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Re: Jolly drivers

Postby sketch » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:01 pm

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Re: Jolly drivers

Postby sketch » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:20 pm

Problem: i am not located in the correct location

You'd better get out of there, then!
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Re: Jolly drivers

Postby sketch » Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:05 am

davielde wrote:Apparently we need an "Avoid Popeye's" option in the app, but solving URs is making me hungry! So glad he pointed me in the right direction.
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Hahaha, so glad he referred to it by its full, proper name—"Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen". You Northerners are hilarious! ;)
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Re: Jolly drivers

Postby sketch » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:04 am

Haha, I think he was joking. Popeyes was founded in the New Orleans area, and its founder was somewhat of a local celebrity. He lived in the same suburb as me, had a house with an unreal light display every Christmas—but he died and then they tore the house down. Oh well. Txemt grew up (I believe?) around here too.

You'd never, ever hear anyone call it by its full, proper name, "Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen" around here, so it's really funny to me that someone did. It's just "Popeyes"—there's no apostrophe, even. The founder (Al Copeland) used to joke that "he couldn't afford an apostrophe" when he opened up the first restaurant in Arabi.
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Re: Jolly drivers

Postby sketch » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:14 am

All the stuff at that building off I-10 was gone a few years before he died. Maybe he lost it in a divorce or something. I lived (still do) between Clearview and Causeway, so I'd see it coming off the Interstate on the way from my grandma's in Cut Off. He died only a few years ago, 3 or 4?

His house was at the end of Transcontinental, I think. We'd go see the Christmas lights every year. I used to ride my bike down there and look at all the cars in the driveway, Bentleys and Ferraris and the like. Can't believe they tore the whole thing down after he died. It's just an empty lot now.


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Re: Jolly drivers

Postby sketch » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:16 am

I lived in Baton Rouge for four months. I went to New Orleans just about every weekend. I don't know how you stayed there for ten years, it's such a hole! :D


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Re: Jolly drivers

Postby sketch » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:35 pm

Baton Rouge and New Orleans may be pretty close to each other on a map, but they're a world apart!

Popeyes chicken itself is a lot better around New Orleans and Louisiana than it is in the rest of the country. To explain this, I came up with what I call "Copeland's Law": that the quality of Popeyes chicken decreases exponentially the further you get from New Orleans. It turns out there's apparently a shade of truth to that—Popeyes allegedly uses a different seasoning blend locally cause they figure the rest of the country can't handle the level of spice we're used to!


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Re: Jolly drivers

Postby sketch » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:00 pm

SuperDave1426 wrote:I can't edit that location since it's outside of my editable areas (and since it's outside of my editable area, I can't see the actual URs so I hunted around and found what looked to be the most likely location). :-) However, something I noticed:

The landmark for the gas station on Rue Ln & Egan Hwy (which is where the Conoco is) is nearby and isn't covering the station area itself. Just a minor detail, but one you might want to take care of so it shows on the app properly.

I did, however, notice that Google Maps did not have its primary category as "Gas Station" - it had it as "Truck Stop," with "Gas Station" as one of the services that it offers. I logged into my Google Mapmaker account and submitted a change to reverse that and make "Gas Station" the primary. I don't know for sure, but I'm guessing that's why Waze isn't seeing it as a nearby gas station. Once that change has been accepted by Google Maps, that station should be findable when doing a "report gas prices" in the app. This is, of course, assuming that whether or not "Gas Station" being the primary classification matters to Waze or not - for all I know, I could have just spent a bunch of time for nothing. :D

HTH! :-)

Gas stations come from Waze's internal database only. Like tonestertm said, there have been problems with the gas station system (both reporting and searching) over the last week or so. It worked for me this morning but didn't work Wednesday night. It's been off and on.
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Re: Jolly drivers

Postby sketch » Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:16 am

I really, genuinely want to know how one manages to end up in the "Map Issue" dialog instead of "Navigate" three times in a row.

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Re: Jolly drivers

Postby sketch » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:26 pm

davielde wrote:Actually, since the direct left turn onto Inkster is enabled from Grand River while 8 Mile has a "Michigan Left", this is rather ingenious... Plus, we get a big "M" when viewed from above!

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Waze regularly gives me a similar route when I'm going north on Gratiot and need to get to NB Groesbeck via Metro Pkwy. I even left a UR about it: https://www.waze.com/editor/?lon=-82.89 ... 33&env=usa

It's actually a minute faster, according to the livemap, than the "correct" route, doing the Michigan left to Metro Pkwy. I can understand, too, since it's also apparently a 0.6 mile savings.
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