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a comment on the General Rambling Search engine syntax bugs (various) 2 years and 5 months ago
Two bugs outlined below.

Default query:
rat 7 mouse reviews
Works fine.

Case 1:
rat 7 mouse reviews -site:youtube.com
Displays results as if I typed "site:<x>", when I typed the opposite. Query still turns up normally though.

Case 2:
rat 7 mouse reviews weight OR specs
rat 7 mouse reviews specs OR weight
In both instances, the word after the "OR" is taken as the only term in the query and the rest of the query seems as if it never existed.

An example of the query without OR, which turns up normally: rat 7 mouse reviews weight
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Syntax not working 2 years and 5 months ago
Two more threads prior to yours complaining of the exact same issue.

https://duck.co/forum/thread/14340/does-ddg-simply-ignore-parts-of-queries-it-can-t-f
https://duck.co/forum/thread/14385/specific-searches

As stated in the posts there, this kind of stuff has always been around, and posts like these have always been in the forums, for the past ~6 months at least – which is as long as I've been around. It's just gotten worse, and I can personally attest to that as well. This is so extremely aggravating. I really hope DDG is just being lazy, or they fumbled and messed the code up or something. But with the way they're going with IAs, in contradiction to their roots, it doesn't seem like it.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling "Specific searches" 2 years and 5 months ago
One more new one here. And there's always been threads like these in the forums, for the past ~6 months at least anyways, when I've been around.

I don't get it, honestly. Why do companies always fuck over their products so irrevocably like this? I miss the old days, when companies actually made good software.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Does DDG simply ignore parts of queries it can't find? 2 years and 5 months ago
See two more threads within the past 12 days complaining of the same issue.

https://duck.co/forum/thread/14515/syntax-not-working
https://duck.co/forum/thread/14385/specific-searches

I too, am shaking my head at this.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Why is DuckDuckGo for-profit? 2 years and 5 months ago
I think he's thinking that for-profit means that privacy will not be respected. That's obviously not necessarily the case though; unless it's corporate (wait, is it?)
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Sorting Results 2 years and 5 months ago
There's actually a lot of things that DDG is missing that really sucks. In my opinion, organic search > IA, and they should be spending more time on harmonizing all their various sources of search engine metadata and making sure it works correctly and adding more features to their organic search than playing around with IA.

IA is nifty. Organic search is where the real search engine is though.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling opera 2 years and 5 months ago
This happened a while ago actually. Like months ago.

I also don't know what kind of parameters you may be talking about.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Questions Re: Privacy, Sorry For Being a Newbie 2 years and 5 months ago
TL;DR

Search engines are just websites. Everything on the Internet is a website. Website = domain. When you type a search into a search engine, be it directly from the website ie ddg.gg, or elsewhere, such as from the search bar, all you're doing is telling the website to load a page of search results for you. The moment you click a link in the search results, you leave that site and enter the new site that you clicked into. You can see then, that there's no possible way the search engine could have anything to do with you after you've clicked through to the new website.

All DDG does is just not track you while you're on their website, as has been said above.

The only way to get what you want is to use a proxy service: having the connection from your computer to the website, but adding a middleman in the middle of it. In this way, the website on the other end will have no clue who you are: all they'll see is the middleman. Get TOR or a VPN if you want this. With VPNs though, you'll have to pay (a small cost, but still). TOR is slow. And presumably hard to set up.



Also, you like reading ToS? Ew. I absolutely hate the guts out of that stuff and have not and probably will not ever procure a reason for it's existence and net benefit to society.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling I need more space for answers from StackOverflow 2 years and 5 months ago
Wait, you get StackOverflow IAs? Can you give me an example search query?
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Duckduck not trustable anymore 2 years and 5 months ago
<b>This.</b> +1
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