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justbrowsing
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2021 1:45 pm    Post subject: No disrespect intended...but... Reply with quote

It does seem that this forum is dying off as there seem to be fewer & fewer posts nowadays whereas other iffy forums are flourishing.
For example in the TomTom PND section there's only been ONE new post since my last 2 posts back in August (well over 2 months ago)

One could say it's because this forum is so current that there's no need to ask any questions but I'm not convinced Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2021 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is very quiet.

I wondered if it's because CA is becoming obsolete.

I still visit daily, but, as you say, nothing to reply to.

I'm also here frequently because I'm going through all the outstanding camera submissions as the Google Streetview cars seem to have been very busy this year so lots of armchair verifying.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:48 pm    Post subject: Re: No disrespect intended...but... Reply with quote

justbrowsing wrote:
It does seem that this forum is dying off as there seem to be fewer & fewer posts nowadays whereas other iffy forums are flourishing.
For example in the TomTom PND section there's only been ONE new post since my last 2 posts back in August (well over 2 months ago)

One could say it's because this forum is so current that there's no need to ask any questions but I'm not convinced Wink


Personally I think ANY online forum has less traffic, now-a-days..... Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2021 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my opinion, two things have totally taken the pixels from under us. They are TomTom going the route of not allowing third party POIs in the format we were all accustomed to and CamerAlert going down the pan.

Without those two the bottom has dropped out of Pgpsw forum. Oh, and STA just doesnít fill the gap, itís more niche than CA.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2021 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DennisN wrote:
In my opinion, two things have totally taken the pixels from under us. They are TomTom going the route of not allowing third party POIs in the format we were all accustomed to and CamerAlert going down the pan.

Without those two the bottom has dropped out of Pgpsw forum. Oh, and STA just doesnít fill the gap, itís more niche than CA.



Spot on Dennis.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello, I am new to this forum.
Not intended to flatter.
The variety of subjects and the technology is actual and live in so many applications.
Maybe there might be new topics or sub forums created in order to have more questions to reply to.

Like, actually, is done here. Broader for the navigation and satellites.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your spot on comments Dennis. I still use CA on my old Motorola G4 phone which is not used for anything else.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jackbarry wrote:
Thanks for your spot on comments Dennis. I still use CA on my old Motorola G4 phone which is not used for anything else.
Actually, CA was the reason why I got an iPhone. Best camera app on the market - WAS! Awful shame.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clearly nobody's even interested in sharing the news that the new v1080 maps and postcodes have now been released.

I rest my case! Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

justbrowsing wrote:
Clearly nobody's even interested in sharing the news that the new v1080 maps and postcodes have now been released.

I rest my case! Crying or Very sad
Iím interested, Iím interested (I still run two TomTom devices - the dumbed down top of the range! (bold for sarcasm) GO Premium and the OEM Renault R-Link.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ditto interested in v1080 maps. Thanks justbrowsing!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the heads up

still check tis site but it has gone quiet, shame
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2021 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree with the comments from Dennis & toyracer69.

Technology has moved on with apps and TT development strategy going down a path that doesn't seem to go anywhere. Most manufacturer built in sat navs have evolved to a level where they are usable, even though still not as good as a TT PND. It's a question of when my GO 1005 decides to chirp its last beep.

Sad to hear of Cameralert's demise also.

The two other forums (?fora) I use for other interests seem to be quieter too.

That said, I do still download the speed camera database regularly and some POI categories periodically.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2021 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

..and of course another nail in the PND coffin is the planned closure of 2G networks! They call it "sunsetting" which sounds more gentle, NOT!
All TomTom PND's (and likely most other manufacturers too) that rely on the in-built sim card for their Live Services run on 2G and in many countries the 2G network has already been closed which has annoyed TT customers who expected "Lifetime Traffic" etc from their devices.
Here is what appears to be the latest situation I could find for those either thinking about buying one of their "Live" devices or already own one:-
https://hyphabit.io/2g-network-closure-uk/
Just google "2G network shutdown" for more (global) info

read & weep Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2021 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Planned & unplanned obsolescence. Ironic 2G will outlive 3G - from a purely technology perspective that is illogical.

These are the times in which we live - all tech has a limited lifespan these days.

Forums are going the way of usenet - havenít been there for 20+ years and donít know if they still exist.

Most of my other forums cover Qs from new members already answered but they canít be bothered to use a search function.

Itís a take, take, take world these days with most people expecting everything for free. Us ďold schoolersĒ are (and this is a technology term) immigrants to new tech.
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