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"Location" search operator broken for multi-word country names?

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"Location" search operator broken for multi-word country names? almightymat 10/16/12 5:46 AM
Hi there,

Searching by location seems to be a little bit broken for countries/locations that have names with more than one word, like Puerto Rico or Hong Kong, if you use these as part of an Advanced News search you get results that aren't location specific.

Any ideas on how to bypass/fix this issue?

If searching for articles from Puerto Rico you may notice that this is expressed in the search URL as "Puerto_Rico", but running the words together into one doesn't help as I had hoped that it would...

Mat
Re: "Location" search operator broken for multi-word country names? jackgreen 10/17/12 1:56 PM
Hi almightymat,

Thanks for reporting this.  The team is working on fixing this.

Thanks,
 Jack
Re: "Location" search operator broken for multi-word country names? almightymat 6/18/13 6:45 AM
Hi there,

This issue is still an issue, any progress?

Thanks!