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Apr 16, 2011 03:49 PM

Link Link Link Restaurant Links Where Neither Desired Nor Logical

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 :)

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


    10 Replies
    1. re: Jacquilynne

      Thank you very much. Your help is truly appreciated.

      1. re: Jacquilynne

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

          1. re: Jacquilynne

            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

              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

                Any of the top three might link.

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

                1. re: jen kalb

                  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: but I'd like to confirm.

                  1. re: Jacquilynne

                    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

                      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

                        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.