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restaurant link search bugs

Robert Lauriston Aug 18, 2010 12:20 PM

The search in Manage Your Links is no longer limited to the local region. E.g. if I search for "Paisan" in a post to the San Francisco Bay Area board, it finds places in Minnesota, Texas, etc.

Also, if I press Esc to get out of that search, it adds a link to the place at the top of the list.

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  1. Melanie Wong RE: Robert Lauriston Aug 18, 2010 02:20 PM

    Yes, and as noted in the earlier post, searching a wider geography, the feature works more slowly. Sometimes it flutters around and bounces up and down before it offers up the record I'm trying to find. Very user-unfriendly.
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7266...

    1. Melanie Wong RE: Robert Lauriston Aug 31, 2010 09:29 PM

      The other problem with non-local restaurants included in search is that the drop-down menu only shows a limited number. In two examples where I've tried to link a restaurant named Tony's and one named The Kitchen, the local restaurants I want do not appear on the menu of choices. They've been crowded out by places with the same name all over the country.

      Engineering, any work around for this?

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      1. re: Melanie Wong
        jen kalb RE: Melanie Wong Sep 1, 2010 11:07 AM

        try to search for Trattoria x or Pizzeria Y in Italy - every darn restaurant in the US with that word in the name comes up. its ridiculous.

        1. re: jen kalb
          Melanie Wong RE: jen kalb Sep 1, 2010 11:26 AM

          If you omit Trattoria or Pizzeria and just include the key word, the pull down menu will sometimes find it. Or not.

          1. re: Melanie Wong
            jen kalb RE: Melanie Wong Sep 1, 2010 12:54 PM

            of course. and thats what I do. but its still galling to see US results returned when I am searching in Italy.

            I also think the search logic is less logical when foreign language words are involved but I guess thats to be expected.

            1. re: jen kalb
              Melanie Wong RE: jen kalb Sep 1, 2010 07:43 PM

              Agreed. I imagine that searching the world for each restaurant must be a strain on the servers, what a waste. I hope there's a fix soon, as it is impossible to use the linking in many cases.

              1. re: Melanie Wong
                grayelf RE: Melanie Wong Sep 2, 2010 02:48 PM

                I'm "linking" a lot less because of this glitch also.

                1. re: grayelf
                  jen kalb RE: grayelf Sep 3, 2010 01:31 PM

                  there really ought to be a simple fix to this too in the search logic priority!

      2. Melanie Wong RE: Robert Lauriston Oct 20, 2010 07:27 PM

        And another bug, when I tried to link to Hog Island Oyster Bar in this post,
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6116... , the proper link does not appear in the link search result, only the two related Hog Island companies in Marshall and Napa, CA.

        This is the restaurant & bars record I was trying to link,
        http://www.chow.com/restaurants/2001/...

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