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  1. UR Reply via Email

    This is slightly outside the scope of WME Beta, but in general about our ability to provide a better service for end users.

    Allow users to reply to URs via email. Many support systems allow this, and in most cases, the process is fairly simple. The process might be as follows:


    • User submits a request/issue from the app while they drive

    • We (editors) get a pin on the map with submitted details as before

    • User gets an email with a unique response email address (something like 8766123133@requests.waze.com)

    • User gets instructions on how to view the map issue they submitted
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    5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey jangliss,

    Thank you very much for this detailed suggestion.
    Currently there is a lot of work around communication between the WME and the client (the app), to find how best should be handled.

    We will do our best to share some more details about it in the near future.

    At this point this is currently not planned, and therefore won’t move to our back log.

    If any thing in this direction will be changed, we will update accordingly.

    Best,
    Hezi

  2. Connect an Advertising Pin to its Place on the WME

    Very often it happens that advertising pins are not placed in the correct place on the map, which leads to routing errors. It would be very useful to be able to link these Pins to the corresponding Place entered by the editors in the correct place in the WME, so that the routing to these destinations works correctly. (as we already do for the link to Places on Google Maps).

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    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey!

    Thank you for this great suggestion.

    We currently have an internal process in place to address this issue, and therefore won’t be developed as a feature in the WME.

    If you encounter any issue with advertised location. Please let your coordinators know about it, and they will inform the SCM, so we will be able to check this.

    Best,
    Hezi

  3. Practice mode in WME while logged in

    As far as I know, after logging into the WME, the user cannot enter practice mode anymore.
    I suggest that besides "Default mode" and "Event mode", there will be "Practice mode" that will enable anyone to go into the practice mode directly even when already logged in. This might be useful for anyone who wants to try to edit in order to test something or to illustrate some edit option (and take a snapshot of it), and also it is suggested to enable entrance into the tutorial videos from there.

    50 votes
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    3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey!

    Thank you for this suggestion.
    At the moment this suggestion is not prioritised and therefore won’t move forward.

    In the meantime, we can suggest using incognito mode, if it is needed.

    Best,
    Hezi

  4. A place with an expiration date

    I would like to suggest adding an expiration date to a place. When the expiration data is reached the place deletes it self from the map. This option is good for places such as events like weddings, parties, sports tournament etc..
    Today, many such places which their event date passed exist on the map and nobody remembers to delete them and the map gets loaded.
    The expiration date default would be of course - No expiration so that new places would not be deleted.
    Such an option is already implemented in Map comments.

    By: reuvenirony
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=276125

    13 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey guys!

    Thank you for this suggestion.
    This topic has been raised in the past several times.

    As for now this is no priority for the WME dev team.
    We will update with any changes or updates.

    Best,
    Hezi

  5. 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

    3 votes
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  6. Parking Lots: Show Payment Types only when needed

    Please consider showing the 11 payment types checkboxes only when the "Cost" dropdown has "Low", "Moderate" or "Expensive" selected.

    This will help you to have consistent information too: For example, what does it mean that a free parking log accepts Credit Cards as a payment type?

    by bedo2991
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=275529

    3 votes
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  7. 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

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey!

    Thank you for this suggestion.

    The work around this topic is related to a bigger changes and improvements in the WME which were not prioritise.

    Therefore, this is currently not planned.

    Best,
    Hezi

  8. Enable Undo after Save

    It happened to me a couple of times. I deleted and element, clicked Save, and then understood it wasn't the element I meant to delete.

    It would be great to enable undo changes that have been just saved.

    by lg1992
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=287860

    3 votes
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  9. Clean restrictions type

    Hi

    Now that restrictions are limited to actual supported vehicules, can data be cleaned in those actives?

    Truck, coach... are visible but can't be deleted.

    Hope I'm clear enough :D

    Thanks

    by JohnDoe75
    Link to the original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=300443

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for this suggestion, but we won’t move forward. with it.

    We left these in order to avoid deleting data that the editors worked on. This way, if we will support these in the future, the data will still be there.
    The data, as said, is not interfering with the app.

    Thanks,
    Hezi

  10. Moderation to merge Places

    It is not allowed to merge places with lock larger that your level.
    Could stay pending for moderation?

    by ErsonSergio
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=274330

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey!

    Thank you for this suggestion.

    As the lock level system was designed to keep the safety of the map, and this seems like an edge case, we currently not moving forward with this suggestion.

    Best,
    Hezi

  11. Allow taking a Place picture from Streetview

    Requirements: the Streetview panel is open and the place layer is on

    Then: allow creating a box on the Streetview panel. When a box is drawn add a bar saying: now select a place to apply this picture.
    Add an X on the box to delete it. Allow the user to resize the box.
    Set a minimum size and a fixed ratio (the one used by the client) for a decent resolution.
    Drawing a new box removes the previous one if present.

    If then the user clicks on a place, ask him:

    "would you like to set this selection as…

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  12. 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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  13. Suppress Live Map Overlay

    Recently a change to Live Map introduced an overlay and call to action footer with information on how to download the Waze app when the URL contains a permalink to a location.

    (Image attached)

    While this is great for users that have not yet been introduced to Waze, map editors do not need to see it every time they open Live Map from within WME. Fortunately, if the following query string parameters are appended to the URL, both the overlay and call to action are suppressed:
    While this is great for users that have not yet been introduced to Waze,…

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey!

    Thank you for this suggestion.
    This suggestion is related to Live Map and not WME.

    In addition, We don’t have the overlay anymore, and therefor we won’t move forward with the suggestion.

    Thanks!
    Hezi

  14. Recommend change link for Parking Lot Operator Fixes

    The "Add an operator to the list" link under parking lot operator selection makes it sound like you can only add new operator names.

    Once you go to the link you see that the form is actually for more than additions; "Use this form to add, delete or replace parking lot operators that will be shown in the Client."

    Recommend changing "Add an operator to the list" to the following "Operator list change suggestion". If you want a second line "(Add, Delete, Merge, or Spelling Correction)". This is more descriptive of what the form can actually do.

    by subs5
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  15. Tag URs with "Not Following"

    I tried finding a post that described this problem but I could not find it, in case there is one, it can be merged to that thread.

    tl;dr Add a tag to URs when the user is not registered or not following a UR.

    Not long ago ronsek57 told me that users, who just opened the app and never registered, are able to send URs but they never receive any of our messages asking for more information. I tested that on three URs (IDs 11946180, 11946458, 11946459), I am not adding permalinks because they already disappeared from WME.

    I sent…

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey,

    Thank you very much for taking the time for thinking of it. As it was mentioned in the forum before, as for now, this suggestion will not be implemented.

    We are currently working on some other changes to our conversations.

    Best,
    Hezi

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