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Re: false reports

Postby skbun » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:15 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....

I wonder how difficult it would be to make the behaviour of clicking on a report act like gas prices already do. After all, we already see 'You are only allowed to report gas prices at the station', and that's measured by how far away you are 'as the crow flies'. The reasoning Waze put in for that is 'You're close enough to see the gas prices, so you can report', so one could say 'Why should reports be any different?'

It'd be:
'On clicking a report, how far are you physically from it?' if:
"Close", give the 'Thanks' and 'Not there' options or
"Not close", give the 'Comment' and 'Thanks' options.

I only mention this as a real possibility because we already know the functionality of whether something is 'close' is already built in.

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Re: false reports

Postby JCologne » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:25 pm

tahoels wrote: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 !!

Same annoying problem here. There is a user around Düsseldorf reporting lots of traffic jams on my route that all magically disappear when I drive the route only some minutes later.
Send him/her a message already but neither response nor change of behaviour.
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Re: false reports

Postby orbitc » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:30 pm

I've been advocating Waze to my friends and ask them to use it. After they start using it, I get the same complaints those fake road reports. Rightfully, if those reports are not valid what's the point of relying a "Crowdsourced, Social Navigation"
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Re: false reports

Postby pocs » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:04 pm

How about a button to report user who simply report for point?
while I was driving home. Some one just report rain almost every 500 meter. my 61km drive have result of me pressing not there about 40++ times. .
anywhere to report this guy's?
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Re: false reports

Postby AndyPoms » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:07 pm

pocs wrote:How about a button to report user who simply report for point?
while I was driving home. Some one just report rain almost every 500 meter. my 61km drive have result of me pressing not there about 40++ times. .
anywhere to report this guy's?

There is already a limit to reporting built in - the first report is 6 points, then it drops to 3, then 1, then 0. The limit is based on distance and/or time.

You can also go through the support link at the top of the page and Ask the Question "Report a User". Then click through to get to the email support option.
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Re: false reports

Postby jakefantom » Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:32 pm

Actually, you may simply be thanking people who have been turning in bogus reports that have cost you hours of wasted extra travel time. On the Route 78/Route 81 corridor through Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia, there are dozens of such bogus reports generated every hour. I know because unless Waze reroutes me, I continue to follow navigation, and very rarely hit any actual traffic, much less complete standstill, etc. I am often only five minutes behind the report, so the odds of a problem having existed and now being gone is virtually nil. I believe groups of people, sometimes working in tandem, are simply conspiring to make Waze a worthless tool. In my humble opinion, Waze needs to up its game, perhaps by making it easier for users to comment on the validity of reports and the reliability of Wazers. Perhaps a reliability rating should appear next to user reports. And perhaps a few accounts should be canceled. That's my two cents.
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Re: false reports

Postby ninjacakegirl » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:15 pm

I'm not sure if this is the right place, but I don't get the Report option showing up when I see this one user's false reports. He leaves leaves multiple reports for the same thing - potholes (that don't exist) on this one particular road. Every. Single. Day. I've taken pictures of the reports to show how many, that also show his user name, but without being able to report them in the app itself, it's become an annoyance when I start up the app everyday. Is there something that can be done?

These were taken safely at home with my tablet (since knew they were going to be there):


Without a report user option, how can I get this guy to stop?
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Re: false reports

Postby vince1612 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:51 pm

@jake, This is a thread from 2012 with last messages from 2014. Please don't revive if the discussion is more than 6 months old, many of the things said about functions or links shared might be very outdated.

@ninjacakegirl, Please find your local forum:
And ask community leaders from your area to do something about the user
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