What is an IGN?

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Re: What is an IGN?

Postby Kuhlkatz » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:40 pm

Just see it as an Internally Generated Nuisance.
It's an automated activity that is triggered in response to 'Not Identified' System generated errors.
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What is an IGN?

Postby lizaoreo » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:43 pm

I've searched the wiki and the forums. The wiki turns up '0' hits and the forums seems to just have people complaining about IGN's wrecking havoc all over the place.

I asked because I've been editing the area around where I live, a somewhat remotish area in north Georgia (Calhoun, GA) and have suddenly run into a ton of very randomly scattered "parking lot" zones marked all over the place. Some of these are private businesses and really... I think it's expected that they have a parking lot. Some are so scatterbrained in the layering, they actually run off into the street and road (the zone of course, not the lot). Some just highlight the whole business or store and lot and street and everything. But I digress... I figured the parking lot was more reserved in the sense of a parking garage, somewhere specifically meant for parking and walking, which we only have one of in town.

At first I thought it was just someone being somewhat lazy. Then I started thinking someone was just spamming edits for points. Then I noticed there were different usernames all with the IGN prefix, started searching a bit and found the complaint posts. So I guess I'm joining in on the complaint posts.

Ultimately, what are the IGN accounts, and can I feel comfortable just deleting the nonsense they've plastered down? :) Oh, and I am right in assuming a parking lot means basically a parking garage that isn't a garage, right? ;)
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Re: What is an IGN?

Postby ovaid » Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:24 pm

as an editor you can take down most of these false parking lots/businesses, providing they haven't been locked by a higher ranked IGN. most of them aren't they are on lock 1.

Waze should have an application for reputable map editors to become IGNs....i think
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Re: What is an IGN?

Postby scruffy151 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:51 pm

douglasr007 wrote:I've been noticing they love to mark roads as service roads.

They must have been in SE Arkansas sometime then. All the little roads that should be private, parking lot, or deleted are service roads there.
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