28.7.0 update

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28.7.0 update

Post by person45 » 2019-08-29, 20:14

"Improved performance of image content loading."

I notice the first, large picture load faster in articles I read. Before, I would see a short delay for the 1st while the 2nd and 3rd pictures would load quickly.

Thank you for all the hard work you do.

Questions: Does duckduckgo give a commission for every search that I do in the url bar? Or is there a limit per day by ip address? Would an adblocker interfere with this process?

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Re: 28.7.0 update

Post by Moonchild » 2019-08-29, 20:22

person45 wrote:
2019-08-29, 20:14
I notice the first, large picture load faster in articles I read.
Glad to hear some real-world feedback like this.
person45 wrote:
2019-08-29, 20:14
Questions: Does duckduckgo give a commission for every search that I do in the url bar? Or is there a limit per day by ip address?
If DDG is the default search engine then searching from the address bar or search bar will provide a commission. I'm not privy to the actual algorithm in use for these commissions but I assume that normal searches (as in human-instigated) will all be counted for potential commissions depending on the search results having ads.
person45 wrote:
2019-08-29, 20:14
Would an adblocker interfere with this process?
It might, if it interferes with sponsored search results on DDG search result pages.
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Re: 28.7.0 update

Post by Tharthan » 2019-08-30, 05:19

Moonchild wrote:
2019-08-29, 20:22
It might, if it interferes with sponsored search results on DDG search result pages.
Would you recommend disabling one's adblocker for duckduckgo.com, then? For me, that's not much of a problem, as their ads are not intrusive.
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Re: 28.7.0 update

Post by Moonchild » 2019-08-30, 07:45

I do recommend disabling adblockers on duckduckgo.com if you want to support us.
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Re: 28.7.0 update

Post by back2themoon » 2019-09-01, 08:43

I've also noticed some tangible improvements with 28.7.0. Well done, team.

About whitelisting DDG, perhaps you should add that info in rumor control or wherever it will be seen. I doubt most of us would remember/consider doing it on our own.
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Re: 28.7.0 update

Post by person45 » 2019-09-02, 17:05

back2themoon wrote:
2019-09-01, 08:43
About whitelisting DDG, perhaps you should add that info
A sizeable percentage (maybe 15% to 35%) of the user population may not know that their adblocker might be interfering with Pale Moon's revenue generation. They may want to help out but simply are not aware of the possible issue.

Maybe a small, friendly reminder about putting DDG into the whitelist can be placed at the top of the changelog webpage that appears after a Pale Moon update.

Would this be too obtrusive?

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Re: 28.7.0 update

Post by bgstack15 » 2019-09-03, 01:51

person45 wrote:
2019-09-02, 17:05
back2themoon wrote:
2019-09-01, 08:43
About whitelisting DDG, perhaps you should add that info
A sizeable percentage (maybe 15% to 35%) of the user population may not know that their adblocker might be interfering with Pale Moon's revenue generation. They may want to help out but simply are not aware of the possible issue.

Maybe a small, friendly reminder about putting DDG into the whitelist can be placed at the top of the changelog webpage that appears after a Pale Moon update.

Would this be too obtrusive?
I like this idea! I had no idea (until this discussion) that this arrangement would help you guys!

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Re: 28.7.0 update

Post by Moonchild » 2019-09-03, 02:21

The idea has been put into practice. Can't hurt to ask, right?
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Re: 28.7.0 update

Post by Giraffe » 2019-09-03, 08:08

I'd like to use DDG but it doesn't have the customisable Advanced mode that I use in Startpage - is there a way of getting this in DDG?
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Re: 28.7.0 update

Post by affinity » 2019-09-03, 08:31

The "hamburger" menu on the right? Does that have enough customizations / info for you?

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Re: 28.7.0 update

Post by Giraffe » 2019-09-04, 07:34

Plenty - I suppose that I could get it set up then just use Operators in a search rather than have Startpage's Advanced view. I'll give it a go and also disable UBO for DDG.
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