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Editor Levels

Postby filmless1 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:29 pm

I think the stages at which editors can move up levels is a bit unrealistic. Some of us are VERY fast learners and strive for perfection. I have applied for AM in my county, for which I am a county sheriff and know the roads very well, and desire to edit MUCH more that is not correct.

Does anyone know who I can contact about that? I know my edit count is low but I have played with ALL the capabilities of the Map Editor and know it VERY well.

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Re: Editor Levels

Postby Whipm » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:57 pm

I agree, been active for two years. Previously a high level moderator for another Trap program. Here I am a level one, mostly because of limited area in which I am allowed to edit doesn't make it worthwhile. It doesn't remember everywhere I've been over the years, only recent travel.

It says somewhere to "contact us" if you want to level up, but don't know who/where to contact??? :?
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Re: Editor Levels

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:06 pm

Enter 'ranks' or 'manager' into the Quick Help box on the Support page to start.

History of editors (generalized) shows that most users don't learn quickly or pay attention to the guidelines in the wiki. Also, at least some level of participation in the forums in nearly required to keep up with new features, changes, updates to code which affects how roads and junctions are used, etc. Both of you have never posted here before and so, by default, there will be a certain amount of "skepticism" about your experience with the editor and ability to edit according to the guidelines. (We've also been "burned" by a number of users bent on nothing but acquiring more of these awesomely useful points.)

Waze only uses your last 3-months of drives to determine your driven editable area. Most of the community has agreed this is acceptable. Three months from now, your trip to another city 1000 miles away makes it less likely you really know what's going on there and should have editing rights.
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Re: Editor Levels

Postby filmless1 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:10 pm

IMO I think there should be a level .5! I think at level 1 some have the ability to change some pretty major streets.

I learned the whole editor basically by playing and not saving so I could see what each thing did. Now I want to fix roads I travel a lot. I use the app basically to go to my calls for service. I want to make sure I get to the right place...the fastest way I can.
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Re: Editor Levels

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:16 pm

filmless1 wrote:I learned the whole editor basically by playing and not saving so I could see what each thing did. Now I want to fix roads I travel a lot. I use the app basically to go to my calls for service. I want to make sure I get to the right place...the fastest way I can.

A laudable goal, I agree. Though "knowing the editor" isn't the same as "editing correctly." Like knowing how to push keys on a piano isn't the same thing as playing chopsticks, much less a concerto by Mozart or Tchaikovsky. Understanding how the editor works is level .5. Knowing how to properly restrict turns at a diamond interchange, or how a SPUI should be constructed, or when to and not to split a roadway, or how parking lots are to be created (and not created) in Waze are a key part of understanding required for considering oneself an experienced editor.

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Re: Editor Levels

Postby filmless1 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:18 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Enter 'ranks' or 'manager' into the Quick Help box on the Support page to start.

History of editors (generalized) shows that most users don't learn quickly or pay attention to the guidelines in the wiki. Also, at least some level of participation in the forums in nearly required to keep up with new features, changes, updates to code which affects how roads and junctions are used, etc. Both of you have never posted here before and so, by default, there will be a certain amount of "skepticism" about your experience with the editor and ability to edit according to the guidelines. (We've also been "burned" by a number of users bent on nothing but acquiring more of these awesomely useful points.)

Waze only uses your last 3-months of drives to determine your driven editable area. Most of the community has agreed this is acceptable. Three months from now, your trip to another city 1000 miles away makes it less likely you really know what's going on there and should have editing rights.



I can totally agree. It's hard to find someone that is certainly qualified, trust-worthy, and able to really fix problems.

Yup, my time here, my posts and my mileage show I'm a newbie. I've lived in this city for 20 years and I travel all the roads in the county VERY frequently due to my profession. I guess I'll just keep my level 1 and do what I can. :) Wish I could help my fellow Wazers more. I've fixed all the issues in my area in the last week single handedly and I look every day for Wazer Updates needed. :)
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Re: Editor Levels

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:20 pm

filmless1 wrote:I guess I'll just keep my level 1 and do what I can. :) Wish I could help my fellow Wazers more. I've fixed all the issues in my area in the last week single handedly and I look every day for Wazer Updates needed. :)

You don't need to stay at level 1. The first sentence of my reply is key.
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Re: Editor Levels

Postby filmless1 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:22 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
filmless1 wrote:I learned the whole editor basically by playing and not saving so I could see what each thing did. Now I want to fix roads I travel a lot. I use the app basically to go to my calls for service. I want to make sure I get to the right place...the fastest way I can.

A laudable goal, I agree. Though "knowing the editor" isn't the same as "editing correctly." Like knowing how to push keys on a piano isn't the same thing as playing chopsticks, much less a concerto by Mozart or Tchaikovsky. Understanding how the editor works is level .5. Knowing how to properly restrict turns at a diamond interchange, or how a SPUI should be constructed, or when to and not to split a roadway, or how parking lots are to be created (and not created) in Waze are a key part of understanding required for considering oneself an experienced editor.

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Yeah I'm not looking to play a concert.... I just want to make decent music. Im very mechanically inclined and fully understand "restricting turns" so you dont send Wazers the wrong way down streets. I understand the gravity of that situation and responsibility...I'm a cop. I'm just looking to be able to edit a little more that's incorrect. No biggie tho. :) I'll just do what I can with what I have. :D
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Re: Editor Levels

Postby filmless1 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:24 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
filmless1 wrote:I guess I'll just keep my level 1 and do what I can. :) Wish I could help my fellow Wazers more. I've fixed all the issues in my area in the last week single handedly and I look every day for Wazer Updates needed. :)

You don't need to stay at level 1. The first sentence of my reply is key.


Yeah I've applied for Area Manger and that will take me to level 3. That would be a nice improvement. I think most everything in my area though is a Level 1 or a Level 5 edit.
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Re: Editor Levels

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:26 pm

filmless1 wrote:Yeah I've applied for Area Manger and that will take me to level 3. That would be a nice improvement. I think most everything in my area though is a Level 1 or a Level 5 edit.

Then you're on your way! :) If stuff is locked which needs unlocking, PM the last editor first. If you don't get a response, there is an Unlock Requests forum.
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