i am writing this message after receiving a pm from one of the community members recently and i came across this forum post. although there was no detail about the intention of the sender in the message, i think it was about this topic.
i dont really care about points to be honest, because maps are my passion and daily job as well. i live in ireland, edit ireland maps and also editing in another country. since the irish map is quite good compared to the others, i spend more time on the other country than ireland (maybe around 30% to 70%). Most of the time i am checking if there are URs and trying to fix them if i am familiar with the location on irish maps, or add/edit if i find a problem/ missing road etc when i am driving. i am area manager of three regions. however if i cant see much edits in my management area, i spend my time in the other country which i am very very familiar.
because of that my points are going up! (but no one is paying me for those points
) but as said i dont care about the points, what i want is reliable navigation and maps where i live and visit.
i searched forums and i couldnt find any rule for this situation. it seems that you can edit as long as you are editing properly and correctly, in your management area and around drives.
and for the cheating, personally i dont think that would be technically "possible (very easy)" (with a bulk loading etc) or easy to cheat the system unless if you are really passioned or geek
i would personaly congratulate that person! i am also very familiar with the web and map services used in waze editor, i am using those technologies everyday.
so thats my story; please let me know if there is an issue with my situation. to be honest i wouldnt mind changing the country if earning points bothers people that much, but i live in Ireland, editing in Ireland, why should i change!
all the best