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April 28, 2007

Setting trips public or private: update

Filed under: General MTBGuru stuff,Howtos / tips / tricks — mtbguru @ 2:32 pm

Up until now, when you created a trip on MTBGuru, there were two different default privacy settings in use:

  • When you had created the trip using ‘Add a Trip‘ in the sidepanel, the trip was by default ‘Public’, with comments disabled.

  • When you had created the trip using ‘Upload GPS Data‘, or out of one of your GPS files in ‘My GPS Files’, the trip was by default ‘Private’.

The thinking behind this was that when uploading straight GPS files, the user’s privacy would be better served by keeping the default setting of the resulting trip and the data private; this as opposed to ‘Add a trip’ where by default the user would ‘publish’ or add the trip to the public MTBGuru trip base.

On the other hand this was all quite confusing, so we just implemented a new and better way of tackling this:

  • When you now create a trip using ‘Upload GPS Data’, instead of the ‘Create Trip’ button after the upload you will be presented with two ‘Create Trip’ choices: [Public] or [Private] (see screenshot below). As you need to select one of either to create the trip, there is no need anymore for a ‘default setting’.

  • Createtripexample2

  • Creating a trip using ‘Add a Trip’ remains unchanged and still results in a default ‘Public’ setting; comments are enabled by default now as well (screenshot below).

  • Create trip example

Of course, afterwards you can still change trip settings on the fly, as before.

And if you want to switch a whole set of your trips at once from Private to Public or vice versa, you can make use of the ‘Choose Action’ feature and the checkboxes on ‘My Trips’, as was previously possible as well (screenshot below).

Convert settings

2 Responses to “Setting trips public or private: update”

  1. jrush Says:

    Hi !
    I think, its better, when i see in my trips list, which tracks is public and which is private.

  2. mtbguru Says:

    @jrush: good point, we’ll take that into consideration.

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