Taco909 wrote:PesachZ wrote:Taco909 wrote:Interesting... what is the closure policy on [NOTE]?
Any special URs should be closed only after the conditions they describe expired, sometimes indefinitely. A [CLOSURE] or [EVENT] UR for example can safely be closed say a week after the closure expires, if there is no continuing conversation.
I should have been more specific.
I meant from the Waze side of things... is there anything to prevent an L1 on a "7 day rule" closing spree from closing them?
Well not really. You can send a gentle but firm welcome PM to that editor with clear links to the wiki/UR#Not identified page section which discusses the criteria for closing URs. The "7 day rule" is for stagnant URs with not enough information to determine the problem. Is the problem is clearly described, and you personally just don't have the ability, skill, or knowledge to fix it, there is no "7 day rule".
With these URs they are usually very descriptive of the problem, the reporter is usually an experienced (somewhat at least) editor and will usually respond to conversation replies and PMs within 7 days. So unless the problem they define no longer applies - there is a problem, which the new editor can't fix, and therefore by guidelines the UR should be left alone.
If there's a recurring or damaging problem from an editor, who isn't responding to a well written professional PM with links to the guidelines in the wiki, and an explanation of why what they are doing isn't good. Then it needs to be escalated to the RC so they can be educated or restricted from further damaging the map.
As ian mentioned when these are closed, the reporter gets an email with a link to the UR and the text, it only takes a few clicks to replace them. Talking from experience
TwisterUK was very kind to give us an arsenal of tools for handling the 'clutter issue as well. These URs have different types and icons, and are immediately identified as not something you have to try to solve. They can hidden from view as a group by type if the clutter hurts your eyes.
I requested earlier (which started this mini off-topic rant) and I'll paraphrase here The option for these URs to display the special icon to anyone with URO+ installed should be Checked (on) by default. This has garnered some support, and hopefully can be implemented making these more visible to editors on a close and don't read spree stay away from them.
As a side this discussion is only tangentially related to the script and I apologize for the long detailed response. I had no intention of hijacking the thread. Back to regular scheduled programming. If this UR closure discussion must continue, it should be moved to the WME forum.
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