dmcconachie wrote:Justify it to yourself in any way that helps you sleep at night. If you use blanket editing your contribution is minimal and robs well-meaning and hardworking editors of more justifiable edits and points.
I will fight tooth and nail to prevent anyone utilising mass edits from gaining any vocal weight with Waze.
Maybe it's different in the UK. But the basemaps I've been dealing with in Canada have *necessitated* mass changes.
There are entire towns where the streets are mapped, but there are no cities or names to them.
Entire provinces where the highways are marked "Major Highway" but there's no name to them.
And then the cities that did get the names imported often have street names in the longest form possible (135 Avenue North-west). Again, going through and updating all of those to be the abbreviated form has made the app actually usable.
Provinces where u-turns are almost non-existent (basically *only* at intersections where they're permitted by a sign), yet nearly every second intersection has u-turns enabled.
So please, tell me how fixing those issues hasn't contributed more to the map than "tweaking" a turn that might be made by a Wazer twice a day.
Sure, it means a lot of editing points. So what? The point is that they're all active contributions. Given the scoreboard and forum contributions, it would seem that I'm currently (and have been for a few months) the most active CM in Canada... and you're saying I shouldn't have any vocal weight because a good number of my edits have come from mass changes?