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MplsM ary Apr 16, 2011 03:49 PM

There are a few restaurants that show up on the MSP board seemingly just by thinking about mentioning a syllable or two of the restaurant name. (Hyperbole is my middle name, btw.) One damnable instance of this is the Snelling Cafe - which turns up every dang time someone mentions a restaurant on Snelling Avenue which is a thoroughfare with quite a few restaurants. Nice for the proprietors, I guess but a small irritant for the rest of us.

A ferinstance in this post asking why no Popeye's in Saint Paul. Don't judge :)
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/778946

  1. Jacquilynne Apr 16, 2011 07:38 PM

    I've marked that restaurant as one that won't autolink in the future. You can email any further examples you come across to moderators@chowhound.com and we'll take a look.

    Thanks!

    10 Replies
    1. re: Jacquilynne
      MplsM ary Apr 16, 2011 08:14 PM

      Thank you very much. Your help is truly appreciated.

      1. re: Jacquilynne
        jen kalb Apr 17, 2011 02:37 PM

        In Italy, Gambero Rosso is a prime example. When the guidebook gets mentioned the restaurant gets linked.

        1. re: jen kalb
          Jacquilynne Apr 17, 2011 03:20 PM

          Link to the restaurant page?

          1. re: Jacquilynne
            jen kalb Apr 17, 2011 05:34 PM

            Yes the Gambero Rosso guide is mentioned and a link is created to a restaurant - up to now in Vernazza, but I have added the second in San Vincenzo so i also may link to that restaurant in future. Ive been reporting these (or asking the OPs to delete) as these come up.

            1. re: jen kalb
              Jacquilynne Apr 17, 2011 06:18 PM

              Sorry, I was asking for a link to the restaurant page itself so I could fix it. I can search for it, but I'm more certain I'm correcting the right record if the person reporting it provides a link. In this case, there's a few results that turn up under those search terms.

              1. re: Jacquilynne
                jen kalb Apr 17, 2011 07:22 PM

                Any of the top three might link. http://www.chow.com/search?query=Gamb...

                The San Vicenzo one is a new entry and I havent actually seen it link so far

                1. re: jen kalb
                  Jacquilynne Apr 18, 2011 07:33 AM

                  Do you have an example of a thread where it linked? I can figure out which one it is from there. If you haven't seen San Vicenzo link, it's most likely this one: http://www.chow.com/restaurants/91714... but I'd like to confirm.

                  1. re: Jacquilynne
                    jen kalb Apr 19, 2011 12:06 PM

                    I have requested deletion of several - that is why you cant find any. I think perhaps both the Vernazza and E-R restaurants have been linked. the autolinks are particularly irritativng when they go across regions, since the mapping becomes useless.

                    is there a problem with precluding autolinking on more than one restaurant?

                    1. re: jen kalb
                      Jacquilynne Apr 19, 2011 01:03 PM

                      Autolinking, when working properly, is a good thing, so I try not to exclude restaurants that don't need to be excluded.

                      1. re: Jacquilynne
                        jen kalb Apr 19, 2011 01:15 PM

                        Until people look critically at the links generated by their posts the errors just keep getting generated.

                        Maybe Im just being too much of a housekeeper, but mapping failures generated by these errors really annoy me. while I try to encourage people to correct their links, its not ncessarily the thing to do with newbies who may be just swinging into the board for a brief visit.

                        I just ran a test by adding a dummy post mentioning Gambero Rosso and it created two links, to the two restaurants in Vernazzo and San Vicenzo. but not the place in E-R I did not save it.

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