Search engines, why do you (yes, all of you, even DuckDuckGo) disregard quotes? Searching for literal text or a specific spelling (even deliberately for a specific misspelling) is now a thing of the past?
@irina That's a bug in DuckDuckGo. Their help page says it should still work, but it stopped working properly a couple of months ago.
Have you reported it? I don't want to submit a duplicate ticket.
@wizzwizz4 No, I didn't know it was a bug, I thought it was deliberate design.
@wizzwizz4 Please report it if you're so inclined! I'm running a bit low on spoons right now.
@irina Oh wow, it's not just me then, getting annoyed at this!
@irina @DuckDuckGo still supports quote marks: https://help.duckduckgo.com/duckduckgo-help-pages/results/syntax/
@datn @DuckDuckGo The help text may say that it works, but my experience is that it doesn't work: more often than not I get the more popular alternative rather than the literal I actually search for, *without listing the thing I search for even if it exists*. The only way to get that (and not even reliably) is to search for ["wantedresult" - unwantedresult].
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