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  1. jerrypc1's Avatar
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    What do you think about the search engine "StartPAGE"
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  2. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    I used it till it started censoring, but what search engine does not? Still, it went down hill since then.

    https://www.slant.co/versus/547/548/...o_vs_startpage
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  3. Edwin's Avatar
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    I use Google.
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  4. Callender's Avatar
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    Personally I switched to Qwant. Reason: Settings are retained via bookmarked URL rather than stored in cookies. So no need to worry about retaining specific cookies.

    StartPage-default-search-engine.jpg

    Qwant


    Includes a fairly decent video search option.

    You can find a list of recommended search engines based on privacy here:

    UR protects you as much as possible while you browse the web.
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  5. jerrypc1's Avatar
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    Callender said:
    Personally I switched to Qwant. Reason: Settings are retained via bookmarked URL rather than stored in cookies. So no need to worry about retaining specific cookies.

    StartPage-default-search-engine.jpg

    Qwant


    Includes a fairly decent video search option.

    You can find a list of recommended search engines based on privacy here:

    UR protects you as much as possible while you browse the web.
    Thanks to each of you for responding so quick got good information from each of the reply's
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  6. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    Callender said:
    Personally I switched to Qwant. Reason: Settings are retained via bookmarked URL rather than stored in cookies. So no need to worry about retaining specific cookies.
    DDG has the same feature.
    Code:
    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=%s&k1=-1&k5=2&kah=sk-sk&kak=-1&kao=-1&kap=-1&kaq=-1&kau=-1&kav=1&kax=-1&kk=-1&t=h_&ia=web
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  7. Callender's Avatar
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    TairikuOkami said:
    DDG has the same feature.
    Code:
    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=%s&k1=-1&k5=2&kah=sk-sk&kak=-1&kao=-1&kap=-1&kaq=-1&kau=-1&kav=1&kax=-1&kk=-1&t=h_&ia=web
    It does but it uses cookies to store preferences. I still use DDG but prefer Qwant.
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  8. WXC's Avatar
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    jerrypc1 said:
    What do you think about the search engine "StartPAGE"

    Hello Jerry,

    I started using Startpage maybe two years ago. Initially, I was a bit disappointed in the lack of results, but chose to stay with it.
    For me personally, it serves my needs well. Again, personal opinion, but I would not hesitate to recommend it.

    I will never switch back to Google (although perhaps the best search results).

    Good luck with your final choice.
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    Some time ago I wanted to know whether a family member was still alive.
    Startpage: no hit was found; conclusion; still alive.
    Google: found an in memoriam.
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  10. WXC's Avatar
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    TairikuOkami said:
    I used it till it started censoring, but what search engine does not? Still, it went down hill since then.
    Callender said:
    Personally I switched to Qwant. Reason: Settings are retained via bookmarked URL rather than stored in cookies. So no need to worry about retaining specific cookies.

    Each of you gentlemen above, raise valid points (if I am understanding correctly). However, to the first, the censoring can be tamed by toggling off 'Family Filter'.

    To the second, Startpage also offers a way to circumvent cookies.

    The problem, unfortunately (to both issues above), is that this has to be repeated with each new incident of use (opening of Startpage in a new window). It is not very convenient, I more than agree.

    However, I personally do not find it an problem, for my use.


    PiKo said:
    Some time ago I wanted to know whether a family member was still alive.
    Startpage: no hit was found; conclusion; still alive.
    Google: found an in memoriam.

    To PiKo's point, I completely agree.

    Startpage is lacking, when compared to Google. I think perhaps, all other search engines are.


    I use it because it suits my personal needs. But it is certainly not for everyone.


    @jerrypc1,

    I suggest giving all the recommended a try for a few days. You'll find the one that best works for you. Pros and cons to everything.

    Again, good luck.
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