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I’m sorry but that isn’t really an acceptable workaround for this particular bug.
Search should work the same on
as it does on
Users will have no reason to think they should perform special actions when a city with the same name exists elsewhere in the database; that they should type “Phila” in the location search field when it already says “In: Philadelphia (City)” there.
Searching from /listings/pennsylvania/pittsburgh doesn’t require such action and works as expected.
This isn’t just a problem for Philadelphia. The U.S. has many cities with the same name including many major metropolitan areas I seek to serve.
The compass … allows for the search to be limited or expanded by a radius around the visitor’s current location.
“Radius around” means a circle. But you’re saying it’s a square. So, I’m afraid I’m only more confused about that.
But my main issue is not about what “square distance area” means, but whether the range slider is working as designed, or if there is something I can change to get it to work as designed.
IP Geo Block is disabled.
Yes, the locations are being ordered by distance from the user’s location.
I would prefer that listings outside the selected distance are not shown, yes. To me, that is the point of the slider. Is it not?
That is different than the Near Me distance, which is only for results based on the user’s actual location.
I am pretty sure I had the slider working a few months ago to affect the distance searched, whether Near Me was selected or not (user’s actual location or otherwise). Either way, selecting Near Me has the same affect now: changing the slider position, even to like 3 miles, won’t change the results. It still returns ALL Listings in the “squared distance area” (which even though it’s currently set to 120 miles, returns results up to 160 miles away).
I would also like to see some statistics for Advanced Search if possible such as:
Recently searched terms
Recently searched locations
Popular search terms
Popular searched locations (which is different from Popular Locations)