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Re: Normal Roundabouts and Take Left/Right/Straight Instruct

Postby davipt » Mon May 27, 2013 7:50 pm

jasonh300 wrote:There was also a recent posting about a user being reprimanded by Waze for using a railroad to leave notes.


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Overreactions. Nothing to see here. Carry on.
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Re: Normal Roundabouts and Take Left/Right/Straight Instruct

Postby davipt » Mon May 27, 2013 7:49 pm

banished wrote:
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Writing notes on railroad segments is standard practice. Reply to the email as such and ask them to bring it up with the Global Champs if they haven't heard of this.


Never heard of it until I stumbled into this thread. I encourage a different "type" be used for note-taking for a couple of reasons.

1. It implies there's no value in documenting railroads as real railroads in the WME now or in the future; they're there for notes.

2. I am concerned editors will come to believe that if a railroad type isn't being used as a note, it can be deleted.

Two meetups ago I presented a brief detailing why railroads should be returned to the client. Last meetup I heard Ehud (Waze employee) encourage documenting everything.

All decent car navigation devices include railroads, so we should not go down this railroad "note" path.


It's ugly but only temporary:
- proper notes will come eventually
- railroad is the only type that won't show on the client
- railroads are not changing and the amount is small enough to be easy to draw the real ones and lock to avoid confusion
- only high ranks and only when really needed are notes being used, so they can also be locked, or garbage be deleted

As soon as notes are available, those railroad notes will be deleted right away.

Personally I hadn't yet had the need for them. I've almost considered using fake railroads to improve the border of city areas, specially cities with only a straight segment (the area becomes the whole rectangular/square tile) but then gave up, those cities were not that relevant.
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Re: Normal Roundabouts and Take Left/Right/Straight Instruct

Postby banished » Sun May 26, 2013 9:18 pm

I'll go back to sleep, now.
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Re: Normal Roundabouts and Take Left/Right/Straight Instruct

Postby jasonh300 » Sun May 26, 2013 2:18 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
jasonh300 wrote:There was also a recent posting about a user being reprimanded by Waze for using a railroad to leave notes.

Read a few posts back.


Oh....duh.


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Re: Normal Roundabouts and Take Left/Right/Straight Instruct

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun May 26, 2013 2:15 pm

jasonh300 wrote:There was also a recent posting about a user being reprimanded by Waze for using a railroad to leave notes.

Read a few posts back.
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Re: Normal Roundabouts and Take Left/Right/Straight Instruct

Postby jasonh300 » Sun May 26, 2013 12:18 pm

There was also a recent posting about a user being reprimanded by Waze for using a railroad to leave notes.


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Re: Normal Roundabouts and Take Left/Right/Straight Instruct

Postby banished » Sun May 26, 2013 12:14 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Writing notes on railroad segments is standard practice. Reply to the email as such and ask them to bring it up with the Global Champs if they haven't heard of this.


Never heard of it until I stumbled into this thread. I encourage a different "type" be used for note-taking for a couple of reasons.

1. It implies there's no value in documenting railroads as real railroads in the WME now or in the future; they're there for notes.

2. I am concerned editors will come to believe that if a railroad type isn't being used as a note, it can be deleted.

Two meetups ago I presented a brief detailing why railroads should be returned to the client. Last meetup I heard Ehud (Waze employee) encourage documenting everything.

All decent car navigation devices include railroads, so we should not go down this railroad "note" path.
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Re: Normal Roundabouts and Take Left/Right/Straight Instruct

Postby berestovskyy » Thu May 23, 2013 10:45 am

I hope it was just a misunderstanding.

Regarding roundabouts I just found a similar topic and a post with a permalink to the exact same roundabout dated back to Apr 2011 :lol: I guess during that discussion we got most of our roundabouts remade with normal road segments to get simple "turn left/right" instructions like we can see here...
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Re: Normal Roundabouts and Take Left/Right/Straight Instruct

Postby davipt » Wed May 22, 2013 3:17 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Writing notes on railroad segments is standard practice. Reply to the email as such and ask them to bring it up with the Global Champs if they haven't heard of this.


See my update ;) not really to do with the railroad, nothing to see here, move along.
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Re: Normal Roundabouts and Take Left/Right/Straight Instruct

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed May 22, 2013 3:05 pm

Writing notes on railroad segments is standard practice. Reply to the email as such and ask them to bring it up with the Global Champs if they haven't heard of this.
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