Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

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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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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 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 AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:40 pm

davipt wrote:And, coming back to my point, how can these guys now change their username to a proper one without deleting the account and loosing all the points?

The process in the self-help tool involves deleting the original account? I'm pretty sure people have changed their temporary name without losing points before....
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Re: Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:41 pm

davipt wrote:The username can't be changed on the /dashboard website since the migration to the new architecture. It was announced by waze.

The instructions for changing the temporary username really just involves creating a regular Waze account. No points should be lost as the facebook link keeps that intact.

We really need someone to verify this actually works before we state it can't be done. The only thing nanorep says is that a username cannot be changed, but that is different than the temporary account, supposedly.
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Re: Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:59 pm

Sweo wrote:I seem to have lost my forum history, but my drive and map editing history are still there!

Yay! It can really be done.
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Re: Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:15 pm

FYI to others, this procedure (or similar) is posted to the self-help tool on the Support page. Direct link to the published answer: https://www.waze.com/support/answer?q=14551583
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Re: Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby AndyPoms » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:00 am

world_b85zy5cs wrote:Hi

I can confirm that it's, at the moment, impossible for me to change my username to a proper one without loosing my current points.

I'm now on world_b85zy5cs, I would like Sweo, which I use as nick.

When I first installed the app, I connected via Facebook which caused Waze to create this temporary username for me.

When I tried to register a proper name, Waze complained that the e-mail was already in use.

The only option I found at the time to log on to my dashboard etc. was to use the recover password function.
By doing so, Waze e-mailed me an automatically created password, which I could use to log on to the site, edit the map, etc..

The instruction on the support site on how to create a username under settings - account & login - username & password isn't working for me since my world_**** username and password are already there.

To loose my accumulated points isn't appealing. But still, I would like the opportunity to become an area manager in the future.

I hope the people at Waze are working with this issue, making it possible to rename the account without deleting it.
-Can someone confirm?

Best regards.
Sverker.
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Go to http://world.waze.com/support and search "username" (without the quotes) and you should get instructions to change your temporary account to a full one. We've had a few reports of those instructions not working, but it is still worth trying.
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Re: Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby AndyPoms » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:32 am

world_b85zy5cs wrote:
AndyPoms wrote:
world_b85zy5cs wrote:Hi

The instruction on the support site on how to create a username under settings - account & login - username & password isn't working for me since my world_**** username and password are already there.

Best regards.
Sverker.
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Go to http://world.waze.com/support and search "username" (without the quotes) and you should get instructions to change your temporary account to a full one. We've had a few reports of those instructions not working, but it is still worth trying.


Well, see my quote!

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There is a little section with a link specifically for world_ & usa_ username changes, that I'm betting you didn't see.
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Postby asterix06 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:07 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
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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Alan is right , simply these user do not boder to register with a clear username !
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