arthurohara wrote:My greatest frustrations in editing on Waze is encountering locked road segments.
Take for example, the entire N4 between Sligo and Longford is locked, including segments in towns en route.
I would be most grateful to know if there is a logical reason for the locking of the entire N4 between Sligo and Longford? It prevents anyone else editing new segments to it, of which there are plenty and prevents the map from being extended and enhanced.
I've also come across a plethora of similar annoying locked road sections throughout the country.
I've searched the Wiki and forum to no avail in finding a logical answer to locking down such long lengths of roadway when there is editing a-plenty to be conducted relative to it.
I normally send in requests to unlock from the live map.
Most grateful for some guidance and assistance if possible.
If you're familiar with that section of the N4, I suggest submitting a request to become area manager of it.
Failing that, find out who (if anybody) is area manager for that area (there's a layer in the old editor for showing this) and contact them, or see who the most-recent editor of that section of road was, and contact them.
I think sometimes roads have been locked because the lock status of a road once had an effect on the routing server but now the same lock status is just used to stop the road being edited. I think there are still references to this old behaviour in some parts of the wiki.
I spoke with @llayden last week about road editing. He said he rarely deliberately locks roads, but sometimes accidentally leaves a road locked when editing it because he doesn't notice that the lock is there. I've noticed that it's easy to do that too - if you have editing rights for a locked road, then it's easy to forget to unlock it, but if a locked road is edited by somebody with a high permissions level, then it can only be unlocked by an area manager or somebody with the same permissions level.
Summary: for the bit of N4 you're referring to, either become area manager for that area or find the most-recent editor of that bit of road and PM them to unlock it.
David Graham \ davidg666