Weekly Update 86: Global Quack & Hack 2 is Next Week!
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It's official! Global Quack and Hack is next week! Check out all the deets in https://duck.co/blog/post/239/global-quack-hack-2-details.
Finally, shout out to Rob Emery for refactoring Conversions and making it easier for people to extend it in the future. Here it is in action! https://duckduckgo.com/?q=convert+21+F+to+C&ia=answer
New Instant Answers
Minecraft: should support alternate names for items
Item names are too hard to guess. They should have alternate names or should be stored with the most common term. 'shovel' for example, isn't in the item list, but rather stored in the plural form as 'shovels'.
Location Sunrise/Sunset: Should only trigger and return a result when a place is specified in the query
Right now the Spice and Goodie have the chance to trigger on the same query. The Goodie should only trigger when the query contains no place, and the Spice should only trigger when this is a place in the query.
SeatGeek Events (Artist): Add "event" and "events" as end triggers
We should be able to trigger this Instant Answer on queries like "tycho events".
Frequency Spectrum: move embedded JS to .js file
SunInfo: Sun times for Toronto, Canada are off by one hour
Help us investigate why SunInfo is returning the wrong results for certain places.
GoWatchIt: Incorrect availability for DVD title
Sometimes Netflix might not be available in your country, but it would still show up in GoWatchIt results. See if you can figure out a way to make the UI a little less misleading.
Have a good weekend, everyone. And stay warm!
- The DuckDuckGo Staff