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Ingorant businesses (Eswatini)

Since 2018 former Swaziland is officially called Eswatini.

How ignorant can a business be? Like Amazon, Ebay, Aliexpress and so on - all of them still has Swazilend on their charters. Even RoyalMail, USPS and SwissPost managed to comply, but big online marketplaces are still living in Victorian times.
For how much longer will we have to deal with "Swazilend" as the default option for "sw" input in a country field in each and every online form in English? I am aware of Sweden (Schweden) still being in the way, but that is a separate issue.

And yes, I accidentally ordered some items and a marketplace allowed me to fill in Zurich, Swaziland in a delivery form.

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Re: Ingorant businesses (Eswatini)

Do you honestly think anybody cares?
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Old 29.06.2021, 15:21
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Re: Ingorant businesses (Eswatini)

Who cares about a piece of land smaller than NJ with a king who can only manage to have 15 wives?
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Re: Ingorant businesses (Eswatini)

OP is right. They are all ingorants, I tell ya.
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Old 29.06.2021, 15:27
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Since 2018 former Swazilend is officially called Eswatini.

How ignorant can a business be? Like Amazon, Ebay, Aliexpress and so on - all of them still has Swazilend on their charters. Even RoyalMail, USPS and SwissPost managed to comply, but big online marketplaces are still living in Victorian times.
For how much longer will we have to deal with "Swazilend" as the default option for "sw" input in a country field in each and every online form in English? I am aware of Sweden (Schweden) still being in the way, but that is a separate issue.

And yes, I accidentally ordered some items and a marketplace allowed me to fill in Zurich, Swazilend in a delivery form.
What has this got to do with "Living in Switzerland"?

Yes they could get the name right (as could you since it's never been called Swazilend afaik), but it's hardly their fault you selected the wrong country. Or their responsibility to make sure you put in a valid city-country combination, not everywhere has reliable postal databases publicly available.
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Old 29.06.2021, 15:32
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Re: Ingorant businesses (Eswatini)

FWP - My online order makes me select my country despite there being another country starting with SW.

Fix- Type SWI and you should have less Swedens and Swazilands interfering with your shopping experience.
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Re: Ingorant businesses (Eswatini)

It's "The Kingdom of eSwatini" - not Eswatini
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Old 29.06.2021, 15:35
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Re: Ingorant businesses (Eswatini)

People mention "shopping experience" as if it was supposed to be something fundamentally positive
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Old 29.06.2021, 15:42
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What has this got to do with "Living in Switzerland"?
Didn't have this particular problem in other countries. Mods are welcome to move this topic where it fits better.

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Yes they could get the name right (as could you since it's never been called Swazilend afaik), but it's hardly their fault you selected the wrong country.
Certainly my typo, thank you for the correction.

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Or their responsibility to make sure you put in a valid city-country combination, not everywhere has reliable postal databases publicly available.
I do not blame for that, my question is precisely about their ignorance. Other notes are mostly for fun and luls. If my family pack of condoms will go somewhere to Eswatini, I do not mind at all.
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It's "The Kingdom of eSwatini" - not Eswatini
Like it's the Swiss Confederation not Switzerland.
or Kingdom of Netherlands.
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Re: Ingorant businesses (Eswatini)

Overpayed Google developers say there's the Consulate of Swaziland in Zürich, Lintheschergasse 17, CH-8001

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ko...77!4d8.5386935

If only people and stores used the ISO 2 character......CH.
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It's "The Kingdom of eSwatini" - not Eswatini
And it is The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, but no one puts that into shipping forms for a reason. Eswatini is the official short form.
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FWP - My online order makes me select my country despite there being another country starting with SW.

Fix- Type SWI and you should have less Swedens and Swazilands interfering with your shopping experience.
It could be worse, if you want to put "United Kingdom" it's often one of "United Kingdom" "Vereinigtes Koenigreich" "Grossbritannien" "Britannien" "England".

As for Switzerland I usually type "T" then go one back.
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And it is The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, but no one puts that into shipping forms for a reason. Eswatini is the official short form.
eSwatini It's not so difficult. After all, people can spell iPhone too.
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Re: Ingorant businesses (Eswatini)

Well, it may soon change its name again, the peasants are revolting!
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Yes they could get the name right (as could you since it's never been called Swazilend afaik),
Pronounced in Afrikaans maybe ?
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Well, it may soon change its name again, the peasants are revolting!
The pedants have always been revolting .

Now they are rebelling .
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Do you honestly think anybody cares?
Honestly, it would save a few button presses for me when I type 'sw' into a drop down to get Switzerland.
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