I tried using both "help" and "discussion search" no luck is the search limited to only key words in title?? would explain why couldn't find a discussion related to this, I can not believe I am first person to have issue with this problem regarding "4 result pages search limit".
My issue is I am limited to 4 pages of search results or less no matter the subject or search, and find similar does not result in other sites related to link that I requested find similar.
So when I want to see whats on page 25 of search I can't see them due to the 4 page search limit.
For example "Climate change" should turn up many pages of search results but it is limited to only 4 pages and I do not know how to get it to show more of the results. every single time I get to page 5 it says "no more results". This problem makes it nearly impossible to use search for purpose of learning about subjects and such, when you want to see all content related to subject.
refining search "with more words" is not acceptable, because if your looking for wide range of topics to learn about climate change for example that you do not know much about, (meaning you do not know which key words to use to get a correct result so it shows within the 4 page limit.) Needing to use exact words is as bad or worse than bubble search, due to problem of not being able to mind read the person who set up the page.
similar results should be showing : Example of what should happen climate change brings back links talking about extreme weather patterns resulting from climate change, it shows despite not having exact words "climate change"
Also I view the 4 page search limit worse than bubble results because its like looking and browsing the web through a pin hole. which takes "WAY TO MUCH TIME" and too narrow of a search, when wanting to see all related issues with a search.
setting region has no effect on the 4 page limit.
I searched settings and could not find a way to turn off 4 page limit either.
If there is a setting that will turn off the 4 page limit, I think it needs to be added right below the "region setting" on search page due to how severely it ruins the duckduckgo search
This limitation of results turns me away from duckduckgo and I would never comeback (I want to use duckduckgo which is why I am here discussing it) because I get the impression that duckduckgo can't actually search the whole web as result. (cause and effect perception) Also This turns people away despite the privacy benefits. which also "could" explains why duckduckgo has not skyrocketed despite the prism-NSA.
Think about it: 4 pages of search limit, no matter how hard you search and having to use hundreds of words to try to find all things related to climate change. trying to get it to show within the 4 page limit, but you do not know those key words in the first place to get it to show in the 4 page limit.. Infuriating trying to pull a book through a keyhole.
So how do I turn off the 4 page search limit? if it is even possible. If I can not turn this off I will never use duckduckgo again because it is worse than bubble search results.