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false reports

Postby tahoels » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:24 am

people posting false road reports for points ?, example i was on the way home on a main highway there was a wazer in front of me 1000 feet or so and a accident popped up on screen right where i was . there was no accident or any problem on the raod ,no other roads around me so it was on this highway. this is to help us on the roads not to be a big points winner !!
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Re: false reports

Postby pvaladares » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:27 am

Is it possible to report abuse of false reports?
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Re: false reports

Postby brian26339 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:30 am

I have the same question. I was just following a wazer who must have made 20 false reports in a 3 mile stretch. Makes it very unreliable for the rest of us.
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Re: false reports

Postby usnret04 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:22 pm

pvaladares wrote:Is it possible to report abuse of false reports?


I'm pretty sure a lot of Wazers submit false or misleading reports to "pad" their points. I see it quite often in my area.
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Re: false reports

Postby pvaladares » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:57 pm

It would be nice if there was a button to report it 'not there' right next to the 'thanks' button.

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Re: false reports

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:12 pm

pvaladares wrote:It would be nice if there was a button to report it 'not there' right next to the 'thanks' button.

There is, but only if the alert applies to your road and direction of travel. Otherwise, Waze must assume that you are not knowledgeable enough to actually state it isn't there. Of course, that also suggests that the "Thanks" button should also not be there....
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Re: Re: false reports

Postby pvaladares » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:36 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
pvaladares wrote:It would be nice if there was a button to report it 'not there' right next to the 'thanks' button.

There is, but only if the alert applies to your road and direction of travel. Otherwise, Waze must assume that you are not knowledgeable enough to actually state it isn't there. Of course, that also suggests that the "Thanks" button should also not be there....


So far I just got the 'not there' for cameras.

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Re: Re: false reports

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:36 pm

pvaladares wrote:So far I just got the 'not there' for cameras.

while driving pop-up alerts happen for cameras, police, hazards which apply to your road and driving direction only.
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Re: false reports

Postby iainhouse » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:52 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Of course, that also suggests that the "Thanks" button should also not be there....


Not necessarily. Several times, I have seen a user-generated alert for traffic on my route before I have reached that area. Waze has not routed me around the problem, but I have decided to change my route to avoid the problem.

In those sorts of situations, I always say "thanks" because the information prevented me hitting traffic without having to be there to verify it.
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Re: false reports

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:09 am

iainhouse wrote:In those sorts of situations, I always say "thanks" because the information prevented me hitting traffic without having to be there to verify it.

Good point.
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