‘Pokemon Go’ fans told to stay off rail tracks

 

News article: ‘Pokemon Go’ fans told to stay off rail tracks

Europe's "Pokemon Go" fanatics have been warned against hunting for the creatures in locations including rail tracks and hospital emergency rooms and — just in case their hunts cause an accident — offered insurance.

  MetroFemme Assistant Commissioner

Sooooooo many people are using this app walking around the city and parks in a daze staring at their mobile device. It is dangerous around traffic and rail lines of course. 

Waking in Bourke street Pokemon players walk straight to you oblivious to those around them.

‘Pokemon Go’ fans told to stay off rail tracks

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
There were several well as many as 10 people running across a park in Canterbury on Sunday, mobile phones in hand all running to a single spot in the car park.  The pokemons are generated by the system and placed in these locations by the system.  So how do they end up on the tracks?  

Personally, I cannot think of anything worse than a game like this but then again perhaps I am getting old.

Now from the Psychological perspective it is interesting in that it is the only APP I have yet seen which draws groups of people into locations quickly. Interesting Social Psychology.
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Wonder how many lawyers are looking into shutting it down (and make money) by  basically claiming the game is directly repsonsible for may incidents, and the duty of care is  totally the game's fault etc etc etc.

What a interesting develpment , socially that is.

Regards,
David Head
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The game is absolutely everywhere at the moment.  You walk down the street in Melbourne and people in front of you walk and look at their mobile phones running the APP.  At the lights waiting to cross the road.  At the railway station. Everywhere.

Ubiquitious.
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
Apparently the owners of it - Nintendo - have made the proverbial Motza from it - read Billions - as well of course as Google and Apple who get their slice of the pie too.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Apparently the owners of it - Nintendo - have made the proverbial Motza from it - read Billions - as well of course as Google and Apple who get their slice of the pie too.
mikesyd

An article in the Age Newspaper last week looked at some of the revenue just amazing.

I have been thinking about how we could adapt this concept to a Railpage app and railway game.
  apw5910 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Location: Location.
I have been thinking about how we could adapt this concept to a Railpage app and railway game.
bevans
Imaginary sightings of trains/trams/stations/signals/Railpage members that used to be there?

It's really just the modern version of marking off numbers in your little booklet, isn't it? Gotta catch them all!
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Imaginary sightings of trains/trams/stations/signals/Railpage members that used to be there?

It's really just the modern version of marking off numbers in your little booklet, isn't it? Gotta catch them all!
apw5910

I like the idea of members appearing in the game and having to capture them like a pokemon.  Locomotives including class and number.  Sounds like a great idea.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Imaginary sightings of trains/trams/stations/signals/Railpage members that used to be there?

It's really just the modern version of marking off numbers in your little booklet, isn't it? Gotta catch them all!

I like the idea of members appearing in the game and having to capture them like a pokemon.  Locomotives including class and number.  Sounds like a great idea.
bevans
I don't think members would be a good idea for privacy reasons, however all the others could appear.
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
The game is absolutely everywhere at the moment.  You walk down the street in Melbourne and people in front of you walk and look at their mobile phones running the APP.  At the lights waiting to cross the road.  At the railway station. Everywhere.

Ubiquitious.
bevans
At the peak it was registered 25 million unique users in the US alone, nearly beating out Twitter.....
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
I had someone nearly run into me and down the wrong-road escalator at Melbourne Central tonight.

The end is nigh.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
The whole idea is confusing.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
I like the concept to capture trains in certain locations, only a gunzel thing though.
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
I like the concept to capture trains in certain locations, only a gunzel thing though.
RTT_Rules
You don't need an app for that. You just need a camera.

I would know. I'm one of those 'bunzel' nutters who can dedicate a whole afternoon to chasing down specific State Transit buses.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Shouldn't everyone stay off the tracks? Why single these nutters out?
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
We also have signs everywhere, courtesy of VicRoads, telling people not to play Pokemon when they drive. I marvel greatly at the herd mentality which creates these fads, and made a mental note years ago to ignore all of them.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Shouldn't everyone stay off the tracks? Why single these nutters out?
Graham4405
Because anyone that does not play the game would be aware of the tracks/roads/rivers they are approaching.
  MetroFemme Assistant Commissioner

It is written businesses are paying the Pokemon game owners to place a rare Pokemon near their shop to draw people to the spot making this commercial in more ways than one.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Shouldn't everyone stay off the tracks? Why single these nutters out?
Because anyone that does not play the game would be aware of the tracks/roads/rivers they are approaching.
railblogger
Anyone who leaves the confines of their bedroom should be aware of what dangers lurk around them. Anyone not capable of doing this should be placed in care.
  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
With reference to the earlier posts about adapting for trains. I used to work as a programmer. I'll have to work out how to create apps. Then I'll write the Chasing Rail app. It'll be the ants pants hit.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
I used to work as a programmer. I'll have to work out how to create apps. Then I'll write the Chasing Rail app...
GrahamH
Me too, but I'm not about to start creating apps...
  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
I used to work as a programmer. I'll have to work out how to create apps. Then I'll write the Chasing Rail app...
Me too, but I'm not about to start creating apps...
Graham4405
Read my post again Smile
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Shouldn't everyone stay off the tracks? Why single these nutters out?
Because anyone that does not play the game would be aware of the tracks/roads/rivers they are approaching.
Anyone who leaves the confines of their bedroom should be aware of what dangers lurk around them. Anyone not capable of doing this should be placed in care.
Graham4405
A bit hard when you've buried your head in your phone.

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