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Oct 19, 2009 08:39 AM

Link to a Place Not Showing Up in Post?

So twice with this thread I found and clicked on the place I was trying to link (with both the original post here: and a second reply just below) and neither time did the link take. Is this a new problem? I did a fast survey of the other topics and didn't see one (at least by title) that looked like it pertained to this issue.

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  1. Okay, both posts links showed up 5 minutes or so after I made and posted them. I reported one of them to have the mod's take it down. Is this a "board synchronization" issue like we used to have where posts were showing up on our own MyChow page at one time and the board we were posting to a good 20 or 30 minutes after that?

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    1. re: Servorg

      This is really nasty.

      Linking is difficult to do as it is, That drop down is really sensitive. So I know I've been checking to see if the link is there before I hit reply.

      For this record I saw the link. Hit reply and the link was gone. Because linking has been so hinky, I though maybe I was mistaken, so I did the second post to provide the link again.

      The OP replied and when I went back to see what was being responded to, both links appeared.

      1. re: rworange

        Just good to know that I'm not any crazier than usual...and that this phenomena is actually occurring... ;-D>

    2. Here's a related problem. (Apologies if it's come up elsewhere - I'm losing track of where all the places bugs are being discussed.)

      On a thread about a restaurant in Queens called Ming Chan Dong, I tried to link a record that I know exists ( But it doesn't show up on the drop-down list. By the time I've typed "Ming Chan," or even "Ming C," the only choice left on the list is a place in the Bronx called Chin Ming Chan (see screen shot below).

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      1. re: squid kun

        It may be related to this

        Response from Chow in that link
        "The problem is that the link to a place options are limited to 60 miles from SF, which we now see is far too small a radius, so we will alter that so that healdsburg and other SFBay Area places beyond 60 miles can be found. "

        While Ming Chan Dong doesn't show up in the drop down list for the Outer Bouroughs board, it does show up on the Manhattan board. So I'm guessing a similar parameter is incorrectly set.

        And BTW, when is the SF radius going to get reset. To this day I can't link to restaurants that are a significant part of Wine Country.

      2. Another thread in which my carefully searched out link to a place didn't show up with the post:

        ADD: The link showed up a couple of minutes later after the main post showed.

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        1. re: Servorg

          I have given up linking as it seems that is going to be gone this week.

          "The most significant change is that we are introducing auto-tagging and inline linking of restaurants within threads. So, for instance, if a user mentions “French Laundry” in a post, this text will link through to the French Laundry restaurant detail page. Users will be able to use the system choices, or else add/remove choices in a new “Manage Your Links” section (which will replace the current ‘Link to a Place’ tool. ), and users will still be able to ‘Mark as Review’ posts that are essentially reviews of a particular restaurant."

          1. re: rworange

            Fair enough (and thanks for the heads up on saving some time and energy, RWO).