false reports

These forums are specific to the Waze mobile app. Post here if you experienced a problem while using the app, have a question about the app functionality or a feature such as navigation or search.

Moderator: Unholy

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.
Image

AM in SW Shasta, NW Tehama, Central Trinity Counties, CA; Mt Rainier Nat'l Park, WA
skbun
 
Posts: 424
Joined: Sun May 06, 2012 12:27 am
Location: Seattle/Tacoma WA
Has thanked: 27 times
Been thanked: 47 times

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.
JCologne
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:50 am
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 0 time

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"
Regional Coordinator for Northeast (DE, NJ, NY, PA) & New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
• ßeta Tester
• iOS ßeta: Always the latest version
• WME ßeta

Image
WME | Mentoring | AM | USA
orbitc
Master Raider
Master Raider
 
Posts: 5492
Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:51 pm
Location: NJ / NY, USA
Has thanked: 1854 times
Been thanked: 4032 times

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?
pocs
 
Posts: 22
Joined: Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:50 am
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 0 time

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.
Image
Waze Champ & Forum Moderator
USA Country Manager
Senior Area Manager: State of Connecticut
Wiki: Editing | Best Practices | FAQ
AndyPoms
Waze Global Champs
Waze Global Champs
 
Posts: 7056
Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:34 pm
Location: Hartford, CT
Has thanked: 127 times
Been thanked: 1275 times

Previous

Return to Waze App

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CBenson, Google [Bot]