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I try to add Switzerland to my relocation options on Careers. But Careers insist on relocating me to Otero, NM. United States. Switzerland is not accepted.

Steps to reproduce

  1. Enter Switzerland into Relocation Option

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  2. Move Cursor away from that field. Text changes to Otero

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And there is a related less obvious bug. It turns Schweiz (german for Switzerland) or Swiss Confederation (the official name of the country) into Switzerland. Which is great. Unfortunately saving the changes replaces Switzerland with Otero. Probably because the entered values are sent to the location database again.

Steps to reproduc:

  1. Add Schweiz into the same field.

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  2. Move cursor away from that field

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  3. Be happy, and save changes.

  4. Look at profile overview. And see Otero, NM. at the end of the list.
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Sure, it finds some remote region in New Mexico where there is a road named Zurich, but skips an entire country....well done. :) –  Bart Feb 15 '13 at 8:29
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Maybe Switzerland is full. –  J. Steen Feb 15 '13 at 8:29
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@J.Steen Looking out of the windows, I see they have started stacking people....you might have a point. –  Bart Feb 15 '13 at 8:47
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@J.Steen, I can confirm what Bart says, too many people here already :) –  Benjol Feb 15 '13 at 9:08
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What's your problem with Otero, NM? ;) –  Andrew Barber Feb 15 '13 at 9:12
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Is it a coincidence that Otero County is, like, twenty miles from Area 51? I think not. –  Pëkka Feb 15 '13 at 9:52
    
This is actually funny! Something funny on SO, yey! –  markus Feb 16 '13 at 23:54

1 Answer 1

up vote 11 down vote accepted

Please try again and let us know if the problem is fixed.

It looks like an invalid geolocation entry leaked into our database, we just cleaned it up manually.

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Works. Thank you for the quick fix. –  Matthias Bauch Feb 15 '13 at 14:59

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