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Re: Re: Editing Etiquette

Postby cherianchris » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:41 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:That depends on what's being deleted, sometimes. If I find one parking lot all strung out on massive doses of everyaisle, but no other evidence of that editor doing the same all around, I'll think it a 1-off. However, if I find several instances, or lots of red roads, I will compose a PM.

In general, though, yes, a direct contact would be appropriate etiquette. I look forward to being able to do this within the editor and not via PM in the forums.

, I agree with Alan. Whenever I come across a particular user maintaining a pattern of erroneous editing, then I point him to the Map Editing Wiki.

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Re: Editing Etiquette

Postby PalmettoC » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:55 pm

I hope they do add the communication functionality to the system. In the old map editor you could see who had submitted the report, so that made it much easier to handle reports and communications. I miss that
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Re: Editing Etiquette

Postby rottielover » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:33 pm

I've run into a "higher level" editor that disabled PM's. I ran into this because they have locked segments that were causing wazer's to submit problem reports.

So getting back to the original etiquette question... I usually send a PM requesting a response within 24 hours for level's 3 and lower and 48 hours for levels 4 and higher. (simply because I'm a 3 and can deal with the "lower" stuff.).

If I don't hear back in the time frame I either fix it myself, or I submit an unlock request in the forum, usually stating why I need it unlocked. Yes there is more "administrative overhead" (more work on my part to keep track), however, I find that a notepad doc on my desktop works for the little stuff just fine. For bigger issues I update my To-Do page in the wiki for my area (major issues).

Hope that helps! (IMHO, a simple button in the left side of the map editor that shows up when a segment has been edited by someone withing the last XX days or something. That button could be configured to allow you to type a short note, and in the background sends the user responsible a PM with your note, a permalink to the segment, etc.)
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Re: Editing Etiquette

Postby PalmettoC » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:00 am

I hate it when I spent a lot of time working on areas about a year ago, and now I go back and look at them and see where I'm not even the creator, and these were roads I physically drove that weren't on the map (including some that are secured by locked gates that I know these people don't have access to)! Or they have gone and made things roads when they are things like a test track for the police academy (pretty sure the public isn't going to get to access that). I know they are going in deleting my work, and then just redoing it to get the points. :evil:
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Re: Editing Etiquette

Postby HandofMadness » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:03 am

Another way I've reached out to people before is to google their username. I'd sent them multiple PMs with no response (sitting in my out box), found them on twitter and sent them a tweet. That got them to read the messages and fix (some) their mistakes.

As far as I know though, that person has never touched the editor since. Never responded to my PMs or tweet either.
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Re: Editing Etiquette

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:45 pm

jasonh300 wrote:When did the usa_ users become able to edit the maps? I always thought that these were people who didn't have accounts and were just using the Waze client.

Facebook "waze account" creation in the app.
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Re: Editing Etiquette

Postby jasonh300 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:31 pm

When did the usa_ users become able to edit the maps? I always thought that these were people who didn't have accounts and were just using the Waze client.
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Re: Editing Etiquette

Postby AndyPoms » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:11 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Email address verification should be mandatory, IMO.
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Re: Editing Etiquette

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:38 pm

CBenson wrote:
tonestertm wrote:Is there even a way to communicate with editors who don't appear to frequent the forum?

When you sign up for waze, a forum account is created that is linked to the email provide during the sign up. The default settings on the forum is to send you an email to alert you that a PM has been sent.
Thus, I have send PM to editors and received response stating that hadn't previously known the forums existed.

Unfortunately, I am not sure this is same with the facebook-only signups, but given the number of users with world_ and usa_ accounts who are showing up in the forums under same, it appears this generic account is getting created in the forums. And 2nd unfortunately, you don't have to provide a valid email address to Waze. <- I have bitched about that for years now. It is unfathomable to me that a "social" system of any kind is allowing users on with no valid way to contact them. Email address verification should be mandatory, IMO. You're signing up on your smartyphone with access to your email right there.
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Re: Editing Etiquette

Postby CBenson » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:16 am

tonestertm wrote:Is there even a way to communicate with editors who don't appear to frequent the forum?

When you sign up for waze, a forum account is created that is linked to the email provide during the sign up. The default settings on the forum is to send you an email to alert you that a PM has been sent.
Thus, I have send PM to editors and received response stating that hadn't previously known the forums existed.
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