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"CLOSED" not showing up on boards

Robert Lauriston Nov 22, 2009 09:53 AM

Places entries marked as closed are not always showing up with "- CLOSED" appended to them in the list of links in the upper-right-hand corner of topic pages. For example:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/464335

http://www.chow.com/restaurants/17100...

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  1. rworange RE: Robert Lauriston Nov 23, 2009 09:19 AM

    Right.They don't show up if you use the new 'mark as duplicate' feature.

    I am guessing that processing gets bypassed for records flagged as closed since they don't show up in searches.

    However, that was the whole point of keeping closed records in the database (they were originally slated to be deleted after a few months). When you open a topic, you want to see if some of the discussion is about a closed restaurant.

    There is nothing more frustrating that reading a long discussion to find the restaurant closed. Also, I haven't been updating discussions about closed restaurants relying the retaurant record will note that.

    Also, in searches sometimes I want to find the name of a closed restaurant. It would be better to have a checkbox that defaulted to excluding closed records but allowed the option of including them.

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    1. re: rworange
      Robert Lauriston RE: rworange Nov 23, 2009 10:58 AM

      I never noticed that restaurants marked as closed didn't show up in search results. I had one show up just today (Flint's on Shattuck).

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        rworange RE: Robert Lauriston Nov 23, 2009 11:06 AM

        That was marked closed by physically keying it in the titile before the new feature. I think there is now a database flag when you click on the duplicate link

        1. re: rworange
          Robert Lauriston RE: rworange Nov 23, 2009 11:22 AM

          When you click "Mark as Closed," "- CLOSED" is appended to the name in the place record, and (after a few minutes) in search results, but not in the "Places Mentioned" lists.

          When you click "Mark as Duplicate," the duplicate record is merged with the original, and no longer exists.

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            Pius Avocado III RE: Robert Lauriston Dec 28, 2011 11:43 AM

            I am trying to mark a restaurant "CLOSED" now and I don't see anything labeled "Mark as Closed" to click on, so I typed in "CLOSED" next to the name.

            Am I missing something?

            1. re: Pius Avocado III
              Servorg RE: Pius Avocado III Dec 28, 2011 12:34 PM

              If you'll link the restaurant record URL so that someone can take a look at the exact one you are talking about then you can probably get a more accurate answer to your question.

              Just as a "for instance" if you take a look at the place link here for Pann's http://www.chow.com/restaurants/3621/... restaurant in Los Angeles you will see in the upper right clickable blue live links that read "mark as duplicate" and "mark as closed"

    2. rworange RE: Robert Lauriston Nov 28, 2009 10:44 AM

      Closed restaurants are not showing up in lists. Voda is closed
      http://www.chow.com/lists/212

      I know for a fact that previously it was listed as Closed in this list. Also, it my blow my theory that there is a new flag in the database for closed records, unless the tech team ran a program to flag all of the restaurants that had closed in the title prior to the new link.

      Closed info is REALLY, REALLY valuable and unique.

      The web is littered with restaurants that seem to be open and have long ago closed. When researching Eastern European restaurants for my lists and to visit, I can't begin to say how many dead leads I followed.

      Also, it is helpful to me to look at one of my own lists for an address and find that someone marked the place record as 'Closed'. It saves me a trip.

      PLEASE !!! display closed in both board post links and lists.

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      1. re: rworange
        Robert Lauriston RE: rworange Nov 28, 2009 10:55 AM

        Voda is marked as closed and it *is* showing up in that list. It also appears up in search results.

        What's not showing up is the " - CLOSED" that's appended to the name on the place record itself (but apparently nowhere else).

        1. re: Robert Lauriston
          rworange RE: Robert Lauriston Nov 28, 2009 11:30 AM

          That is what I meant. Thanks for clarifying.

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