Waze US Mentorship Program - Trial

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Re: Waze US Mentorship Program - Trial

Postby AndyPoms » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:55 am

The presentation is more of a broad strokes overview and references "local guidelines" several times. The purpose of this first presentation is to give them the basics of editing - and to give them the tools to find the local guidelines/senior editors (i.e. "Hey, Waze has a wiki - and most states have pages there that will help you connect with other local editors, the senior editors for your area and contain information on local editing guidelines, you should check it out after this overview").
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Re: Waze US Mentorship Program - Trial

Postby Bigbear3764 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:37 am

I've been kicking this around too, count me in. Pretty much been doing it with editors in my area already. Might as well make it formal.
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Re: Waze US Mentorship Program - Trial

Postby Bigworm23 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:38 am

Count me in. I'm around most everyday. Sounds like a great idea.
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Re: Waze US Mentorship Program - Trial

Postby Bigworm23 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:06 am

I read the mentoring doc but son't see anywhere to agree with the terms. Is it just a verbal agreement for now?
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Re: Waze US Mentorship Program - Trial

Postby Bigworm23 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:06 am

Mentoring isn't going to do much to retain any editors. I see many AMs and even my own RC that are not active at all. The rigidity of the rules regarding reviews, edits and incredible amount of time it takes just to move up in editor levels is the problem. I spent untold hours editing to get to 150k edits, had 2 different AM request reviews. The first review took 4 weeks and the second almost 5 weeks just to get a little square to edit. Then you have to wait 3 months, go thru another review that's going to take another 4-5 weeks just to get another small square. For editors that are not in NY or LA or a major city, this is a frustrating, long process. Not everyone has 7-8 hours a day to sit at the computer to edit like some of these guys racking up 100k points a week.
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Re: Waze US Mentorship Program - Trial

Postby carloslaso » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:09 pm

jeigh17 wrote:Yep. I've put the Juarez NA side on pause aside major issues and need to work heavily on the ROTW side. I saw what you did in Matamoros. Impressive.


Indeed, very impressive.
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Waze US Mentorship Program - Trial

Postby carloslaso » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:08 pm

kentsmith9 wrote:I updated the Badge table to show the three different badges for Mentors, but I cannot find anyone with the Local Champ status who is a mentor. If someone can tell me who has that badge, or if you already have the 63pixel version of the image you can upload it directly to https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/index.php?title=Special:Upload&wpDestFile=Badge_Mentor_Local_Champ.png


Local champ mentor here

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Re: Waze US Mentorship Program - Trial

Postby CBenson » Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:31 pm

txemt wrote:Here's a question: What happens when editor123(2) does something Jemay had mentored to him which doesn't apply for a certain state editor123(2) is editing in but gets corrected by a 5 or 6 who resides and/or manages said state, but editor123 refuses to listen to the 5 or 6 or tells the 5 or 6 "this is how I was taught and I'm doing it how I was taught" and continues to do it wrong?

Example:
Alleys are authorized in California, but not authorized in Texas. I'd be pretty unhappy if editor123(2) told me they're editing alleys because the mentor told them to add alleys into the editor. If I told editor123(2) to stop adding alleys in Texas and he doesn't want to listen to reason, what good does it do for editor123(2) who's now being told two different things to do in the editor?


Personally, this is why I don't usually favor the prescriptive method for setting forth rules of editing. I prefer to be told (and to explain) the basic function of the tools and the reasons why we apply them in the way we do. If we provide such a results based explanation for our actions then there shouldn't be such conflicts. We simply explain why the alleys in California are different from the alleys in Texas and how mapping them in California enhances the waze map and how mapping them the Texas does not enhance the waze map.

To be honest, if I took a trip to Texas and encountered an alley that would improve a route that I wanted to add to the map and you simply told me they are not "authorized" I'd be pretty unhappy. As long as you provide the reason, we shouldn't have problems.
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Re: Waze US Mentorship Program - Trial

Postby coontex » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:29 pm

You can count me in too. I might be able to be there all the time do to the way I have to work sometimes but I want to learn to be a better editor . I am level 2 now but enjoy helping with the map to make it the best it could be.


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Re: Waze US Mentorship Program - Trial

Postby Daknife » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:29 am

Okay, I'll bite. Count me in. Oh and I think Tx was wanting in too (as a mentee)... just kidding TxEmt.

Read through everything (or at least every link that actually opened anything other than a request for access.) No objections or problems with what I read.
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