daknife wrote:banished wrote:Good to see the new editing system in place! What a nightmare it's been having to constantly go back and re-correct or re-inspect segments haphazardly edited by a new kid in town. Yes, it's going to generate pushback from level (3) and below AMs, but it's still an improvement over what the previous free-for-all, step-on-everyones-toes system had become.
Thank you, Waze. The irony is that I just tried to respond to an unlock request, but couldn't do anything because it was locked by a level (6)! Too funny.
Fine Banished, would you please come back through Utah and unlock every segment you've locked in your editing efforts. There are many road segments that need updating from time to time, before it wasn't an issue that you'd locked them. NOW IT IS! You are not local to this area, you are not aware of changes in road layouts and traffic flow, but because you and others have made needed edits and locked the segments out of habit, they are now off limits to any fixes, improvements or adjustments by those of us who know those roads.
This new system is NOT good to see. I'm supposedly a CM (yet my edits show me with a level three), I've been able to edit nationwide for a while now. But suddenly even many local roads are off limits to me because you or another mega-wazer locked them in the past. It wasn't an issue before if a change was needed because I had the access to edit those roads, but I have now lost that access.
This change was a massive mistake. At least without setting all existing locks to a level 2 as someone else suggested. I'd recently thought about making an effort to ensure any roads I saw locked by someone I knew to be from out of state were unlocked but decided to not do so. Personally I think there are too many locked roads across this country anyway. I don't lock roads, at least not until I have to fix them at least once due to someone meddling.
And can we eliminate the level 6 locks entirely. Waze staff are located in California, they do not know the roads across the US. They absolutely should not have the ability to lock a road to everybody else. Roads change, not often not a lot but they do change and for some programmer in Palo Alto to lock a road in nowhere's ville USA, that they've never been to, will likely never go to and thus have zero idea of what the road layout really is or how it is changing is counter to the entire concept of users being able to edit the roads.
And lets be honest that's the feature that drew many of us to Waze. The fact that we could actually make corrections and fix the maps, unlike with every other nav app or device out there. Yes there is some toe stepping, but this is not the way to fix it, unilaterally with no warning or discussion with those who do 99.99999% of the editing, the users.