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  1. Notify if place is closed when starting a route

    Google Maps will notify you when you begin a route if the place you are going to is closed. Can this function be added to Waze?

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  2. URL length limit – why?

    The WME URL field for Places is limited to 100 characters. I'm not really sure why!

    Most URLs will fit in this area, true. But some hotels have URLs longer than this. When I try to add one to a Place, it is truncated, so the URL does not work in Waze.

    A hotel in my area has this URL:

    https://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotel ... index.html

    WME truncates it to this when pasting into URL box:

    https://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotel ... ood-clearv

    To compare them:

    CODE: SELECT ALL
    https://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/louisiana/hampton-inn-and-suites-new-orleans-elmwood-clearview-parkway-area-MSYELHX/index.html

    https://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/louisiana/hampton-inn-and-suites-new-orleans-elmwood-clearv

    For a hotel in particular, websites can be difficult for searching for a particular location, and…

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  3. Selecting a search result shouldn't reset the zoom level

    When using the WME search box to find a road, it would be really nice if WME could leave the current zoom level well alone rather than always resetting it to level 3.

    Even if it just defaulted back to level 4 that'd be an improvement, but jumping back out to 3 means we then always have to zoom back in at least one step if we want to be able to select a street segment. And even at L4, anyone looking to do some work on point places would then need to zoom in one step more before they…

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  4. WME frontend should show backend errors

    Hi,
    when saving, if the backend fails, it returns a message. But often they are not localized, and in that case we get a generic
    "Please try again later" which is useless because in most case the problem will not solve and the only solution is to cancel all edits.
    Here is a list of messages that are not localized and need to be displayed (maybe not exactly in the same form, but at least do not tell the user to try again if it is impossible that it works.

    Invalid street 0 was set for venue ID -100
    Missmatch…

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  5. Link points POI to an Area POI

    Hi guys,

    The idea is to link points POI to a Area POI.
    For example, linking stores in a Mall or linking a company office in a building.
    It's also to avoid this kind of editions : https://www.waze.com/editor?env=row&lon ... 157&zoom=6.
    I think this will help editors to determinate which stores or companies are present in a Mall/building and help user to use the right entry to go to shopping or working.
    It will be a plus if you can also link, a point POI entry on an Area POI entry.

    by Ardillon42
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=278179

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  6. Show house numbers on smaller zoom

    Currently the layer of house numbers only works on the the zoom levels 7-10. Please enable it starting from zoom 5.

    By: lg1992
    Link to the original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=301585

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  7. More Specific Error Messages

    Specific error messages are very useful, and we can use more of them.

    Here are some recent cases I have run across where it would be helpful to have a more-specific error message

    RPP too far from identical HN (zoom out if necessary to highlight the HN location)
    RPP too far from recently-deleted HN; try again after HN update. (zoom out to highlight the former HN location)
    Improper restricted turn in JB (show and highlight the specific turn arrow which is the problem). Allow the turn and try again (https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=211&t=276336&p=1922955#p1922761)

    By: voludu2
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=276591

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  8. Junction Box Modal dialog does not appear in practice mode

    In practice mode, the modal dialog used to choose the routes through the Junction Box does not appear.

    It does appear when logged in.

    This is inconsistent. All the features of Junction Box should be visible in practice mode so editors can learn about junction box without risk of accidentally making changes.

    by voludu2
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=291029

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  9. Subscribe to segment

    It may be nice for us to be able to "subscribe" to a segment ID, not sure if it should be rank locked or not.

    Basically, add a check box on a segments panel to subscribe to changes of the segment.

    When subscribed to a segment, if a change is made to a segment the subscriber gets an email notification that their segment has had changes (and of course provide a PL)

    Among other possible uses, it could be used to get notification if someone makes a change to a segment that is part of the Toll Price feature.

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  10. Speed Limit Update Requests (SLURs) to WME Production for NA

    Since the app changed to have the report incorrect or missing speed limit Update Requests away from the speedometer the number of garbage SLURs has dramatically reduced. Recommend that the SLURs be moved to WME Production vice staying in WME Beta.

    By: Subs5
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=250545

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  11. Sunrise/sunset vs absolute times for restrictions

    Some roads have driving restrictions based on the local sunrise/sunset times, which are difficult to map even somewhat accurately as a series of consecutive restrictions with absolute start/end times.

    Being able to set a single year-round restriction using a "sunrise" or "sunset" option to set the start/end times, and leaving it up to the routing server to determine what the actual start/end times are for each restriction based on the current date and coordinates of the restricted segments, could therefore be useful.

    by Twister-UK
    Link to the original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=300153

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  12. Split Place

    After the succes of the Merge Places feature I would like to add a request to Split Places.

    There are instances where wazers add a photo to a place that is not related to that place, but something nearby. At this moment we don't have a choice but to reject the photo. I would like an opportunity to use it to create a new place.

    By: GerardterBeke
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=293181

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  13. Vehicle restricted closures

    Now: the closures are for all vehicles.

    SUG: possibility of applying a closure for a certain type of vehicle and not for others, for example: closures only for taxis.

    Idea by brooha40
    Link to the original suggestion in beta forum:
    https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=302017

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  14. New Place Address

    I'm not sure if it's a minor-bug or intended, but I ask you to take a look:

    Issue regarding Map Editor Beta and Production.

    :arrow: When you find a new place waiting for approval, if you click on the red arrow everything runs smooth, but if you feel the need to click on the yellow arrow to check what's that place is about before approving it (sometimes you can't tell just by the name title), notice it isn't possible to change the address... well maybe it's ok at this point before approving it.

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    • After you Approve you can't…

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  15. Improvements in segment selection for road closures

    Sometimes it's necessary to select multiple segments to perform a road closure either for MTE or for a conventional closure. After you have several segments selected, you accidentally select a node and all work is lost (the section disappears). I suggest making a modification that prevents the disappearance of the selection of these segments and notifies the editor that you selected a node and it will not be possible to make the respective closure (before or at the moment of trying to save). Obviously the idea is to give you the opportunity to remove the node from the selection and…

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  16. [REQUEST] Thoughts on Live closure feature, seg vs node

    I brought this up Jan/2015
    I think It should be revisited, here is the original forum post link and quote:

    https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=211&t=125253#p1009107

    "some thoughts on Live closure implementation....Seg to Seg closure is great. But if you have a parade route (for instance) you can close an entire street for a mile (say west to east segs). Unfortunatly it has no affect on cross streets (say if you wanted to cross the closed road from north to south on a side street). So...Side streets have to be closed also if they cross your closed segment. Seems to me what's really needed is…

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  17. Change Color on Future Closure Arrows to Grey

    If there is a two way segment that has an active closure in one direction and a future closure in the other direction it appears in WME like a two way closure.

    This is because the arrows for current closures and future closures are both solid black.

    I am suggesting that the arrows for future closures be changed from Black to Grey.

    This would give a better indication of what is occurring and what is scheduled.

    Will post pictures later.

    This occurs in both WME production and WME Beta w/o scripts.

    Updated 22:40 pm EST

    Pictures:

    Current Closure one way…

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  18. Improvement for lanes

    I am attaching a suggestion here to allow adding lanes in node that refer to a "far turn". Implementing this suggestion will solve all the problems of setting lanes (including extreme complicated junctions, H and # junctions) without the need for any heuristics! It will work at any junctions even if it is extremely complex with many auxiliary segments.

    In the WME:
    When defining lanes to a segment, turns are automatically displayed for the end of the segment with the segment names to which they refer.
    My suggestion is to add an option for adding to lanes a "far turns".…

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  19. Implement reCAPTCHA v3

    With the recent release of version 3 of reCAPTCHA (the thing you may get to see when you log in and the system suspects you may be a bot instead of a user), it would be a great idea to upgrade to the latest version. We've had several users who have had to fill in the CAPTCHA protection every time for some weird reason (I suspect someone in their neighbourhood is to blame), which could be alleviated with the new system. The system now gives you a score between 0 and 1 to gauge how trustworthy the request is. That…

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  20. Restricted areas: L5 users can restrict Rank 6 segments

    With restricted areas, a level 5 (or Level X user depending on what the final level will be when released in production/country setting) could currently add a restriction to a level 6 segment.

    Steps: find a rank 6 segment, draw an area on it => The segment is restricted.

    This may be a WAD (similar to closures for people who have closure permissions), but it's still risky and lowers the protection of the rank system. If the user deletes the area restriction right after the map update, the problem cannot be identified without staff intervention.

    Permalink: https://beta.waze.com/editor/?env=row&l ... =244207735

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