Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#1797 assigned unknown

Update location/signup should only show cities/towns/villages and only those starting with the entered text

Reported by: shevek Owned by: shevek
Priority: major Milestone: backlog
Component: BW Geo Keywords:


If you want to setup your location as Lodz. The suggestion shows a long list of results that are in the voivodeship Lodz.

Instead the list should only show cities/towns/villages that at least contain 'Lodz'.

Similar results for 'Berlin'. Aitape and Chapayevo aren't expected.

I would also vote to only include results that start with the entered text. As I expect that no one who lives in a city called New York would enter York and then select New York.

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by shevek

Had a short discussion with my flatmate and I can see a use for not limiting the results to those starting with the entered text. (For example if it is unclear if an abbreviation is used for the place like Sta Monica for Santa Monica).

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by shevek

  • Component changed from BW Group to BW Geo
  • Owner set to shevek
  • Status changed from new to assigned

After entering a cityname it might be useful to search for 'cityname', '% cityname', 'cityname %' and '% cityname %'.

If you enter 'Berlin' that would give you 'New Berlin' and 'Berlin' but not 'Gaberling'.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by shevek

  • Milestone changed from unassigned to 1.9

Added to milestone 1.9.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by leoalone

I see this as a feature rather than a bug. I rememeber a search with nameplace that i do very often on another (not hospex) site and usually i search a place that has a four words name using a four letter sequence in the middle o the fourth word that lead me to a list of only two places (any other search other than spelling the complete name lead to at least 6 places, more than the default multiple choice box). Also having consistency for search and input would be nice, and on search is possible that someone does not know the exact spelling. Also, do not forget that some place can have more than one official name, in different languages, local languages, that are not on geonames. I tried not with a small place in southern Italy, using the name spelled as written in official documents of the municipality, and it does not appear (it shows me a place in Turkey and one in argentina

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by shevek

  • Milestone changed from 1.9 to 1.10

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by shevek

  • Milestone changed from 2.0 to unassigned

Postponed to 2.1 or 2.2.

comment:7 Changed 6 years ago by shevek

  • Milestone changed from unassigned to backlog
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