PZ and kent,
Short version: See https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Editing_restrictions
and some related articles.
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 followingLocked segments
When an editor locks a segment, it currently has two functions, both controlling:
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.
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.