OR operator

[Old Forum guest] anonymous
Created: 4 years and 9 months ago
Hi,

I'm trying to understand why this:
millions site:rottentomatoes.com OR site:filmstarts.de

and this:
site:rottentomatoes.com millions

do work, while this doesn't:
site:rottentomatoes.com OR site:filmstarts.de millions

Helpfile didn't give too much info about it:
"If you want to do one term or another use the uppercase keyword OR in between
the terms. OR will only operate on the surrounding words so foo bar OR baz is
equivalent to foo (bar OR baz)."

Cheers
Joe

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anonymous
As a P.S.; site:rottentomatoes.com OR site:filmstarts.de millions works fine in StartPage, Google, Bing & Yahoo.  Thanks for pointing out the problem, Joe.  I'm with you, waiting for a DDG answer.
posted by [Old Forum sharex] • 4 years and 9 months ago Link
crazedpsyc
Interesting -- hadn't even seen site: used in conjunction with OR, actually. Looks like a bug with one of our sources, but we'll look into it.
As a workaround, another (shorter) form of that query would be: "site:rottentomatoes.com,filmstarts.de millions"
posted by crazedpsyc 4 years and 9 months ago Link
yegg
This should be fixed though that one is still cached.

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Arottentomatoes.com+OR+site%3Afilmstarts.de+millionS

Thanks!
posted by yegg Staff4 years and 9 months ago Link