The issue with upgrades... rejections negative impacts
I’m including the above as it’s the latest example of upgrades becoming near useless.
I am part of an active local PoGi community of around 50 active members. A smaller group of us 8-10 have been coordinating stop submissions to improve game ply for the group. We recommend stops, try to help and critique submission descriptions. In the last week as a group we have had four local restaurants, two local coffee shops, a soccer field and a locally owned tiakwon do studio all get upgraded and all get rejected.
It’s getting a little ridiculous and it also has a negative cascade effect.
Let’s talk frost about the submissions. This is a local restaurant, very popular, in a local plaza open to the public with ample pedestrian access.
Is it a live animal? No
Does the description not match the picture or restaurant name? Nope
Is the real world location a single family (or any family) private residence? Hell no
valid stops are being rejected for absolutely no valid reason and it’s happening more and more.
Now the issue isn’t just in that this starts to get really annoying but as I mentioned it has a negative effect beyond the lack of a new portal. Several of our group have stopped reviewing stops when we don’t want an upgrade to mess with a nomination. As more legitimate reviewers do this the system continues to tilt in a negative direction furthering the issue.
I often wonder why folks reject stops? Do they like negatively impacting other people’s game play? Are they uneducated? Is it spite for their own rejections? It seems odd but ultimately it comes down to the negative impact it has on the rest of us that are simply trying to improve gameplay for ourselves and our communities.