"Together we stand, divided we fall..."

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"Together we stand, divided we fall..."

Postby Unholy » Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:14 pm

Hi Wazers from Balkan countries!

We have created this forum, so you can reach out to the other Wazers around you, work together, discuss issues that may concern other editors and drivers and to exchange ideas.

In the weeks to come, I will add more ex-territorial forums, where you could discuss specific issues such as map editing, app, community, Waze meetups and more.

Please feel free to comment and say hi.

Country Managers, Champs and veteran editors - Why wont you introduce yourselves?


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Re: "Together we stand, divided we fall..."

Postby dragstor » Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:21 pm

Thank you, Ori!

Balkan friends, feel free to ask for any kind of an assistance, share your issues related to the WME, or any Wazer that causes problems to the map, or propose solution(s) for specific problem.

Like Ori said, introduce yourself, if you haven't yet 8-)

Kindest regards to every single one of you!

:idea: P.S. When posting in forum other than your local subforum (for example, here), please write in English, or subforum's country spoken/written language, in order to avoid misunderstanding :)

Let's get it rolling! :mrgreen:
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Re: "Together we stand, divided we fall..."

Postby danijel-pavelic » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:20 am

Hi Ori and Dragstor,

first of all, thank you for the warm welcome!

I take this opportunity to introduce myself and to salute all Balkan fellows. I'm Danijel, a Waze apprentice from Northern Istria.

In the past this area had a great culture of companionship, even without the benefits of all modern social networking. Unfortunately this feeling has faded with the turbulent events that occurred in the' 90s. I'm not nostalgic and I look forward to a bright community-based future (either cyber or real-life). Therefore I applause your decision to put us together hoping that we all can move forward and raise the collaboration to a higher level. 8-)

All the best wishes and keep it rolling... AllWaze! :mrgreen:

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Re: "Together we stand, divided we fall..."

Postby orbitc » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:30 am

Hi and Welcome to All,

My name is orbitc. USA based Champ. I would like to know if there is anyway that I can help with your efforts. Particularity with mentoring and helping editors.
We have an official Formal mentoring program if you like to take a look.

    Formal Mentoring is a one-on-one interaction between a Mentee and an officially approved Waze Mentor with a defined objective, duration, and under a common set of rules, with the purpose of accelerating advancement of editor rank and roles while maintaining quality of editing and Waze Community interaction. Mentors may have multiple separate Mentees at one time. Mentors may also suggest group or team mentoring activities for their Mentees.
Please let me know how can I help. :)
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Re: "Together we stand, divided we fall..."

Postby supervision38 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:34 am

Hello Dear Wazers

I am happy to this opportunity to introduce myself to the community and say Hi to our neighbors
My pleasure to work with an experienced and nice people

My name is Victor
Currently I trying to build our country community, and to provide a help to the new map editors

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Re: "Together we stand, divided we fall..."

Postby JimmyK1 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:01 pm

Hi guys (i assume its guys, havent seen much gals around ;->)

This is Jim which is short for Dimitris (dont ask..), based in Greece, mostly in the Athens area but i do drive around quite a lot.

I think its great that we will be able to have a subforum for our "neighborhood".
In Greece we are still in a premature level (waze-wise) despite great efforts from a few brave Waze editors before my time ;-> But we are getting there and building a userbase steadily.

Especially since we are at this early stage, i really look forward in sharing info and learning from each other, especially from your experiences in the early stages, what to do and what to not do, best practices and more (i.e. i'm struggling to get a Greece wiki page to use a central point of reference - not happened yet :-)).
To that extent, I do believe the mentoring program that orbitc refers to, would be really beneficial.

Lastly, If i may propose, one of the great starting points of our joint collaboration would be to make sure we have uniformity with regarding to the European road network (E-roads).

For example, the ones that pass through Greece and cross the Balcans vertically are E65 & E75:
(For more info on Eroads, check here: http://europe.aaroads.com/eroads/eroads.pdf & here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internatio ... ad_network)

I'm not sure if a European-wide common taxonomy has been implemented but i would suggest we use the same one for these roads.

In any case, great to be here and really looking fwd to cooperating with all of you!
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Re: "Together we stand, divided we fall..."

Postby dragstor » Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:07 pm

Welcome, Jimmy :mrgreen:

I fully agree with your proposal regarding the E-roads. We need to connect them properly, get them labeled the same way :)

We'll be in touch :)

Stay safe!
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Re: "Together we stand, divided we fall..."

Postby spookyx » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:10 pm

Hi all,

I'm Paul, the manager from Romania...

regarding the naming convention, I agree that something should be done in this direction, to have common road labeling... all the countries in EU...

till recently we used to name our roads like: "A1 - E81" or "DN7 - E81"... but we had to drop the E part because we implemented road shields and waze only have support of only one shield per road. If you browse with the clients over to Romania you are going to see the shields:
- green for freeways
- red for national roads
- blue for county roads
- yellow for "municipal" roads, that means from village to other villages

I strongly disagree labeling the roads only like E90. The thing is that people are also orientating and referring to roads by their real name, not by the European route number... a road labeled Exx can be either a freeway or highway whereas A1 is only a freeway (motorway). The Exx labeling is only informal, for reference, but the regular national labeling for each country is more important cause it can tell you exactly if you have a freeway, motorway or national road or county roads etc...

In Romania we have placed all the Exxx names as alternative names.

I would suggest to push Waze into supporting secondary shields for a road, either from the road's name "A1 - E81" and display 2 shields "A1" and "E81".. or either retrieve the secondary/alternate road name and display the shield... so in the end, with 2 or more shields for a road, you are going to have a map that looks like Google Maps, in terms of displaying road shields...

Lets push waze on displaying 2 shields for a road and by this our dream to see trans-european-motorways becomes alive.

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Re: "Together we stand, divided we fall..."

Postby Forum026 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:53 am

Hi all,

I'm a editor from the Netherlands. Spending Holiday in Kos last May.
Have some experience in editing.

Latest months I've edit/created/corrected roads in north of Kos.
I've edit access to north of Kos Island only which will end soon. (3 months after ending my Holiday).

I'm willing to help but....
1. I can read/write Greece language
2. My access to edit Kos area will end soon.

Keep on doing the good work.

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Re: "Together we stand, divided we fall..."

Postby fjrgooo » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:50 am

Hello everybody,
even if we are using a virtual platform I prefer use real name so ... I'm Fabio! :)
I am an Italian Local Champ and I live in the border of Balkans. I am really happy to share with you my knowledge so, together, we can improve the map to let more and more people get benefit from the use of Waze.

Let's go! :)
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