Change in editing points

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Re: Change in editing points

Postby kodi75 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:17 pm

Maybe you could bring this up in your annual meeting (or sooner)?

Thanks.
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Re: Change in editing points

Postby krikketdoug » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:59 am

I've been reading this thread for a while and not commenting because I'm a relative newbie and still absorbing the culture. And I know conditions near me aren't the same as they are world-wide, so my experience with Waze may be dramatically different than users in other areas.

If I'm going to make a change/edit to the map, I visit the place in person, even if I've been there before. (That doesn't apply to bug fixes, that doesn't always apply. I don't have to visit a place in person to see that a junction isn't joined correctly in the system. The map isn't the territory.)

I'm seeing comments here about how easy it is to rack up edits, and 1,000 edits per day... And comments about how Google Maps errors are being brought into Waze because people aren't checking things out in person.

On the flip side, I'm seeing people say how editors shouldn't have to drive to get points. And hey, if they know the area well enough (and there are some places outside of the area I'm allowed to edit that I know well enough to do so, I just haven't been there in the last 3 months via car) then more power to them.

But overall I think linking the ability to edit to where you've driven recently is a very good thing!

I just wonder HOW some people can rack up that many legitimate edits a day. I"m not saying they can't, as conditions around the globe are very different, and my area is very well mapped. And to be honest, I like it like that. It means I'm getting some damned good data on my GPS.

As for the candies, I've been waiting for a few for a while. But on another current thread, it's been shown to be a bug that's being worked on. But after that, I'll probably get no more except through edits for months, if not longer. So to help encourage the drivers, I'd like to propose a "Driving for X days in a row" candy, possibly located off the main route. Sure, I might miss a few because I'm short on time and on the way to work, but I think it might help encourage the drivers, which is where Waze get's it's data.

It's just a thought. And an opinion. It's like something else... Everyone has one. I might even be wrong, who knows? I just thought I'd throw this out there for the general reaction.
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Re: Change in editing points

Postby krikketdoug » Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:01 am

Yeah, they said they are working on a bug. When they are complete, the points will reappear.

My point haven't updated in 3 days, and haven't received a couple of the candies I qualify for. When they do, I'll get my shield and 2nd level editor) after I submit the request... But I don't sweat it because from a practical standpoint of what I can do it makes virtually no difference, and things will catch up in time.
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Re: Change in editing points

Postby krikketdoug » Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:49 pm

AndyPoms wrote:
Snakebite625 wrote:Map updates number hasn't changed for over 10 days...

http://status.waze.com/2013/11/19/intl- ... nts-delay/ & http://status.waze.com/2013/11/25/intl- ... us-update/


Silly question... In this context does IL stand for Israel or Illinois?
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Re: Change in editing points

Postby krikketdoug » Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:04 am

Snakebite625 wrote:IL stands for Israel. ;)


As a country code, yes. I'm asking in context of this post, as it's been almost 5 days since I'e seen an update in points/edits. And yes, I happen to be in Illinois, USA.

I know it will happen eventually, so I'm not worried about it. But since this is the first time map edits have taken more than 24 hours to hit the client, since I started editing, I got curious... (4+ days in this case.)
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Re: Change in editing points

Postby linus71 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:49 pm

My thought

Actually I have verified that the system of bonus candies, didn't work properly

Honestly I would have preferred a system that would reward the editors only with candies (maybe 2 candies every 500 edits) to "force" the editors to drive.

Many young editors, make mistakes so trivial, which I think some of them don't use Waze while driving :cry:
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Re: Change in editing points

Postby lopaolo69 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:22 pm

Is not possible to you to solve the issue?
Have you all the know-how of G-Mother and nobody can give you a suggestion?

After forgot the season candy, now the last candy we can eat on the road are deleted.
What is remaining? It seems only traffic information for G-Maps in NA :(

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Re: Change in editing points

Postby lopaolo69 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:03 pm

Please, I don't want any points anymore.
I'm editing because It's funny, it's give me a great sensation because I made something useful for all the drivers, so I don't need points.
Please, don't give me points when I edit a road.

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Re: Change in editing points

Postby lopaolo69 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:56 pm

Marc... what a great idea.
But... maybe, the bug should be greater than the previous status :(

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Re: Change in editing points

Postby Magoblack2 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:40 pm

I particularly don't agree, because I think you can't take the changes of the map as competition. Because it is simple, many editors will change little things in various areas of the map just to get edit points. Therefore, instead of looking serious and important problems, will compete to see who edits more times, changing things that don't need to modified and forgetting what is important. Sometimes this is already happening with the current points system. So I think the system should continue as is, but the analysis of the changes of the map should be improved by giving more points for more effective and less points editions for small changes. Small changes, less points. If you know what I mean! It's just my opinion! ;)
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