Thanks for this information, it's exactly what the devs are looking for from using the [https://i.snag.gy/dm9PRE.jpg] button. Please replicate your search, then paste your above comments in the Send Feedback form.

posted by x.15a2 Community Leader2 years and 11 days ago Link

Indeed - having specific example queries really helps. Thank you, I'll forward the suggestion to the rest of the team.
posted by tagawa Staff2 years and 11 days ago Link
Thank you both of you. The results appear to have been fixed already. [methyl thioethane] still automatically corrects to [methylthio methane], but putting the whole thing in quotation marks now gives results both with and without the space and gives fewer false positives. Clicking [limit results to...] or putting both words into quotation marks allows for searching for chemicals with both methyl and thioethane groups without limiting results to methylthioethane. [methylthioethane] still gives a few false positives, but they're now ranked lower, and the wrong words no longer appear in bold.

It's refreshing to see a search engine that cares about feedback and giving the best results it can :)
posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 10 days ago Link
Sweet, glad to know that it's working better for you and thanks for the status report!

Thanks for using DDG
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader2 years and 10 days ago Link