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Re: URL in landmark description

Postby doctorkb » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:43 pm

The description is useful for other editors to reference the reason for the landmark (sometimes it's not obvious).

I don't know about any intended future use of it in the client.

I think it's better to *NOT* shorten it. It's nice to be able to see the direct link.
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Re: URL in landmark description

Postby erablian » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:09 pm

Ghogg wrote:Is there anything preventing me from putting a URL in the description of a landmark? I think it might be a good way of letting people know where to go to find more information about the services offered.

There are 2 options:

1. Cut and paste the URL for the City of Ottawa webpage for the specific facility:

http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/parks-and ... mill-creek

2. Using bit.ly to shorten it:

http://bit.ly/1cEyLDn

Is either option recommended or allowed?

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Does the description even show up in the Waze client?

And if it does, does the Waze client make a URL into a clickable link that launches a web browser?

I haven’t tested it, but unless the answers to both question is yes, which I doubt, there is no point in
putting URLs into landmark descriptions.
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URL in landmark description

Postby Ghogg » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:16 pm

Hi all.

Is there anything preventing me from putting a URL in the description of a landmark? I think it might be a good way of letting people know where to go to find more information about the services offered.

There are 2 options:

1. Cut and paste the URL for the City of Ottawa webpage for the specific facility:

http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/parks-and ... mill-creek

2. Using bit.ly to shorten it:

http://bit.ly/1cEyLDn

Is either option recommended or allowed?

Thanks,
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Re: URL in landmark description

Postby Ghogg » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:55 pm

I checked and there seems to be no mention of the description in the app on my Z10. If the other platforms are similar, what's the point of the description?

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