Questions tagged [location]

For questions about the Location field in the user profile, careers/jobs and/or in the User table (SEDE)

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Location auto fill showing old name of a country

When editing my profile and changing the location field, I have accidentally bumped into "Swaziland" still being listed as a country - although the official name as far as I can recall has been ...
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Can't change location in profile

I just went to [Edit Profile & Settings] and by location this is what I saw: And if I hover over it or try to click, I get a red 'no' sign: After reloading the page, it loads properly for a ...
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Where to ask for location of particular development software item?

I know that Stack Exchange is not the right place to post questions looking for general software, but my question is very specific. Where do I post when I'm looking for a specific programming tool? I'...
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Give profile location data a hyperlink to open a map

On the right-hand side of the "Profile" tab of the user profile page is the user's location data (if any), with a "map pin" icon. But it is not an active hyperlink. Can we make the location data a ...
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Adding separate column COUNTRY in SE database

Well, many people might need to know the country for SE user. Like, querying (on datexplorer.se), for users, which are from XYZ country. maybe there should be separate column for COUNTRY for users?
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Jobs search seems to be ignoring distance [closed]

Yesterday I noticed that almost all of the jobs in my area disappeared from the usual Jobs search I do. Digging in further, I found that it is completely ignoring the "Distance" field in the search ...
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Is the Stack Exchange Network blocked in China?

I'm going to China soon, so I want to know whether the Stack Exchange Network is being blocked in China. A lot of useful and great websites are blocked in China, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, ...
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Careers: more granular options for distance

When searching for job listings on Stack Overflow Careers, the minimum distance option is 20 miles. This is too far to really do anything to limit the search in London (UK). It would be nice if the ...
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Couldn't sign up on Careers.stackoverflow with my location

I live in Hong Kong, which is a city on its own. Ideally, just "Hong Kong" should work, since it is both a city and a Special Administrative Region under China. Nonetheless, it didn't let me sign ...
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Changing location to “worldwide”

Our current Careers Stack Overflow location says Criteo Europe but I would like to make it "wordwide" as we do operate from the US, Asia, and Europe. This is to give all our visitors an impression of ...
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Is it possible to get job posts to be more specific about location than just saying London?

I live on the very south west of London. I don't want to relocate and I'm only interested in jobs that are less than an hour commute. Most of the jobs listed on carers within 20 miles of where I live ...
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Can't list a job for Hong Kong because of location handler [closed]

Our address is Unit 2206, 22/F, Wu Chung House, No. 213 Queen’s Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China HK SAR. But service can't parse it and the best option it provides is that: But with this address I can'...
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Weston-super-Mare - incorrect case

Was trying to change my address on Stack Overflow to 'Weston-super-Mare' (UK) and was prompted to use 'Weston-Super-Mare' (note the incorrect case for 'super') Can this be changed in the list of ...
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More job results behind proxy in England

I noticed it several times that there are more results for certain searches on careers when I do the search from behind a proxy (England) than from home (Hungary) Eg I searched python + remote only ...
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Unable to find my name in Users by Country query

I'm just finding my name in the below query which sent by my friend :) http://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/53058/top-users-by-country I just entered India. However surprisingly my ...
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How many users does SO get from different countries? [duplicate]

Is there a breakdown of SO user distribution? I would like to know how many users SO gets from different countries. This query is not supported in the JSON API unfortunately.
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Finding specific users by their location and a tag score

I want to see who has the highest score in a specific tag (for example c#) in my country. Is there any query or script for that? I've found this query, but it doesn't work. Can any one take a look ...
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Location Context changes country between Jobs and Company Pages

Just noticed this on the UK site. If I go to http://careers.stackoverflow.com/uk/jobs/location/london, I see jobs for London, UK. If I click the Company Pages tab... my location context has been ...
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Two locations suggestion in Profile

It would be good if the profile allowed both Current Location and then Origin. I don't want to be mistaken coming from another country nor I don't want also to mislead someone of my current location ...
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“York” is not in (or anywhere near) Camden, London

No matter how many times I try to update my "Mailing Address" field on my careers.SO profile to my address in "York", complete with my postcode (in York!), upon pressing save it automagically updates ...
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can I set my location for careers advert

The careers advert in the sidebar, you know the one - more jobs near (your location) I understand that it is detecting my location somehow, however it seems to think I'm based in London when I'm in ...
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Location is automatically updated with reverse look-up, which is wrong

When I enter Trstená, Slovakia into the Location box, it's updated to Trsztena (which is Hungarian name for the town, but it's not used here!). Please make it possible to override the automatic ...
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Careers adverts: location not accurate

On the Careers front page, after the featured jobs ads, there is a section jobs near [your location], with a further link to More [your location] jobs. For me, the location it's using is waaaay off ...
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Can't choose a country as a location

While updating my careers profile I've noticed that I can't enter country names anymore as locations where I'm willing to relocate to. The problem is that if I'm willing to relocate o a different ...
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Obsolete country name on Careers

The Careers site has "Serbia and Montenegro" instead of separate entries for "Serbia" and "Montenegro". Serbia and Montenegro has been broken up since 2006. Since then, Serbia and Montenegro are ...
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Careers Relocate to X thinks London is too vague (and displays badly) [closed]

In my employer search options I want to state that I am willing to relocate to London, but apparently that's not specific enough: Sorry, we need a more specific location than 'London, United ...
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Wrong Country and Province

I've tried to change it a few times, but my profile keeps defaults to IN, United States. It doesn't save the postal code and doesn't seem to want to accept NL, Canada.
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Reputation Distribution by Location

Is there a way to find out the users with the highest reputation, in a given location? For example, I want to know who is the highest-ranking user in Argentina. It'd be interesting to find out the ...
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Careers 2.0 Bug: City of O'Fallon, Illinois Becomes Tjele, Denmark

When I enter the city of O'Fallon IL (US) as my location, it shows up as Tjele, Denmark in my profile.
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Careers - can you add UK counties?

When adding a careers advert can you add UK counties? "Berkshire, UK" would yield better results than just "Reading, UK".
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ability to insist on specific “willing to relocate to”

When doing an employer search for people in my area, if I have the box checked to include people who are willing to relocate to my area, I get lots of people who are willing to relocate, apparently, ...
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Looking for users in my region [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to find Stack Overflow users based on an area? I would like to meet up with other Stackoverflow enthusiasts in my region, Boulder CO. I see posts from 2009 ...
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The Netherlands Antilles do not exist anymore

Today I noticed to my astonishment that my location was changed from Willemstad, Curaçao to Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles without any intervention. I've changed it back on SO, but I've kept it as ...
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Do I have to change my location in every profile?

I see that the locations were standardized (Location in profile was changed without edit or knowing). Mine is another where the default is wrong, although I am willing to use the suggested option. ...
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Can we have multiple locations?

I have two legal residences. One in the US (Baltimore) and one in The Philippines (Mandaluyong City). It's conceivable that I may start spending 1/3 of the year in Singapore as well. I understand the ...
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Under what circumstances could someone access my account? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does my location in stackoverflow profile change? I'm not to knowledgeable when it comes to OpenID, but I was under the impression it is reliable and secure. Now today I ...
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Where is the documentation for the correct format of the user profile's location field?

According to When did I move to Andøy, Norway? and Why does my location in stackoverflow profile change?, there is now an effort to standardize on a canonical format for the location field in a user's ...
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Location in profile changed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does my location in stackoverflow profile change? A screenshot of my profile both on meta and on the main site – in fact, apparently on any site: Now, I’m absolutely, ...
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Location in profile was changed without edit or knowing

The location on my profile page it has changed from NRW to North Rhine-Westphalia. However, I did not edit that value or field myself. Did someone else change it? Why did it change?
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When did I move to Andøy, Norway? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does my location in stackoverflow profile change? If you currently check my profile, it says my location is "Andøy, Norway". I'm sure Andøy, Norway is a lovely place (...
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Cannot add location/email to careers

I cannot seem to add my location or email. This is a copy of the log from chrome. I've removed my email address. Hopefully this should be of some use. Cheers Tony Request URL:http://careers....
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Bug with user page formatting for long locations

On the user page, profile information doesn't render properly when the location is too long: Those lush green fields and unfashionable galactic arms are playing hell with the formatting.
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Suggestion: Careers use my current location

Modern browsers can share their current geographic location. This could be useful to simplify careers jobs searching.
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Finding Stack Overflow/Exchange users based on geographic area?

I want to find Stack Overflow/Exchange users in my area. Is there an easy way to do that?
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Careers won't let me list Pécs, Hungary as location

TL;DR it's like letting you specify Texas, but not Houston. Since Houston is big enough to specify, employers will assume you don't live there if you didn't name it In the Location field, Pécs, ...
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Does current location in CV factor into employers search results?

There are two places to input locations in your stackoverflow careers CV. One is current location, and the other is where you'd like to work. Imagine you put CityA in your current location, and ...
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Location field spells city name incorrectly

I happen to live in Haifa, Israel. When I type this into Careers, the result becomes Hefa, H'efa Israel Why is that? Consulting the Wiki entry above, Hefa (or H'efa - would that be the Klingon ...
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When I enter a county on careers, the location field shows the whole state

When I enter a county like Onondaga County into the YQL console, it definitely finds it and returns a county level result. However, when I enter the same text in a location field in CSO, the result ...
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Careers: Location does not work well for large metro areas

I live and work in Southern California. Southern California is a large geographical area and I have not been able to come up with a good way to describe the region I am prepared to work. The Los ...
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How do I specify upstate New York as a desired region?

When I tried typing in "upstate new york", it was replaced with "New York, New York United States", clearly not the region I intended. For now I'm just listing "Syracuse, New York", but I'd really ...