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a reply to a comment on the blog post An Update on !bangs Syntax 3 years and 5 months ago
Hi there!

We're sorry for the hassle! To be clear, we decided to do this because we:

- Wanted to stick with the "official" way of doing it which is the syntax described in https://duckduckgo.com/bang.html. (The bang! syntax was never an official thing.)
- People don't get inadvertently redirected to another website.

Adding the URL parameter is a good idea, but then we run into the same learning problem for the users: It still won't work by default.

So it's either users will learn the official syntax, or learn that there is a setting for it.

Hope that helped!
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling An Update on !bangs Syntax 3 years and 5 months ago
The !bangs are still there! But because a lot of queries have '!' after the word + our !bangs are constantly growing, it could lead to a lot of confusion as to why the user got redirected to another site.

Apologies for the hassle!
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling XEP bang and inurl: search syntax 3 years and 5 months ago
Hi, thanks for reporting that. We'll look into it.
a reply to a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Time in + city 3 years and 5 months ago
Whoops that's my bad. Here's the link: https://github.com/duckduckgo/zeroclicki...
a reply to a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Grab BSD port summary from FreshPorts 3 years and 5 months ago
This is exciting! Hope the API goes live!
a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Time in + city 3 years and 5 months ago
a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Active competitive coding contests. 3 years and 6 months ago
Looks like this is worth doing as a Spice as long as we have access to an API.
a comment on the Instant Answer Idea TED Talks 3 years and 8 months ago
Could probably use http://developer.ted.com/ instead
a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Shortening URL service. 3 years and 8 months ago
a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Zero click info for bitcoin addresses. 3 years and 8 months ago
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