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Last edited: 12.03.2019

1. The principle of voting

1.1 Any changes to data made by users go through the stage of voting by the members of the community or the administration. It is necessary to check the quality of the input information.
1.2 If a user’s edit (update) reaches 10 votes for or votes against, it is posted in the directory or rejected, respectively.

2. Voting rules

2.1 When checking the updates, you must consider the level of the user. If it is a novice, you should take into account his/her limited experience explain in detail what his/her mistakes are and how to fix them.
2.2 Mistakes in the route edit are not a reason to immediately vote against it
  1. 2.2.1 Instead, you need to specify the errors you found in the comment section so that the author could make necessary corrections (or correct it by yourself, for editors of level 2 and 3)
  2. 2.2.2 If the author does not correct the error and does not respond within 3 days, it is allowed to vote against
  3. 2.2.3 Unreasonable voting for and against the edits may result in a fine by the administration
2.3 If you decide to review your blocked editing, inform the support team.
2.4 It is forbidden to vote against edits or to demand from the author to add more information if, in the opinion of the voter, the author made minor changes or did not indicate all the data that could be indicated. If you have more information, you can add it yourself in the new edit of the route.
  1. 2.4.1 Each editor contributes only that part of the information which he knows and is not required to have all the information about the route;
  2. 2.4.2 For example, it is forbidden to vote against edits if its author correctly changed the type of route but did not update the outdated schedule.

3. Rules for choosing the reasons for voting "Against"

3.1 Fictitious data (vandalism) – the edit contains a set of signs indicating the introduction of fictional (not existing in reality) data. For example:
  1. 3.1.1 Unrealistic, absurd changes in the current and / or other edits of the user: extension of a city route to another city or country, etc;
  2. 3.1.2 A large number of questionable edits shortly after registration on Wikiroutes;
  3. 3.1.3 Use of foul language in edits or in user profile.
3.2 No source to ensure data is valid – the edit contains a set of features listed below:
  1. 3.2.1 The source of information is not specified making it impossible to check for specific changes made by the user;
  2. 3.2.2 In the "Links and source of information" field or when answering a question in the comments, the author of the edit indicates that he cannot provide confirmation, or ignores the question within 3 days;
  3. 3.2.3 Search for confirmation on the internet did not return any results;
  4. 3.2.4 For some reason, the user who votes cannot take the author's word (activity history, time spent on the site, etc.).
3.3 Wrong data (there is evidence) – the author of the edit has made incorrect changes to the route and it can be proved:
  1. 3.3.1 If you choose this variant, you should provide evidence (link to the source) and clarify in the comments what was wrong with the edit.
3.4 Duplicate: this route already exists – the route with the same number and characteristics is already on the site.
3.5 Other - specify the reason with the comment.

4. Rating formula

User rating (vote) — a number that specifies the weight in the voting.

Voting weight is calculated as follows:

L - user level. The minimum value is 1 (new member).

C - the number of comments added to existing routes

E - the number of edited routes (which gained a minimum of 10 votes)

V - the number of comments to the Edits (votes also count)

I - the number of ideas added in Routes by people project

5. User Level №2

Active editors who have learned how to use the editor tool and regularly update information in the database can apply for Level 2 by contacting the administrator in any convenient way (Contacts).

Benefits of Level 2:

- editing other users' edits

- editing stops (renaming and moving)

- user rating is increased by 1 point

6. User Level №3

Editors who have learned how to use the stop editor tool can apply for Level 3 by contacting the administrator in any convenient way (Contacts).

Benefits of level 3:

- merging duplicated stops into one

- user rating is increased by 1 more point

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