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Travel map auto-pinning reviewed places?

Seattle, Washington
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Travel map auto-pinning reviewed places?

My travel map is not pinning the places I've reviewed in the past weeks. Is this a change or has it never pinned reviewed places? I'd like to automatically get a pin for writing a review.

Washington State
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1. Re: Travel map auto-pinning reviewed places?

And I dislike having to "unpin" places that TA automatically pins after I submit a review. I don't want any pins. Too bad we can't switch.

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2. Re: Travel map auto-pinning reviewed places?

Hi PaulSEA1 and PacificNWFamily,

we recently redesigned the Review form and currently the pins aren't automatically being added to your map anymore when you review a location. I believe this is temporary and that we'll fix this.

PacificNWFamily, I'm sorry that the auto-pinning annoyed you, we're just being helpful since you visited the place you reviewed, we just add a pin for it on your map. Is it too many pins to keep track of when we automatically do that?

Kind Regards,


Cleveland, Ohio
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3. Re: Travel map auto-pinning reviewed places?

For whatever it's worth, I came here this morning also wondering why reviews were no longer auto-pinning. That was a neat feature, and I hope it comes back.

With regard to the poster who took the opposite view, I'd mention that any TA user can view your profile and see your reviews. So figuring out where you've been is still possible whether or not there's a pin in the map.

Given what I understand to be the purpose of the Travel Map, it makes sense to auto-pin reviews. If the review is legit, it's undeniable that you have "Been" there, which is what the yellow pins say. But if TA wants to be _really_ user friendly, I can't imagine it would be very difficult to make that setting a checkbox in your user profile to allow each user to set whether or not pins are automatically added.

West Grey, Ontario
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4. Re: Travel map auto-pinning reviewed places?

Hi Darlox;

The Help Us Make TA Better forum was created so that users may submit suggestions and participate in discussion of methods for improving the site features and accessibility to information.


I would suggest posting your check box idea there where TA staff will see it and may add it to the site.

Best Regards

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