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    Google Reviewer VS RER

    I guess this one is more directed at Andrew and Flash.

    What is the difference between an RER such as you two, and a Google Reviewer?

    Is a Google Reviewer a Google employee?

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    Re: Google Reviewer VS RER

    Whoa Colan, are you fast??? I just put this Map Maker forum up 2 seconds ago and you already had a great question to add.

    Look forward to the answer myself!

    I may be wrong but I think of RERs sort of like TCs, volunteer independent mappers with ninja skills and a special relationship with G. But Google reviewers I think of as Google staff. BUT not sure if I'm right, that's just my assumption.
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    Re: Google Reviewer VS RER

    That's too funny. I saw the Map Maker section and I couldn't recall if it was there before.....now I know.

    I assume the same thing as you regarding the differences between the two.
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    Re: Google Reviewer VS RER

    Too funny, I built the new MM forum Sunday and populated it. But it was a hidden forum. It was live and there if you knew the link you could see it, just no link to find it until I made it public just now.

    I was sitting here scratching my head going, "did eagle eye Colan already find it and get a post ready so the second I launched he could post?" Then I got this spooky feeling like, "or is Colan reading my mind and anticipating my every move again?" (That's a compliment!)
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    Re: Google Reviewer VS RER

    Quote Originally Posted by Colan Nielsen View Post
    What is the difference between an RER such as you two, and a Google Reviewer?

    Is a Google Reviewer a Google employee?
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    Whoa Colan, are you fast??? I just put this Map Maker forum up 2 seconds ago and you already had a great question to add.

    Look forward to the answer myself!

    I may be wrong but I think of RERs sort of like TCs, volunteer independent mappers with ninja skills and a special relationship with G. But Google reviewers I think of as Google staff. BUT not sure if I'm right, that's just my assumption.
    The difference between Google Reviewers (blue G icon) and Regional Expert Reviewers (green R icon) is relationship with Google. GRs are employed in some capacity with Google where as RERs are volunteer users of Map Maker. Both GRs and RERs are "Trusted Reviewer" which means they have to review according to the Guidelines set by Google. I believe even contract employees employed by a staffing company but working for Google are GRs as well.
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    Re: Google Reviewer VS RER

    Oh good to know. Thanks Andrew!
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    Re: Google Reviewer VS RER

    I appreciate having that defined, too. Thanks to Colan for asking and Andrew for answering.
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    Re: Google Reviewer VS RER

    Thanks Andrew! Makes a lot of sense.
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    Re: Google Reviewer VS RER

    Also, any Google employee with MM access is a GR. So Places support are all GRs. I mention this because you have to be careful, GR does not necessarily mean "Knows the rules and what they are doing". RER should mean that, and GR with thousands of edits and reviews will normally mean that. GR with just a few hundred or less edits/reviews is someone who occasionally accesses it, or is new and in training. And Places support people have thousands of MM edits, but they have been shown to break MM rules all the time. Normally they just get the person that sits next to them to approve it, so bad edits from them go through all the time. I personally have told them in the past to undo edits or I would deny, and they have done so now that they were caught.
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