Feathers44 wrote:I don't have any particular axe to grind on points or rights - everyone's use will be different and the system will always be a compromise for all concerned. I do have one observation, however.
In my area we have people plonking new roads into the system but, for whatever reason, not completing the associated editing tasks i.e. we get a lot of new 'completed' roads but they aren't joined together.
Now, I'm quite happy to follow along behind them and tidy up the map, create intersections, delete all the unused odds and ends of roads but without a suitable editing range outside my driven area (or area manager rights, I guess) I'm unable to do so. The fact that they will then get the majority of the points for the task also makes it a little thankless in my view. Editing the map takes a different skill-set from driving the roads and it appears that not everyone has those skills in abundance!
Driving round the area just to gain map editing rights isn't really feasible but I'll do it soon just to get rid of the displayed errors, I'd just like to suggest that a little more weighting on the edits might be appropriate in these cases.
You sound like the kind of user that would make a good area manager. Shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and they'll be quite accommodating (if you're interested)!