google news !bang

seiya seiya
Created: 4 years and 11 days ago • Updated: 4 years and 11 days ago
Hi,

it looks to me like the "google news" !bang is not working anymore

anyone having the same issue ?

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x.15a2
I just tested several of these:
Google News (!gn)
Google News (!news)
Google News (!n)
Google News (!gnus)
Google News (!gnews)
Google News (mobile) (!gnm)
Google News Archive (!newsarchive)
Google News Austria (!gnat)
Google News France (!newsfr)
Google News French (!gnfr)
Google News Germany (!gnde)

and the ones that I tested (English only) worked fine, which one(s) specifically are failing for you?
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader4 years and 11 days ago Link
seiya
Thank you for your replay,

actually, none of them work, but I get different results depending of which one I use:

I'm redirected to "https://encrypted.google.com/" if I use global !bang, namely with no country code in it (!n, !news, !gnews...)

otherwise I'm redirected to the the google home page of the country, e.g. "https://www.google.at/" with !gnat

I tried on 2 different computer with different browsers (firefox and chrome) from France
posted by seiya 4 years and 11 days ago Link
x.15a2
I'll have the developers take a look at this. Thanks!
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader4 years and 11 days ago Link
anonymous
In America, I tried !n to go to Google news from Windows Firefox and it too takes me to https://encrypted.google.com/.
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 10 days ago Link
iamasaint
Same here.
posted by iamasaint 4 years and 9 days ago Link
jdorw
Do you have any browser plugins?
posted by jdorw Staff4 years and 8 days ago Link
seiya
no extension/add-on at all for me, only the flash plugin, deactivating it does not change the issue. Same problem on iceweasel 31.2.0
posted by seiya 4 years and 7 days ago Link
jdorw
Can you give an example of the full url it takes you to?

Have you tried this recently? We made a fix to the google news bangs a few days ago and I'm wondering if you problem is related.
posted by jdorw Staff4 years and 7 days ago Link
seiya
well... it looks like it could be related indeed :)
as I said, the URL I'm taken to depend on the bang I use : either "https://encrypted.google.com/" or the country home page if the bang is country specific e.g. "https://www.google.at/" with !gnat
thanks
posted by seiya 4 years and 7 days ago Link
anonymous
It's still faulty and has been for approx. 7 days (browsers tested = Firefox/Chromium, OS= Linux Mint 17, country = UK) ...

!n at https://encrypted.google.com/ gives me https://encrypted.google.com/



posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 6 days ago Link
zac
Sounds like you mean to say that !news will take you to the homepage UNLESS you specify a search term, like !news comet

We'll take a look at that since I think it worked the right way before (!news would take you to news.google.com)
posted by zac Staff4 years and 4 days ago Link
seiya
it's not exactly what I meant, but you're actually right,
if I specify a search term it's working.

the thing is that I'm redirected to different URL depending on the !bang I use without specifying any search term.

thank you for taking a look at that
posted by seiya 4 years and 4 days ago Link
TV
!bangs have been developed to redirect depending on your region.
If no region has been set (global) it will take you to the encrypted dot google, otherwise it will take you to the google dot country domain.
posted by TV 4 years and 3 days ago Link
MGA
They all work for me (I'm in Italy)!
posted by MGA Staff4 years and 8 days ago Link
stephenward
It's working fine in the UK.
posted by stephenward 4 years and 11 days ago Link
DEADTOAST
Same problems here. Currently in Spain.
posted by DEADTOAST 4 years and 6 days ago Link
seiya
I just realized that "!gnde" is still working, it redirects me to google news FR (maybe google does the redirection, and not ddg)

no change for other bangs, same behaviour as described here : https://duck.co/forum/comment/49529
posted by seiya 4 years and 4 days ago Link
zac
We're taking a look!
posted by zac Staff4 years and 4 days ago Link
seiya
it's beginning to work again : "!n" is back
thank you guys, way to go
posted by seiya 4 years and 3 days ago Link
zac
Still some to go but we're working on it --er at least @jdorw is :) Thank you for bringing it to our attention!
posted by zac Staff4 years and 3 days ago Link
anonymous
now fixed - thank you!

n! takes me to google news as does gn! and !gn and !n

Very good.
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 3 days ago Link
zac
sorry for the hassle! We still need to update a few more but the major ones should be taken care of.
posted by zac Staff4 years and 3 days ago Link
anonymous
It's partially broken again: !n does work as before but now
n! does not work whereas it was previously fixed.
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 11 months ago Link
anonymous
Now n! is once again working.
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 11 months ago Link