Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

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Re: Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby mybigred2 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:42 pm

Worked for me, thanks!
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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 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 MichiganRoadRunner » Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:19 pm

YES folks -- you can change your Waze username.
It is explained in this Wiki at https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/FAQ (see #22)
It can only be done in the Waze app as far as I know but when you change it there it changes everywhere, including the forums and chat. And you do not lose any points, messages or anything else. I just did it and it works great.;)
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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 jasonh300 » Mon May 20, 2013 12:09 am

world_5aeuq7zx wrote:Ok, I'm following the instructions, but I have a doubt:

"- follow the faq instructions: settings->waze account-> register -> enter new username, pass, nickname and the email address, which can be the one from Facebook, of if you get an error, any other email.
- login into the client with that username
- on the forum, click on the footer on the "clear all cookies" and login with the new account."

Ok, I logged in again with facebook then entered the new username, pass and nickname; but in the next step which account I have to use for logging in the forum and clear all cookies? The new one I just created or the oldie world one I had it??? I think in the final step I must use the new one, but in the previous step it is not crystal clear. Could you help me?

Thanks and regards.


Once you've gone through all the steps, you have to log into the editor and the forums using the new username/password. It *should* work.
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Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

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 DCA1982 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:37 pm

davipt wrote:If you used facebook, try the following:
- remove the app
- reinstall the app
- on start, click on login and then login with Facebook
- double check it's your account on wazer->my wazer -> age of your account for example
- follow the faq instructions: settings->waze account-> register -> enter new username, pass, nickname and the email address, which can be the one from Facebook, of if you get an error, any other email.
- login into the client with that username
- on the forum, click on the footer on the "clear all cookies" and login with the new account.

The trick is to start from scratch, login with Facebook to regain the world_account, and *then* create the real account.


I can confirm that the above steps worked for me too - I have managed to "convert" my world_ username into a proper one :)

Thanks davipt!
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Re: Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby davipt » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:09 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.


If you used facebook, try the following:
- remove the app
- reinstall the app
- on start, click on login and then login with Facebook
- double check it's your account on wazer->my wazer -> age of your account for example
- follow the faq instructions: settings->waze account-> register -> enter new username, pass, nickname and the email address, which can be the one from Facebook, of if you get an error, any other email.
- login into the client with that username
- on the forum, click on the footer on the "clear all cookies" and login with the new account.

The trick is to start from scratch, login with Facebook to regain the world_account, and *then* create the real account.
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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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