[PLUG-TALK] Giving up on DuckDuckGo

Michael Rasmussen michael at jamhome.us
Sun Jul 22 18:59:42 PDT 2018


On 2018-07-22 16:17, John Jason Jordan wrote:
> I have been using DuckDuckGo for quite a while, and I love that it
> doesn't track me, but it's time to say goodbye. Why? Because when
> searching your choices for dates are only:
> 
> 	Any Time
> 	Past Day
> 	Past Week
> 	Past Month
> 
> Whereas, in addition to the above, Google gives me Past hour, Past
> year and, best of all, Custom range.


You didn't seem to have a question. I'll provide a few to balance things 
out.

What is your use case for date restricted searches?
Which date range are you most interested in?
Would sorting results by date be of use?
    search terms !date
will do that.

DuckDuckgo does allow for six Google time ranges

   !gday
   !gweek
   !gmonth
   !g24
   !ghour
   !gyear


For me, the ! search utility outweighs the lack of date filtering.

And while messing around looking for dates, I found I can do a quick 
translation to/from English and Spanish with !sdict

Other fun stuff lurks.

-- 
       Michael Rasmussen, Portland Oregon
     Be Appropriate && Follow Your Curiosity


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