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Officially, nobody ´owns´ a UR. However, if another editor is already handling the problem, don't close or take over without consulting this editor. If the editor does not react withing two weeks after the initial response, you may close it as "Not identified".<br />
More information about UR's see our [[ Update request]] page. Elaborate information on URs can be read on the global wiki page [|Update Requests]. Be aware, that some guidelines may differ from ours.
=Starting editors: what they can do and what not=
Everywhere you have driven using Waze you can edit. In the Benelux the maps are quite good, so there is not much to do for a starting editor. Altough at first you might think there is not much to do for you, please zoom in and you can almost always find something to improve. Even in areas with a lot of editors you will find missing parking lot roads or a part of a street is missing. Also sometimes streetnames are missing or misspelled. Most work you can do is to remove unnessary geonometry geometry nodes, see [[#Too_much_or_incorrect_geometry_nodesToo_many_geometry_nodes]]. Read the Wiki and just start editing, that way you will learn to use the editor and earn points to get to a higher level.
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Because the maps in the Benelux BeNeLux are already quite good, there is also a risk with editing. You can break things that are working fine. Please be aware that some things might look incorrect or not logical to you, but can be correct based on the [[#The_principles_of_WazeBasic_principles_of_Waze]]. Be carefull with changing and deleting work of other editors. In case of the slighest doubt, first contact the previous editor.
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To make this more clear we have made two lists, one of things you can do as a starting editor and one you should not do or be extremly caustiousextremely cautious.
==Things a starting Waze-editor can do==
* Read the [ [Quick Start Guidestart guide]].* Check if streetnames are filled in and spelled correctly. Use [ | sources], that we are allowed to use, to check.
* Check if the city is filled in correctly.
* Check the driving direction of streets. You can base this on Google Streetview, your own local knowledge or other sources. When the source is older than the last edit on the segment, assume that Waze is more up-to-date than your other source and don't change it.
* Check if Junction Arrows are set correctly. With Shift-Z you will see all the red arrows. When you suspect a red junction arrow to be incorrect, first do Shift-Z again and select the segment connected to the junction. That way you can see which segment has the red junction arrow.
* Check the category, name and address of places. The name should be the official name of the place. If you know this place is called most of the times different, please add that name as a alternative name. That way the search will improve. Also check if this place is vissible on the live map, if not, please convert it to a point place, when applicable.
* Inform your area or region manager of possible issues. See the section [[#Communication|Communication]] how to do that.* Monitor road-closures in your neighborhoodneighboorhood, see this our [ forum topic[Closures]] page on how to report them. <!-- Ik denk dat dit een keer in een wiki moet worden opgenomen -->* Help with keeping the Wiki up-to-date and make it better. For example with suggestion to improved existing text or help with translations. See [ this forum] how you can help.
==Risky activities for starting editors==
* Do not split roads, even when there lanes are physically split.
* Do not add non-drivable roads, like pedestrian boardwalks, cycle paths, railways, runways and bus lanes. This seems harmless, but they can result in a wrong navigation advice. It will also clutter the map and increase the amount of bandwidth used.
* Do not add parking lots roads when there are alreay already roads on the parking lot. See [[Parking Lot Road|Wiki PLR]].
* Do change the roadtype, this has a big influence on the navigation.
* Be careful with adding roads, especially private roads and driveways. The same risks as for non-drivable roads apply.