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Until just now, I'd never even heard of Chandgad.

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They did some automatic network wide "improvement" of user locations. See "Why does my location in stackoverflow profile change?" on meta.SO. More details can be found in this meta.SO answer: The Yahoo PlaceFinder thinks that "Chandgad, India" is a best match for "Here".

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    I do like the fact that so many people get relocated to Norway! – Loop Space Apr 23 '11 at 17:18
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    Wow. That is some algorithm. I am now curious what it would match for zed-zed-nine-plural-zed-alpha... – Willie Wong Apr 24 '11 at 2:30
  • ... and the answer is, nothing, apparently. – Willie Wong Apr 24 '11 at 2:31
  • @Willie: I got "Alpha, MI, United States". Very nice is the answer for "Somewhere in the vicinity of Sol". – Hendrik Vogt Apr 24 '11 at 12:36
  • So Alpha, MI is preferred over Alpha, NJ? I wonder if it is just alphabetical. – Willie Wong Apr 26 '11 at 0:50

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