== Update Requests with no immediately obvious issue ==
=== General Error ===
== Likely cause identified, give reporter opportunity to clarify ==
=== The "Waze 180" ===
Volunteer responding to your map-issue report in which you described the problem as an address. Did you mean to enter the address as a navigation destination? If there is a problem with the address please respond using the Waze app (emails don't work with the reporting system) and explain what went wrong. Otherwise we'll assume this was an accident and close out this report in a few days. Cheers! (Open to any editor)
== Lapsed conversations with other editor(s) ==
== Closing alerts ==
=== No response, closure imminent ===
Volunteer responding to your report of a map issue. The good news is that we found your destination was incorrectly located on the Waze map and we have fixed it! The fix should be available within a week, but on rare occasions it can take longer. The bad news is, your Waze app has remembered the old, wrong position from your last drive and will not automatically update it. Please wait at least a few days, preferably a week, then remove all instances of this destination from your recents, favorites, home, and/or work lists. That will force the app to obtain the new position the next time you navigate there. Thanks.
(NOTE TO EDITORS, DO NOT INCLUDE IN RESPONSE: Remember when changing House Numbers to make some kind of road edit close by to trigger a tile update. It could be as simple as selecting a segment drag handle to create a new geometry node, then deleting the node and saving.)
Volunteer responding. Sorry to hear of your experience! The volunteer editing community has wrestled with this issue many times, and every time we conclude that the Waze map must support legally-possible routes, even if some are dangerous or impossible in heavy traffic. Waze tries really hard to find you the fastest route, and it does that very well. Sometimes though, the fastest route may not be the safest or smartest route. As drivers ourselves we know how frustrating this is. We could prohibit maneuvers that may be difficult in traffic, but drivers would complain when Waze avoided those routes at other times. We sure hate this when it happens to us, and wish we could do something about it, but there's no good solution to this problem.
=== Verified temporary road closure ===
The great thing about Waze is that it tries really hard to find you the fastest route. Sometimes the bad thing about Waze is it tries a little too hard to find you the fastest route and creates strange routes like this.
Traffic, a daily pattern of traffic, a temporary road closure, a bicyclist or very slow vehicle inappropriately using Waze, or just a slow stoplight that routinely backs up cars can all cause Waze to suggest surprising alternatives. Sometimes Waze may recommend a detour even after traffic has cleared up
, because it doesn't know yet. Also, if Waze hasn't yet collected enough data in the area, it may overestimate the speeds of side roads, turns, and U-turns.
I've found that sometimes the best way to fix these problems is to follow Waze's suggestion a few times. If it is slower, Waze records your speed data and should eventually adjust future routes. Or, you may find the alternative is a faster route.
Volunteer responding. Based on this report's timestamp, location, and other data, it appears to be a duplicate of one or more other reports submitted nearby. A single report is usually sufficient, so we will close this as an accidental resubmission. No worries! However, please be aware that sending multiple reports for the same map issue over a short time taxes the volunteer map editors and prevents them from helping other reporters. Sending multiple, identical reports of any kind may be considered gaming, and can result in loss of reporting privileges.