Thortok2000 wrote:I admit I'm very new to Waze. I love going in and editing the map in several of the ways mentioned in the original post, not because I'm point-hunting, but because I like having a really accurate map.
I watched all the videos on youtube and I've read some of the wiki. I'm not trying to mess up the map for anyone else, I'm trying to improve it, that's the whole point.
I don't see people get 'points' for editing other wiki-type databases. I don't see that it's necessary here, either. The incentive to edit the map is to have an accurate map. I don't see that there's any other incentive necessary.
I still feel like 'points' are useless. All that seems to matter now is edit count so that you can get the higher rank and/or Area Manager rights, etc.
I do think a 'communicate with other editors of the segment' and such would be handy. Or a way to add map notes that someone can reply to and you'll be notified of a response.
Still think this, although things like closure UR's and notes on time-restricted roads or turns is a very good start that wasn't there when I made this comment. Even UR conversations weren't there when I made this comment.
For reported map problems, I often want to ask the user additional questions to help me fix the map for them. That'd be handy, too.
This has been added and is awesome.
I'm more than happy to take any additional knowledge of best practices available. I want the map to be accurate, consistent, and simple (in that priority.) I'm happy to put in plenty of effort to get it that way. What do I need to do?
The chat feature also wasn't there at the time of this post. Chat goes a long way in new users being able to ask questions and get answers. In fact, you couldn't even see other live users on the map at all back when this was written. LOTS has changed since this post to improve the experience.
In fact, one of the original complaints, over-mapping of landmarks, now with the new place system, many of those landmarks are okay to map, although you still have newbies mapping parking lots and not knowing when to use point instead of area, etc.
A lot has changed for the better since the original post, the wiki has been improved significantly and is more 'on track' with the way we actually want things to be, etc. I do think the video should be re-worked and I still think points are useless, but pretty much all the rest has been improved.