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  1. Add closed map suggestions count to profile page

    It'd be great if you could track how many map suggestions you have closed. You can already see your closed UR, PUR, and MP counts on your profile page so it would be great if closed map suggestions could also be added.

    Here is a simple mockup I made of what that could look like: https://i.imgur.com/XajOINK.png

    48 votes
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  2. Change Forum Sharing Options object types posted in forum

    For some reason I am unable to create this suggestion with my normal account ~ so I am using my test account to submit it.


    Currently when an editor uses the Forum Sharing Option to request an unlock, the request ALWAYS says "I would like to be able to edit the following segment(s)." no matter what type of object is selected.

    The request should be automatically based on type of object selected

    If segment(s) selected, no change
    If venue(s) selected, the request should say "I would like to be able to edit the following venue(s)."
    If they have any other…

    31 votes
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  3. Close places temporary just as you can with roads

    As roads can be closed between certain dates it will be great that we can also get this for places. For example when a place is going to close for temporary construction.

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  4. External Providers Search Displays Too Little Information

    The + Add linked Google place functionality on venues is incredibly difficult to use. When you search, the Waze-prioritized white space leaves almost no room for the search results to actually contain usable data. As it is now, I often have to guess as to which place it might be and often have to repeat the process making editing places very inefficient. Please expand the information displayed here so that this functionality is actually useful to finding and linking Google places. The whole name of a place should appear along with a complete address.

    96 votes
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  5. Select entire street also by any of its alternative names

    In some cases, it would be helpful to select an entire street not by its main name, but by one of the alternative names that it may have.

    For instance, here in Portugal we have a big mountain area where it is needed to apply recurrent road closures due to bad weather (heavy snow). Because road closures are carried out by the authorities in perfectly delimited areas, the Portuguese community decided to put exactly the same name on ALL roads of a same area, even if the real street name is a different one. By doing this, the option ‘Select…

    64 votes
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  6. Improve PopUp in closures

    Hi, im thinking in the posibility to include popup with Pic or Image when we creates a closure or Wazer (N3+) add image to existent closure, i mind, if i Drive with Waze app and that shows pics or photograpy about reason of closures, that helps to Wazers to know the reason and to us (like editors) to keep actualized and clear ending closures.

    Thanks for all!

    Happy Xmass, and a Happy New Year

    20 votes
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  7. Disc Parking / Parkscheibe / vulgo Parkuhr / disque de stationnement / Disco horario / Parkeringsskive / Pysäköintikiekko

    As payment method for parking lots & customer parking we need a disc parking option,
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disc_parking
    as these are becoming very popular at stores. Additionally a field is required to set maximum parking time with the disc.

    Would be great if Waze would notify that a parking disc is needed if you reach such PLs

    17 votes
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  8. 27 votes
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  9. Display why sometimes it is not possible to remove the streetname

    There are different cases when it is not possible to remove the primary name/city from a segment (the "none" checkbox gets grayed out).

    Unfortunately, there is no way to know why that happens, for normal editors.

    When hovering on the checkbox, you should display one of these 2 reasons:
    - This street has house numbers
    - This street has a Turn Guidance set
    - if there are other reasons which I still didn't find, add them too :)

    115 votes
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  10. Disable segment geometry changes in House Number mode

    When in the "Edit House Numbers" mode, the Editor allows changes to segment geometry, but then generates an error when saving the changes. It is very easy to unknowingly edit segment geometry when trying to move a house number stop point. When this occurs, any HNs edited after that geometry change need reverted.

    Please disable segment geometry changes when in HN mode.

    35 votes
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  11. Sandbox Training Server

    Not to be mistaken with the beta program.

    The sandbox could be a dedicated space/server where editor levels don't apply (to a degree) and lower-level editors could experiment with the functionality of higher-level access. ie Junction Boxes, Far Lanes, Shields, etc.

    Mentors could use it as a training ground.

    Managers could use it for promotional tests

    It would also be a good space to run simulations to test what you have put into practice. Editors could also test theories without affecting the end users in the live map.

    12 votes
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  12. Allow more than 16 connections in Junction Boxes

    Allow more than 16 connections in Junction Boxes.

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  13. Add ability to mark Map Comments as critical with increased visibility

    Please add a way to mark some Map Comment (MC) points as "critical" (as opposed to "informational"), with increased visibility. Instead of a small white dot, for example, you could display a slightly larger black-and-white or red-and-white bullseye. You could perhaps even add (gentle!) animation, such as gradual pulsing.

    Why do I suggest this? Several times now, I have encountered oversights by editors who seemed to have missed important information in a nearby MC Point. These well-intentioned but uninformed edits degraded the driver experience until they were discovered and repaired. I've asked around and have come to three conclusions:

    (1)…

    46 votes
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  14. Move closures history to the Closures tab

    Move the information about the closures history of a segment from the General to the Closures tab. This way the closures information won't interfere with important segment changes history and it will be easy to look the specific information. The "last date" will then be correct for each of them - segment changes and closure changes. Also, being in the Closures tab will allow for more data about the closure to be included (incorporating Script features - URO+ or the new WME History Enhancer).

    https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/449557-wme-history-enhancer

    24 votes
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  15. Limit number of reports that can be dropped in a small area

    This morning a Wazer dropped 17 reports in a parking lot. This is really uncalled for. The number of reports should be limited to X number of reports to X number of feet/km. It is OK if it is coming from multiple users, for instance an accident or closure on a highway. But one user should not be able to drop that many reports in one small area. This was limited to a small parking lot where this happened.

    152 votes
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  16. Put the House number field before the Street field

    In some countries, House number needs to be before Street. Maybe this can be customisable by country? If not, I believe it's more logical to have House number first (smaller to larger).

    31 votes
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  17. Change Forum Sharing Options object types posted in forum

    Currently when an editor uses the Forum Sharing Option to request an unlock, the request ALWAYS says "I would like to be able to edit the following segment(s)." no matter what type of object is selected.

    The request should be automatically based on type of object selected

    If segment(s) selected, no change
    If venue(s) selected, the request should say "I would like to be able to edit the following venue(s)."
    If they have any other type of object selected, the request should say "I would like to be able to edit the following [selected object type]."

    8 votes
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  18. Show lanes configuration even if not in editable area

    The lanes tab contains the number of lanes and the lanes associated to each turn, including far turns. This is necessairy for adding lanes but also for ckecking them them.

    If an editor has no permission to edit lanes on a segment, he only sees the total number of lanes and the lane configuration as a whole.
    This also happens when the segment is not inside one's editable area.

    The problem is, this way it's not possible for editors to discuss or check a certain lane configuration together if this is outside of the editable area.

    So please show the…

    11 votes
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  19. Reorder advanced WME settings

    When Compact Mode was added, it was placed at the top of the advanced settings. The top settings should be those most likely to be used often. Compact Mode should go toward the bottom with the other settings less likely to be changed.

    Red marks on the image are those items I think won't be changed often. https://imgur.com/wvHg0HY

    Personal note - I change from drawing as one segments to two way segments often based on the roads I'm adding.

    15 votes
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  20. Place Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

    When adding Places, especially outdoor places (such as parks, playgrounds, beaches, etc), there are often posted hours saying the Place is open only sunrise to sunset, or conversely that the Place is closed sunset to sunrise. Unfortunately, the existing Place hours interface doesn't allow for these kinds of hours, only HH:mm times. As sunrise and sunset times change constantly, and in some places drastically due to orbital motion of the earth and time changes due to daylight savings times, it is impractical to estimate open/closing times using HH:mm formats.

    It would be beneficial to both app users and map editors…

    141 votes
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