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


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! – Andrew Stacey 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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