Map editing should NOT get you the most points!

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

Postby dmcconachie » Thu May 30, 2013 12:58 pm

I'm definitely a Champ that bucks the trend, I think editors are over-rewarded in terms of points.
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Re: Map editing should NOT get you the most points!

Postby dmcconachie » Thu May 30, 2013 7:26 pm

maantje76 wrote:
dmcconachie wrote:I'm definitely a Champ that bucks the trend, I think editors are over-rewarded in terms of points.

Since wme, yes!

Oh definitely. 7500pt candies wouldn't have been enough to compensate for time in cartouche! Remember when 50 hour weeks on Waze only just got you through 10k points? :-\
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Map editing should NOT get you the most points!

Postby DragonDon » Mon May 27, 2013 5:02 am

The concept of giving map editors so much points is really flawed, to me.

I feel 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, closures, etc is well enough for their contribution, to help others. Not spending 12/7 on Waze.com map editing to spend that free time.

Obviously, editing map should be a thankful/appreciative task, I do not disagree 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 ALWAYS BELONG ON THE ROAD, AMONG REAL TRAFFIC, not ever on the computer in a basement, ALONE!
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Re: Map editing should NOT get you the most points!

Postby DragonDon » Mon May 27, 2013 5:30 am

WHY the most points though?

The editors are at home, on a computer. Not on the road, not reports any traffic matters.

I understand map editors are important, but this is ultimately a driving/on the road app, the most points should go that way instead.



This concept is so flawed.
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Re: Map editing should NOT get you the most points!

Postby DragonDon » Mon May 27, 2013 5:37 am

Which is appreciated, as I said. I just can't agree with it. I feel the most points should go toward people on the road, driving, reporting traffic issues, and not discriminate ALL those people whose lives are busier and just can't afford to spend that much free time on a computer editing maps... where everyone (no matter with the type of personality, life choice) should be getting them equally/fair.

An Honor/special badge should be in it's place instead of points, to recognize such hard work.
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Re: Map editing should NOT get you the most points!

Postby DragonDon » Mon May 27, 2013 5:49 am

You know this is obviously a clear disadvantage to extroverts, and big advantage to introverts right?

So, I don't see how this is a fair/logical system.
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Re: Map editing should NOT get you the most points!

Postby DragonDon » Mon May 27, 2013 6:02 am

enhket wrote::?: if i edit 15 hours, it is certainly not fair to get the same amount of points as someone who edits 3 hours.



Getting different levels of badges for the amount of contribution of map editing you make.

Edit 5 = Badge level 1
Edit 10-20 Badge level 2
Edit 30-50 Badge Level 3
Edit 60-120 Badge level 4

Something like this.
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Re: Map editing should NOT get you the most points!

Postby DragonDon » Mon May 27, 2013 7:58 am

I got no problem that drivers and map editors ranking/points are separate. Leveling up, not majorly dependent on scores such as map editing that would give someone advantage being more introvert.

That's probably much easier to do since you just program a couple codes that subtract the map editor's score, than give special badges to map editors, which would be a lot more work.

If this can be done, it would be fantastic!
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Re: Map editing should NOT get you the most points!

Postby DragonDon » Mon May 27, 2013 8:10 am

Also, I certainly don't have a job that pays me to drive, and many don't either. I know there are such jobs, but at least if they get their points, they are on the road driving, not at home on computer which is the issue that bothers me the most.

Either way, I feel points should be distributed in this order (Highest to Lowest)

1) Those who actively report traffic, police, road problems that help others while driving
2) How many miles they drive
3) Map editors (But if you separate these points from driving, then I don't care the points are higher) otherwise it really should not even have that much points, that takes away from real traffic experience.
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Re: Map editing should NOT get you the most points!

Postby DragonDon » Mon May 27, 2013 1:34 pm

EVERY single report I've made about cops, road hazard, closures to date has been 100%, truthful, honest. I DO NOT report just to get points, period. I report only to provide accurate help, of road problem that DOES exist 100%, then hopefully I am one of my city, state's TOP contributor! Lie to get points is not attractive to me whatsoever, it makes me feel like a big loser.

I don't know about others, but personally it ain't fair to be doubted on my LIGITMATE contribution.

I barely got thanked for, despite the contribution of these 100% ACCURATE reporting. Well, I DON'T know why or how that is, so the points based on how many thank you has major flaws. What if say, these people made friends with a lot of wazers, and the they are the ones who constantly got each other's back and thank each other? I don't yet have a lot of Wazer friends...

The issue of reporting just to get points probably do exist, I don't doubt that, but I don't do it. The people who do it are those with nothing else better do. I will personally look down on those who game points on Waze... seriously, get a life these people lol!



And, Who isn't to say there aren't map editors edit maps just to game points?

But, I am not sure how to really know though. Even if a user report a cop sighting that cop might not stay in that same spot all day, even if he was actually there. Just because when I drove by and didn't see any cops doesn't mean the previous user who made such report lied, you know.
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