We all want to see these new editors switch from messing up the map to fixing up the map as quickly as possible. How do we get important information to them as quickly as possible?
== What to do ==
* When an editor asks a basic question like "How do I stop making this parking lot?", don't answer. Visit. If they don't know that, they don't know much. But you can help. Share the [[Waze_Map_Editor/Welcome|Welcome page]] or [http://bit.ly/Rank1SKills Rank 1 skill slides]. Inspect their work. Get them to use [[Waze_Map_Editor#Permalink|permalinks]]. Point them at relevant sections of [[Best_map_editing_practice|Best Practices]] or [[Common editing mistakes]].
===Welcome-to-editing PM ===
<blockquote>Hello <insert name here>!
wiki.waze.com/wiki/Waze_Map_Editor/Welcome]Welcome to Waze Editing[/url]!</nowiki> I'm glad to see you editing in the <region> area. We can really use the help . I would like to see you connected to the community of PA editors sharing tips, tricks, and best practices for really making the map work for wazers. Please reply to this PM to find out more. And remember to check in on chat the next time you edit -- introduce yourself as a new editor, and you'll get plenty of help.
Thanks for your help with the map.</ blockquote>
Some common references: * < nowiki>[url=http:/ /bit.ly/Rank1SKills]Rank 1 skill slides[/url]</nowiki> * <nowiki>[url=https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Best_map_editing_practice]Best Practices[/url]</nowiki> * <nowiki>[url=https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Common_editing_mistakes]Common Mistakes[/url]</nowiki>. * <nowiki>[url=https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Creating_and_editing_road_segments]Creating and editing road segments[/url]</nowiki>