So your opinion is you don't want to see the specific area of the report, only the report itself? Or just the zooming part?
The zooming part I mentioned seemed like a weird after-affect, like something that was needed when showing another report but wasn't removed when the showing of other reports was removed.
I still would like to see the client show the area of the report. I drive a road that's a loop a lot, and just saying there's an accident 1 mile away doesn't tell me if it's in front of me or behind me, and since it's a dual carriage road I won't get an alert if it's on my route. However, traffic always slows to a crawl at the site of an accident, no matter how far separated it is from the other lanes.
I'm hoping it's a bug.. It's been gone the last two betas.
When you are in a location where there are plenty of reports, automatic zoom in do the following :
1) It change the zoom level
2) It center your screen where the report is
In this case, because there are plenty of reports, you don't know where they are exactly.
And the result (because there is still a bug that Waze is unable to find), zoom is sometime not restored.
The other problem is when Waze starts its "report dance" (I call it when there are plenty of reports, and Waze do not take care of the radius) and you need to quit Waze, zoom level is not restored the next time you use Waze !
So my opinion is :
1 - Waze staff is able to debug correctly the zoom problem and makes it working correctly
and highlight the location of the report on the map
2 - Waze staff let the actual functionnality, without zooming.