Local Guide Best Practice: Filtering ‘Check the facts’

[This is one of a series of articles originally published on Local Guides Connect]

For a lot of people, this tip will be of little value, as they have figured it out for themselves, but to some it still might be new: when using the mobile version of ‘Check the facts’ you can filter the type of facts you get presented for checking.

At the top of the screen, there are 2 lines with bullets (or icons if you prefer that term) – the top one represents the types of points of interest (food-related, culture-related, etc.), the bottom one represents the type of facts that need checking (category, phone, etc.). Which bullets are shown to you (sometimes only a few, at other times a long list) depends on what kind of points of interest are included in the area on the map you are looking at and your zoom level (the more you zoom out, the more bullets you will typically get to see – as a bigger area obviously contains much more points of interest).

If you touch none of the bullets, you will be shown all possible points of interest where at least one fact needs checking. All bullets are grey then, which is the default situation. But as soon as you touch one of them, this bullet becomes blue, and the map then only shows the corresponding points of interest. If you e.g. click ‘Phone’ (and ‘Phone’ only), then only the points of interest will be shown where the phone number needs checking. A logical consequence: if you want to show all of them except for 1 specific category, you need to make all buttons blue except for that specific one.

The original article can be found here


Disclaimer: the practices described here as best practice are my personal interpretation, and I don’t claim any level of official endorsement.

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