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  1. Rearrange RoadShields by moving the boxes with the mouse.

    It would be really great, if we could move RS on WME. It's really tedious when you have to delete RS and search again just to change the order of them. How great would it be if we could rearrange the different RoadShield boxes by moving them with the mouse.

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  2. Disable lane guidance on some intersections

    It would be great to disable lane guidance on some intersections, so the user will not view the next lane guidance until he cross the intersection.

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  3. Tell us if the reporter closes their own report

    (Copied from https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=228417)

    Please tell us if the reporter has closed their own UR (don't need to know their username).

    Quite often a UR is closed by an editor, and it gives their username in the email and closed UR. The problem is we aren't told if this is just some random editor, or the reporter themselves.

    It annoys me when an editors closes URs without comment, as it goes against etiquette, but I wouldn't be so bothered if I knew it was the original reporter. If it wasn't the original reporter, then we could follow up with the…

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  4. Need options for Unit/Apt/Space/Suite/Building numbers on addresses and RPPs

    I am seeing more and more large apartment/condominium/business complexes with multiple buildings all sharing one street address, and am more frequently getting URs about incorrect addresses because of it. Note, that the designation need to be alphanumeric.

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  5. Events: additional tickbox "event needs push notification"

    Requesting push notifications for events through the editors' community still doesn't work very well and is not rewarding.

    Now contributors get a notification if their event was published by Waze staff but they get no notification about the event being reviewed at first. If Waze decided to not send a notification, the contributor doesn't get to know the reason, nor the information that the decision has been made!

    When I enter major events I -as a local member- often know that they have a high impact on traffic in the near area.

    I suggest adding a tickbox to clearly show…

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  6. Closing URs that are no more in your editing area

    I can edit the area of a UR when I first answer it because it is in my edit area. But sometimes I do reach the expiry date of the editing area in the middle of working on this UR. Because of that, I can't even close the UR I started working on.
    It would be great if there will be an option to close a UR you started working on even if this UR is now outside of your editing area.

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  7. Share location permalink type

    In the Share Location popup, when in beta WME, please consider adding option to change permalink to Production WME.
    This is to allow easy sharing of the permalink to all users.

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  8. Add Stop Signs in WME for routing

    I would love if you could make it where we can add stop signs to the WME to be apart of routing. Just like what you guys did with the lanes feature. I saw Apple Maps already has this and would be cool to be added to Waze also.

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  9. Allow choice in HN street name

    Hi

    Certain streets have a different name or city depending of side.
    It would be great to allow, when adding HNs, editors to specify what name we want to assigne to it when alternate bloc is filled.

    Thanks

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  10. Allow House Names to be added/editable in RRPs

    In the UK, houses can be named instead of numbered. This is very common in rural parts of the country.

    When an App user adds a Residential Place they can add in House Names within the address field. When the Residential Place Update Request reaches WME, we can approve the PUR, but once it's been saved, we cannot edit it due to the restriction WME puts on the Address field (numbers only with letter suffixes). We can't even move the RRP, the only thing we can do is delete it.

    This request is to allow House Names to be added…

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  11. Update UR Categories the same as the App

    Would like to match app problem descriptions with those presented in WME URs.

    For example: UR's that come in for 'Wrong Driving Directions' (what the App says)
    Show in WME as 'Improper / Poor navigation instruction'

    Having that changed to 'Wrong Driving Directions' will help with editors looking at responses and what to select for a default/1st response to a user.

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  12. Do not move my map somewhere else after an edit

    Hi,
    when editing from the feed (closing MP, UR), after saving WME moves to a random place where it thinks there are other UR I can solve. It is extremely annoying. When editing I save often because of various save bugs, and as soon as I saved it moves somewhere else and I cannot find where I was editing to finish the job.
    Same problem when saving, if Waze thinks there is a problem it moves my map to where it thinks the problem is, and if it is a long road, it happens often that the road is offscreen.…

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    Hey!

    Thank you very much for this great suggestion.
    As we believe this will be solved with a release of related features, we added to our backlog to track and make sure it was solved.

    Best,
    Hezi

  13. Enforce better minimum segment lengths

    WME currently allows segment lengths down to 1 m. However, editors are told that Waze will not measure traffic speeds accurately over such short segments and that mapping them could degrade the end-user experience. Different regions may have different recommendations for minimum segment length, but if anybody knows the best minimum length, it should be Waze itself. If Waze will not function properly with extremely short segment lengths, then WME should not allow them.

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    Hi all, 


    Thanks for this suggestion. We currently have other features which can account for this, like Roadshields and the towards option. 


    Editors should continue to avoid creating short segments where they aren't necessary, however this issue will be resolved by other future feature releases. 


    Many thanks, 

    Waze Communities Team

  14. Remove false city names from UK WME database

    Following the mass import of data for 3 ad campaigns (McDonald's, M&S, Aldi) by the Ads / Geo-ops teams the UK map is now littered with false or incorrect city names. These must be removed from the map immediately as they are NOT city names and should not exist.

    The UK Champs have asked privately for this to be done but for some reason this request needs to be public.

    This is NOT a change to UK mapping, this is simply following common sense that Counties should never be used as a city name and fake city names should not…

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  15. Speed ​​limit map error

    I would insert the ability to see the speed limit map errors reported by users with the function to be enabled or disabled in the control panel.
    This possibility, unfortunately, is only available for those who have access to the WME beta but it can be free for everyone.

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  16. Use of alternate city names for routing

    Several years ago the decision was made to use the postal city as an alternate city name for routing to addresses in rural areas. According to Wazeopedia "Waze founder and CTO Ehud stated in a US meetup that a search algorithm is so much work to build correctly and maintain, that Waze does not want to spend the time, money or energy to build their own, and are happy to stack the Waze matching process on top of the Google search algorithm." As a result, WME editors have spent untold time and energy adding the postal cities to these segments.…

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  17. Speed limit update requests to Production in ROW

    Given that the appearance of SLURs has now calmed down I would like to make a proposal to move SLURs from beta to production editor.

    There are, however, two questions to everyone in ROW:
    1) can you reports SLs from app? New SLURs pop up from time to time, but I haven't been able to make one myself;
    2) would you like to bring all previous SLURs to prod or have a reset and make a fresh start? My vote goes to "bring everything to prod", because the current amount and appearance of new ones is manageable.

    By: matsalka
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    Hey!
    Thank you for this suggestion.

    As it was announced in the forum we are currently working on improving the SLUR workflow and user experience.
    This suggestion will be taken into consideration in the work.

    So, thank you again we will update accordingly.

    Hezi

  18. Editing permissions - change request

    I suggest to chane some editing pernissions as follows (the current required level is given in parenthisis):

    1. Giving a "narrow street" road type to a segment: 3 (1)
    2. Entering a TBR / TBTR (this includes difficult turn and toll road designation): 3 (1)
    3. Enter a turn instruction override: 3 (1)
    4. Delete a segment that someone else created: 3 (2)
    5. Create a new MTE: 4 (1)
    6. View RTC details (view only): 1 (4)
    7. View of house numbers: 1 (2)
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  19. Dark Mode in WME

    You know you want it.

    An example of what it could look like: https://imgur.com/a/9ckUEVf

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  20. Apply lane name by clicking "enter"

    When typing the name of the way in the correct field, allow clicking on "enter" the name of the way to be applied. As it was before the separate alias field update.

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