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Check "I am not a robot"

Hello guys, hello @NianticCasey-ING,

sorry to bother you. Since yesterday something very strange is happening to me quite often while I am voting POIs. Despite I am voting really slowly, trying to take care about every candidature and taking at least 50seconds to 2 minutes for candidature, I am viewing the message "confirm you are not a robot" (translated from my italian account).

Now, honestly I do not have any other problem while voting, but I am a little bit scared this message could be a sort of advertisment, despite I am trying to be as much correct as I can, evaluating in according to the criteria.

Could someone of you and expecially you, @NianticCasey-ING, if possible, give me an idea about what should I do (I cleaned PC chronology, caches etc. as well as for the cell phone that I am using a lot to vote).

My browser is normally Chrome if that can help.

Thanks on advance :)

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  • LukeAllStars-INGLukeAllStars-ING Posts: 4,624 Ambassador

    I would say, the recaptcha is only to protect from Bots which review in a pattern (for example A-A-R-D-R-R-A...). So you might have fallen in a pattern. Thats (of course) bot your fault, its based in the nominations you have to review. Faking more time prevents you from 4 hour cooldowns. Also it could be, that you might have rated a honeyspot (a testsubmission of Niantic) wrong or voted completely different like other reviewers. In total, noone can tell you why and Nia is not Stellung you their system.

  • pakoesilvia13-PGOpakoesilvia13-PGO Posts: 127 ✭✭

    I am sorry, maybe I misunderstand because I am not speaking english fluently. Do you think is then my fault? When I review I try to avoid schema because I vote spontaneously. If for me something is 3 stars for safety and 4 for culture and social, I would vote in this way. If then I repeat this schema is not because I want to... It is because maybe voting following candidatures I find similar things and I vote more or less in same way.

    However, the important thing for me is: can I get a cooldown or a ban if I get always this message despite I am voting spontaneously?

  • LukeAllStars-INGLukeAllStars-ING Posts: 4,624 Ambassador

    Its not your fault, at least i believe its not. The system is unknown, so nobody knows why. Also, you can get cooldowns because of this but you wont get banned because of it. And cooldowns are 4/24 hours so no big deal.

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