Public Question Asked by Mark Hughes about Prague
I'm a little bit confused by one of the 'systems' on Localyte.
It's the business of asking a question about your own area and being able to answer the very same question and be awarded points for this???
Seams a bit silly, or is it me?
Having said all of this I in fact do have a question about Czech Republic that I would like to throw into the pot.
It might not be seen as of much importance to a visitor but on the other hand I'm sure that a lot of people would consider it of great importance.
OK here is the question / observation / information.
All addresses in the Czech Republic have two numbers, one on a red plate and one on a blue plate. For example my address is Lamacova 911/29. Now on most correspondence only the 911 is quoted and yet if you are putting in an address in the GPS it will know the 29.
Question: Why are there two numbers?
Now I will start Googling to see if even I could find the answer ;)
The Best Answer
Answered by Mark Hughes , Prague, Czech Republic
OK. Now I feel a bit bad but I did find something on this double number subject but to be honest I'm not convinced that this is right and I will be checking it out first thing in the morning.
This is what I discovered on Google.........
The street number often consists of two numbers separated by a slash. The first
number is a unique district-related building number which doesn’t depend on the
street where the building is located, the second number is the street number;
Answered by Andy Newman , Prague, Czech Republic
My understanding is as follows;
The first number (i.e 442 or 991) is the building number, a unique number that was assigned to the building when it was built and registered in the kadastre (land registry) office.
The second number simply refers to the house number in the street, with odd numbers (1,3,5 etc) on one side and even numbers (2,4,6 etc) on the other
Hope this helps?
Answered by Yancy Naughton , Prague, Czech Republic
On the first part of the question, if you go to tab 'My Profile' and click on the explination of how Localytes are rated, you will find the following suggestion for writing and answering questions:
"NEW! - Posting Public Questions - Earn up to 100 Points per Question
Now you can also earn up to 100 points for posting "great" public questions. As an insider you may want to ask "great questions" about your location because this can help travelers, get insider knowledge. Yes, we like you to post questions and we encourage you to submit an answer separately as well, if you find a good answer before anyone else. Why are we doing this? Because, we want Localyte.com to be a research tool for every traveler looking for insider knowledge."
I thought if awkward at first, but then I thought about their explination, and I realized that if travelers read these, two things will happen. 1. they realize what kind of questions us Localytes can answer and 2. It gives all the locals a chance to post a variety of answers to a variety of questions. Rating the questions gives the peers the opportunity to help each other as well. I try to rate as many of other's questions as I can, and certainly try to reciprocate when someone else rates my questions, answers and travel advice and will continue to do so. I believe you do this as well. I feel a city with many highly rated Localytes with many questions answered inteligently is much more useful and attractive to the public than one that has only a limited number of people who just seem to be promoting themselves and not their city.
As for the address numbers, my wife compares it to the Zip code system where there are the first 5 numbers that are required for delivery, and the last four are designed to aid in bulk mailing and GPS. I am not sure, but this seems to coincide with your google explination.
Hope this helps.
Answered by a Localyte , Praha, Czech Republic
Hi Mark .. first things first the number system - from what I understand the red one is the building number and the blue one is the "postal" address.
As to the matter of asking questions about the country you live in .. and in particular doing so when the individual asking the question has an "expert" rosette next to their name, I sent a private message to one person based in Prague (who may even reply here) regarding this matter - if you're such an expert why are you asking questions the answer to which you should already know.
If it is indeed to shore up or even increase their ranking, then IMO they ned to get out more.