Google has ended the "community edit" free-for-all in Google Maps. According to Google "We recently made a change to Google Maps to require 'all community edits to be reviewed before they are shown'. In the past, some "pending" edits were shown immediately on Maps and only moderated (and sometimes denied) later on. We're taking this step to ensure that changes to Google Maps pass the high quality bar our users expect, while preventing SPAM and other problems from showing up before being reviewed first. We want to empower you to be a valuable local expert by making it easy to fix and report problems you find on Google Maps. We realize it is inconvenient to wait for edits to be reviewed, and we are working hard to streamline our review process to reduce this waiting period," said Google.
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