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Old 02-26-24, 06:37 AM
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Popup doesn't appear for me. I have the Premium version. MacBook Pro/Chrome browser. I've been creating and editing a lot of routes recently as I'm planning my next trip.
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Old 02-26-24, 07:50 AM
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could be a browser issue then from the sounds of things.
not the first time that this sort of thing happens, once in a blue moon I hit weirdness with something and after a minute or 5 or 10, I remember, "oh yeah, try another browser" and it sometimes sorts out the issue.

and Ive never even used rwgps really, so plead complete innocence with it.
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Old 02-26-24, 08:42 AM
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It is gone - -
I suspect it was a beta test that was supposed to be in beta mode,
but somehow it went live by mistake.

Popups have become ubiquitous - in almost every website.
Sometimes you get popups in popups.
Often with revenue or redirect as a goal.
But most people hate 'em and do their best to ignore them.

*FYI
I intentionally feed my advert "profile" fake stuff.
For ex. - that I have a private pilot, buy yachts, and use an extra large bra.
In the spirit of Edward Abbey.
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Old 02-26-24, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by jamawani
I suspect it was a beta test that was supposed to be in beta mode,
but somehow it went live by mistake.
I never saw it, but also didn't try too hard to find it.

Not sure in this situation, but one technique that also gets done is A-B testing on a live site. You subject some subset of the population (A) to your new change and then compare the response to the other population without the change (B). So perhaps it was there by mistake but there are also scenarios where feature trials are intentional.
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Old 02-26-24, 09:57 AM
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Didn't happen to me using an iMac and Safari. I am also a paying member.
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Old 02-26-24, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by mev
Not sure in this situation, but one technique that also gets done is A-B testing on a live site. You subject some subset of the population (A) to your new change and then compare the response to the other population without the change (B). So perhaps it was there by mistake but there are also scenarios where feature trials are intentional.
Well, if it was intentional and I was in the subset - -
they sure got an earful from me.

One time I had a Disney ad take over my phone in the middle of a conversation.
Do they really think you are going to buy when they irritate you like that?

Anyhoo, thanks much. - - J
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Old 02-26-24, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by jamawani
Well, if it was intentional and I was in the subset - -
they sure got an earful from me.
I imagine you're an outlier. The addition of a button on the route viewing page of the website is likely uneventful for most users.

You should be happy now, the button seems to be deactivated, as I'm not getting it today.

You may want to avoid clicking on the Explore tab however, as that map has a button that appears upon panning or zooming, saying "Search this area"
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Old 02-26-24, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by jamawani
When you send in a help ticket, you get a rah-rah speech about how great it is -
to be able to make stock trades on the Tokyo Exchange while riding across Iowa.

Kinda like resetting the clock in your car.
47 steps including a security challenge.
And if you say - "In the old days, you just adjusted a knob." - they get mad.
It would be better to focus on the things on RWGPS you don't like than talking about unrelated fanciful silly examples. That is, these silly examples suggests the real things you are complaining about aren't that bad (it makes you look like you are overreacting).

Originally Posted by jamawani
It may be time to look elsewhere - which means lots of work exporting files.
If I go, I will never return.
But I really, really hate floating pop-ups - especially when I am a Premium subscriber.
"You can't please everybody." You have no idea how many people like (or dislike) the new features.

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Old 02-26-24, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by njkayaker
Do you have a paid subscription? I'm not seeing that "button" (not a paid subscriber).
I believe they killed that feature after the OP complained.

I am paying, but not on the top tier plan.
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Old 02-26-24, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by jamawani
I've been a premium user at RWGPS for years.
Go to a route you've already saved - let's say you are thinking about a variation.
But don't go into edit - just look at it and zoom in.
The popup will appear at bottom center.
Nope, doesn't happen to me. Nothing I do brings it up, edit, whatever. I love the software and all the improvements over the years. I have hundreds of routes in my library. My wife and I did a solo tour of the Czech Republic, relying entirely on RWGPS for route planning. Didn't even take paper maps, didn't need them. Of course it took me a while working up 600k of road routes complete with accommodations.
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Originally Posted by jamawani
It is gone - -
I suspect it was a beta test that was supposed to be in beta mode,
but somehow it went live by mistake.

Popups have become ubiquitous - in almost every website.
Sometimes you get popups in popups.
Often with revenue or redirect as a goal.
But most people hate 'em and do their best to ignore them.

*FYI
I intentionally feed my advert "profile" fake stuff.
For ex. - that I have a private pilot, buy yachts, and use an extra large bra.
In the spirit of Edward Abbey.

Did you hear about "POPuPbLOCkERs" )) I never get any Popups, never.
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Old 02-26-24, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by str
RidewithGPS is great!

Never had any pop up. I just use the tools I need. And more important: I don't use heat map.
With multiple route failures (described here in this thread - https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1...-ride-gps.html) - I find it useful to sanity check with the heat maps to double check if other cyclists have come through a similar route. It may not be as big of an issue if your world is New Jersey but I found in less populated areas it would pick routes that included (a) private roads (b) misleading assumption that if the road type was "unknown" it would be paved (c) one or two cases of a road not existing. In those less populated parts of the US, I would do as well with a state highway map e.g. South Dakota. However, otherwise it is a useful tool including for me in more urban areas and including the heat map as a cross-check.
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Old 02-26-24, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by mev
With multiple route failures (described here in this thread - https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1...-ride-gps.html) - I find it useful to sanity check with the heat maps to double check if other cyclists have come through a similar route. It may not be as big of an issue if your world is New Jersey but I found in less populated areas it would pick routes that included (a) private roads (b) misleading assumption that if the road type was "unknown" it would be paved (c) one or two cases of a road not existing. In those less populated parts of the US, I would do as well with a state highway map e.g. South Dakota. However, otherwise it is a useful tool including for me in more urban areas and including the heat map as a cross-check.
I often check google street view in questionable areas. I also consult forest service maps (and NFS websites to check on road closures from logging operations, seasonal closures, etc), county GIS maps sometimes help determine private road status.

As a backup in case both phones die I copy the cue sheet from RWGPS, paste it into a text editor and add my own notes, then print that out. I ride on a lot of unnamed roads/trails so the RWGPS instruction will just be "2.7 mi slight right", so I put in a description and the approximate heading of the path I'm turning onto just to reassure myself I'm on the right road, so my new instruction will be something like "2.7 mi slight right doubletrack 300"

When it comes to finding a campsite I'll consult the maps for legal camping areas and put notes in for that also. On my last trip I was going to camp in a small pocket of campable land so I looked it up on the State Trust Land site, used a half mile buffer on either side just to make sure and then entered a note for it - "Camp one to 2.5 miles past Salome Road"
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