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[Script] WME Validator v2021.9.7 (+ PLACES BETA)

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What is WME Validator?
WME Validator is an open source, GPLv3 licensed script that validates a map area in Waze Map Editor, highlights issues and generates a very detailed report with wiki references and solutions (see demo report in this forum post)
F.A.Q.: forum link
Complete list of validations: forum link
How to translate and set up Validator for your country: forum link



Why WME Validator?
  • Validator reports issues for your country and provides links to the country wiki. See how to adjust Validator for your country: forum link
  • Validator highlights issues, not features. For example, it highlights not just any locked segment, but only if the lock is an issue.
  • There are many country-specific checks on every segment and counting! See complete list of validations: forum link
Download links:
> For Chrome browser please download the script at Chrome Web Store
> For Firefox browser download the script at GitHub.com or GreasyFork
Note: for Firefox browser you also need Tampermonkey installed.

Main package includes English and the following translations:
French by arbaot and ClementH44
Hebrew by gad_m
Polish by Zniwek
Spanish by robindlc and fernandoanguita
+ localization for 19+ countries


Other languages and localizations to download and install (optionally)*:
* Note: you also need the main package installed (see links above). Screenshots:
Annotated Screenshots 0.5.1c.png
Changelog: please follow this forum link


Known issues:
  • Some checks are temporarily disabled
Please note, Validator does not work over certain territories. It's not a bug.
WME Validator is based on WMET script: link
 
 
 
 
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Great tool! Just commenting to provide that "motivation"
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Post by aBshield
bmtg wrote:New version of WME interface rolled out this morning. No more "me" tab, and therefore no more Validator settings. And the script doesn't appear to work, at least on my system.

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Just for some additional confirmation, I see the same.
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Restricted turns are now absolute and no longer penalty based, which can cause problems when all access into an area, such as a dead-end or a private installation, are restricted. Full details here, but essentially the route ends early and potentially in erroneous locations.

I thought I'd flag this here in case this is something WME Validator could potentially test for. As I write this though, didn't we have something like this way back? Was this impacted by the same change that lost some other functionality?
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Post by abc1357
I am in the US and was using Validator on Chrome. It stopped working for me today. I tried reinstalling 1.1.16 and all it says is "Sorry, You cannot use WME Validator over here. Please check the forum thread
for more information." I couldn't find any info in this thread
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Post by aBshield
ldriveskier wrote:I am VERY happy that Validator is working again. Thank you!!! However, I get a pop-up every time I open a page in WME or hard refresh WME. I don't know if it is something that changed in Validator or an incorrect setting on my end, but it is annoying. Can someone help to get rid of this please?

Thank you!
The Validator version hasn't incremented from early November. I'd venture a guess that WME changed in such a way that Validator appears functional again, but it doesn't look like it was specifically updated to be compatible with recent WME versions. That could explain why the disclaimer keeps popping up and perhaps other functionality may not be solid.
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Post by AeRoBianCo
dspille wrote:
ali_zali wrote:hi guys
what should i do with this error???
You should read the discussion above, but Validator is no more. Check out the new replacement, WME Magic.
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What is the process of having wiki links updated?

Unconfirmed turns points to a defunct Wiki Page of (https://www.waze.com/wiki/Soft_and_hard_turns)

It should point to https://wazeopedia.waze.com/wiki/Global ... hard_turns

#300 The minor drivable segment has an unconfirmed (soft) turn at node B: wikiClick the turn indicated with a purple question mark to confirm it. Note: you may need to make the segment 'Two-way' in order to see those turns: wiki
 
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Too Short Segment points to a defunct Wiki Page of (https://www.waze.com/wiki/Segment_length)

should point to https://wazeopedia.waze.com/wiki/Global/Segment_Length

#109 The drivable non-terminal segment is less than 5m long so it is hard to see it on the map and it can cause routing problems: wikiIncrease the length, or remove the segment, or join it with one of the adjacent segments: wiki 
 

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Smudged City points to a defunct Wiki Page of (https://www.waze.com/wiki/Fixing_%22smudged%22_cities)

Should point to https://wazeopedia.waze.com/wiki/Global/Smudged_city
 
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