Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

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Re: Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby mssusa » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:40 pm

I believe that the last updated date on the editor does not necessarily mean that someone has actually logged on and edited the segment. Somehow the system has made a change to the segment because of an action by that user. It *could be * cookies munched, drives causing geometry changes, drives causing a node to be created on an intersection, confirming a client paved road,... Anything!

Disclaimer : how the system behaves in your server/country is different from how it behaves in other servers/countries.

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Re: Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby davipt » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:49 pm

mssusa wrote:I believe that the last updated date on the editor does not necessarily mean that someone has actually logged on and edited the segment. Somehow the system has made a change to the segment because of an action by that user. It *could be * cookies munched, drives causing geometry changes, drives causing a node to be created on an intersection, confirming a client paved road,... Anything!

Disclaimer : how the system behaves in your server/country is different from how it behaves in other servers/countries.


True, true. Also I'm pretty sure I saw world_xxx users posting on the forum, but right now I can't find anyone, nor PM any user, so either I was drunk or there was a cleanup.

Either way I've asked my guy about more details. Unfortunately it's not his account, but a friend of his, and the only info I have on the forum is that he can login into the website and see the dashboard link and see the world_xxx on the username field, so somehow he did manage to get a password whilst keep the world_xxx username. Maybe it was a glitch on the system at that time? Let me wait for his comment
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Re: Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby weeezer14 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:49 pm

mssusa wrote:I believe that the last updated date on the editor does not necessarily mean that someone has actually logged on and edited the segment. Somehow the system has made a change to the segment because of an action by that user. It *could be * cookies munched, drives causing geometry changes, drives causing a node to be created on an intersection, confirming a client paved road,... Anything!

Disclaimer : how the system behaves in your server/country is different from how it behaves in other servers/countries.

I can confirm this action for the NA server. My father doesn't know a thing about the editor but he is listed as both "Created By" and "Updated By" on road segments near his home where he was the first to drive on a base-mapped road.
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Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

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.


Tapatalk made me do it.

Alan is right , simply these user do not boder to register with a clear username !
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Re: Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby davipt » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:08 pm

Ok here we go, I was sure I was not crazy. Tell me how can a user create an account world_xxx and have a password to enter the forum and the editor?

Here's one guy that answered me on the forum:
viewtopic.php?f=59&t=41463&p=378291#p378291
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=13475376

And one that closed one of my reports, hence has WME access:
world_4kb0yo5p

What could this have happened? 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?
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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 davipt » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:47 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
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....


The username can't be changed on the /dashboard website since the migration to the new architecture. It was announced by waze.
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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 davipt » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:32 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
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.


We are definitively talking about different things, albeit with the same result at the end, so I'm gonna go and create a new thread with my specific case.

To terminate my "hijack" here, let me just clarify the following:
- the usage of waze without authentication is working perfectly (some glitches with facebook later, but that's another story)
- usa_xxx and world_xxx users climbing on the scoreboard, by driving and reporting stuff is great, that is the objective
- the process to create a proper account, as described on the support nanorep should be working

but

there are usa_xxx and world_xxx users accessing the forum and the editor, and now they seem to not know or be able to change their usernames anymore without loosing the points.

So I'm gonna expose this case now that I understand how it happens...
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Re: Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby world_b85zy5cs » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:46 am

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?

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