Documentation of "Avoid Highways"

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Documentation of "Avoid Highways"

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:19 pm

Should we request they rename the menu item?


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Re: Documentation of "Avoid Highways"

Postby CBenson » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:55 pm

I sent a PM to jpartain89 a week ago asking what that meant. I have not heard back. I think a rewrite is in order.
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Documentation of "Avoid Highways"

Postby jasonh300 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:12 pm

It seems that the new behavior of the Avoid Highways option in the client has never made it into the Wiki. Can someone on the Wiki committee please take care of that. Avoid Highways now only avoids Freeways.
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Re: Documentation of

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:34 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Should we request they rename the menu item?


I started to do that, but don't remember if I ever actually did. Go ahead and put in a request.
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Re: Documentation of "Avoid Highways"

Postby jasonh300 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:13 pm

jpartain89 is a one-time poster who's been around since July of 2011, but is basically not part of the community.

I think that edit should be disregarded and it should be explained properly. It's obvious that this user doesn't understand how the Avoid Highway function is now working, or the edit is from before when it did pretty much what he said, and made routing impossible.

EDIT: In looking at the history of that Wiki page, that edit is from April 2012, and that's before the Avoid Highways started behaving properly. That whole part needs to be removed. It also appears that jpartain89 is completely unfamiliar with any of the terminology we use...he mixes Minor Highway and Major Road in one sentence. None of that paragraph makes any sense.
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Re: Documentation of "Avoid Highways"

Postby kentsmith9 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:15 pm

Done. I created a page specific to avoid highways with just that basic information and noted it could change in the future. I also hyperlinked that page to all other locations that I could find that discussed that client setting. That way in the future we can easily update the information if it changes.
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Re: Documentation of "Avoid Highways"

Postby kentsmith9 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:23 am

If they do not plan to have it avoid highways then yes. If this is some temporary issue then no. I assume they will know which is the case and make the appropriate selection.
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Re: Documentation of "Avoid Highways"

Postby kentsmith9 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:08 pm

Either way I think it could only be referencing this same topic and we should rewrite it.
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Re: Documentation of "Avoid Highways"

Postby kentsmith9 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:26 am

Note that I removed the paragraph in the Wiki discussed above.
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Re: Documentation of "Avoid Highways"

Postby kentsmith9 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:42 pm

If that really does ever happen, you can always look at the page history and see who made the change. The Wiki is good about that, unlike our map database. ;)
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