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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling The search results for a particular simple one-word query are absolutely irrelevant 4 years and 21 days ago
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Does that truly count as advanced syntax among DDG users? ;)

The particular example that I have provided was not advanced, but if you wish to search for something in phrase and bypass current problem you will have to use advanced syntax indeed ^^
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I hope now that the issue is clear it will be easy enough to fix. Thank you for the attention, and good luck :)

You are welcome !
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling The search results for a particular simple one-word query are absolutely irrelevant 4 years and 21 days ago
Okay thanks for your reply, now I understand the problem completely.
Since duckduckgo is indeed in partnership with Yandex - more info

It seems if your query is similar to some other word (especially in Russian) duckduckgo will pull the data from yandex ignoring the actual query, instead it will provide you data of the query he thinks is relevant - which is totally opposite of the duckduckgo philosophy.

My temporarily solution would be to use some advanced syntax while searching for less common words. To completely escape the problem, eg:
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=%D0%B4%D0%B8%D...
or
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=%22%D0%B4%D0%B...
Would provide you what you are looking for.

However I will contact @yegg to discuss on permanent solution to this problem and hopefully fix this in no time.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling problem w DDG install to Mozilla 4 years and 21 days ago
Install DDG from this page: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox...

This add-on will:

1. Add a handy DuckDuckGo toolbar button to your browser for easy access to !bang tags (removable).
2. Add DuckDuckGo as your default search engine through the address bar, search bar and context right-click menu (reversible).
3. Show DuckDuckGo instant answers on Google/Bing (removable).
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Safari DDG searches not working 4 years and 21 days ago
TO RESPOND OF THE LAST POST HERE: https://duck.co/forum/comment/47791

Back up all data if you haven’t already done so. Before proceeding, you must be sure you can restore your system to the state it’s in now.
Last warning: DO NOTHING unless you have a backup and you know you can restore from it.

Read this whole message before doing anything.

Quit Safari if it’s running.

Step 1

In the Finder, press the key combination shift-command-A to open the Applications folder. Select the Safari icon in that folder and press the key combination command-I to open the Info window. There’s a checkbox in the Info window labeled Open in 32-bit mode. If that box is checked, uncheck it. Close the Info window and the Applications folder.

Open the Library folder in your home folder, hold down the option key and select GoLibrary from the Finder menu bar.

Delete the following items from the Library folder (some may not exist):

Caches/com.apple.Safari
Caches/com.apple.WebKit.PluginProcess
Caches/Metadata/Safari
Preferences/com.apple.WebKit.PluginHost.plist
Preferences/com.apple.WebKit.PluginProcess.plist
Saved Application State/com.apple.Safari.savedState

Leave the Library folder open. Try Safari again. If it works now, stop here. Close the Library folder.

Step 2

If Safari still doesn’t work right, quit, go back to the Finder and move the following items from the open Library folder to the Desktop (some may not exist):

Cookies/Cookies.binarycookies
Preferences/com.apple.Safari.LSSharedFileList.plist
Preferences/com.apple.Safari.plist
Preferences/com.apple.Safari.RSS.plist
Preferences/com.apple.WebFoundation.plist
PubSub/Database
Safari

(Note: you are not moving the Safari application. You’re moving a folder named “Safari.”)

Try again. This time Safari should perform normally, but your settings and bookmarks will be lost.

If the issue is still not resolved, quit Safari again and put all the items you moved to the Desktop back where they were, overwriting the newer ones that will have been created in their place. You don’t need to replace the files you deleted in step 1. Stop here and post again.

If Safari is now working normally (apart from the lost settings), look inside the “Safari” folder on the Desktop for a file named “Bookmarks.plist”. Select FileImport Bookmarks from the Safari menu bar. Import from that file. Recreate the rest of your Safari settings. You can then delete the items you moved to the Desktop.

Note: This step will remove your Safari Extensions, if any, and their settings. If you choose to restore them, do so one at a time, testing after each step to make sure you haven’t restored the problem.

If you don’t like the results of step 2, you can undo it completely by quitting Safari and restoring the items you moved or deleted in that step from your backup, overwriting any that were created in their place. If you followed these instructions, you have a working backup and you know how to restore from it. If you didn’t follow the instructions, I can’t help.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling The search results for a particular simple one-word query are absolutely irrelevant 4 years and 21 days ago
By the way if you have any idea how to improve current situation you are more than welcome to recommend us solution.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling The search results for a particular simple one-word query are absolutely irrelevant 4 years and 21 days ago
Yes duckduckgo has generally bad search responds on Russian Cyrillic queries and we really need more feedback on it.
Thats all I can tell you
a comment on the General Rambling 🔥 WHY PRIVACY MATTERS - TED|Talks 4 years and 21 days ago
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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling The search results for a particular simple one-word query are absolutely irrelevant 4 years and 21 days ago
Changing your region setting will boost the ranking of search results from that region, as opposed to exclusively displaying results from that region.
More info: https://duck.co/help/settings/regions
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling problem w DDG install to Mozilla 4 years and 21 days ago
What exactly you are trying at this point? To recover lost data or install DDG addon?
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