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Punternet Reviews - Location

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I mainly punt around North London, so when we had 2 location fields in the review, I could put North London and Finchley or whatever. I could search on North London and find reviews I was interested in. Now almost every review for the London area just says London, so I would have to read 100 reviews to find 1 or 2 of interest, so I dont bother. Neither do I write reviews which noone can find or read. I presume the system works OK for Central London, as most of the London reviews relate to there, but suburbia is out in the cold. I guess the same applies to some extent in the other bigger cities.

The new database only allows for 1 location field, but we could use it more helpfully if the guidelines were changed.

I guess reviewers could be asked to put a sub-area after the main one - London Central or London North,

and then put a more local area name under the "Her Place" prompt if appropriate.

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There are still two location fields, the second one is and always has been optional.

 

One of my projects is to geo-code all the locations in reviews to lat-long coordinates in much the same way as the Directory, which will then allow searching within a radius of a post code or place name. The hard part is converting all the existing reviews. I hope to have that working soon.

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Thanks for your reply, Galahad.

Seems I was mistaken about the 2nd location going missing in fact, but it has gone as a way of refining Location 1 - the advice given is  If you met the lady at a place other than her home location, enter the city where the visit actually took place. Indeed the advice on Location 1 is to put Kensington rather than West London. That is what made me give up with reviews as few people use these terms, and if they did, I would have 50 or 100 search-terms to plough through.

Anyway my complaint/request would become redundant with the geo-code, which would be great for all new reviews.

I have no idea how you would apply it to old reviews, though. Most London ones just say London in location 1 and thats it. There are a few known parlours, but even with those, HOD, say, has 2 locations, and has had about 3 more in the last few years. Most agency SPs will be around the West End to Earls Court, but do you generalise and say they are all in Mayfair ? And then Indies could be anywhere - you would need to recruit a group of helpers to check web-sites etc to get the best guess on where the SPs were, or message all the reviewers.

I would think the most practical way to deal with "London" locations would be to allocate them to Charing Cross (or wherever) until either the reviewer or the reviewed SP requests a change.

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Why not use postcodes. You only need the first part. And there are apis available to do the distance calc.

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Why not use postcodes. You only need the first part. And there are apis available to do the distance calc.

For new reviews - yes obviously - for existing reviews - where would the postcode come from? That is the question I was addressing by suggesting that SPs or reviewers could provide it - the information is not there in most reviews, and hard to extract from most of the others.

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For new reviews - yes obviously - for existing reviews - where would the postcode come from? That is the question I was addressing by suggesting that SPs or reviewers could provide it - the information is not there in most reviews, and hard to extract from most of the others.

well a good many are for parlours, so the postcode should be easy

for the others then put in the central postcode for the place and ask for corrections.

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