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When I search for jobs in Des Moines, IA, Careers thinks I mean Northern Israel?

bug

this doesn't seem correct. Des Moines is the capital of the State of Iowa. Other cities in Iowa, such as Ames, appear to work just fine.

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    I was assuming that it was due to ISO-3166-2 trickery (either IA is the key for Israel, or IA is the northern province of Israel or something) but that doesn't seem to be the case. – jmac Dec 12 '13 at 1:00
  • other cities in Iowa, such as Ames, appear to work just fine. – Sam Miller Dec 12 '13 at 1:01
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    Perhaps Des Moines is the site of a top-secret transporter project that created a wormhole to Northern, Israel that was leaked on to the internet and infected the SO database to assume that Northern Israel is within 20 miles of Des Moines? Otherwise, it may just be a bug. But the wormhole theory seems more plausible. – jmac Dec 12 '13 at 1:03
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    @jmac that makes a lot of sense. This fits as well: ufosightingsdaily.com/2012/10/… – Pekka supports GoFundMonica Dec 12 '13 at 1:06
  • @jmac Nope, it's our geo data from Yahoo getting mucked up. Usually just takes a cache clean up. I'll get someone on it. – Juice Dec 12 '13 at 14:38
  • @Juice, "Caching" and "Yahoo"? Sounds like the coverup of a wormhole to me. Occam's Razor, and all that. – jmac Dec 12 '13 at 23:38
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    @jmac I'm no programmer, I do supporty things. I really just string together words I hear the devs say to make up plausible excuses. Kidding........ sorta. – Juice Dec 12 '13 at 23:40
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This is another case of a bad cached value. It's been cleared out and should be working again.

I'm adding some logging to help us identify where these are coming from.

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