. I switched to Startpage a while back, way more diversity and more accurate results.

Sent via Tapatalk. Means, I don't have a computer available now.

Always remember:
There's a guide to AirVPN,

Amazon IPs are not dangerous here,
running TOR exits is discouraged,

using spoilers for your logs is the proper way to heaven.
Same issues are rare! Search for solutions and if not successful open your own threads.

~ Furthermore, I propose that your paranoia is to be destroyed. ~

 


#7 Sanctioner

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 02:37 AM

Google caters way too heavily to popular sites at the expense of quality sites.  often, the popular sites are the quality sites, but they have too many one-off boosts or blows that interfere with an otherwise quality search algorithm.  they do too many bad things, like reduce people's blog views unless they use google apis, or things of the like, can't remember that old article.  Some have had their viewership reduced several fold overnight.  if you can locate the articles, they do crap like this regularly.  it just doesn't make the news much as it needs to.

 

Duck Duck Go has come a long way and it is rare i can't find what i need.  they have custom themes now, so you don't have to spend so much time cssing your custom style to stop feeling like you're staring into a light bulb.  they have a custom color picker and calculator if you search for those, and other automatic widgets that open up with some searches.

 

startpage is really just another front for google, so i can't really use it.  they got rid of ixquick too, which was their non-google search answer.  their startmail is pretty decent though, but that's off topic.  this world really needs a good search engine that does just that search, and not anything else, or for any other reason.  I dont know of any others, and DDG has filled that spot pretty well.  I wonder where they get their money from since my browser is not picking up any of those pixels that fund the entire internet that is the reason DDG exists to prevent.

 

 

press F12 on duckduckgo and see what's waiting to download on the network tab.  it could be anything from a malicious request to a filter blocking content or something else entirely.

 

-sanc



#8 pr1v

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 06:27 AM

You could also try qwant or searx.





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