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  1. Move GPS layer below segments layer

    A way to move the GPS layer below segments layer allowing easier checking segment directions / selecting / adjusting based on GPS layer. Like WME Fix UI Memorial script dues it but native to WME :)

    76 votes
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  2. "Hide street name" option

    Include a checkbox near the street name for segments, so that when it is selected the name of the street does not appear on the live or client map. This would be useful for segments that have a name that would benefit directions, but could be confusing to see on the map. For example, seeing the name "Main St Frontage Road" on the app, especially when zoomed out enough that the name appears right over "Main St", could easily cause confusion and take longer for the driver to comprehend the map, especially if they are familiar with the area.

    75 votes
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  3. Do not allow user selection on buttons

    Buttons in WME (UR, PUR, etc.) should not allow the user to select the text. There is no functional use for editors to be able to select this text and attempting to click can result in the text being selected instead of registering a click on the button

    CSS:
    user-select: none;

    75 votes
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  4. Extra click required for approving a PUR

    When approving/rejecting a PUR (new place, new photo, change in details), an extra click is now needed to close the window. Simply clicking approve/reject would close the window, but now you also have to click done to close the window. This wasn't the case until WME v2.109 (released August 2022)

    Screen capture (approving a new place): https://www.dropbox.com/s/v5r8lfe1afe7s5j/purnew.gif?dl=0
    Screen capture (rejecting a new photo): https://www.dropbox.com/s/j6o4anmu6afxay8/purphoto.gif?dl=0

    74 votes
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  5. Improve segment selection on mobile

    Hello,

    Could you improve the segment selection on Mobile and Tablet?
    The selection of a segment is already not easy ...
    This could be good in addition to being able to easily select several segments, or multi selection, on mobile and tablet.

    For example, very useful for urgent closure requests made without a permalink and the Team Closure editor is not in front of a PC (and the editor providing the information is on the road at the same time).

    Best regards

    74 votes
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  6. Select segments included in permalink regardless of zoom level

    When handling unlock requests for larger areas, or when doing extensive highway closures, we often deal with permalinks that cover a broad area.
    To combat the problem currently, we have to break up the PLs, or use a script to select segments as we pan around.
    It would be exceptionally helpful and a great time saver if WME would load and select segments that are specified in a PL regardless of the zoom level.

    74 votes
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  7. Enable closure duplication on expired closures

    It would be very convenient if you could duplicate an expired closure as you currently can with an active or planned one.

    73 votes
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  8. Route of Last Resort RTC

    Ability to create an RTC (or TBSR) that will permit routing on the segment as a last resort (effectively make it a PR from a penalty perspective).

    This would be very helpful for soft construction closures that are marked "local traffic only"

    72 votes
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  9. It would be a great idea if the buttons to show the types of existing roads had the colors of the different types of roads in the WME.

    It would be a great idea if the buttons to show the types of existing roads had the colors of the different types of roads in the WME.

    72 votes
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  10. Increase Map Editor Feed filter capacity

    I would find very useful to have available in the "Feed" of the editor the posibility of filtering, at least, per "Country".

    71 votes
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  11. UR User Preference Panel - Combine passes/permits into expendable list

    Since User Preferences have been introduced into User Reports, solving URs has become much easier. One drawback is that the list can be extremely long if a user has many passes or permits, forcing the input field well off the bottom of the screen. One example found recently has 722 passes, as shown in this video:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/15iVQMdq9muJoGqItdFZ26Ctx031hu2sY/view?usp=drive_link

    Our suggestion is that passes are combined into one initial entry - "added passes", and there is an option to select it, which opens up the list.

    71 votes
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  12. Lines on sections of roads with roundabouts!

    We urgently need to implement the ability to add lanes on sections of roads with roundabouts!
    There are many sections of roads with roundabouts that use multi-lane and different traffic lanes.
    This functionality is severely lacking.

    70 votes
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  13. Make Map Comments selectable even when behind Area Places

    Please allow editors to select Map Comments that located amidst Area Places.

    At present, at least in vanilla WME, neither Map Comment points nor areas are selectable if they are amidst an Area Place. The Places layer has to be turned off (or the obstructing place moved or removed) for the Map Comment to be accessible.

    Map Comments are among the most useful things for novice editors to view, but such editors may not be aware of the workarounds required to view Map Comments that are amidst Area Places.

    69 votes
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  14. URs should show anonymized but user-unique handle for reporter

    The current 100% anonymity of UR reporters makes it impossible for editors to detect reporting patterns of specific Wazers. If URs showed a fully anonymized but user-unique handle for the reporter, editors could identify problematic or abusive patterns. This would save editors time and energy, and allow them easily to report such patterns to community leadership or to Waze for potential action.

    Specifically, editors have long suspected that certain Wazers may: (1) repeatedly flag an issue, or a kind of issue, on which they refuse to accept the editing community's past analysis; (2) submit multiple URs for no clear reason,…

    68 votes
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    Thank you to all who submitted and voted for this suggestion, however it is currently not planned due to PII issues associated with tracking URs in this manner. Please make sure to include the UR ID when reporting abusers on the map so that Staff can properly track the case. Often times we are unable to investigate due to no longer having the UR ID once the UR is closed and deleted.

  15. 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…

    67 votes
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  16. Display international and state-level borders in WME

    A quality-of-life improvement for WME that would make cross-border editing easier.

    66 votes
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  17. Show only active closures

    In the layers menu, under closures, there should be an "Only active" option. When this is enabled, only active closures will be shown in the WME. This would make the WME look "cleaner" and uncluttered.

    66 votes
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  18. Narrow Road Permanent Hazard

    This permanent hazard would warn users of an upcoming section of narrower road width that has traffic and/or safety considerations. Potential applications include:

    These are strictly permanent hazard warnings…

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  19. Blocking edits when has unread PM

    Editors would not be able to edit in WME while they have unread PMs. The idea is to get new editors to contact you to receive instructions about wrong edits. Now we send PMs and they ignore and continue to make wrong edits which forces us to block him via CAR to force him to contact the community

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  20. School Zones Speed limit 40km 2:30-4pm weekdays

    We need to know the school zones and change the speed limit around these times near school which the time is 2:30-4:00 pm Monday to Friday only around school zones this feature should be added in so people like my self don’t get confused with the on screen speedometer

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