Wisconsin/Welcome Discussion History

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This page is to introduce you to the Wisconsin leaders and some helpful links to get on the best path to editing. There are three State Managers (SM) here in Wisconsin. Lonewolf147, KB_Steveo, and poweruser10.

They are available any time if you have questions or concerns about something. You can PM any of us here, or use Google Hangouts (GHO). GHO’s are a huge part of the editing community these days. They are great for communicating, finding answers to questions, and getting to know your fellow editors. If you don't already have a gmail account, we would recommend getting one for that alone. Check out this forum post for access to our GHO: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=387&t=197188 I highly recommend joining this Google Hangout, as there is a lot of good people in it. Questions, up/downlock requests, closures, can all be answered much more quickly than via the forum.

If you haven't already seen this page: https://goo.gl/U9wcSY We would highly recommend you take a look and install a couple of the script/tools that we have available. They are EXTREMELY helpful to editing.

At minimum, you should consider these: Validator, WME Color Highlights, UR Overview Plus, and WME Toolbox. Others are good too, but those four are core ones to use.

Here are some important common wiki pages that you should also review. We keep these bookmarked for easy reference:

https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Best_map_editing_practice https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Common_editing_mistakes https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Waze_Map_Editor

You should also take a look at the state page. It is a great resource for how we do things here in Wisconsin: https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Wisconsin

Most new editors like to get going with parking lot roads, but often don’t know the proper way to map them. Please pay close attention to information about parking lots, excessive parking lot roads (PLR), red roads, rail roads, trails, bodies of water, dividing/un-dividing roads, and area places.

It's great to have you on board!

Hope to see you around a lot!

Thanks for your help with the map!