Feature Request - Editor Test before Editing

Request NEW features or CHANGES to existing features of the Waze Map Editor

If you think you've found a BUG, use the appropriate "Official Feedback" thread found in the Waze Map Editor forum (parent of this forum).

If you have a request for new or modified feature of the Waze Map Editor, use this forum.

Moderators: krankyd, Unholy

Forum rules
Request NEW features or CHANGES to existing features of the Waze Map Editor

If you think you've found a BUG, use the appropriate "Official Feedback" thread found in the Waze Map Editor forum (parent of this forum).

If you have a request for new or modified feature of the Waze Map Editor, use this forum.

Re: Feature Request - Editor Test before Editing

Postby bart99gt » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:50 pm

I agree. It doesn't have to be much, just something to weed out fly by night editors trying to pick up a few bonus points and then leave the map a mess in an area without an AM. If nothing else, it should just be a short 10 question quiz on the Wiki just to ensure that it has actually been read, with emphasis on common newbie mistakes.
Area Manager: Northern Mississippi
bart99gt
 
Posts: 116
Joined: Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:53 pm
Location: Olive Branch, MS
Has thanked: 24 times
Been thanked: 15 times

Re: Feature Request - Editor Test before Editing

Postby davielde » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:05 am

There is already a sandbox environment with "play mode". Perhaps this could be adapted where even after logging in, the user is still in play mode for the first 100 edits. Once logged in, the quality of the edits could be tracked for the user as well, and a certain number would have to match a predefined scenario. After they get X number of quality edits of a variety of different types, the login could be promoted to standard WME.
davielde
 
Posts: 487
Joined: Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:01 pm
Location: Michigan
Has thanked: 221 times
Been thanked: 163 times

Feature Request - Editor Test before Editing

Postby MGODLEW » Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:23 pm

I apologize in advance if this is sounds more like a rant than a request but are there any plans to require new editors to pass some form of test before being able to edit the map? It becomes extremely frustrating to see new editors edit areas that were entirely updated properly less than 6 months ago ruined by a new editors inexperience. I understand they are only trying to help as I too was this way as a newbie, but having to go back and fix poor edits by new users over and over is rather taxing on experienced editors who could spend their time updating other areas of the map that need updating. I feel like a lot of good editors will eventually lose interest in even updating the map since their updates will be ruined anyways. Sure, there is a solution... Lock the segments to a higher level but I feel like that is a disadvantage to new editors who can actually took the time to read the wiki & can update the map properly and add information that I potentially missed. Perhaps setup a new editors test where they need to solve some common examples of map problems & require them to properly create new roads & junctions. Then show them aerial views of some roads and they need to properly identify what each road type should be?
Image
Rank 5 US Champ & Waze Mentor | PA Forum | PA Wiki | Waze FAQ | iPhone 5s: JB iOS 7.0.6 |
Area Managing: State of Pennsylvania
MGODLEW
US Waze Champs
US Waze Champs
 
Posts: 686
Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:39 pm
Location: Pennsylvania
Has thanked: 252 times
Been thanked: 159 times

Re: Feature Request - Editor Test before Editing

Postby MGODLEW » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:40 pm

nzahn1 wrote:If feel like the "first 100 edits" model would shift us closer to a google map maker model where edits are reviewed by AMs, RCs, and champs.

The question we would have to answer is this where we want to go?
I don't know.

I personally wouldn't mind taking on approving edits, if this role could be have assigned to AM's or champs or perhaps create a new rank such as Map Editor Supervisors who can cover an entire state that would be ideal too.
Image
Rank 5 US Champ & Waze Mentor | PA Forum | PA Wiki | Waze FAQ | iPhone 5s: JB iOS 7.0.6 |
Area Managing: State of Pennsylvania
MGODLEW
US Waze Champs
US Waze Champs
 
Posts: 686
Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:39 pm
Location: Pennsylvania
Has thanked: 252 times
Been thanked: 159 times

Re: Feature Request - Editor Test before Editing

Postby nzahn1 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:48 pm

If feel like the "first 100 edits" model would shift us closer to a google map maker model where edits are reviewed by AMs, RCs, and champs.

The question we would have to answer is this where we want to go?
I don't know.
Rank 3, Area Manager, 19K+ edits
Baltimore, MARYLAND Apple iPhone 5, iOS 7.1, Waze 3.7.8
Image Image Image Image Image Image
nzahn1
 
Posts: 313
Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:45 pm
Location: Baltimore, MD, USA
Has thanked: 114 times
Been thanked: 93 times


Return to WME Feature Requests

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users