Community reorganization

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Re: Community reorganization

Postby cherianchris » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:09 pm

davipt wrote:
sk2380 wrote:Shirli,
I think this policy will restrict the new users using the forums as they will have to depend on local and professional champs to get any type of advice or make a point of suggestions. As in India there are lot many users are not active on the forums, after going through this policy they will/might restrict themselves of using forums. For forum think it should be very open and transparent base of communication and platform for exchanging the ideas. Lets keep Waze as a pure form of economical and safe driving experience.


Where have you read this? I read clearly that not much will change, and in particular the usage of the forums for new users should even improve as they can now get answers not only from other "more senior" users and (sometimes) waze or champs themselves as always, but from people that now may get access to further and more reliable information. For me it's just delegation from the small number of official waze dedicated to each country to a larger set of trusted power users. It can only get better!


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Re: Community reorganization

Postby sk2380 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:35 pm

davipt wrote:
sk2380 wrote:Shirli,
I think this policy will restrict the new users using the forums as they will have to depend on local and professional champs to get any type of advice or make a point of suggestions. As in India there are lot many users are not active on the forums, after going through this policy they will/might restrict themselves of using forums. For forum think it should be very open and transparent base of communication and platform for exchanging the ideas. Lets keep Waze as a pure form of economical and safe driving experience.


Where have you read this? I read clearly that not much will change, and in particular the usage of the forums for new users should even improve as they can now get answers not only from other "more senior" users and (sometimes) waze or champs themselves as always, but from people that now may get access to further and more reliable information. For me it's just delegation from the small number of official waze dedicated to each country to a larger set of trusted power users. It can only get better!



Hi davipt

As I mentioned in India there are lot many users who are not aware of Forums as such or in other words there are few users who are actively working to make Indian maps more user friendly and economical. To give you an example I have introduced Waze to my 5 friends (all driving freaks) but none of them are using forum or wiki or for that matter WME they just go on drive! When I told them about forums, they were like its very theoretical or might be they found it very confusing.

There are so many Indian UR just mentioned as General Map Error without any details about the error or updates required. This is the lack of information or I might call it BASIC awareness among the users using the app.

I might be wrong but this was the actual situation which I came across.
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Re: Community reorganization

Postby floppyrod84 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:12 pm

This might just work. Has this anything to do with the other new beta stuff, and will that be integrated with this somewhere?

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Re: Community reorganization

Postby svx-biker » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:39 pm

Sounds like a good plan Shirli!

Over time we can adjust step by step.
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Re: Community reorganization

Postby asterix06 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:53 am

davipt wrote:
sk2380 wrote:Shirli,
I think this policy will restrict the new users using the forums as they will have to depend on local and professional champs to get any type of advice or make a point of suggestions. As in India there are lot many users are not active on the forums, after going through this policy they will/might restrict themselves of using forums. For forum think it should be very open and transparent base of communication and platform for exchanging the ideas. Lets keep Waze as a pure form of economical and safe driving experience.


Where have you read this? I read clearly that not much will change, and in particular the usage of the forums for new users should even improve as they can now get answers not only from other "more senior" users and (sometimes) waze or champs themselves as always, but from people that now may get access to further and more reliable information. For me it's just delegation from the small number of official waze dedicated to each country to a larger set of trusted power users. It can only get better!



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Re: Community reorganization

Postby davipt » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:25 am

sk2380 wrote:Shirli,
I think this policy will restrict the new users using the forums as they will have to depend on local and professional champs to get any type of advice or make a point of suggestions. As in India there are lot many users are not active on the forums, after going through this policy they will/might restrict themselves of using forums. For forum think it should be very open and transparent base of communication and platform for exchanging the ideas. Lets keep Waze as a pure form of economical and safe driving experience.


Where have you read this? I read clearly that not much will change, and in particular the usage of the forums for new users should even improve as they can now get answers not only from other "more senior" users and (sometimes) waze or champs themselves as always, but from people that now may get access to further and more reliable information. For me it's just delegation from the small number of official waze dedicated to each country to a larger set of trusted power users. It can only get better!
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Re: Community reorganization

Postby foxitrot » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:27 am

shirlig wrote:Entry to the local Champs' group requires:
6 months of Waze- seniority
editing level 4
300 forum posts
- more criteria based on quality indicators will be added soon.
- These criteria do not provide automatic access to the champs' group. Each request to join the group will still be verified individually.


* Under this new reorganization, users with expertise in certain areas can apply to be "Experts".
For example "editing Experts", "Android experts", "iPhone experts", "navigation experts", "beta editor experts", "points experts", "social media experts," will now have moderator permissions over the relevant forums and their coordinators will have direct contact to relevant team members at Waze.
We're open to expanding the range of "Experts" to include any new expertise that you may have in mind.

Experts will be subject to the same entry level as local champs.

Shirli, you'll possibly have to reconsider the Experts group's entry requirements. I can imagine that otherwise you'll eventually loose loads of excellent, highly experienced "Android experts", "iPhone experts", "points experts", "social media experts" and "whateverelse experts", who drive and test and communicate a lot, but tried to edit only here-and-there and will actually never neach L4 and be allowed to apply for an Expert (except using the 'individual verification' clause).

(This is actually the same problem as with joint editors' and drivers' Scoreboard: non-editing mega drivers will not able to reach visible ranks anymore.)
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Re: Community reorganization

Postby fotrik » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:04 pm

That's interesting news and probably the only option in so fast growing Waze community. Let's hope that every country will have sufficient number of competent people!
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Re: Community reorganization

Postby Scorp42 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:56 pm

This seems like a great idea.

I"m curious, along with the better channels of communication and Waze's agenda, will there be opportunities for the core Waze team to give us actual editing rules and guidelines?

I'm thinking of things like:
Road naming conventions (I-75 S vs I-75 S)
Major/minor highways
When to split/unsplit roads
A list of TTS shortcuts used in the client (so we can stop trying to figure it out)
Landmarks (when and what to mark)
Etc...

I think the community has done a great job of coming up with guidelines, but for the sake of consistency, it'd be great to hear from Waze about how some of this should be handled or what future plans may affect those items.

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Re: Community reorganization

Postby asterix06 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:15 pm

Well done, Shirli !
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