I don't mean Play Mode. I know about that.
A few square miles (or kilometers, it matters not) where any editor has editing rights but is not connected to The Grid. Perhaps a South Pacific Atoll that we can cover with roads to nowhere.
Sometimes I'd like to "play" and then ask someone else what they think. Or noodle out a problem locally by duplicating it elsewhere (copy and paste would be GREAT!) but I don't want to play with my local streets to do it.
I know I could pick a remote hillside somewhere near me but it wouldn't necessarily be editable by everyone else. The CM's, etc. could but not Joe Editor.
I would imagine that it would be cleared automatically, maybe 30 days after the last edit of a segment and that segment would disappear. Or some "box" area to claim to play in that would go away after some time. Anyone could edit. I'm not sure how to handle locks as they are sometimes relevant but maybe they aren't that relevant to the idea.
New editors could be pointed to the play area for instruction. The "copy and paste" would be especially useful here. Even, perhaps, to include the aerials (but that's getting very ambitious!)
I suggest this because of a long post I wrote tonight to help a new waze editor. He is obviously eager to learn but very green. He's chosen a cemetery to try out first which is a very good choice but it would be much better if he could have an area where he could work, we could view and critique it, and yet not have it impact the real world.
Has this been suggested before? Thoughts?
And if you need someone to do field work to pick out the island be sure to remember who came up with the idea!