Celebrating my first anniversary

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Celebrating my third anniversary

Postby iainhouse » Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:16 am

iainhouse wrote:
iainhouse wrote:Made it - my first year on Waze! :mrgreen:

Rank, last updated: 7.23.2013, 4:50
1246080 points
Map Updates: 379947
Driving Alerts: 83
New Recorded Kilometers: 0
Existing Kilometers: 13997.305
Resolved Update Requests: 1836
Forum Posts: 1321
Waze Cookie Eater meters: 1783
INTL all-time ranking: #68
UK all-time ranking: #8 (I reckon I made #7 last night but, with perfect timing, the scoreboard hasn't updated today :x )
Not been outside the UK weekly top 10 since Christmas.
Thanks toplist: #9

It's been a hell of a year! I'm particularly proud to have gone from nothing to being part of the UK self-management team.

I could not have done this without the help and support of all my fellow Wazers, not just here in the UK but across the world. I just hope I have managed to give back a fraction of the support and help I have received.


2 years completed - time for the obligatory comment that you can get less than that for killing someone in some places.


Points2176267
Map Edits654593
All Reports152
Paved Kilometres0.0
Driven Kilometres25185.7
Resolved Update Requests2749
Forum Posts2565
Munched metres2269.0
INTL all-time#48
UK all-time#3


As you can see, my editing pace has slowed down somewhat in the last year - mainly due to much more work involved in UK Self-Management and the editor community. But the UK map is also getting more mature - it's rare to find any sections of untouched basemap now and most areas have at least seen the touch of an editor.

I'm now #7 in the thanks list with 1145 thanks. But that includes thanks on the closed forums, so that figure only shows for Global Champs (I think). When not logged into the forum, I'm #5 with 1047 thanks. As you can tell, I'm pretty active on the forums. ;)

Number of times I've seriously considered giving it all up in the last year - at least 4. Pressure from outside Waze has been fairly intense in the last year, not to mention the pressure of all the things I've committed myself to within Waze. I miss the days when there was nothing I had to do, but could just do some editing when I felt like it.

Number of times I've changed my mind about quitting in the last year - at least 3. But you haven't got rid of me yet. :lol:


3 Years!


Points2975677
Map Edits881176
All Reports191
Paved Kilometres0.0
Driven Kilometres37752.6
Resolved Update Requests4280
Forum Posts4486
Munched metres2269.0
INTL all-time#41
UK all-time#2

Now #5 on the all-time thanks list with 2172 thanks (including on the closed forums). #26 all-time number of forum posts. As with last year, there's less editing and more community work. I have been as high as #38 on the ROW all-time scoreboard, but I generally seem to be floating around #40.

I made a rough estimate of the amount of time I've spend on Waze in the last 3 years. If I turned that time into 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, I would now have worked for Waze full time for over a year - and that's without taking any vacation time! :lol: I wonder what the average annual salary of a Waze employee is?
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Celebrating my fourth anniversary

Postby iainhouse » Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:40 pm

iainhouse wrote:
iainhouse wrote:
iainhouse wrote:Made it - my first year on Waze! :mrgreen:

Rank, last updated: 7.23.2013, 4:50
1246080 points
Map Updates: 379947
Driving Alerts: 83
New Recorded Kilometers: 0
Existing Kilometers: 13997.305
Resolved Update Requests: 1836
Forum Posts: 1321
Waze Cookie Eater meters: 1783
INTL all-time ranking: #68
UK all-time ranking: #8 (I reckon I made #7 last night but, with perfect timing, the scoreboard hasn't updated today :x )
Not been outside the UK weekly top 10 since Christmas.
Thanks toplist: #9

It's been a hell of a year! I'm particularly proud to have gone from nothing to being part of the UK self-management team.

I could not have done this without the help and support of all my fellow Wazers, not just here in the UK but across the world. I just hope I have managed to give back a fraction of the support and help I have received.


2 years completed - time for the obligatory comment that you can get less than that for killing someone in some places.


Points2176267
Map Edits654593
All Reports152
Paved Kilometres0.0
Driven Kilometres25185.7
Resolved Update Requests2749
Forum Posts2565
Munched metres2269.0
INTL all-time#48
UK all-time#3


As you can see, my editing pace has slowed down somewhat in the last year - mainly due to much more work involved in UK Self-Management and the editor community. But the UK map is also getting more mature - it's rare to find any sections of untouched basemap now and most areas have at least seen the touch of an editor.

I'm now #7 in the thanks list with 1145 thanks. But that includes thanks on the closed forums, so that figure only shows for Global Champs (I think). When not logged into the forum, I'm #5 with 1047 thanks. As you can tell, I'm pretty active on the forums. ;)

Number of times I've seriously considered giving it all up in the last year - at least 4. Pressure from outside Waze has been fairly intense in the last year, not to mention the pressure of all the things I've committed myself to within Waze. I miss the days when there was nothing I had to do, but could just do some editing when I felt like it.

Number of times I've changed my mind about quitting in the last year - at least 3. But you haven't got rid of me yet. :lol:


3 Years!


Points2975677
Map Edits881176
All Reports191
Paved Kilometres0.0
Driven Kilometres37752.6
Resolved Update Requests4280
Forum Posts4486
Munched metres2269.0
INTL all-time#41
UK all-time#2

Now #5 on the all-time thanks list with 2172 thanks (including on the closed forums). #26 all-time number of forum posts. As with last year, there's less editing and more community work. I have been as high as #38 on the ROW all-time scoreboard, but I generally seem to be floating around #40.

I made a rough estimate of the amount of time I've spend on Waze in the last 3 years. If I turned that time into 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, I would now have worked for Waze full time for over a year - and that's without taking any vacation time! :lol: I wonder what the average annual salary of a Waze employee is?


4 Years!


Points4051526
Map Edits1179629
All Reports227
Paved Kilometres0.0
Driven Kilometres61182.5
Resolved Update Requests4643
Closed Map Problems9666
Forum Posts6598
Munched metres2369.0
INTL all-time#19
UK all-time#1

Up to #4 on the all-time thanks list with 3469 thanks (including on the closed forums). Now #15 all-time number of forum posts. I've moved quite a way up the ROW all-time scoreboard to #19 and I passed 4M points a week or two ago. :D

Another new stat to quote is Map Problems closed. If 9666 seems a lot, it's because we have acquired a feed for road closures in the last year and the vast majority of that number is from road closures.

I've also become a script author, with 185 installs of my script so far in just under 8 weeks. :mrgreen:

There's still always too much to do, but I think I've been a bit less stressed about it this year. I don't remember seriously considering quitting, but I have managed to take the occasional day off and I try & save up my frustration to give Waze staff hell at the meetups! :lol:
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Celebrating my fifth anniversary

Postby iainhouse » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:07 pm

iainhouse wrote:
YEAR 1

Rank, last updated: 7.23.2013, 4:50
1246080 points
Map Updates: 379947
Driving Alerts: 83
New Recorded Kilometers: 0
Existing Kilometers: 13997.305
Resolved Update Requests: 1836
Forum Posts: 1321
Waze Cookie Eater meters: 1783
INTL all-time ranking: #68
UK all-time ranking: #8 (I reckon I made #7 last night but, with perfect timing, the scoreboard hasn't updated today :x )
Not been outside the UK weekly top 10 since Christmas.
Thanks toplist: #9


YEAR 2


Points2176267
Map Edits654593
All Reports152
Paved Kilometres0.0
Driven Kilometres25185.7
Resolved Update Requests2749
Forum Posts2565
Munched metres2269.0
INTL all-time#48
UK all-time#3



YEAR 3


Points2975677
Map Edits881176
All Reports191
Paved Kilometres0.0
Driven Kilometres37752.6
Resolved Update Requests4280
Forum Posts4486
Munched metres2269.0
INTL all-time#41
UK all-time#2



YEAR 4


Points4051526
Map Edits1179629
All Reports227
Paved Kilometres0.0
Driven Kilometres61182.5
Resolved Update Requests4643
Closed Map Problems9666
Forum Posts6598
Munched metres2369.0
INTL all-time#19
UK all-time#1



5 years with Waze - and it only took me 5 years to do it. :lol:


Points4749267
Map Edits1352520
All Reports291
Paved Kilometres0.0
Driven Kilometres96384.2
Resolved Update Requests5371
Closed Map Problems11340
Forum Posts7993
Munched metres2948.0
INTL all-time#15
UK all-time#1


I'm now the second most-thanked forum user (including on the closed forums I can see) with 5333 thanks. Now #13 all-time number of forum posts with 7993 posts. I've managed another 4 places up the ROW all-time scoreboard. I was hoping to make 5M points, but it wasn't to be. :|

I've had a bit less time for Waze this year due to my job. I've spent the last year visiting remote sites to install complete networks and a typical day sees me arrive home at 7-8pm with not much mental energy left. This is also reflected in the 35K kilometres I've added this year.

My script has 991 installs - just shy of 1000. :D It's good to know I'm helping so many editors, although I've been a little remiss with updates lately.

The highlight/lowlight of my year came last October. I actually quit Waze completely through disillusionment. After over a month, I returned with a bang, posting this little message. I generally refer to it as my "rant" or "explosion". I don't think I really expected much to happen, but I was wrong.

Without doubt, this single post has had more effect on the entire Waze community and staff than anything else I have ever done. From the community side, 261 thanks makes it the most-thanked post ever, by a margin of over 100. From the staff side, it seems I sent a shockwave through Waze HQ. Staff communication has improved massively, as has their commitment to continue working on it. There's still a way to go, but things are moving in the right direction. At meetups this year, staff have thanked me for what I said. Despite all the stats above, this is the contribution to Waze of which I am proudest.
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Re: Celebrating my first anniversary

Postby Mynios » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:38 am

Are you really a Wazer with 0.0 km paved roads? :shock:

:lol: Happy Birthday!!!
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Re: Celebrating my first anniversary

Postby NBlade » Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:24 am

Well done! Congratulations!
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Re: Celebrating my first anniversary

Postby petervdveen » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:48 pm

Past the 200.000 points last week I think ;)
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Re: Celebrating my first anniversary

Postby porubcan » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:02 pm

almost nothing to compare with you guys... my first year with waze is today. so few milestones:
* april - when I became AM
* april - joined Android beta community
* june - attended first time to meetup of local waze community
* june - got into Android beta Hall of Fame for testing of 3.1.9.115/.117 and received Beta tester sticker.
* august - got riddle of purple monster
* september - new device - that old crap (galaxy S1) was loosing gps lock often
* september - got in touch with Chen and Ori first time - resulted in having "near you now" in place :-)
* december - met Ehud, Amir, Chen and Ori on Central European meetup
* stats after 1 year:
Rank, last updated: 1.2.2013, 1:47
430101 points
Map Updates: 88899
Driving Alerts: 675
New Recorded Kilometers: 16.324
Existing Kilometers: 42749.297
Resolved Update Requests: 404
Forum Posts: 1127
House Numbers: 26
Waze Cookie Eater meters: 73471
Your Ranking: 233 (INTL server, 3 in my country)
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Re: Celebrating my first anniversary

Postby porubcan » Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:12 pm

porubcan wrote:almost nothing to compare with you guys... my first year with waze is today. so few milestones:
* april - when I became AM
* april - joined Android beta community
* june - attended first time to meetup of local waze community
* june - got into Android beta Hall of Fame for testing of 3.1.9.115/.117 and received Beta tester sticker.
* august - got riddle of purple monster
* september - new device - that old crap (galaxy S1) was loosing gps lock often
* september - got in touch with Chen and Ori first time - resulted in having "near you now" in place :-)
* december - met Ehud, Amir, Chen and Ori on Central European meetup
* stats after 1 year:
Rank, last updated: 1.2.2013, 1:47
430101 points
Map Updates: 88899
Driving Alerts: 675
New Recorded Kilometers: 16.324
Existing Kilometers: 42749.297
Resolved Update Requests: 404
Forum Posts: 1127
House Numbers: 26
Waze Cookie Eater meters: 73471
Your Ranking: 233 (INTL server, 3 in my country)

so, today is my 2nd anniversary:

849835 Points
Your Ranking is 205 (ROTW)
Stats
Map Updates: 159861
Driving Alerts: 1330
New Recorded Kilometers: 35.0
Existing Kilometers: 87664.4
Resolved Update Requests: 1238
Forum Posts: 2812
Waze Cookie Eater meters: 80418.0

with little less time spent on waze, a bit more active on forum than in WME in comparision with last year, oscilating around rank of #200 most of the year...
* march - waze stickers giveaway
* april - we finaly agreed on AM self-management in Slovakia and with new segment-lock system I finally asked for L4 upgrade
* july - meetup of local leaders wich lasted till late night, together with other local leaders (most active editors) we discussed and then made segment re-categorization of our capital and several other topics/editing rules
* october - L4 area lock of few cities due to repetitive mistakes together with agreeing on exeptions for granting L4 to trusted editors. which resulted into having more than doubled number of L4s.
* december - when I got Xmas present - promotion to L5 from our coordinator ;)
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Re: Celebrating my first anniversary

Postby porubcan » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:22 pm

porubcan wrote:
porubcan wrote:almost nothing to compare with you guys... my first year with waze is today. so few milestones:
* april - when I became AM
* april - joined Android beta community
* june - attended first time to meetup of local waze community
* june - got into Android beta Hall of Fame for testing of 3.1.9.115/.117 and received Beta tester sticker.
* august - got riddle of purple monster
* september - new device - that old crap (galaxy S1) was loosing gps lock often
* september - got in touch with Chen and Ori first time - resulted in having "near you now" in place :-)
* december - met Ehud, Amir, Chen and Ori on Central European meetup
* stats after 1 year:
Rank, last updated: 1.2.2013, 1:47
430101 points
Map Updates: 88899
Driving Alerts: 675
New Recorded Kilometers: 16.324
Existing Kilometers: 42749.297
Resolved Update Requests: 404
Forum Posts: 1127
House Numbers: 26
Waze Cookie Eater meters: 73471
Your Ranking: 233 (INTL server, 3 in my country)

so, today is my 2nd anniversary:

849835 Points
Your Ranking is 205 (ROTW)
Stats
Map Updates: 159861
Driving Alerts: 1330
New Recorded Kilometers: 35.0
Existing Kilometers: 87664.4
Resolved Update Requests: 1238
Forum Posts: 2812
Waze Cookie Eater meters: 80418.0

with little less time spent on waze, a bit more active on forum than in WME in comparision with last year, oscilating around rank of #200 most of the year...
* march - waze stickers giveaway
* april - we finaly agreed on AM self-management in Slovakia and with new segment-lock system I finally asked for L4 upgrade
* july - meetup of local leaders wich lasted till late night, together with other local leaders (most active editors) we discussed and then made segment re-categorization of our capital and several other topics/editing rules
* october - L4 area lock of few cities due to repetitive mistakes together with agreeing on exeptions for granting L4 to trusted editors. which resulted into having more than doubled number of L4s.
* december - when I got Xmas present - promotion to L5 from our coordinator ;)

3 years today, so little stats and recap:

1283141 Points
Your Ranking is 185 (ROTW)
All Reports: 1921
Driven Kilometers: 135884.9
Paved Kilometers: 82.8
Munched meters: 82395.0
Map Edits: 232446
Resolved Update Requests: 2860
Forum Posts: 4047

some highlights:
* april - great time together with other local champs during Irad's and Ron's visit and promotion to Country Coordinator (deputy)
* may - scored milion points and become Global Champ
* july - European Global Champs meetup in Barcelona
* october - friendly meetup with Hungarian Wazers in Gyor
* november - attended to Czech Wazers meetup in Prague
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Re: Celebrating my first anniversary

Postby porubcan » Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:31 pm

porubcan wrote:
porubcan wrote:
porubcan wrote:almost nothing to compare with you guys... my first year with waze is today. so few milestones:
* april - when I became AM
* april - joined Android beta community
* june - attended first time to meetup of local waze community
* june - got into Android beta Hall of Fame for testing of 3.1.9.115/.117 and received Beta tester sticker.
* august - got riddle of purple monster
* september - new device - that old crap (galaxy S1) was loosing gps lock often
* september - got in touch with Chen and Ori first time - resulted in having "near you now" in place :-)
* december - met Ehud, Amir, Chen and Ori on Central European meetup
* stats after 1 year:
Rank, last updated: 1.2.2013, 1:47
430101 points
Map Updates: 88899
Driving Alerts: 675
New Recorded Kilometers: 16.324
Existing Kilometers: 42749.297
Resolved Update Requests: 404
Forum Posts: 1127
House Numbers: 26
Waze Cookie Eater meters: 73471
Your Ranking: 233 (INTL server, 3 in my country)

so, today is my 2nd anniversary:

849835 Points
Your Ranking is 205 (ROTW)
Stats
Map Updates: 159861
Driving Alerts: 1330
New Recorded Kilometers: 35.0
Existing Kilometers: 87664.4
Resolved Update Requests: 1238
Forum Posts: 2812
Waze Cookie Eater meters: 80418.0

with little less time spent on waze, a bit more active on forum than in WME in comparision with last year, oscilating around rank of #200 most of the year...
* march - waze stickers giveaway
* april - we finaly agreed on AM self-management in Slovakia and with new segment-lock system I finally asked for L4 upgrade
* july - meetup of local leaders wich lasted till late night, together with other local leaders (most active editors) we discussed and then made segment re-categorization of our capital and several other topics/editing rules
* october - L4 area lock of few cities due to repetitive mistakes together with agreeing on exeptions for granting L4 to trusted editors. which resulted into having more than doubled number of L4s.
* december - when I got Xmas present - promotion to L5 from our coordinator ;)

3 years today, so little stats and recap:

1283141 Points
Your Ranking is 185 (ROTW)
All Reports: 1921
Driven Kilometers: 135884.9
Paved Kilometers: 82.8
Munched meters: 82395.0
Map Edits: 232446
Resolved Update Requests: 2860
Forum Posts: 4047

some highlights:
* april - great time together with other local champs during Irad's and Ron's visit and promotion to Country Coordinator (deputy)
* may - scored milion points and become Global Champ
* july - European Global Champs meetup in Barcelona
* october - friendly meetup with Hungarian Wazers in Gyor
* november - attended to Czech Wazers meetup in Prague

4 years with Waze!

last year was amazing - meeting great enthusiastic people from communities all around the world and also from Waze HQ
* May - local meetup of SK+CZ local champs in Mikulov, CZ with special guests Ori (Unholy) and Ron (Jackson)
* July - global meetup @ Waze HQ in Tel Aviv and also getting L6
* August - reached 250k edits
* September - EU regional meetup in London, UK
* June - September - big summer competition for local Wazers (also forum post) - everyone with more than 10 Waze friends got original Waze sticker and top 3 got special surprise. more than 100 Wazers won the sticker. the best one had 105 friends on Waze. (and she is regular user, not local champ). congrats.

Dashboard stats:
1590287 Points (+ ca. 307k y/y)
Your Ranking is 180 (5 ranks better y/y)

Driving Stats
All Reports 2404 (+ ca. 500)
Driven Kilometers 185450.3 (+ ca. 50000)
Paved Kilometers 83.9 (+ ca. 1 km)
Munched meters 85081.0 (+ ca. 3000)

Editing & Community Stats
Map Edits 263854 (+ ca. 31000)
Resolved Update Requests 4989 (+ ca. 2100)
Forum Posts 4892 (+ ca. 850)

- less map updates, significantly more URs solved - map in Slovakia is pretty mature, numbers of users are growing nicely, fine tuning is needed... the UR+MP Tracking script is amazing. many URs are related to setting correct speedlimits, what is also cause for high number of solved URs
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