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Too many incident reports

Postby gettingthere » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:03 am

Unfortunately that's usually not how it works in the world of Waze. The company discloses very little and the community of users has to fill in the gaps.

Waze is better with Facebook and Twitter but that is not the place for this type of information.
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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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Too many incident reports

Postby gettingthere » Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:08 pm

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...
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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 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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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 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 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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Re: Too many incident reports

Postby OldGnome » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:22 pm

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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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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