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Re: Too many incident reports

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:58 pm

Waze is supposed to be working on that. Perhaps for the next version... maybe not. We won't know until the beta is released. They are working on v3.5 now, feature set or changes not released yet.
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Re: Too many incident reports

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:03 am

The only workaround for now is to turn off "download traffic info." This does have other side effects, but that's kinda the definition of a workaround...
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Re: Too many incident reports

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:22 pm

xxlogistics wrote: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...

Is the notification from 36km away within 5km of your route? If so, that is by design that the alert radius applies to your route.

Also, if you have popups for groups turned on in Settings, you will get those regardless of distance. Again, by design.
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Re: Too many incident reports

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:07 pm

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

And those are just the latest. The first ones started last December. 2011.
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Too many incident reports

Postby Bigbear3764 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:34 am

You can reduce the radius down to 5 miles in your settings. That is what I like to use.


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Re: Too many incident reports

Postby Bschorr » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:30 pm

I agree - would be great to limit the alerts to just your intended route or to a narrower radius.
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Re: Too many incident reports

Postby CuppaTea4Me » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:50 pm

I would like to also advocate for route only info. I live in the LA metro region with a 25 mile commute. I will get 50-100 alerts in a half hour, mostly on roads that are not near me and that I have no intention of driving on. I have set the radius as low as possible but I still get tons of alerts, some days I don't use waze just so I can listen to talk radio.
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Too many incident reports

Postby Darthreflon » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:30 pm

Even set at 5 miles I get reports that sometimes ten miles plus away that aren't even on my route.
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Too many incident reports

Postby Darthreflon » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:55 pm

gettingthere wrote:It is believed that the radius limit is x miles from anywhere on your route. So in reality you will see events more than x miles from your current location.

There are lots of requests to filter to only on route. Waze has stated that they will add this filter in the future...


If that's the case then they need to specify that and explain that to everyone. I've noticed that a lot of things people put on here aren't that well explained our they are at all. A lot of the stuff in the wiki is either wrong or missing info. I've tried to info there without any luck. I know waze is free and understand that and they are working to make it better but at the same time they need to get some things fixed like the wiki so new and even seasoned wazers can find answers to a lot easier and that maybe a lot of people wouldn't be posting so many things on here. All they gotta do is when they work on a feature is either during or when it's finished is to write up a manual for the wiki on that particular feature then post it. I don't think it's that hard. That way they will never forget to put something in the wiki.
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Re: Too many incident reports

Postby deftdrummer » Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:55 am

I gotta say I too am annoyed at this. There are a few things I just wish to God Waze would fix.

For example turning off event radii would be fantastic. The second pet peeve of mine is the "OK / Passenger" warning when you attempt to type while driving.

The Waze developers should know by now that most of us have the ability of Voice to Text, and in all reality having a message pop up like that actually makes my drive less safe not more.
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