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As some others have mentioned you can check out https://duckduckhack.com/ our open-source community that powers our Instant Answers (the answers that appear before the search results/ads).

Our community has helped us pull in data from over 1100 sources to make amazing experiences.

The value of this is that you can build out anything you are passionate about. It creates some great niche experiences.

Maybe you want to look up who is in space right now: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=people+in+space&ia=answer

Or you need to look up some NFL games: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=patriots+games&ia=nfl&iai=641

Or you can't remember the details of that card from your Magic The Gathering deck: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=mtg+boiling+seas&ia=games&iax=1

We encourage people to build out the answers they want to see!




I've had some problems with DDG's bang searches on some sites where the sites' search URLs moved or could use better search parameters. Where can users report broken bang searches or suggest better options?

DDG has a lot of open source code on GitHub. A list mapping bang search terms to site URLs could be maintained as a simple text file on GitHub so contributors could test them or suggest improvements.




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