Tampere, Finland is a location. Tampere Theatre, Finland is a building.

I am unable to select Tampere, Finland as a location I am willing to relocate at. I do not want to live in Tampere Theatre. I'm scared of phantoms. ;)

I admit the building is at a certain location, but Tampere is not really that big place that it'd be necessary to split it up in smaller parts.

I wish I would at least be able to override it somehow.

  • +1 Simply because you're Finnish. Oct 15, 2013 at 16:18
  • Blame Yahoo! ;) Oct 15, 2013 at 17:33
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    @ShaWizDowArd I'd blame yahoo, but they did not restrict the field so that I can not override the value. I still believe that users know better than machines where they live / want to live.
    – Lasse
    Oct 15, 2013 at 18:38
  • @Lasse true but having free text is risk as the system won't be able to find the location and give it unique coords. Oct 15, 2013 at 20:02

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Seems to have resolved itself.

Seems like this is actually a blame Yahoo situation.

Yahoo Maps YQL Console

I see in our name search cache that people have tried including the postal code, region codes and other values I dont quite understand to get the desired result, but none of those seem to help. I could manually change this, but I cannot guarantee it would stay with what I changed it to.

In terms of usability on the site, I understand the name thing sucks, but it shouldn't affect any of the functionality that uses this value because the issue is happening everywhere on the site.

I have opened a bug report on the YQL forums regarding this issue and I will update this post and all associated records once it is addressed.


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