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


#56

I think that some people didn’t read the rules for reviewing nominations or they didn’t understand them. For example, I nominated a mural and a mosaic that happens to be on the wall of a shop. They rejected it because it’s a generic business?! I didn’t nominate a shop, I nominated a mural/mosaic. And I’ve seen some Wayspots that shouldn’t have been accepted but somehow they got accepted. And what bothers me is if you don’t like something that’s nominated or are not sure it should be a Wayspot don’t give it 1 star if it’s eligible. Give 2 or 3 stars or just skip it. 1 star should be given to the nominations that are clearly ineligible.


#57

Totally agree. I had a map kind of thing being rejected because ‘it appears to be seasonal display’. I couldn’t help laughing about that, honestly. I personally don’t find those city maps to be very interesting, but they are eligible, because I have seen more than one of them that are Pokestops. That also means that if I need to review simular, I am not just giving 1 Star because it is a map. No, there needs to be more than that what makes it ineligible. I only give one star if I really think something must not become a Pokestop, but clearly not all the reviewers think the same way.


#58

I have a question, people with wayfarer, can they find pokestop noninations by nomination ID?

Can they rate them?


#59

No, if I am right, that is not possible. We just get to review a random nomination. At this point I have only had nominations from The Netherlands, Belgium and France.


#60

I just made a pokestop nomination which is half BS, an dit should not be a pokestop nomination. There is a rickroll in the “why should this be nominated” though lol

Reason why it should not be a pokestop: it is in a building.


#61

That should not even make it immediately ineligible. At least, that is what the rules say. But most reviewers will probably not care about that.

Edit:
I do even know a Pokestop which is in a building.


#62

The bridge just got rejected, too. Apparently it is a natural feature and it represents a generic store or restaurant. Good to know! :smiley: And the title contains emojis. I do not know which reason I have to take the most serious as they are all pure nonsense but okay.

But it does NOT say the nomination itself is already ineligible, and that was what I was wondering about.


#63

I think I am going to nominate some more playgrounds again. These do not seem to get rejected for random reasons.


#64

Thats not your submission rating though. Thats your reviewer rating. If you rate alot of stuff oposite of what other reviewers rate, than your rating will go down. If you agree alot with other reviewers, then your rating will go up.


#65

Yes, but as we can see perfectly eligible nominations can get rejected. So I think Niantic also looks at your rating to see if you understand the rules and have many agreements. So if many of your nominations get rejected and you have a red rating then you can get banned. I don’t know what happens if you have a green or yellow rating. Maybe you get a warning first. It’s not your fault if people reject your good nominations. And if you follow the rules, you should get more agreements. But it’s not a perfect system. Duplicates, ineligible nominations, low quality photos can still slip through the net.


#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.