Gamers_Mate

@Gamers_Mate@kbin.social
Gamers_Mate,

https://searx.space/ might be a good alternative especially while Bing is down.

Gamers_Mate, (edited )

For those that dont want to click on the reddit link here is what was posted by Redatari. T

restarted all on prem devices.

mobile search down

everything else works except my search function.

The image they shared shows a search for test which gave the following error. "There was an error displaying the search results. Please try again."

Gamers_Mate,

yeah there has been some posts on the fediverse about it as well. It is not just DuckDuckGo but all search engines that use Bing.

Gamers_Mate,

Btw If you are not sure which instance of searx to pick look for one with your country code.

Linux_Is_Best, to Ecosia
@Linux_Is_Best@mk.absturztau.be avatar

Search Engines currently NOT returning results:

  • Microsoft Bing
  • Ecosia
  • Duck Duck Go
  • Start Page
  • Dog Pile
  • Swiss Cows

Gamers_Mate,

@Linux_Is_Best I noticed this with Duckduckgo then tried ecosia and that was down to are they all just front ends for bing?

Gamers_Mate,

I think having all the search engines being front ends for just bing and google has just revealed an obvious weakness.

Gamers_Mate,

Funny thing is the way I found out bing was down is I searched for startpage in duckduckgo to try it thinking it might be a good alternative but when DDG wasnt working I tried it on ecosia. which was also down once I finally opened start page it wasn't working either. Its all bing all the way down.

Gamers_Mate,

Oh startpage is starting to work again maybe it was under extra load from people using it while bing is down?

Gamers_Mate,

youcare.world is still up but that is based on google and I am not sure how legit the tree planting is. Not to mention their privacy policy mentions facebook which is always a red flag. https://youcare.world/privacy?l=en

Gamers_Mate,

Thank you I tried Mojeek a few days ago but I forgot what it was called. the site for mojeek is mojeek.com btw.

Gamers_Mate,

Great I went to linux to get away from their AI nonsense. But I still play minecraft. If its in the launcher I will just not use the official launcher though if its in the new version I will have to stick to the last ai free version. If theres no way to avoid it I will have to use a project like minetest or something.

Gamers_Mate,

To be fair I would consider them separate world records due to being separate names?

Gamers_Mate,

It began with the forging of the Great Lightsabers.

Gamers_Mate,

Yeah I have done this before in skyrim I think I tried that in Oblivion as well though I think Lake Rumare was mostly closed off? I cant remember.

Gamers_Mate,

True I generally use duckduckgo though I would like to see more open source options instead of everything being front ends for google and bing.

Gamers_Mate,

I would argue that the corporate ai mess is not the real internet and that the real internet is made up of people. If the Corporations want to make their walled gardens unusable then the internet community should rebuild and make the internet usable again.
I have been considering for a while making a community around asking the sort of questions people would normally search for so people can give answers that can be added to a list though idk how practical that would be?

Gamers_Mate,

@BenjMathis1
I just made an account on mbin just in case. Though I will still be using Kbin it doesnt hurt to try it.

I think Kbins main problem is what a lot of open source projects go through which is all the contributions being from programmers having a team of programmers is great but having artists admins community managers is important as well.

Ernest is currently the main dev and community manager when he is not programming which is a lot of work for one person.

The last update did mention applications for becoming a site moderator which I think means on the instance level and not magazine level.

Also I noticed on mbin I got a notification from your comment where it says @username even though it links to kbin social I am guessing it looks at the username and not the instance it is from when someone mentions a username?

Gamers_Mate,

This comment should federate this post with kbin.run.

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