~danskeren/ask.moe#15: 
Please disable CSRF tokens

I am not sure what is the reason behind having these in the first place, but one of the features of a private search engine should definitely be the ability to search without cookies. This will have several benefits for users, such as:

  1. by disabling JS and cookies, they can be sure ask.moe doesn't track them without having to read through its source code
  2. they will be able to use ask.moe in HTML-only browsers such as Lynx, which is something I am interested in myself

There might be other benefits as well.

Status
RESOLVED IMPLEMENTED
Submitter
~ofiala
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No-one
Submitted
4 months ago
Updated
4 months ago
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~ofiala 4 months ago

The second point was phrased rather poorly. Let's try again:

The reason why ask.moe does not work in Lynx for me is the fact that I have disabled cookies. As far as I am aware, it is not possible to whitelist cookies in Lynx. You can either blacklist them (cookies enabled globally and answering "never" to the cookie prompt) or reject all by disabling cookies globally. If you have ever used Lynx on the modern web, you know that answering the cookies prompts gets very annoying very quickly as the vast majority of the web uses a lot of cookies. Thus, to use ask.moe in Lynx, one would have to fight all those prompts, which is just not worth it.

Therefore, ask.moe is currently unusable in sane Lynx configurations.

~danskeren REPORTED IMPLEMENTED 4 months ago

Thanks for the feedback - it should be fixed now :)

~ofiala 4 months ago

Awesome, thank you :)

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