DragonDon wrote:I also agree it is UNFAIR that map editing account for that much points. There are people who aren't always on their computers, they have a busy(actual) life, and reporting road hazards, police, etc is enough for their life. Not spending 12/7 on Waze.com map editing to spend that time.
Obviously, editing map should be a thankful/appreciative task, I do agree with this, but maybe getting a honor badge that's called "Major Map Editor" (or something more creative) is suffice rather than give them the MOST points everytime they edit maps, that makes them beat those who actually drive/report traffic to get points..
Most points should BELONG ON THE ROAD, not ever on the computer in a basement!
What makes you think that editors don't have a life? I have a family and live a very social life. I'm just lucky to be able to do all edits at work
I disagree that most points should belong on the road. If it weren't for the editors, there would be no roads. The editors make the best experience for the drivers, in general. Taking this point further - no people get in a car and start driving around town just to get points. They drive because they need to. They go to work, store, whatever, and they turn the gps on. The editors, however, do take time from their work or personal lives to contribute. Shouldn't that be rewarded at a higher rate?
But I understand your point too, as we all were there when we started. My motivation to start editing was points. I think there should be a separate ranking and point scoring system for just the drivers. You can already see your stats per state, per country, and compare to your Facebook friends. It would be nice to have a separate rating for just driving.
I also always thought that reporting of hazards in the client could be more robust. For example, I keep seeing reports for things that are hardly hazards, like rain, or that car that is sitting way in the grass (and you could park 2 more cars side by side before they actually touch the shoulder), multiple reports of the same hazard, etc... Seems like every driver wants some points for the same hazard. Maybe they should be awarded partial points for confirming other driver's hazards?
Anyway, just want to let you know as well, editing isn't all that easy task either. Sometimes we need to do extensive research for given roads and situations, sometimes we can't understand user reports, sometimes we make mistakes and take heat, sometimes we need to consult others, sometimes we need to compare maps to 2-3 other maps, sometimes we fight new editors that do weird stuff, etc, etc. And sometimes my wrist hurts like hell.
Being said, back to editing...