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Google Hangout (Chat)

Alaska has a Google Hangout (GHO) for the state, which is used to chat with local editors and area/state/regional management. If you're a new/existing editor in Alaska or even if you're just visiting and want to relay information to local editors you can do here. It will give you good insight into the best practices and policies in regard to map editing plus give an easy, convenient way for editors to stay in touch, ask questions (any questions, we all started at Rank #1 at some point), request downlocks or review of your work and get Peer-to-Peer Mentoring.

If you are editing in Alaska and have not done so already, please Join Alaska GHO

There is also a Northwest Region GHO, which has a similar mission but serves Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming so there are many more editors in there who can assist. Most of the northwest's State Managers have area management over Alaska, so you can more quickly get help by joining these channels.

Join Northwest Region GHO

Hangouts is a free app available on Android and iOS devices. You also can use an extension in the Chrome Web Browser to access this chat. Go to: google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts for more information.

Once you join, Type !wb help in the GHO. This will get you started with Wazebot (wb); Wazebot will send you some help. In a DM (Direct Message or conversation) with the wazebot, type the following to set up your notifications by name and/or nickname. Wazebot will send you the instructions.

  1.  !mentions
  2.  !nickname

If some of the abbreviations and terms used are not clear, you can also use the wazebot to lookup terms for you. In a DM with wazebot, type !wb glossary [word] and the bot will send you some definitions.

If the notifications on your phone or computer get to be too much, in the WV GHO you can select the “3 dots” (circled in Blue), Select “Options” and turn off notifications if you do not want to be disturbed; Just uncheck the box.

Please do not modify/change any of the other options; they affect everyone.

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Editor Lookup

We can lookup the activity of any editor by going to the following page for that editor: http://www.waze.com/user/editor/* , where * is the editor's username in Waze.

For example: http://www.waze.com/user/editor/GadgetJ