An answer to this post explains that it is possible to use a URL to link somebody to the first web page in a Google Search result, like "I'm feeling lucky" does. For example
https://www.google.com/search?btnI=I&q=your+query will take you to the first search result for "your query".
I want to do a similar thing for the search engine on a particular website: culpa.info. Culpa has a search engine of its own, and I want to be able to link someone to the first result of a search query.
I've attempted the same thing as with Google by using:
but no search is even attempted. I am given the prompt:
Please search for something a bit more substantial.
I only get the same result when using the actual search bar if I use a character like "
@" or "
$" or some other special characters. This also happens if the search bar is blank and you hit "search".
Why might this be happening?
Is it because I am using the wrong encoding or something?
How could I change my URL so that Culpa would successfully return the first result of the query for a search for