User:Voludu2/Welcoming New Editors

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When you see red roads, unnecessary parking lots, and other common editing mistakes -- celebrate. When you see a really basic question in chat -- you know its another inexperienced editor.

We all want to see these new editors switch from messing up the map to fixing up the map as quickly as possible, so it is important to get important information to them as quickly as possible.

Boilerplate friendly welcome-to-editing PM

Hello <insert name here>! I'm really happy to see someone new editing in the <region> area. We can really use the help. Because I would really like to see you make a lot of high-quality edits that improve the waze map, I would like to share with you some of the guidelines that really make the map work. The most important guideline is -- work with more experienced waze editors. Open up the chat box and type "Hello! I'm a new editor in <where you are working at the moment>. Can someone look over what I've been working on?" Other editors will be glad to see you, and you will learn a lot quickly. If no-one is around, or if chat is so busy nobody notices your message, try again in a few minutes. To get started right, please read about [url=https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Best_map_editing_practice]Best Practices[/url] and [url=https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Common_editing_mistakes]Common Mistakes[/url]. And then move on to the [url=https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Map_Editing_Quick-start_Guide]Quick Start Guide[/url] to gain skill with the editor. All changes to places (area or point) require approval if you are a level 1 editor, so it might be easiest to gain some experience with road building. In order to help you catch your mistakes (and everyone else's), please consider installing these chrome/firefox tools:[url=https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Community_Plugins,_Extensions_and_Tools#WME_Validator]Validator[/url] and [url=https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Community_Plugins,_Extensions_and_Tools#WME_Junction_Node_Fixer_.28JNF.29]Junction Node Fixer[/url]. I know that you can become a great editor through reading and questioning. I hope to see good things from you on the map.