Map editing should NOT get you the most points!

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Re: Map editing should NOT get you the most points!

Postby mpawlicki » Fri May 31, 2013 3:06 pm

TruckOttr wrote:The point scheme needs to be overhauled and split between editing and driving in my opinion and changed so it's just rank or level.

I couldn't agree more, however, I already see the new threads titled "Professional truck driving should NOT get you the most points!".
I think Waze could make the experience more rewarding with badges and extra points for achievements. Just like the editors get extra candies, perhaps the drivers could have repeatable candies for achievements.
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Re: Map editing should NOT get you the most points!

Postby mwburn » Thu May 30, 2013 3:00 pm

Let me make an attempt at an analogy, we'll call it the analogy of 2 restaurants. :-)

You have 2 restaurants, A & B, they charge a single flat fee to eat there, and it's the same price at both.

Restaurant A:
- There are less food options to choose from, and the menu never changes.
- The food isn't all that good, prepared ahead of time, and no special orders.
- The wait staff is excellent, very attentive, ensures your drink is always full, they're friendly, etc.
- The atmosphere is very pleasant and fun.

Restaurant B:
- There are a lot more food options to choose from, and new items appear regularly (i.e. seasonal).
- The food is excellent, prepared fresh, and special orders are accommodated.
- The wait staff is average, don't spend a lot of time being overly attentive, may not always keep you drink full, but you do get your food on time.
- The atmosphere is nothing special, but is not unpleasant either.

Which is likely to have more customers?
Which would you rather eat at?
Which would you recommend?
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But I only have to drive 5 miles to work. :-)

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Re: Map editing should NOT get you the most points!

Postby nnote » Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:12 pm

If RoadPaPa comes through AZ which he does once and awhile he makes a killer score just driving, beats my editing.
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Re: Map editing should NOT get you the most points!

Postby petervdveen » Mon May 27, 2013 6:04 am

Well... I think with driving you do get more points then with editing.

I think if you drive a lot, you can get a million points in a year.

No editor has done that yet.
Also, if your country has no basemap it's even easier to get points.

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Re: Map editing should NOT get you the most points!

Postby petervdveen » Mon May 27, 2013 10:57 pm

When I calculate back what I did I get this list:

Editing: 443943 points

Driving: 362960 points

Forum: 3196 points

And I must say, I really don't drive a lot! (at least, waze is not recording a lot :P )
So I realy think it should be possible to catch a high level editor by just driving.
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Re: Map editing should NOT get you the most points!

Postby petervdveen » Thu May 30, 2013 1:11 pm

maybe a 750pt candy for every 1000KM? ;-)
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Re: Map editing should NOT get you the most points!

Postby petervdveen » Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:34 pm

^^ In the past it was like that indeed.
But not anymore.
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Re: Map editing should NOT get you the most points!

Postby petervdveen » Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:43 pm

Most places it's now based on Quality, experience and community function.
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Re: Map editing should NOT get you the most points!

Postby porubcan » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:20 am

I think that Foxo just pointed out that Waze penetration outside of metro-areas is still very low. several reasons:

* in rural areas the traffic is usually not that high (comparing to the city), so the main benefit of waze is getting less important. also there are less options for alternative routes in small cities and also domestic drivers knows small towns good enough to deal with actual situation.

* waze miss some basic functions when comparing to other satnavs - missing house numbers, PoIs, offline mode. and that's why many poeple use competitor's products (tomtom, navigon, garmin, sygic...)

* waze map is improving rapidly in cities first, rural areas improve slower. many users quit using waze after first try just because map condition was bad. gladly map is being improved all the time allowing user community to grow faster. also map condition in rural areas is very good these days in my country.


so either there will become troubles with traffic also in smaller towns or waze will improve features (devs) and reliability (map editors community) to get higher penetration outside metro areas.
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Re: Map editing should NOT get you the most points!

Postby razor2k » Mon May 27, 2013 10:50 pm

DragonDon wrote:
Most points should ALWAYS BELONG ON THE ROAD, AMONG REAL TRAFFIC, not ever on the computer in a basement, ALONE!


We don't have basements here in FL! ;)
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