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Restaurant records: changing neighborhoods

squid kun Oct 16, 2011 02:57 PM

This restaurant ( http://www.chow.com/restaurants/92598... ) moved from Flushing, Queens, to a new space outside New York City. But I can't figure out how to delete the East Flushing and Queens neighborhood tags from its Chow record. I tried creating a new record and marking the old one as a dupe, but the erroneous neighborhood tags were transferred to the new record.

Can anyone with the site fix this record?

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  1. Servorg RE: squid kun Oct 17, 2011 11:40 AM

    I wonder if you had marked the old location as "closed" and then did a new place record with the new (different) address if that approach would have worked?

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      squid kun RE: Servorg Oct 17, 2011 11:59 AM

      I'm sure that would've worked. But since it's the same ownership I thought I'd just update the address. And there were links and other info on the old record that I didn't want to copy over manually. Though I sure could've done so in the time I've now spent futzing around with this thing.

      1. re: squid kun
        nsxtasy RE: squid kun Oct 18, 2011 06:19 AM

        I'd like to hear the answer from Engineering, since there's obviously some kind of problem with the software.

        If you go to the listing, you can see that those keywords are coming from the "neighborhood" fields, but there's no way to blank them out. (If you try changing them to blank and then saving the restaurant profile, it doesn't change them.)

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          squid kun RE: nsxtasy Oct 18, 2011 10:12 AM

          >If you go to the listing, you can see that those keywords are coming from the "neighborhood" fields, but there's no way to blank them out.

          Yes, that's what I did. The "primary cuisine" field behaves something like that too. You can enter a record without one (e.g. for grocery or liquor stores, etc.). But once you select a cuisine, that record will retain the last one entered. You can change it, but you can't blank it out. Same goes for the phone number field.

    2. Jacquilynne RE: squid kun Oct 18, 2011 10:21 AM

      Yeah, sorry, no -- looks like it's going to have to be an Engineering fix, since I can't correct it either.

      1. nsxtasy RE: squid kun Oct 29, 2011 10:54 AM

        Here's another example of this problem.

        There was another restaurant in the restaurant database which had two erroneous neighborhoods ("Lakeshore" and "Southeast Evanston") in its entry. ( www.chow.com/restaurants/31328/blind-... ) If I change the first one to "Downtown" and blank out the second one, the change is saved. But if I try to change both of them to blanks, it reverts to the two previous erroneous neighborhoods. Note that this example is a restaurant whose address didn't change, but the neighborhood labels were just plain wrong. "Downtown" is somewhat accurate so I would leave it as is now.

        The OP's restaurant in New Hyde Park is the same way. You can change the first one to Flushing and blank out the second one, and the change is saved. But if you try to change both of them to blanks, it reverts to the two previous erroneous neighborhoods.

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        1. re: nsxtasy
          Engineering RE: nsxtasy Nov 14, 2011 11:24 AM

          That actually narrows down the possible causes by quite a bit. Good catch.

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