thank you for the reply! and for making this open source!!
sorry, i don’t have a desktop to see the extensions.
(on a side note: personally, i would love helping to automate the process, if that makes any sense… but this would become a much more personal talk). anyway…
still, i don’t quite understand what’s going on.
ok, so when the ddg android browser points to tosdr for “good practices” and then going to the tosdr webpage with this browser doesn’t bring “good practices”, it was already very clear something is broken.
now, from what you just told me, looks like the issue here is on the tosdr manual process to feed “the database”, rather than how ddg polls the data from there (or this upload process), and it even sounds the ratings should ideally always be the same…
but then, the ddg browser promotes most websites to B or B+ “by default” (when the privacy practices are unknown) apparently at random, since wikipedia gets 0 tracker and B (which agrees with tosdr apparently also at random), but medium gets 3 trackers blocked and promoted from D to B+ (while tosdr shows “no class yet”).
it’s also very easy to see how tosdr ratings, at the very least, don’t match on google (D vs C) and facebook (C+ vs E) when comparing it with your website. so looks like you’re not using the same database unless the website isn’t the official and only the extension is.
of course, my curiosity also comes from the interest of getting a nice rating on my own websites (which i usually encourage everyone to read, no direct link here to avoid looking like spam), but with all those issues i don’t see much hope for the near future.
to hopefully make it easier, here are a few more direct questions:
it still feels i’m forgetting something…
anyway, on the side:
- how exactly do you think i could personally help?
because i already know that most people can help with the manual process (i probably won’t), some with getting the hands in the code (not sure i can), and others with donations or otherwise financial (for sure i can’t).
ps: unproud time taken to write this post was 1h