Please stop making the map of a user's location use satellite view by default.
posted by aspo to Bugs at 1:52 PM (36 comments total)
When I click on the little world icon on someone' profile to see where they are from, it brings up Google maps in satellite view, and Google then saves that preference so that from then on until I switch it back all my maps use satellite view. I don't like that view, it may look slick and all, but it's harder to see read and it's much slower, especially on a phone (maps, especially vector maps, are a lot less data than full images). So each time I select a location I have to go and reset the map back to the view I want. Why can't metafilter just respect my settings and stop trying to override them?
Part of me knows this is a really minor complaint, part of me is driven crazy every time it happens.