Google Places Has Finally Gone Crazy

Yesterday I was claiming a listing on Google Places and got this error:

Google Places - No Such State

Google Places - No Such State

Really Google? There’s no Georgia in the U.S.?

I tried other states, I tried cancelling and re-claiming, etc. Nothing worked. Eventually I gave up and when I went back to my Google Places dashboard I had this listing in there twice. So they weren’t letting me claim it on the front end but they were actually letting me claim it on the back end. I ended up having to delete one of the instances that made its way into my account and then phone-verify the other one.

As if Google Places wasn’t already enough of a mess… you’d think they’d at least figure out how to validate the forms properly.

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