Posted by Damien Tournoud on October 23, 2010 at 5:07pm
The homepage features prominently that our users are from 230 countries in the world.
This cannot be right:
- There are 192 members of the United Nations and the US Department of State recognize 194 independent states. I reviewed the list, and several of our "Countries" are actually territories (Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Greenland, Palestine, Martinique...) that are governed by other countries and should not count as countries on their own. I suggest that as a minimum we rename "Countries" by "Territories" to remove the confusion.
- The count query by itself is wrong. It counts both
''(empty string) and
'<not specified>'as valid countries. The actual count by our data should be 228 countries.