Different scoreboards for editors, drivers and forum
It has been noticed before that the Waze-community is divided between editors and drivers; editors being the users that earn most of their points by editing, drivers are those that earn most of their points behind the steeringwheel.
Currently, the scoreboard seems to be dominated by drivers - the topnotch of these are probably truckers, spending their live on the road, driving maybe thousands km per week, making up to 20.000 pts. There is nothing wrong with that, we NEED drivers, and I do not want to suggest that they do not earn their points.
But for editors these are hard times... you can spend, concentrated, hours per day doing all your good work for the Waze-community and still find you are outsmarted by someone who is earning his points as a sideeffect of the job he is doing - not a chance to win there, ever, because the scoreboard only shows the total of points gained by driving AND editing.
It could be an incentive for editors if there were a league for editors - that is, a scoreboard for the points gained by editing. That would make it possible to compare your editingefforts with those of other editors, rather than guessing where other users points come from.
I guess it also works the other way around, if drivers had their own scoreboard, they could compare to drivers.
And, come to think of it, there are also some points that can be gained in maintaining the forum. We could have a third league for that, too.
And ofcourse the current league should not be changed - an overall scoreboard like we have it now could still be justified.
To make competition even more fair, there could exist different leagues for countries WITH and WITHOUT a basemap, as a basemap changes the rules of the game completely.
Alan Tiago Felipe commented
I'm more concerned about the edition which is performed automatically through scripts in disfavor of what is done manually.
I am a pro driver and every time I make an Map issue someone else fixes it before I can, my Motivtion is to have all the ranks, I been a member since 2010, Many truck drivers only use it for the reports they could care less about points. I do think there should be two score boards. I have over 45,000 miles and have eated 2622385 cookies I am shooting to get 1,000,000 miles. and I would love to be a usa and world champ. When I am home not cutting the grass I map edit
I have seen many "drivers" that earn point by sitting on a train or bus with Waze. They earn lots of points wrongly. And they also automatic reports problems in the map. For example driving in a junction that´s one way only for car but not for bus.
I constantly edit the same report, over and over.
Look on a railway with GPS-layer on. It's full with GPS-tracks along with the railway.
I do not agree with the fact that the display is dominated by drivers. Earn points on the contrary easier with map editing. I drive a Wase 2500-3000 Kilometers a week and get paid for it about 10,000 points. Also, I edit the map and get over it already about 50,000 points for the week.
Truck R commented
option to show only Proximate-Crowd. Fine grained with slider. Proximate-Crowd could constrain availability of on map jingles : http://waze.uservoice.com/forums/59223-client-how-can-we-improve-waze-on-your-phone-/suggestions/2997613-use-jingle-to-send-short-audio-blurbs-to-others
Truck R commented
tags or categories of commuters. professional cargo drivers ought not compete against career commuters. Break down home-2-work into sub categories. The sumo v feather weight status quo is discouraging. On the upside sumos can identify- and pace highway patrol with potentially higher credibility than average commuter though maybe on par with speed trap spotters.
Dirk Willden commented
I disagree with your understanding of who is sitting atop the scoreboard. Now I can't speak for the ROTW server, but on the NA server the top scorers are all editors, myself at #15 in NA with 1055396 points on 6292 miles driven. It's the over 300k edits under my belt that pushed me so high, not the driving.
That said I will toss a vote towards this on behalf of giving those poor professional drivers a scoreboard they can feel good about. ;)
Oh and ZW4020 it's 750 point candies for every 500 edits not for time. And you find an untouched city or town to fix and you can rack up a few thousand qualified edits in an hour or less, with all the resulting candies.
Hans M commented
Also include Gas reporter scoreboard
Now Waze spends 750 points for many hours map-editing. I think there are too many Wazers, who only drive around and do not edit their new streets.
I think there should be given more than 1000 points for some hours of map-editing.
I like the idea. I do spend a lot of time editing the map, but don't drive much.
I have seen that many map errors have been left for years by other AM's there is no added value to edit the map.
I agree. In my state there's a guy who drives 2000 miles a week as part of his job. I could never compete with that. The best I can hope for is that he takes a week off. Meanwhile I can only aim for 2nd place (you don't get 500 points for 2nd place though).
May I cite BrutusNL, who takes the idea one step further:
"Maybe we could also get different mood icons (gold silver and bronze) then? A Waze with a pencil for editing, a Waze with a steering wheel for driving and a Waze with an envelop for the forum."