Mysterious map/chat location: "Big"

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Re: Unknown map/chat location: "Big"

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:50 pm

My first guess was this was something at the lat/lon of 0,0, which sometimes your phone reports for your location. But I can't find a landmark or any segments at 0,0 on either server to account for what you're seeing.
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Mysterious map/chat location: "Big"

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:42 pm

As part of researching this, I too went to the live map on the world serverl a few days ago and discovered the same thing, I couldn't see any object, landmark, or any other information, and just a black map.


Tapatalk made me do it.
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Re: Mysterious map/chat location: "Big"

Postby foxitrot » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:47 am

A few weeks ago, thanks to some existing chats, I've also visited it with LiveMap - upon zooming out it also appeared somewhere in Mediterranean.
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Re: Mysterious map/chat location: "Big"

Postby foxitrot » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:38 am

There were times, and are still places, where you would barely spot a nearby wazer. Whether this is the reason?
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Re: Mysterious map/chat location:

Postby porubcan » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:17 am

Indeed this is position of Lon/lat 0/0 on world server. I'm usually taken there after tapping "nearby wazer" icon. I reported it many times on beta client feedback forum.

edit:

some of my first posts regarding this bug:
http://world.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.p ... ay#p275526
viewtopic.php?f=373&t=30517&p=276378&hilit=nearby+wazer#p276378+

unfortunately, now there is just black screen in WME (World) and also Livemap doesn't show it anymore (but it was seen before)

if it looks strange, it's my phone's fault
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Re: Mysterious map/chat location: "Big"

Postby SaniH1 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:57 pm

Ive got it sometimes logging into waze while still having Wifi-Connection and no gps or by tapping on "wazer near your location"
So Waze shows me this location "bin ich big" or so which is somewhere in the northsea I think
I dont have any problems with that, Im getting to my real location if I tap that crosshair or start navigating/driving - Im just curious who "designed" this
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Mysterious map/chat location: "Big"

Postby sehvn » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:44 pm

I don't even know how to search for info on this, so I guess I will just ask, what's this?

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The button with the pink waze icon randomly appears in the client app, and if I press it, it takes me to this weird location where sometimes there are chit-chats with people writing on them in several languages.

Is this some sort of 'chat room '? I find it annoying and distracting. If this is a feature, there isn't any info about it in the app.

I hope this is an easter egg that evolved into a bug that would now be fixed. =P
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Re: Mysterious map/chat location: "Big"

Postby sehvn » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:29 pm

I thought I would get a quick reply with information about this since a lot of people seem to have seen this place at least once, because there are sometimes chit-chats with many messages. Sometimes there are users in there!

A couple more screenshots with a bit more zoom:

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So... 'bin ich Big' sounds like German to me and according to Google translator it means "I'm big"... so there are people editing that place as a joke I guess, but what I don't understand is why the app redirects me to that place.

I tried to zoom out to see where on earth this place is, and I could see the city name of "Fiumefreddo" at the north and some cyrilic-like names to the east of that, before the app crashed. I think the place is located somewhere in the Mediterrian Sea. :?
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Re: Mysterious map/chat location: "Big"

Postby sehvn » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:35 am

Come on DEVS! This is something you obviously should know about.

Please explain about this. I'm requesting support to understand this 'feature' because I find it distracting.
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Re: Mysterious map/chat location: "Big"

Postby sehvn » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:48 pm

Perhaps this bug would go away by removing that pink 'nearby wazer' button notification altogether... When it appears on my screen it is always to take me to the "Big" location.

Also, why would I want to be notified when there are (new?) nearby wazers around me? Would someone please provide a link with more information about this "feature"? Thanks.
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