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New Place Pages :)
It seems that more often than not posts here about what CS is doing wrong. I would like to take the opportunity to point out something that is going right.
For the last several months, since in the introduction of the "place pages" a lot of towns and villages have been clumped together with nearby cities. I can understand this as not every hamlet on Earth could be recognized. However, somewhat disturbingly, numerous countries did not have their own page. As an example, if you searched for Yemen, you got redirected to Djibouti. Not recognizing a country was a huge insult to the people of that place. Discussions sprung up on numerous groups, like Georgia.
It wasn't just one or 2 places that got overlooked. I stopped counting at 20 countries, that's 10% of UN recognized places.
However, in the last week or so, admin/IT have been working to correct the error. Many of the countries previously 'unrecognized' now have their own page. While it's not perfect yet, i applaud CS for listening to the needs of the people this was effecting and doing their best to rectify the situation.