AlanOfTheBerg wrote: If I can't figure out what the problem is, I will mark some "not a problem" and others "solved" just hoping they get the idea that maybe not everything is right and they should try and contact me. It feels so ridiculous to have to resort to this kind of action because of the lack of communication in the UR system. Between my username from the "solved" and a URL to the location in the "not a problem" emails, I hope they can get started with editing and have a name to PM just in case...
I actually experienced the reverse - I dropped 2 URs very close to each other but for different problems and then promptly forgot about them. A few days ago, I received a "Poof" and a "Help" email, so it was brilliant to be able to see the name of the editor (in the Poof) and the permalink of the location (in the Help). I looked at the area, noted that actually neither of the problems had been fixed (and apparently new ones introduced!) and sent a PM to the editor with my observations, suggestions on how to fix (i didn't make any changes myself, hoping that he/she would learn new edit skills), my contact info, links to the forum and the wiki, etc.
I didn't hear back from the editor, however, the suggested changes were made. That said, if I were not a waze-addicted editor, I might not have had any idea/desire to do all this.
Why, oh why can we not get both username and permalink in BOTH emails? Of course, I would gladly let that one slide if only they would change the emails to tell the users to "be patient, map updates will take time"