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Post by sketch
SuperDave1426 wrote: @sketch: An activity done in public (aka Public Activity) is a world of difference from a rap sheet by the FBI. If you do want to make a comparison, however, there have been a number of court cases, both in the USA and other countries, where it's been deemed that when performing a public activity, an individual has no reasonable expectation to privacy. Since editing the Waze map is likewise a public activity, there is no reasonable expectation to an editor that those edits should be considered private.
Yes – and like a map edit, an arrest is a matter of public record, and therefore available to the public. That's the reason for my analogy: while each bit of public activity is available to the public, you have to know where to look. You have to know which county to look for an arrest record in, and you have to know which areas to look at to find segments edited by a particular user. But just like a rap sheet – just a compilation of public records – is not available to the public (there's been a court case about that too), the ability to search and create a listing of every segment edited by a particular editor may be frowned upon by staff.
Heck, if I screw something up and someone notices it, I want the person who found it to know who I am so they can contact me and let me know about it. I can't fix something, including an errant editing behavior, if I'm not informed about it.
That's understandable, and I'm not saying that isn't a compelling interest. Just providing a rationale for the privacy angle, because there is a difference between isolated bits of data and a compilation thereof.
And as I've already pointed out, given that the vast majority of editors here are going by a pseudonym of some kind or another, they've already got all the "privacy" that they should ever need WRT Waze. Sincerely, I really do fail to see what "privacy" implications there are in someone being able to search for, to see, all your edits on the map. I just don't see how much "power" that gives someone.
It must be understood that Waze is an international product and privacy laws are wildly different throughout the world. The USA is relatively lax on data privacy, whereas the EU (and especially certain states within, like Germany) has comprehensive directives/laws concerning the topic. A new user often starts to edit in that user's neighborhood, so by searching out every segment edited by JoeBlo42 (who might be using his real name), you might find where he lives. That's a privacy issue.
SuperDave1426 wrote: Personally, I'm a big fan of the new highlighting for non-ground level roads. It's already helped me spot and correct surface roads that somehow had been set to elevation -2 or +3... :D

--Dave
That's Toolbox ;)
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Post by sketch
I appreciate that :)

And like I said, it's not so much my concern, but the concern of the staff. I think it's perfectly reasonable to allow AMs access to that particular tool.


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Post by sketch
Berestovskyy, could you remove the dead-end U turn check, and make it such that the "unconfirmed turn" checks etc. don't look at dead-end nodes? The ability to edit them has been removed from the editor.
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Post by sketch
CBenson wrote:We were changing self connectivity at dead ends before the direct ability to edit them was in the editor and most seem to be continuing to do so now. If the underlying routing issues have not changed, I don't see why the validator check should change. Its no different than warning us about reverse connectivity on one way roads, which can't be directly edited in editor either.
This time, staff have asked us to leave it alone and report any underlying issues to them to be handled. JNF is the tool used to modify them, but that functionality is slated to be removed from JNF for the same reason.
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Post by sketch
CBenson wrote: Has staff actually clearly stated this, because if so I missed it? I continue to see the same issues I always have with u-turns allowed at dead end nodes. I also see no change with those that are currently disallowed. If turns aren't allowed now and they have removed the ability to directly edit them, then how do they expect the turns to be allowed for testing? There was some talk about them being all allowed with the removal of the ability to edit, but that doesn't appear to be the case to me.
Check the last two beta editor threads. (For those without access to the beta editor, sorry.)
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Post by sketch
Taco909 wrote:
PesachZ wrote:All the U-turns and unconfirmed turn highlighting has been removed. Thank you.
This is a big step in the right direction.

We have an issue remaining that is unrelated to Validator:
WME will still react to the "Q" command on these end nodes, whether the command comes from a stripped editor or JNF. While the editor would have no reason to use the command, JNF can apply an unintended "fix" to the termination node. I'm sure there are a few scripts floating around that were written by editors for their own use... these can still pose problems.
bgodette is currently working on the JNF update. The way WME handles connections is undergoing some big changes soon, so it's a big update.
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Post by sketch
berestovskyy wrote:
alexschrod wrote:Being a software developer,
So could you help me to adapt Validator to WME beta then? I would really appreciate any help here...
I suggest you contact bgodette, he is aware of the changes and has been updating JNF to work with the beta editor. He has explained some of the changes to me, although I'm not fully sure I understand what they mean! :lol:
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Post by sketch
Berestovskyy, am I correct to understand that only 5 custom checks may be added in a localization pack? Is it possible to increase this number?
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Post by sketch
berestovskyy wrote:
sketch wrote:only 5 custom checks may be added in a localization pack? Is it possible to increase this number?
Sure, but if you're checking street names, please use #16x checks instead.
OK, I will do that where I can. But most of our road names are not tied to a particular road type, so it isn't usually possible to use type-specific checks.
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Post by sketch
txemt wrote:Why is validator flagging two way freeways? Most cities around the US are now putting in two way freeway segments used as reversible express lanes.
Because the vast majority of freeways should be represented as pairs of one-way roads, so that check is useful in finding messed up freeway segments.

Not every Validator highlight is necessarily a problem. The highlights are just for things that are problems most of the time.

Perhaps the check could be modified to exclude any segment with at least two time restrictions on it.
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