Too many incident reports

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Re: Too many incident reports

Postby xxlogistics » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:18 am

I asked to Waze about this directly, why I have an alert from 36km from city what I left about half an hour ago while alerts are set by 5km, and they answered that this is by design, so we can just sit and hope that some day it will be redesigned in more reasonable way...
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Re: Too many incident reports

Postby ultimasnake » Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:51 pm

To be honest, and this might have been said loads of times, I would prefer to turn them off totally. I'm one of those people that likes to look ahead on the map (even without zooming and such) while i'm standing in front of a traffic light to see what my next few actions will be. But since the map will start showing the items at 5mph it gets totally annoying. Also 5 miles (8 kilometers in big boy terms, sorry!!!) is also a very big radius in cities in for instance the netherlands, I get almost all reports of entire amsterdam while waiting near my house ;).

Just an on/off switch like all other warnings would do it for me :mrgreen:
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Re: Too many incident reports

Postby TurnpikeWarrior12345 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:58 am

OldGnome wrote:
PhantomSoul wrote:I have to say, these incident notifications could very well be a pilot for location-based advertising, like say, offers from nearby businesses or upcoming ones along your route. I certainly hope not, but in all fairness, that would be one heck of a cash cow, and increasing socially-based revenues is a stated priority of Waze...

You haven't seen the Dunkin Donuts locations in Waze?


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but yes - it would be great if there is an option to allow incident reports to be limited to my route only. and to turn it off. Ironically.... there is "Passenger" warning and yet... unrelated incident reports suddenly popping up is much more distracting and unsafe because we have to angrily and frantically click on tiny X to get it out of the way.

I hope you can implement this feature asap! all these little convenient things are what can make this Waze program even more awesome!
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Re: Too many incident reports

Postby swingkat » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:10 am

I would agree... adding a way to limit notifications to only incidents along your intended route would be great. It was the first setting I looked for after I used the app.
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Re: Too many incident reports

Postby pogglywoggly » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:39 am

Another vote for route only or disabling feature it causes me to miss turns right after traffic lights occasionally
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Re: Too many incident reports

Postby PinballRob » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:39 pm

I think that is also what I am seeing. In any event, the notifications are often showing me information that is not relevant to the trip I am taking.

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Re: Too many incident reports

Postby PinballRob » Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:24 pm

I looked for that setting, and I did have it set for 5 miles. Seems like too much information. Maybe they can come up with a a setting of 2 miles or something. Thank you for your help.

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Too many incident reports

Postby PinballRob » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:27 am

I am new to Waze, but so far, I am loving it. One thing that I have noticed, is that I get many incident reports that are very far away (many miles away), and not even on my route.

Is there a way to limit event notifications only to those on the route?

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Re: Too many incident reports

Postby PhantomSoul » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:04 pm

I have to say, these incident notifications could very well be a pilot for location-based advertising, like say, offers from nearby businesses or upcoming ones along your route. I certainly hope not, but in all fairness, that would be one heck of a cash cow, and increasing socially-based revenues is a stated priority of Waze...
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Re: Too many incident reports

Postby PaintManNO » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:21 am

It also depends on whether you're in an urban or rural area. 5 or 10 miles may not seem like too much when you're in the middle of Nowhereville. And you can still get bombarded with a 2 mile radius in a large city during rush hour.
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