bz2012 wrote: bgodette wrote:
bz2012 wrote:suggested addition: 'fix broken nodes'.
Would be similar to 'suppress extra junctions' in that it would look at all nodes in the current screen but it would run the 'junction node fixer' on all revcons, softcons and u-turn nodes.
Has the potential to fix many problems without any down-side that I can see, off hand.
Down side is you're leaving any turn restrictions that should or should not be set unable to be updated by user drives. So unless you're going to guarantee that all turn restrictions are correct, this is a massively bad idea.
Won't WAZE continue producing Problem Reports when it sees drivers taking turns against arrows and down wrong way segments, asking us to check the area and verify things?
So you're going to scan 100% of NA every day?
bz2012 wrote:Granted, WAZE may stop (if it still currently does) changing the turn restrictions without asking for editor verification.
But that may be a good thing because drivers sometimes make illegal turns and people using WAZE in ways not intended like walking or biking can make WAZE 'think' the turn restrictions are wrong and change them, causing drivers to later be routed over illegal turns.
It requires a statistically significant number of events to open a soft restricted turn.
bz2012 wrote:Also, it is my understanding that a 'forbidden turn' is not really absolutely forbidden, the route is just given a low priority,
Only if the turn is soft and the alternatives are worse.
bz2012 wrote:WAZE still seems to send people along it, as evidenced by all the recent 'route not taken' reports in which drivers are being sent the wrong way down one way segments and down dead end streets.
That's only evidence of Waze running against the entire drive history to generate those automated problems, which has been covered many times.
bz2012 wrote:Might it not be best to remove these 'things' that are currently being blamed for the bad routes so that the REAL problems underlying the crazy routing can finally be tracked down and fixed?
Only if you're willing to say all turn restrictions in that area are correct, otherwise no.
Again, it's a really bad idea as it prevents a number of automated systems from working. So unless you want to take ownership of rechecking that area every few days, don't do it.