Recommending Contributor of the Week?

 

This isn't really about a contributor of the week, actually. It's contribution in general. First I would like to acknowledge the POI Factory and it's contributors just for being here, for being who you are, and for sharing. Whether it's a little or a lot it all helps someone out.

More specifically there are some who have been around for quite awhile, who have created content, and who keep that content up to date.

Here's my specific experience this morning.

I purchased a Garmin Zumo 396 not long ago. One aspect of it that has been bugging me is that it defaults to connecting to my PC in MTP mode. That limits what I can see and do on the device. My preference is to have it connect in Mass Storage mode so it looks and acts just as if I have a USB/flash drive plugged in.

I thought I remembered a note somewhere that let me change this on my Nuvi 2597 a few years ago so I went hunting. I found the same info page I had used for the 2597. It was created 7 or 8 years ago by charlesd45. He has maintained it regularly since then. So it was also relevant to the newer Zumo.

Simple, quick, effective. Ordinarily my experience/interaction with that one simple page would have been quick and gone; problem solved. But when I looked at when he created it and the fact that he has continued to maintain it ... and the list of other info pages he has created and maintained over the years I had to hang around and find a way to say

    THANKS

as loudly as possible, to @charlesd45 and everyone else who makes this site tick along.

I know this post isn't much but I hope the message comes through.

...ken...

Agreed . . .

. . . and by no means the only name of many long-timers here whose contributions constantly remind me of the gratitude I sense every time I find something useful and/or interesting while visiting POI Factory.

Ken in Regina wrote: This

Ken in Regina wrote:

This isn't really about a contributor of the week, actually. It's contribution in general. First I would like to acknowledge the POI Factory and it's contributors just for being here, for being who you are, and for sharing. Whether it's a little or a lot it all helps someone out.

More specifically there are some who have been around for quite awhile, who have created content, and who keep that content up to date.

Here's my specific experience this morning.

I purchased a Garmin Zumo 396 not long ago. One aspect of it that has been bugging me is that it defaults to connecting to my PC in MTP mode. That limits what I can see and do on the device. My preference is to have it connect in Mass Storage mode so it looks and acts just as if I have a USB/flash drive plugged in.

I thought I remembered a note somewhere that let me change this on my Nuvi 2597 a few years ago so I went hunting. I found the same info page I had used for the 2597. It was created 7 or 8 years ago by charlesd45. He has maintained it regularly since then. So it was also relevant to the newer Zumo.

Simple, quick, effective. Ordinarily my experience/interaction with that one simple page would have been quick and gone; problem solved. But when I looked at when he created it and the fact that he has continued to maintain it ... and the list of other info pages he has created and maintained over the years I had to hang around and find a way to say

    THANKS

as loudly as possible, to @charlesd45 and everyone else who makes this site tick along.

I know this post isn't much but I hope the message comes through.

...ken...

Thank you Ken.Glad the FAQ was able to help you out. Many other older timers here, that for years have maintained POI files,FAQ and etc that has benefited the POI community. Hats off to all of them.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.