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about geolocation: Why not just use a zip code.

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I find geolocation always too invasive. I feel most everybody has been caught up on this band wagon about the feature being new dynamic and the necessary thing to have with user web experience. I also find that geotracking benefits the providers far more than it does the users!

I find geolocation too invasive! I have not found an instance when a zip code did not meet the requirements of any search I have ever requested.

I have found that if a user does not play the geolocation game providers refuse to allow functionality by design. Very similar to the "accept cookies" or "subscribe " decisions placed in the users path.

I have also found that as a user I am confronted with these decision so frequently, the three previously mentioned alone, that an inordinate amount of my time is consumed trying to navigate in a manner I deem safe.

But about geolocation specifically, "Why is it there is not an option to refuse geolocation and provide a zip code instead".

I find geolocation always too invasive. I feel most everybody has been caught up on this band wagon about the feature being new dynamic and the necessary thing to have with user web experience. I also find that geotracking benefits the providers far more than it does the users! I find geolocation too invasive! I have not found an instance when a zip code did not meet the requirements of any search I have ever requested. I have found that if a user does not play the geolocation game providers refuse to allow functionality by design. Very similar to the "accept cookies" or "subscribe " decisions placed in the users path. I have also found that as a user I am confronted with these decision so frequently, the three previously mentioned alone, that an inordinate amount of my time is consumed trying to navigate in a manner I deem safe. But about geolocation specifically, "Why is it there is not an option to refuse geolocation and provide a zip code instead".
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Hello GIIbert Bigelow,

Quoting you :

" Why is it there is not an option to refuse geolocation and provide a zip code instead "

Having read your post, I would think that using a zip code instead of geolocation is the last thing you want - geolocation gives a rough estimation of your location, as opposed to the zip code ....

Please see :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geolocation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZIP_Code

However, if you would like to submit feedback, you could use these links :

Input page : https://qsurvey.mozilla.com/s3/FirefoxInput/

Discourse  : https://discourse.mozilla.org/c/firefox-development

Reddit  : https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/

Twitter  : https://twitter.com/firefox

Facebook  : https://www.facebook.com/Firefox

Hello GIIbert Bigelow, Quoting you : " ''Why is it there is not an option to refuse geolocation and provide a zip code instead'' " Having read your post, I would think that using a zip code instead of geolocation is the last thing you want - geolocation gives a rough estimation of your location, as opposed to the zip code .... Please see : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geolocation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZIP_Code However, if you would like to submit feedback, you could use these links : Input page : https://qsurvey.mozilla.com/s3/FirefoxInput/ Discourse : https://discourse.mozilla.org/c/firefox-development Reddit : https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/firefox Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Firefox
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