"Did you mean..?" feature is not ideal

<hidden> anonymous
Created: 5 years and 2 months ago • Updated: 5 years and 2 months ago
Hello guys,

I recently moved to DDG, and I love it. Great job.
There's a little thing/bug with the Did you mean feature that I'd really like to see resolved, as many of my queries trigger it.

For example: I was searching today for "dccp ipv6" (https://duckduckgo.com/?q=dccp+ipv6)
I'm getting a nice result page with "Did you mean dhcp ipv6?" and the results list shows hits for both the "dccp" word I was searching for, and "dhcp" which is not what I need.

The problem is that I'm getting plenty of results for "dhcp ipv6" and the relevant links I'm interested in are buried between the non-relevant ones.

Bottom line: I'd like DDG to only show the results relevant to my query, even if it looks wrong. If I were to write a typo, I'd click the "did you mean" link to get the correct results.

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Are the quoted results better? https://duckduckgo.com/?q=%22dccp+ipv6%2...

We try not to do this so would like to compile them if not: https://dukgo.com/help/results/autocorre...
posted by zac Staff5 years and 2 months ago Link
I would like to have an option after the "Did you mean ........?" to say "no" or something like that----
(negative/ absolutely not/ never/ not at all/ nix/ b no means/ no way/ not by any means/ Oh! contraire/refusal/ veto/rejection/pass/sorry, no…/ Uh, no/"Thou Shall Not Pass"
Ok now I'm just having fun with synonyms
I love duck duck go, I just would like to respond to the question.
posted by <hidden> • 5 years and 2 months ago Link
Can you try quoted search as mentioned below ?
posted by zac Staff5 years and 2 months ago Link
Yeah. Don't display results to the "do you mean ..." unless someone clicks "do you mean ...".
posted by Upsilon920 5 years and 2 months ago Link