Too many incident reports

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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 mirarkitty » Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:54 pm

I would like to only see the ones on or near (road-wise near!) my route.

But I'd also like to stop it from doing anything just because I'm standing still for about 30 seconds. Can that time-limit be increased in the options?
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Re: Too many incident reports

Postby jentdrive » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:59 pm

ultimasnake wrote: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.

I totally agree.
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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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