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Report map button broken?

On every map page you have a "report this map" button in the bottom right corner. But when clicking on it it seems to not work as nothing happens. We don't know if a report is sent. Previously this button opened a pop-up where we could write the reason but it's been a long time it doesn't do it anymore I don't even remember last time I saw it working.

So, it is actually working or it is broken?
Mapper

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  • Hi, it's working but it doesn't give any feedback.. We just wanted to get it out as quick as possible.
    My idea with the report button from the beginning was to let users report maps with inappropriate names etc, maybe 'broken' locations. But it looks like people are reporting maps they find boring etc so we don't really know what to do with the information, we can't just auto-remove a map because it's been reported, I guess people are allowed to create whatever maps they want.. I do take a look at the reports now and then to find inappropriate names etc.

    Are you sure about the 'reason' dialog? I don't remember that, could it have been a report somewhere else? That's something we could add to get more info about why it's been reported. But I think I like the idea more of have a rating/like system for maps so you can get a hint that a map called "Europe" with a 1/5 rating might not be a good Europe map but rather locations in Iraq..

    best,


    Mikael
  • Today is 10/13/2020. There is no button to report a broken map in the lower right and I want to report an impossible map. It's in the UK starting in a residential cul-de-sac of detached houses with no way to walk or drive away from the street. There is no visible street sign, no unique signs of any kind, no visible landmarks, nothing. I am on the fourth map with a perfect score and am pissed!
    Scott Brehm
  • Do you mean an official map, a custom map or a round in a specific map?

    If you want to report a whole map you have the report button on its page. This is only possible for custom maps.

    If it's an official map and you got a location with no possibility to escape a place then you can report a location after guessing using the stars at the bottom. Select one star and more options will appear, one for broken locations.

    If it's on a custom map then nothing can be done. Some maps can include such locations to force players to not move for example as it can be part of the challenge the map creator wanted to do.

    Always keep in mind that every time you start a game you are not sure to get a perfect score. Never think the opposite. GeoGuessr uses external data from Google and they have no control over it. If Google messes up (and it did a lot in 2020/10/08 update of Street View that broke thousands of roads all over the world) then there is nothing they can do.
    Removed locations will be replaced so you shouldn't get black screens but in case of broken blue line preventing movement and if you still start of a small bit of it then you'll just be stuck and there is no solution to avoid it.
    Mapper
  • I understand not expecting a perfect score, but there has to at least be a chance to make a logical guess with the visible clues. I assume this was official since it was selected by going to Explorer mode and choosing UK. Before selecting a random spot so to get to the stars I tried more clicking around randomly and found a hidden path out. Once I identified the city I was able to spot the neighborhood from the unique shape of the streets at the start point. I left a 1 star report of unable to move and too few clues in case you have a way of tracing this to my game. The problem seems to have been the custom arrows not linking correctly to the streets - unless this is sometimes done intentionally to mess with us :-(
    Scott Brehm
  • BTW the map was for a location at Huntsman's Gate in Peterborough.
    Scott Brehm
  • This is a problem from Google and not GeoGuessr. Like I say they uses data from Google and have no control over it. They do not select starting locations manually as this would take too much time, it's all randomly generated so there is no way to check is there are clues etc.

    At least you managed to go it, that's nice. Even if you could go out it is always good to report those locations so the developers can remove them.
    Mapper

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