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The Waze Map is updated by a large community of editors around the world with varying levels of experience. As such, there are a few systems in place to protect and uphold the quality of the Waze map from both intentional and unintentional harm.
Segment locks are the first line of defense when protecting the Waze map from damaging edits.
===How it works===
- Manual or user-specified lock level
1. The manual lock cannot be set higher than the user's own level or rank.<br />
3. The last edit date does not influence the algorithm for determining automatic locks.<br />
====Automatic locks (Traffic locks)====
These are the default settings. In some countries, Waze manually changes some of the parameters according to:<br />
The calculation process occurs about once/month in an effort to keep all locks up to date.
====Manual locks (User locks)====
Manual locks are used in countries where automatic traffic locks are not enabled, and they can also be used in cases where automatic locks are enabled but are insufficient. Some countries or regions within countries have agreed upon manual lock standards by road type.
===Throttling vs. Cheating===
Waze defines cheating as performing edits to the map that do not add value to unfairly move up in rank. Throttling is one of the current methods we use to identify these types of edits, when done on a massive scale. Not all mass
editing equals cheating, and not all throttling is as a result of cheating behavior. The system currently does not differentiate between “good” and “bad” mass editing behavior. Contributing to the map with the use of scripts and mass editing is allowed; however, it may trigger the throttling system.