Opened 6 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#1981 closed bug (wontfix)

Map search by keyword broken for many places in Asia

Reported by: planetcruiser Owned by:
Priority: critical Milestone: backlog
Component: BW Search Keywords:
Cc:

Description

Issue:

  • At most places I visited in the recent weeks entering a location and pressing "search" shows no or very few members
  • "Search using map boundaries" returns more (hopefully all, needs testing) members
  • Examples (keyword search results vs. boundary search):
    • Hong Kong: 1 / 70
    • Kunming: 0 / 5
    • Chiang Rai: 1 / 8
    • Chiang Mai: 0 / 12
    • Bangkok: 0 / 47

Clues:

  • The map centres correctly on the city entered in the search field

Suggested solution:

  • Display same members when entering keyword and pressing "Search using map boundaries"
  • A quick hack could be: After entering a location and pressing enter, centre map first and then trigger a boundary search

Priority:

  • Critical, because it has a big impact for travellers in Asia (few will try a boundary search if they get "0 members" with keyword search)

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by shevek

  • Component changed from BW Geo to BW Search
  • Milestone changed from unassigned to backlog

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by steinwinde

I've just searched for the same places planetcruiser did. The results indicate a change of the implementation - but also that work needs to be done. The numbers of search results appear inconsistent and the map search for Bangkok points at a major issue:

  • Hong Kong: 62 (this number was shown by the summary, the actual list showed 79 entries), 85
  • Kunming: 6, none
  • Chiang Rai: 0, 1
  • Chiang Mai: 13 (this number was shown by the summary, but 14 in the actual list), 11 (18 when non-hosting included or when none of the tick boxes for accommodation is checked)
  • Bangkok 38 (as shown by the summary, but actually 42), 1 (!)

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by shevek

@steinwinde: I assume that you used 'Map search'? There had been some tries to fix it so results should be different.

Could you check against 'Search' if the results there are better? I'd rather not fix any more bugs in 'Map search' but improve the 'Search' with a map.

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by Tsjoek

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Old Search Keyword / Old search map / New search exact / new search default / places

Hong Kong: 71 / 73 / 50 / 65 / 65
Kunming: 0 / 5 / 4 / 4 /4
Chiang Rai: 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Chiang Mai: 10 / 10 / 12 / 13 / 12
Bangkok: 1 / 40 / 27 / 30 / 27

Note that differences can also be explained by intentionally different selections.

The old search is indeed buggy for Bangkok and Kunming. New search & places are pretty consistent though, so I close this as a wontfix.

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