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Re: Curios W in the Map

Postby dbwiddis » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:34 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Wow, you are patient! :)

Nah, only took about 5 days of a small move and waiting for the overnight editor update. I started just trying to get the "L" off my daily commute and when that was successful dragged the others.

Now patience would be dragging all 3 letters, currently separated by about 30-40 miles, around to be in the same spot, adding an Enterprise "E", and spelling out HELP... :D :D
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Re: Curios W in the Map

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:09 pm

dbwiddis wrote:I started with a small experiment and after a few iterations have now successfully "herded" the Las Vegas "L", the Henderson "H", and the Paradise "P" smudges out of the middle of populated areas and into desert wasteland on the edge of my 4-mile editing boundary. :) Maybe they'll eventually go away from there...

Wow, you are patient! :)
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Re: Curios W in the Map

Postby dbwiddis » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:51 pm

WeeeZer14 wrote:Relocate? Maybe. Grow even larger? Probably.

Smudges WILL go away eventually if we edit out all of the offending segments. I wouldn't recommend trying to control them. It will be like herding cats :D

They don't grow, and they do move. Cat herding? Maybe. :)

I started with a small experiment and after a few iterations have now successfully "herded" the Las Vegas "L", the Henderson "H", and the Paradise "P" smudges out of the middle of populated areas and into desert wasteland on the edge of my 4-mile editing boundary. :) Maybe they'll eventually go away from there...
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Re: Curios W in the Map

Postby WeeeZer14 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:40 pm

Relocate? Maybe. Grow even larger? Probably.

Smudges WILL go away eventually if we edit out all of the offending segments. I wouldn't recommend trying to control them. It will be like herding cats :D
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Re: Curios W in the Map

Postby dbwiddis » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:24 pm

So I've noticed with other city names that making editing changes does cause the size/location of the smudge to move.

I'm wondering if it's possible to intentionally introduce a bad city name on a random segment in a more out-of-the-way place and cause the smudge to relocate... even if it never goes way I can stick it out in the middle of unused desert...
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Re: Curios W in the Map

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:57 am

dbwiddis wrote:Sorry to revive an old thread but better than posting a new one.

I'm currently trying to figure out the source of this L in Las Vegas that's always showing on my map.

https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=8&lon ... TTTTTTTTFT

What the "L"? :D

Turning on the city layer will show you the smudged area. It looks like you fixed it in late January perhaps. But the L and smudge will not go away until Waze fixes a bug which causes incorrect city labels and shading to not disappear.
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Re: Curios W in the Map

Postby dbwiddis » Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:31 am

Sorry to revive an old thread but better than posting a new one.

I'm currently trying to figure out the source of this L in Las Vegas that's always showing on my map.

https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=8&lon ... TTTTTTTTFT

What the "L"? :D
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Re: Curios W in the Map

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:57 pm

I added some roads in my area and accidentally did the 'w' thing instead of the full city name (damn you WME bug not allowing a mouse click to select the menu item!). That was on Thursday of last week. Today, Monday, I see the 'w' on the map already, which means 1) I'm an idiot, and 2) the city layer updated over the weekend?
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Re: Curios W in the Map

Postby BlazeTool » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:21 am

Just in case it helps track things down any. I found one possible of the Ohio M. Wright Brothers Airport in Miamisburg was named "Dayton - Wright Brothers Airport" with a city of "M". I know there was some weirdness caused by turning on the address fields on landmarks, perhaps one got autopopulated with the single character city names. (Which also explains why I couldn't find it by highlighting roads with a city name of M or W).

Just found some more. Looks like the single chars are on the landmarks (I've found 6 so far, all in Miamisburg).

(I definitely should have paid more attention to jemay's post as I just figured out what was already known.)
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Re: Curios W in the Map

Postby BlazeTool » Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:53 pm

It's a secret code, it you circumnavigate the globe clockwise and collect all the letters and put them in as your destination it unlocks the entrances to all the Stonecutter's roads.
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