fvwazing wrote:A formalized unlock-request, per option in the editor, might be a good idea as half the forum is about unlocking these days.
Which also shows that the current map security model isn't ideal.
If Waze implements what they were considering per krankyd's post on 2/8/2012, the security model for the Map Editor may get more restrictive and more difficult for new editors than it is currently.
Another factor here is the retirement of Cartouche. In general the security model in Cartouche is less than WME. Wazers that have been processing edits in Cartouche when unable to edit in WME will no longer be able to use the Cartouche security loophole / workaround.viewtopic.php?f=15&t=15530&p=141955&hilit=permissions#p141955
Quote from the linked post by krankyd - Waze employee:
"5. We had this operation with the cartouche (the old editor) - at least partially. It created some overhead for us and for editors. What we're planning for the new permissions system is enabling segments for editing based on your own rank. If there's a highway which is traveled by more than X wazers per day, only a wazer with editing rank X will be able to edit. We assume once you can edit, you are also allowed to edit.
I know AMs today get access to unlimited editing with a very easy finger on the trigger. Again, part of the new permissions system will change that.
My interpretation of this:
1. Area Managers won't be able to edit everything in their area, as they can now.
2. The current locking system, in regards to restricting who can edit a segment by rank will likely be retired.
3. The proposed system will prevent edits of roads that have higher utilization. In order to edit these highly traveled roads you will need more editing experience and a higher editing rank.
4. It does not appear that there will be any ability to allow lower ranked editors to edit roads that they don't have permission to edit. So the higher rank editors will have to process the edits on the higher utilization roads.
I don't know if Waze is still planning to implement this scheme. It likely to offer better protection of the map, even from Area Managers. But it surely will cause more frustration and likely will discourage new editors. We need to protect the map but we also need more editors.
I think the idea to rank the road by utilization is good. But I still believe a system that allows some type of peer review would protect the map and not discourage new editors. Lower ranked map editors map edits of higher utilization roads would have to be approved before they go live vs. being flat out rejected with the scheme that Waze has proposed.