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In order to understand the guidance provided in this article, you need to understand the notions below and their exact significance in the Mediawiki context. Therefore you should first start to ensure that you are familiar with the following definitions

Global vs. Local

The overall knowledge stored in Wazeopedia will be spread over 2 scopes

  • The Global scope, containing the global guidance (rules, best practices, user manual,...), valid wherever it is considered, not subject to local variation or country-specific rules, not peculiar to some communities only.
  • The Local scope, containing the guidance peculiar to a community (or a group of communities). Often a community corresponds to a country. But there is also groups of countries that have decided to converge in a same “mother” community (e.g. Benelux Community, regrouping Belgium, Netherland and Luxembourg, or LATAM regrouping the Latin American countries, etc.)

Note: The Global scope will also host the common files/images repository that could be used equally by all Wiki Instances (Global as well as Local).

Therefore Wazeopedia hosts:

  • 1 Global Wiki Instance (hereafter named Global Wiki), for the Global scope
  • 1 Common Wiki Instance (hereafter named Commons), for the Global file/image repository
  • Several Local Wiki Instances (hereafter named Local Wikis), for each community that decides to use the Wazeopedia platform.

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Local Wiki Guidance

This article does not aim to provide a detailed guidance for the Local Wikis for several reasons:

  • Above all, local communities are free to decide to use or not use Wazeopedia to host their knowledge base their specific rules or their editing guidelines peculiar to their country.
  • Should the local community decide to use Wazeopedia, Local Wiki content (i.e. Wiki Pages) is under the sole and entire responsibility of the local community : page creation, content translation, page update, etc.
  • The local community decides alone of the layout of its wiki, the page structure (page tree), the content of each page, whether it is a local creation or a translation of a Global Wiki page or content.
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Global Wiki Guidance

The purpose of this guidance is to provide wiki editors with editing best practices in accordance with the Wiki Editing Etiquette

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  • Any controversial or mapping guideline change should be brought up in the forum before making it in the Wiki. Once a consensus is reached, the change can be made. If a controversial change is made without following this guideline that change should be reverted until it is approved through this process.
  • All content in the Wiki shall not use any words or language that would be considered degrading, demeaning, condescending, or otherwise uncivil.
  • All discussions around edits and changes in forums and private messages will be made in a civil, non-confrontational manner. Words can be misinterpreted so always assume good faith in their definitions and true purpose before assuming otherwise.
  • Waze Wiki pages generally contain guidance and information for other users and editors. Be sure to identify information that may be speculation or inference. Avoid pure opinion with no evidence. Avoid discussions of desired operation, which should only go into the appropriate forums.
  • Do not place questions in the Wiki without discussion in the Wiki Updates forum first.
  • Do not create pages outside the scope of Waze operation or products.
  • Before creating a new page in the Main Wiki namespace, consider creating a page in your own user namespace and then offer up the content in the forum to be considered. There are times when similar pages or content already exist and this prevents multiple pages with the same content making maintenance of the Wiki much more difficult.
  • If another editor makes a recommendation about a change you made in the Wiki, at least consider the suggestion. It is possible their experience may exceed your own, or it may not. When it cannot be resolved, bring the concern to the forum for further discussion to get other input.
  • Any editors who continue to violate any of these etiquette recommendations will be subject to a minimum 24-hour banning from editing in the Wiki. Continued violators will be subject to longer bans.

Global Wiki change control process

The community has defined a specific change control process to handle changes on the content of Global Wiki pages. This change control process is managed by a group of Wiki Moderators who are in charge to ensure that any occurring editions is compliant with the process.

Wiki moderators

find a relevant & consensual definition

Process flow chart

add the process flow once reviewed and validated by Karen