Automatic flag on unused places
Many places in the WME are not used for various reasons: The place was closed or moved, the place was created for an event that has passed, the place was wrongly created, the place exists but nobody uses it for routing. During the years, the number of such "garbage" places is growing, and will continue to grow forever.
There must be some way of cleaning these places from the map.
It is suggested that every place (excluding RPP and natural features) that nobody set it as a destination for 15 months, will be automatically flagged, with a reason that the place was not used for 15 months*. Every place will have a checkbox that can be checked by rank 4+ editors if no tracking is required for that place.
An editor that will treat the flag will have the following options: delete the place, or decide to reset the timer, or decide to check the checkbox that this place should not be tracked anymore (by rank 4+ editor).
- The 15 months is because it may be that a place is visited only during a specific holiday that is not on an exact date each year (there are several reasons for that).
Thanks for your feedback. At this time, this doesn't fit on our roadmap, but we'll keep it in mind for future product planning.
Yuval 'Rill' Ofer commented
There should also be a way to check how many people did search for it, and define the period by this scale. For example if a place had been used by 1000 people it should be left alone for 2-3 years. A place that only 10 people searched can be discarded 6 month after the last visit.