Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

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Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby juankx » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:37 pm

Does somebody has noted how many users has similar names like world_xxxxxxxx? I'm from Costa Rica, when you search the weekly top users for this region you will always find many world_xxxxxxxx users. Are these real waze users or are they computer generated users that use some crack to earn points?

These are many users with cryptic similar names (like computer generated names), don't you think?
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Re: Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:04 pm

world_* is the "generic" system-generated internal Waze ID. In the US is it usa_*.

In the past, this was mostly due to "anonymous" users who run Waze without creating an account. More recently, this happens also for users who have logged into Waze with facebook only.

You should always do search: https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3A ... rum+world_
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Re: Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby mssusa » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:04 pm

They are real users, but they have not completed the registration or they choose to stick to the waze generated names they were given.

What I find interesting is that their numbers are increasing and they have started to make the top weekly scorers lists. This coincided with version 3.5 of the client. It might have something to do with signing in using Facebook and not creating a Waze account first. I don't use Facebook so I'm not sure. Maybe someone with more experience can explain.

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Re: Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby davipt » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:04 pm

I've been seeing users in my Country that somehow got the world_xxx account working on the website and forum and now they can't change it. It does seem somehow related to logging in with facebook first, but the issue is that they are now locked into the world_xxx account and can't change them. I've suggested them to ask support to change the account, but never got an answer if there was any feedback from waze or not. But they are a lot now! IMHO those users should be forced to pick a username before entering the forum or even the editor, or in other words, not be allowed to use the forum and editor with a temporary account. It's a mess on the map!
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Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:11 pm

The nanorep tool on the Support page has instructions on getting a real userid.


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Postby jasonh300 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:36 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:The nanorep tool on the Support page has instructions on getting a real userid.


Tapatalk made me do it.


This should be a requirement in order to get AM rights. I saw a USA_ user on the AM layer the other day.


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Re: Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby davipt » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:40 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:The nanorep tool on the Support page has instructions on getting a real userid.


The nanorep mentions deleting the account, which most people with enough point don't want to do.

What I need to find out is how can they get a password and the world account to login into the wme. This is where I think the bug is. I'll reinstall my client to test it out.
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Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:40 pm

davipt wrote:
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:The nanorep tool on the Support page has instructions on getting a real userid.


The nanorep mentions deleting the account, which most people with enough point don't want to do.

"change username" displays: "If you have a temporary username (usa_xxx or world_xxx) and you want to change it please read here: Change temporary user"

I don't see that the link says anything about deleting anything.


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Re: Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby davipt » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:50 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:The nanorep tool on the Support page has instructions on getting a real userid.

I don't see that the link says anything about deleting anything.


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Change username
If you have a temporary username (usa_xxx or world_xxx) and you want to change it please read here: Change temporary user

 

Temporary due to servers upgrade there is no option to change a username.

For now the only option is to delete the account and create a new one (send us a request to delete the account).


Give me some minutes to try it out. I need to fight with my device to convince it to have a new facebook account and reinstall the client and all those things, because now I'm really curious about the issue - and I want to give a proper answer to my world_xxx climbing guys on my country's scoreboard. :)
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Re: Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby davipt » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:05 pm

Alan, I see what you mean because I honestly can't find a way to keep a world_xxx account at all. All my attempts forces me to either have the temporary account but no way to get a password to access the editor and the forum, or forces me to enter a new username and password. And I'm sure people are not picking up world_xxx by themselves. I've asked one of my world_xxx guys to try to explain exactly what he did to get that account and password.

Any idea what happened here?

Just a clarification that there is an expected case of people that just drive with waze and never create an account (or use facebook), and may climb the scoreboard just by driving and reporting, and there may be reports and cameras on the map with world_xxx accounts. This is all ok IMHO.

The issue I see is world_xxx accounts logging in into the forum and into the editor, meaning if you see any post from such account, or any segment edited from such account, this IMHO should never happen and I'm really curious how can one get a password for such account...
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