What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 130 Stack Exchange communities.

The homepage of the Stack Overflow careers suggest that jobs around ten thousand kilometers away are 'near' me:

'jobs near Singapore' listing jobs in Berlin

Distance between Singapore and Berlin:

10 000 km, as calculated by WolframAlpha

It might be a feature, though a better solution to not finding any employers near me would be to not display anything in this section. Or maybe this is just a glitch in the geolocation database used here.

share|improve this question
    
Haa, brings back memories of Careers 1.0 issues. Also, for no less than my own amusement... –  Grace Note Feb 24 '11 at 13:29
4  
@GraceNote You should see what they're saying in chat about this: chat.meta.stackoverflow.com/transcript/message/529896#529896 –  Yi Jiang Feb 24 '11 at 13:32
    
Do you have a German IP address? Looks like our IP geolocation library thinks you're in Germany. –  David Fullerton Feb 24 '11 at 14:07
    
@DavidFullerton If I refresh a few times the page sometimes suggests a job from Australia, which would be slightly saner. There's also that job from South Africa, which is also nowhere near Germany. But to answer your question, no, I do not have a German IP address, to the best of my knowledge –  Yi Jiang Feb 24 '11 at 14:09

1 Answer 1

up vote 2 down vote accepted

Thanks! We've tightened this up to look for jobs within a smaller radius. Let us know if you still see unexpected results. You might simply not see "near" jobs at all, if there happen to be none close to Singapore.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .