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Area Managers and Ranking Level

Postby dmeehan » Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:19 am

How do you become an Area Manager? Please dont say email support as they are non responsive.

Also how do you increase your ranking level. I have increased my ranking from 160,000+ to 39,000 but I am still a level 3 editor. Whats the point otherwise?
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Re: Area Managers and Ranking Level

Postby davidg666 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:28 am

dmeehan wrote:How do you become an Area Manager? Please dont say email support as they are non responsive.

Some countries are self-managed (meaning that country admins handle AM applications) but Ireland isn't one of those countries, so here we have to deal directly with Waze. See this slightly out-of-date wiki page and then fill in the application form on this page. I've found in the past that AM applications are handled pretty quickly.

dmeehan wrote:Also how do you increase your ranking level. I have increased my ranking from 160,000+ to 39,000 but I am still a level 3 editor. Whats the point otherwise?

It's not automatic; you usually have to ask Waze support to bump you up when your edit count gets high enough for a new level. The default editing rank for an area manager is level 3, but if you have more than 100,000 edits you can go up to level 4 - but again, you have to ask Waze support for it. If you have more than 250,000 edits, you can go up to level 5.

Hope that all makes sense - does it answer your question?

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Re: Area Managers and Ranking Level

Postby dmeehan » Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:46 pm

davidg666 wrote:does it answer your question?


Yes, but its not the answer I was hoping for. I have yet to receive a reply from Waze support :roll:
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Re: Area Managers and Ranking Level

Postby dmeehan » Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:48 pm

In the AM Application form, what do they want Permalinks of?
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Re: Area Managers and Ranking Level

Postby davidg666 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:52 pm

dmeehan wrote:
davidg666 wrote:does it answer your question?

Yes, but its not the answer I was hoping for. I have yet to receive a reply from Waze support :roll:

I know ... however the application form for area managers sends the application in directly, so it doesn't go by the same route as normal messages to Waze support.

For message to Waze support don't use the email address (I'm not sure that that ever works) but go via the Ask a question page - put "increase editing rank" in there, and *then* click the "Click here" link next to the message "Still can't find what you're looking for?" at the bottom. That's worked in the past for me, although I have to admit I haven't used it for a while.

EDITED TO ADD: just had a fiddle with that form and it takes a bit of poking until you can get it to give you a form you enter subject, username, location, device, OS and more details. I think they make it hard to do on purpose to force people to read the documentation first...

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Re: Area Managers and Ranking Level

Postby davidg666 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:56 pm

dmeehan wrote:In the AM Application form, what do they want Permalinks of?

Permalinks from the editor centred on the area (or areas) where you want to be area manager status. What I've done in the past is centre the editor on the area I want (for example, a town that I know and want to manage) then zoom all the way out, make a permalink, and send that. That results in a fairly large rectangular AM area being added to the set of areas you have AM rights over.

It is (or, at least, used to be) possible to get a non-rectangular AM area by giving them a description of the area you want - but I don't see a field in the form for providing a description.

Hope this helps,

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Re: Area Managers and Ranking Level

Postby dmeehan » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:08 am

Thanks for the help on this
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Re: Area Managers and Ranking Level

Postby dmeehan » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:41 am

Ah ha! I am way off the mark, I have only 22,000 edits. I was looking at points :oops:
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Re: Area Managers and Ranking Level

Postby davidg666 » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:47 am

dmeehan wrote:Ah ha! I am way off the mark, I have only 22,000 edits. I was looking at points :oops:

Ah well; keep editing so :)

I've you want to rack up a lot of legitimate edits and get good practice, one thing to try is to pick a town that you know but that is poorly mapped and go through it from top to bottom, mapping every street, getting all the junctions and street names right, adding landmarks, and mapping the roads in the countryside around the town too. I find it takes a while (2..3 weeks per town, depending how many hours a day you put into it) but the results are worth it. This is what I did for places like Wexford, Enniscorthy, Athy, Kilkenny and Carlow (building on the work started by others, mind you - Waze mapping is definitely a team effort!)

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Re: Area Managers and Ranking Level

Postby seriousarsonist » Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:22 am

davidg666 wrote:I've you want to rack up a lot of legitimate edits and get good practice, one thing to try is to pick a town that you know but that is poorly mapped and go through it from top to bottom, mapping every street, getting all the junctions and street names right, adding landmarks, and mapping the roads in the countryside around the town too. I find it takes a while (2..3 weeks per town, depending how many hours a day you put into it) but the results are worth it. This is what I did for places like Wexford, Enniscorthy, Athy, Kilkenny and Carlow (building on the work started by others, mind you - Waze mapping is definitely a team effort!)


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