bigbear3764 wrote:Bet someone changed the road name on WME before they gave us the ability to edit the Alt names. They didn't feel like or want to go into Cartoche to do it.
Very likely, yes. The alternate street was added in Cartouche when the segment properties were wrong, such as wrong state, then saved. Alt inherits the primary. Even if they change the primary segment info in Cartouche or WME, the alt info isn't changed, and in Cartouche, you couldn't see what City was attached.
This is more evidence that, IMO, the alternate segments should always, and automatically inherit
by default, all the primary segment meta info (city/state/country). This includes if the primary segment has its city/state/country changed, the WME should automatically change
all alt streets. It's just cleaner and less prone to errors.
Some other editors have argued that for roads which are on city borders (one city owns one-half of the road split down the middle), that we should set alternate names for the other city. I say, "rubbish." That's not going to make any difference to driving. Waze doesn't care what city that segment is for navigation. I haven't yet heard a valid reason for having alternate streets have different city name than the primary.