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== Google Maps wonky ==
  
 
Is it just me or does the map on the main page have an incorrect area designated as "Oberlin College"?  Doesn't the campus extend North/South up to Union Street and down along Professor Street (i.e. one block over from and parallel to Main Street)?  The map shows the campus starting at the edge of Tappan Square and extending westward only.  If the shaded area is supposed to represent Oberlin College, then it's wrong, unless it somehow only counts academic buildings and not residence halls, but even then, it excludes the sports complexes up on North campus . . . or am I completely wrong?
 
Is it just me or does the map on the main page have an incorrect area designated as "Oberlin College"?  Doesn't the campus extend North/South up to Union Street and down along Professor Street (i.e. one block over from and parallel to Main Street)?  The map shows the campus starting at the edge of Tappan Square and extending westward only.  If the shaded area is supposed to represent Oberlin College, then it's wrong, unless it somehow only counts academic buildings and not residence halls, but even then, it excludes the sports complexes up on North campus . . . or am I completely wrong?
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:::Yes, write letters to Google! I already did. They'll give you a form response the first time, but the letter invites you to keep sending questions and they'll respond with a real live person if they can and if the info isn't available on their help pages already. The answer I got was "The Google Maps API is an application specifically designed for developers. As you discovered, there are subtle differences between this version and the desktop version of Google Local." ...which isn't very satisfying to me.
 
:::Yes, write letters to Google! I already did. They'll give you a form response the first time, but the letter invites you to keep sending questions and they'll respond with a real live person if they can and if the info isn't available on their help pages already. The answer I got was "The Google Maps API is an application specifically designed for developers. As you discovered, there are subtle differences between this version and the desktop version of Google Local." ...which isn't very satisfying to me.
 
:::—[[User:Alxndr|alxndr]] ([[User_talk:Alxndr|talk]]) 09:26, 12 September 2006 (EDT)
 
:::—[[User:Alxndr|alxndr]] ([[User_talk:Alxndr|talk]]) 09:26, 12 September 2006 (EDT)
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== Redesign issues/suggestions/whatever ==
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=== Upcoming events/categories ===
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I'd like to see a few "upcoming events" listed, as well as some categories/topics, like had been on the old page. —[[User:Tevi|Tevi]] 00:31, 2 August 2007 (EDT)
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:What do you mean by upcoming events? There weren't events in the old one (barring "What's New", which is now "What's happening" and is [[Template:Whatshappening|easier to edit]])...
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:I agree about the categories thing, but I'm not really sure what it should be. First of all it needs to be more space-efficient than the old one (which was almost below the fold). What I'd really like is something that would let you browse through categories hierarchically (and better than the unfolding thing in Wikipedia now). Something that would fit in the Browse box would be ideal too. If we can figure something out I can try writing it...
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:—[[User:Alxndr|alxndr]] ([[User_talk:Alxndr|talk]]) 02:20, 2 August 2007 (EDT)
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:Maybe something like [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:CategoryCloud this] or [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:NiceCategoryList2 this]?
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:—[[User:Alxndr|alxndr]] ([[User_talk:Alxndr|talk]]) 16:38, 2 August 2007 (EDT)
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::I'm averse to tag clouds, and the "nice list" seems like it'd take up space... idk :\ —[[User:Tevi|Tevi]] 04:20, 3 August 2007 (EDT)
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:::Yeah I'm with you. Don't know what to do about this. —[[User:Alxndr|alxndr]] ([[User_talk:Alxndr|talk]]) 13:21, 3 August 2007 (EDT)
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:::Perhaps a tag cloudish without variable size? — [[User:Harris|Harris]] 16:00, 4 August 2007 (EDT)
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:::Kinda defeats the purpose of the cloud then, doesn't it? Anyway, howd'ya like [[User:Alxndr/sandbox|this now]]? —[[User:Alxndr|alxndr]] 00:10, 7 August 2007 (EDT)
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::::I like it! —[[User:Tevi|Tevi]] 02:34, 7 August 2007 (EDT)
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:::::Changed. —[[User:Alxndr|alxndr]] 16:58, 9 August 2007 (EDT)

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