Waze points?

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  1. Serge

    Serge Learning to Drive General User

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    Hi everyone,

    I am an active Waze user but don't have a login due to privacy concerns. I've heard that longer you drive the more points you accumulate. What do those points mean? Are there any benefits to creating a login?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Solidjake

    Solidjake Heterodyne Advanced User Premium Member

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    No benefit unless you want to be a map editor. (I am and don't use it. Only logged in to the editing tool recently to add two speed cameras)
     
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    Yes and no. To the end user the points are useless. I read somewhere (I think the Waze beta forum) that they do take longevity and accuracy of reporting under consideration. If you erase every cop car and it pops right back up every time it won’t actually erase it in the future. If you report stuff and it always gets thumbs up, your reports have more weight and will always appear immediately. I’m not calling this fact, I just saw this posted somewhere.
     
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    Got Jeep Be Prepared Advanced User Premium Member

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    I don't see any reason not to create a log in. As fitz said, it is generally thought that the higher your ranking the more weight your reports carry.
    As a power user, I want to carry a bigger stick.
     
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    I've been using Waze for 5 years now. I'm ranked somewhere around 2500 nationally. (actually #2,003 as of right now, #82 in NC)
    Points do seem to help with your reports and undoing of other's old reports. More weight as it has been said.

    Being logged in is not an issue as long as you shut down Waze if you are stopped. It takes time for Waze to catch up to where you are and show your static location to others. (An officer got really mad at me when he saw my avatar on his Waze screen a few years ago. He even sent me a message through Waze before giving me the ticket.)
     
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    Solidjake Heterodyne Advanced User Premium Member

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    @BlueV1 Made me check my stats. 4,491 rank for NYC

    and DAMN regarding the cop lol
     
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    Wow I'm only 2268 in my state after similar time
     
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    XDA PSL +5 Intermediate User

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    I have a whole bunch of Waze points. I have been waiting for Bob Barker to show up at my door and tell me "You've won a NEW CAR!"

     
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    Serge Learning to Drive General User

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    What? He got mad because you use WAZE? What? And he was texting you on it? Wtf what did he send you? Why was he using it?
     
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    You can set uprself to not be visible on waze if you want so you wont show on others devices as being on the map. The more points you get the more weight your reports carry, since I know the Leo's around me do use waze and I'm sure they do untag themselves where possible I like having a lot of points so I can drop a pin that isn't readily cleared. Also good for the aircraft traps where folks wont always see a cop where I have pinned them, but never the less it gets them slowed down while in the measuring zone then shortly after they see the cop den, they often vote down but as a power user it takes a lot of their down votes to kill the pin, I don't have to re-pin as often. Again if privacy concerns then turn off the showing on map feature so your icon wont show for others...
     
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    Patrol officers spend so much time driving that if they wanted to it would be trivial for them to shoot up the ranks. Hell, just updating gas prices as they go would be sufficient.
     
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    He was probably mad because he was slowing down a pack of cars to 5 under and I passed him at 32 over his speed. (So he says...)

    He was pleasant at first and then he came back and tossed my ticket in the window angrily and walked away. I turned on my phone screen and he had messaged me from a randomly named Waze account saying something like, "I caught you" or something similar. Kind of a shock.

    I don't think you can report if you are hidden. Plus, you have to enable it each time. Maybe things have changed?
     
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    Serge Learning to Drive General User

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    Isn’t that evidence to toss the case out? Sounds unprofessional. Was that a visual estimate btw or did your radar catch it too late?


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    We were all going 60 in a 65 in a pack of 5+ cars for over 10 minutes. He was in the front of the #2 lane and lanes #1 and #3 wouldn't go faster than him. Lots of random braking in front of me.

    I was the 2nd car behind him, and had guessed that he was unmarked SHP, but after 10 minutes, it was late and I forgot.
    There was a whole bunch of cars approaching from the rear at a higher rate of speed and the guy that came up behind me had aftermarket really bright headlights and fogs.
    I saw my chance to get around everyone as the highway widened to 6 lanes and I darted over to the #4 and passed them all.
    He was on me immediately and I believe it was simply a pacing estimation. 92 in a 65.

    I ended up with 73 in a 65 and $300 in fines. :) I suspected that he had me on video as well as I passed him and made my way back to the #1 lane. It probably wasn't too pretty.

    They are allowed to lie and trick people to get a conviction. There is no "professionalism" in my opinion. :)
     
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    Before Waze started purposely lagging your location on screen I had someone message me with a comment. Sweet car or something like that, at the time my Waze name matched my vanity tag. I've since gone "gray" Waze name isn't tied to the car, tag, or me valuable lesson learned.
     
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