Harmonize poor-road nomenclature to "Poor roads"
Please harmonize the nomenclature Waze uses for roads that may beat up cars or get them dirty.
Currently, WME allows marking segments as "unpaved", while the companion feature in the app allows the driver to avoid "dirt". But unpaved and dirt are two different things; for example, many would consider a gravel road to be unpaved, but few would call it dirt. Meanwhile, even some paved roads have such poor surface quality that local drivers might wish to avoid them in favor of better alternatives.
Since the underlying goal is to allow drivers to avoid roads with poor surface quality, why not harmonize the nomenclature to "Poorly surfaced roads" or just "Poor roads"? Using this nomenclature instead of "unpaved" or "dirt" would better match the goal of the feature, and would encourage local editors to apply the feature in ways that make sense for their road environment and Wazing community.
Failing that, WME and the app should at least use the same terminology anyway.
LostInMyMaps - Volunteer Editor commented
I’m not sure what country you’re representing, but did you know there’s different languages in WME and the app?
If your country or language is missing from WME or the app, you can talk to the localising staff at Waze about adding your missing language. For example, English (Australia) was added to cater for some of the subtle differences in language between the default English, English US and English UK languages.
If your language is already listed, you can talk to your country’s localiser volunteer who may be able to change "unpaved" to "poor roads" in that language. It would then appear as “poor roads” for everyone using that language in the WME and app. If you don’t know who this is, reach out to your country’s coordinator for help.
Hope this helps!