== Community ==
forum is a great place to find answers to previously asked questions and also a place to ask new ones. Below are links to the forums specific to West Virginia.
* West Virginia
section of Waze forum* The Mid Atlantic region forum* The USA section of Waze Forum* The USA segment unlock requests
''Area Managers for West Virginia can be found in the table below.''
''New editors should consider checking into the
formal mentoring program available at no charge.''
=== Waze West Virginia Google Hangout (GHO) ===
've created a Google Hangout (GHO) just for West Virginia. If you are editing in WV and have not already been invited, please send a PM to [https://www.waze.com/forum/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=16973197 Stephenr1966] and/or [https://www.waze.com/forum/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=16946130 roadtechie] with your email address so that we can invite you to the hangout.
=== West Virginia User Report Management Response Timeline ===
The first editor who is able to respond to UR should attempt to resolve the UR. If they are successful, they should comment as such in the UR and mark it
closed. If more information from the reporter is required to make progress towards closure, a response should be sent to the reporter containing the information needed for resolution.
URs may be noted as closed due to lack of reporter response at any time, provided at least four full days have elapsed since the followup message was sent.
The ideal timeline for UR response is when responses are sent as early as the minimum required time spacing between messages permits; experience has reliably shown that UR response rates are much higher when editors are able to send responses promptly. The 4+ day followup / reminder has shown remarkable improvement in reporter response everywhere that it has been implemented.
=== Downlock Requests ===
* City = Closest City the request is being requested. Such as Morgantown, Huntington, etc.
* Reason = Whatever Reason for the request. Examples include Speed Limits (SL), Elevation, Geometry, etc.
===== Formatting the Permalink (PL) =====
# Before copying a PL hover over the "chain link" icon and press the "Shift" key. This will eliminate the layers in your PL.
# Delete all the information, starting with the "&" after the segment ID. For example, ...&segments=1234567&... Delete everything after the last number in segments.
Dnlock L5-L2, Huntington, SLs, Elevation, https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lon=-82.42197&lat=38.39253&zoom=5&segments=65476746
=== Uplock ===
Upon finishing your editing, create another PL with the segments needed to Uplock to the [[West_Virginia#Minimum_Lock_Standard|Minimum Lock Standard]]. Use the format '''Uplock L2-L5 "PL"''' . This is done because the person performing the dnlock or uplock may be using a mobile device and it is difficult to select the correct segments. Also, if you add a junction node for a speed limit or PLR, for example, it will create new segment IDs and those will not be the same as the original dnlock request.