anonymous
That can't be a bug, can it?
Searching for phrases is a basic search engine feature, until someone decides that algorithms know better than the user... I really did not expect DDG to go down that path... and I still hope I'm wrong.
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crazedpsyc
It is. We use quite a few third-party sources to get results, and sometimes they decide to break things like this. When that happens, we have to detect queries that won't work with certain sources and either disable those sources or filter their results again afterwards. Lots of crazy bits in there, unfortunately.
posted by crazedpsyc 4 years and 10 months ago Link
anonymous
Thanks for the answer. Now regarding those sources, ditch them (if possible) ! Users playing with quotation marks are usually willing to lose some recall to preserve precision.
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 10 months ago Link