About the Duckduckgo default referral

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Urs
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As mentioned in a now defunct thread, Abrowser is sending the ?t=trisquel string by default to DDG.

I found out that LinuxMint for instance are explicitly mentioning their referrals on their "Partners" page (see screenshot or on their website) and how they get some of the ad revenue back.

Would it not be better to mention it somewhere here, maybe nearby the donation corner? Again, I am sure some users might be happy to contribute that way if they do not have enough resources to donate.

It was a bit awkward to discover it by chance, instead of being given the opportunity to check a box to allow it.

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> instead of being given the opportunity to check a box to allow it.

That should rather read "instead of no-referral DDG (html only) being the predefined default search engine". No need for box checking, users would only need to change the default search engine to DDG-with-referral if preferred.

Ignacio Agulló
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O 2020-07-28 23:52, escribiu:
> Would it not be better to mention it somewhere here, maybe nearby the
> donation corner? Again, I am sure some users might be happy to
> contribute that way if they do not have enough resources to donate.
>
> It was a bit awkward to discover it by chance, instead of being given
> the opportunity to check a box to allow it.

Exactly.