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If I type this into the Location box

Iceland

It works, but if I type (with or without the comma)

Reykjavik, Iceland

It turns it to

Reykjavik, Reykjavik Iceland

UPDATE: I found out why this is.

Check out this query

Careers is just listing the Region and City. But the issue is larger than that, since they can't just ignore region if it's == to city, or this query would be wrong.

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    Clearly, they're biased against Vikings. Maybe they're afraid you'll pillage all the jobs. Oct 7 '09 at 21:21
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    nice detective work! Nov 13 '09 at 8:15
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    Or, status-by-american-capitalist-pig Nov 25 '09 at 9:43
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Same silly nonsense for Zürich:

Zurich, Canton of Zurich Switzerland

It sounds harsh, but I find this to be a very "provincial" approach to city/something/country categorization that my fellow Americans tend to suffer from en masse. I'm too scared to see what is says for such locations as Singapore and Dubai.

The form did not insist upon 5-digit postal codes, so I guess that is a plus.

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    Provincial? Looks Cantonal to me... ducks
    – Shog9
    Oct 7 '09 at 21:49
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    Ah, the translation there would be Klugscheisse... Oct 7 '09 at 21:56
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    @Shog9: I was with you up until the part about waterfowl.
    – mmyers
    Oct 8 '09 at 21:09
  • Same problem with Lisbon, Portugal, it turns into Lisbon, Lisbon Portugal
    – morais
    Oct 30 '09 at 15:17
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    "Kosice, Kosicky Slovakia" feels very wrong to me. I would not publish a profile, that features this error so prominently under my name. What about adding at least comma between the region and country? I preffer my exact words "Kosice, Slovakia". If you want to display a region, why not use a map instead?
    – Palimondo
    Nov 24 '09 at 21:55
  • @Stu: would we end up in an infinite recursion if I pointed out to you that there is an r missing at the end of the word you used? :) May 20 '11 at 18:03

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