Good idea. However, my Flash skills are very weak (it took me a while to build those simple forms), so I'd need some serious help from a Flash expert.one way to get around this is to have multiple pulldown lists for the catigories. so, first puldown you select bank, second select bank of america.
Or another way I think yould work better is to use predictive text in the subject line. sort of like IE does with search history when youre typing a web address. This can also help with mispellings.
Very good ideas. I'm trying to keep it simple for now, but if things get busier I'll need to consider ideas like this.Predictive text in the subject line.
From this, a catagory list would become active with posible choices based on the subject entered. This would also aid in selecting the subject. Include the "other" option for new catagories and places.
After the catagory is selected and the place has a title, there is a area to select an Icon. Defult, User submited, or new... This will also be determined by the subject.
and then you have the post section for a discription. as "Optional"
The way it works right now is that we have dozens of hidden categories that you don't see in the drop-down, mostly for smaller chains of restaurants and shopping venues. When someone submits a location for a site that's not in the drop-down, we can often just put it in the correct category and move on. I'm trying to keep the drop-down list on the site pretty clean, so most categories aren't visible there.
For single locations (mom & pop restaurants, etc), we have the ability to upload thread-specific icons. I've not opened that up to the users for two reasons:
1 - I'm trying to keep everything inside of Google Earth. As of now, that would require an external web page.
2 - I'm trying to keep them all at the exact same specs. While many users would follow posted specs, I'm sure many others wouldn't.
That being said, this is another case where I'll probably open it up to the users once the level of posts/day increases.
What version of Flash do you have installed? (check it here)
Also, what version of Windows? (2000, XP, Vista)
Running latest version of flash along with xp sp2. deleted it and downloaded the app. again and still same problem. It gives me network link error at first then eventually connects under the browsing link. Could this be my issue?
The network link error is probably unrelated. I've been squishing some bugs this evening and caused a few more. I'm working on that right now.
How about Google Earth? Under [Help] --> [About Google Earth] what version are you on (all 10 or so digits)?
I have downloaded the KML package and it works, but it is full of useless (to me) placemarks. Most I see is Maredo, Burger King, Pizza Hut and McDonalds, and I found no filter.
I found none of my 300 placemarks.
To me it looks like payed fastfood propaganda.
Old placemarks aren't currently in there, though I'm considering adding them.I found none of my 300 placemarks.
That's just been the easiest items to add. Over time, it will become much more balanced.To me it looks like payed fastfood propaganda.
I am not payed by anyone for adding Maredo or Block House (also my work ), but I love to eat a good steak, what you usually can get there. AFAIK both houses are not in the Google Earth restaurant list, so I thought it's an interesting information for a few people here.To me it looks like payed fastfood propaganda.
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How about a way to edit something you posted..
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I know you don't want to clutter up the catagory list and keep it simple for now, but after making numerous posts, I found there are a few that could come in handy that you might want to add later on...
Theater/Symphony Hall/Opera House (non movie)
Shooting Range (maybe under Sports)
BTW, I like Nickvet's idea about the multiple pulldown selections.
Me too, but we need someone good with Flash to help do it. Know anyone?BTW, I like Nickvet's idea about the multiple pulldown selections.
IS there a way to add a category labeled like "Questions"..so if someone doesn't know what something is they can ask a question about it. (I'd put this category under other).