Stop blocking excessive reporting
There are a huge number of pot holes in Sydney due to the floods and rainfall. I was reporting each and every one until I got flagged for excessive reporting noting my account would be blocked from reporting. If this is designed to be a community app, remove this feature blocking people so we can save damage to our vehicles and potentially save lives.
Agreed, this is absolutely infuriating. "yeay you reported a thing".. "ohh don't report twice in 5 minutes, this is abusing the system". It's moronic. The guidance is no more than once per minute but I still got flagged 5 minutes apart, it's utterly self defeating.
Darryl Bourne commented
Long-term user here (10 years) and I’m seeing the same. Something has changed in the last month or 2 where Waze is being more aggressive with what they consider “excessive reporting”.
Live user reporting from the Waze community is what makes this app stand out from other GPS apps. Don’t let it get to the point where people stop contributing altogether…
Andrew King commented
I get to make 4 reports and then blocked. Still get the “we’re detecting a slowdown. Are you in traffic?” Yes. Blocked. Sort it out Waze. Turn off points after 4 reports. I don’t care. But you’re undermining the whole point of the app?
The same is going on in Melbourne, and we only need a night of heavy rain to create pot holes all over our city. We need either a Tier system so users with a certain amount of points can submit more warnings for example. Thanks, OP.
Ash Thompson commented
Kodi75 in Sydney the local government uses Waze to find potholes, so actually the OP was doing a great job...
Julian Rowe commented
I've just driven 500 miles and there were numerous broken down cars along the route. I flagged each one diligently to warn other users and was then warned that my account would be bocked for over reporting! WHAT?????? Stop blocking users for diligently doing exactly what the app is designed for
Thomas Russell commented
Kodi75  commented
It would be far better if you were proactive and report the road potholes to your local government agency.