Level 5 editors locking up roads

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Level 5 editors locking up roads

Postby sdjrdriver » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:55 pm

In the Burleson Texas area I have noticed a lot of roads that have been locked up by level 5 wazers that can detrimental to creating a more accurate picture of the surrounding area. Is there a way to petition a lock on a segment so the proper adjustments can be made?
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Re: Level 5 editors locking up roads

Postby CBenson » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:01 pm

Yes, there is.
See here: viewtopic.php?f=265&t=32072
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Re: Level 5 editors locking up roads

Postby sdjrdriver » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:22 pm

Much appreciated thank you :)
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Re: Level 5 editors locking up roads

Postby Daknife » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:00 am

But before you go too crazy please define: "creating a more accurate picture of the surrounding area." If you mean editing the roads to add new roads and getting it so routing is working accurately, go for it. If you mean making the maps look like the google maps, stop. Go to the wiki and read the editing guidelines. We don't split roads because they are split on Google, we don't design intersections like google does.

The reason I say this is that those level 5 locks may be there for a few different reasons, first they may have been locked when the editors in question were lower levels and you needed to lock roads to keep the system from changing the edits. Or they may have been locked because other editors have tried to "create a more accurate picture" in ways that violated the editing guidelines and after spending some time fixing the edits, they locked the roads to prevent the changes from happening again. So make sure you understand how things are supposed to be done before you go asking for unlocks.
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Re: Level 5 editors locking up roads

Postby Daknife » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:15 am

I found the area I think you are discussing. It looks like those locks are just incidental, and there should be no problem with any unlock request.

But you need to finish your roads and this set of roads are un-needed and should be entirely deleted. There is no need to pave a road all around the building. Waze will get any driver to the building just fine.
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Re: Level 5 editors locking up roads

Postby littlestlou » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:47 am

:oops: Sorry about that. Those edits were made almost a year ago when I locked roads based on old reasoning. Please don't hesitate to contact me directly via PM though and I will gladly help out. My In-Laws live in Burleson so I travel Wilshire/174 every month or so. I also am not a fan of parking lot roads (in excess) and will likely delete them if I seem them all over the place. Just fair warning.

Is there something specific that was routing wrong or what did you need the unlock for?
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Re: Level 5 editors locking up roads

Postby claucrespo » Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:52 am

I live and drive like crazy here in Barranquilla, Colombia, I've tried to edit a lot of places with over 6 reports on the same "turn" or "road" which I drive my self every day, however way too many segments locked by 5+ editors.

I want to help, but I don't have time to ask for unlocks each time, I know the area here and many people is not using waze anymore because it has become an annoyance with so many recalculations and wrong driving directions, tourists are complaining that they are getting tickets by making wrong turns.

Please unlock the city, or at least get someone with level 5 clearance to take a look at the area, there are so many reports for the same thing on the same place on so many different dates that it could not be more obvious what you need to fix even if the description is in spanish

Also the road 90A which leads to Cartagena is getting expanded/split into a double roadway and the segments are being moved 500 meters from the original track, so that needs to be unlocked because right now waze asks tourists to get through an old high risk road, which adds 3 hours of dangerous driving just because there is a missing junction in the new highway.

Thanks for your help, hopefully with the help of all waze can be what it once was on this area
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Re: Level 5 editors locking up roads

Postby Daknife » Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:34 am

Claucrespo, file an unlock request with permalink to the specific area, and CM's with ROTW rights should respond. As them to just clear the area of locks and if it is warranted they will do the unlocks.
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Re: Level 5 editors locking up roads

Postby jasonh300 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:48 am

In looking at the scoreboard for Colombia, there doesn't appear to be a single CM native to the country. I just did a quick scan around Barranquilla, and found a number of segments edited by level 5 editors, but not a single one of them is on the Colombia scoreboard. And not a single one of them was locked. I couldn't find a lock over level 3. There's certainly a lot of work to be done there, and lots of incomplete (red) roads all over the place.

ETA: Spoke too soon. I see a few by JJVV27. No idea what country he's actually from, but I guess he has driving rights there. If they get in the way, try sending him a PM.
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Re: Level 5 editors locking up roads

Postby tgfathergoose » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:30 am

daknife wrote:I found the area I think you are discussing. It looks like those locks are just incidental, and there should be no problem with any unlock request.

But you need to finish your roads and this set of roads are un-needed and should be entirely deleted. There is no need to pave a road all around the building. Waze will get any driver to the building just fine.



That's not true. I've seen lots of Waze error reports driving into gas stations and parking lots. Waze may be able to get someone to the building because the building address is on the main road, but get enough wazers driving into a parking lot, and it will generate an error report saying the roads aren't connected. Can't pick solved, it will just show up again. Pick not identified, it will also show up again. The only solution is to draw a few lines in the parking lot, label the roads as parking lot, and solve.
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