Who is actually going to use the pokestop reviewing thing? (Wayfarer) AND MORE


#66

Yes, because Niantic doesnt review stuff. Other players do. And whilst this system give acces to ALOT of potential reviewers, it also gives acces to dumb/lazy/hatefull people. Your bad nominations being rejected for the wrong reason is usually just a reviewer who cant find the right reason, or is lazy and just picks any reason.

Perfectly eligible nominations being rejected could also have a ton of reasons. Someone could give their own spin/understanding to the established rules. Someone might not be up to date to the new rules (Looking at trail markers). Someone might be an Ingress player who doesnt want another portal in an other teams territory. Someone might not be able to find the POI on streetview, cause wayfarer sometimes dumps you in the wrong street/photospere and not everyone puts alot of effort in searching the right spot.

Theres tons of reasons something good might not come trough, and something bad might. But your wayfarer rating on the wayfarer website is not one of those things.

A good submission is a good submission, regardless of all the garbage cans you might have submitted before that. You just have to hope your good submission lands at a good reviewer.

Little footnote:
I did hear that if you get alot of rejections your new submissions might take longer to get reviewed. Not sure if true, but makes sense.


#67

Same for another rejected pokestop here. A bridge is considered a natural feature.


#68

I think this may be true. I submitted 15 pokestop nominations, 1 was eligible and 1 was rejected for an untrue reason, in November. No other pokestop nominations have been approved or rejected for me.


#69

I used to have an answer in 3-5 days, but the last ones all took longer than a week. Before that I had only one rejection, and that was the very last one before I nominated those that took longer than a week. There was also one nomination that had been waiting in the queue for over 1,5 months, so I withdrew that one.


#70

Here’s what Niantic say about Wayfinder rating

Your Wayfinder rating will improve as the number of decisions you agree with grows, and your performance rating may be lowered if you have too many Disagreements. Your rating may also decrease if abuse of the Wayfarer platform is detected. If your performance is poor, please take the time to re-evaluate how you are analyzing nominations based on our acceptance criteria.

So they can decrease your rating if you abuse the system. Your rating is also taken into consideration.

What’s funny is that in my last 7 nominations the upgraded nomination took longer to review. I had 2 nomination rejected after 4 days and upgraded nomination accepted after 6 days. Before that my upgraded nomination got accepted after 3 days.


#71

That goes for everyone. Too many submissions, not enough people who are reviewing.


#72

I find the ‘your rating may be lowered if you have too many disagreements’ part more troublesome.
It basically means if people post stupid nominations, you have to turn them down, and your rating gets lowered because of it, or to put it more simply, my raiting goes down because people nominate stupid stuff.
This is why i only check a few nominations per day, then i can skip some like the german of french ones which are hard to validate for me. This way my agree/disagree ratio stay better.


#73

I’m not sure if I understood this text correctly, but I always thought those “disagreements” mean disagreements to other reviewers… So people nominate stupid stuff, all reviewers reject it, that means you have more agreements and should be going towards green, right?

I have reviewed > 500 nominations so far and I have quickly gone into green and stayed there…


#74

That should be correct, indeed.


#75

that is actually a good thought and would explain a lot.


#76

That’s a problem?


#77

The thing itself is not available for the public lol


#78

I recently edited a PokéStop location, because you can’t even spin the Stop when you are at the actual location, and even that got rejected. 🥱🤦‍♂️


#79

How do you edit things?


#80

To edit if you are near enough to see it in the normal play screen:

Pokestop:

  • Tap the pokestop.
  • Tap the arrow in the top right corner.
  • Tap the 3 dots in the top right corner.

Gym:

  • Tap the gym.
  • Tap the arrow in the top right corner.
  • Tap the arrow in the top right corner (again yes).
  • Tap the 3 dots in the top right corner.

To edit pokestops/gyms from recieved gifts:

  • Tap the gift.
  • Tap the card under the gift.
  • Tap the 3 dots in the top right corner.

#81

If you are level 40 you can do this?

Thanks


#82

Yeah, you do need to be level 40.


#83

The one issue I have with the system at present (as a UK reviewer) is one of the legit examples we’re shown on logging in is a UK postbox. Thing is they are common as muck and have no historical or cultural importance, but as Niantic have suggested they are fine word has got out and in Ingress you’re seeing them everywhere as portals and I find myself struggling to find a reason to reject them (tbh out in the countryside it can be the only option for a fair distance, plus they normally have safe access).


#84

I want to edit the photos, but it’s not possible at the moment. Hopefully it will be soon. There’s an old mural that doesn’t exist anymore, photo of the city center taken in the dark, you can barely see anything (who approved that?!), church has been renovated, some photos are blurry, some are taken from a bad angle, some would look better if they were taken during summer and so on.


#85

Same here. I know a Pokestop with a Photo you can’t see anything on because of the sun. Also, I have a nomination being rejected for bad photo quality, even though it still was at least ten times better than SunPhoto PokéStop. :man_facepalming: