Places are the best and the most frustrating part of our site currently. The place that makes us stand out, potentially the most relevant part of the site but also, because of neglect, getting obsolete in many areas, with many potentially great options not developed well and because editing by users was removed (for good reasons, but, honestly, too long a time ago). They will only become worse and worse over years, and it’s in nobody’s interest, especially ZX/ABI/RBLLC’s for the site to lose value because of that.
What can be done:
-Allow premium users and connected users to suggest edits through a page that will look like the edit page. The changes will not immediately take place.
-Expand the Verify Places admin page to contain suggested change propositions - let admins to confirm or dismiss them.
Also, some incentive can be provided to the non-premium users, like if enough corrections are approved, they get Premium for a period etc.
-Allow premium users (and linked users and potentially users with a large enough amount of overall ratings) to edit Places.
-In Admin places verification tool add a special section for “last edited by non-admin” and maybe an option to revert changes. Not great but I assume easier to implement.
More steps can be undertaken, maybe a popup wtih rules / tips on editing, which I’ll be more than happy to write or help write.