Improve Wiki Searches - List what you could not find

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Re: Improve Wiki Searches - List what you could not find

Postby qwaletee » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:43 pm

AndyPoms wrote:I tried to search for the in-app icons (i.e. the Hazard Pin, the Red Light Camera Icon, etc) got to https://www.waze.com/wiki/Icon_(disambiguation), but I was really looking for https://www.waze.com/wiki/Waze_Symbols. Can we add the Waze Symbols page to the Icon (disambiguation) page?


I switched the first entry. It used to link to a section of the client application page that covered rank icons. Instead, it now links to the Waze symbols page, which includes the same section. Made more sense this way, and covers the problem you found.
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Re: Improve Wiki Searches - List what you could not find

Postby qwaletee » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:41 am

Can we have a virtual fistbump? Teamwork!
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Re: Improve Wiki Searches - List what you could not find

Postby qwaletee » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:38 pm

We're going waaaaay overboard here
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Re: Improve Wiki Searches - List what you could not find

Postby qwaletee » Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:17 am

PZ and kent,

Short version: See https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Editing_restrictions and some related articles.

Long version:

I did a little digging into where that DAB actually pointed. Here's what I found.

The DAB entry item was put in on 10 May 2103.

The target page was edited the same date, and can be found here: https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/index.php?ti ... d_segments

It contains the following

Locked segments
When an editor locks a segment, it currently has two functions, both controlling:
Automatic adjustments
Editing ability
In the past, many segments were locked for other reasons that no longer exist, but the segments do not get changed unless they are edited again and the editor removes the lock.

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I believe it was me who moved that text out many months ago when I first "rationalized" the description of locking. Rather than embed the whole discussion in a couple of other topics that touched on locking tangentially, I created separate pages with brief and complete descriptions of the restrictions (what it is - area and locks; how to work with them or around them; etc.). That is the Editing Restrictions page, and a couple of other related pages.

if you want to me to trace it down more, I certainly can ... but I don't think it is necessary, as there are one or two entire articles dedicated to the topic. Just redirect your "shortcuts" there or to its specific headings.

The restrictions page needs some substantial editing due to the final form of automatic locks, formerly called traffic locks. However, to make those changes, we first must find out whether the same implementation now exists in other countries, or whether some still use the original traffic lock system or another variation.
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Re: Improve Wiki Searches - List what you could not find

Postby qwaletee » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:32 am

kentsmith9 wrote:
qwaletee wrote:Short version: See https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Editing_restrictions and some related articles.

I'm sorry, but I am not sure if I follow the question in the long version. ;)


It wasn't a question. PZ was trying to hunt down where the link had pointed to, now that the referenced section name is gone. I just sleuthed it out and reported back.
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Re: Improve Wiki Searches - List what you could not find

Postby qwaletee » Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:20 am

That emoji looks Frebola-ish. You're infected, PZ.
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Re: Improve Wiki Searches - List what you could not find

Postby rickh7 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:18 pm

There are a number of redirect possibilities for posterior, but we are not that kind of group. :lol:

The turn arrows (restrictions) are a relatively common question that arises in the wme chat channel. Thus for that reason, it is good to have some "hand-holding" for new editors on them.

Thanks everybody.
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Re: Improve Wiki Searches - List what you could not find

Postby russblau » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:43 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
shawndoc wrote:"Service Road" and "Service Roads" should pull up the USA Road Types page on the first page of results. I got UK and Italian pages that discuss road types, but not the USA page.

Since we can't make a redirect because these are not country-specific, we may need Kent and his wiki-foo to figure out how to get them appear higher.

However, since this road type is going to be removed anyway, I'm not sure there's a point in expending much effort on improving wiki searches for it.


I dunno; people are still going to want to know how to handle service/frontage/access roads in the editor, even in the absence of a specific road type.
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Re: Improve Wiki Searches - List what you could not find

Postby shawndoc » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:04 pm

"Service Road" and "Service Roads" should pull up the USA Road Types page on the first page of results. I got UK and Italian pages that discuss road types, but not the USA page.
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Improve Wiki Searches - List what you could not find

Postby sk2380 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:22 am

Where can I find codes for the Waze app. Like this one ##@asr enables/disables Turns on or off the voice activated commands feature (Automatic Speech Recognition) if present in your phone.
Are there any secret codes?
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