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Stuck in Wayfarer Rating Hell

A1phanine-INGA1phanine-ING Posts: 22 ✭✭
edited March 27 in Report a Bug

Hi all

For a very long time I was always in green (previous to the current rating system)

One day I suddenly plummeted into red for seemingly no reason, and then we changed over to this 'poor to great' rating system but I am still at the bottom (poor)

I have been reviewing slowly taking at least 30 seconds each, I rarely get hit with cooldowns these days but for a while i'd get them constantly regardless of what I did, after half half a dozen or so reviews i'd get hit with a cooldown. So now I go extra slowly and click around more. I am well versed in criteria and reject plenty of unsuitable submissions.

I always vote location 1 3 or 5* per guidance and niantic training

These are my stats:

.Total Nominations Reviewed



Processed and Agreement

1973 (61%)

Nominations Accepted


Nominations Rejected


Nominations Duplicated


Other Agreements


Is my account bugged? Why am I forever in poor rating despite quality reviews?

Why should I continue to work for niantic for nothing?

My badges don't increase in ingress or pokemon go...

Is there a way to reset? Can I start again? Can I do another test and go back to average and go from there?

Am I stuck in niantic wayfarer elo hell forever with silver medals and no way to progress them?!

Levelling up is linked to getting better medals in both games...

Do nominations being rejected negatively impact your rating?

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  • A1phanine-INGA1phanine-ING Posts: 22 ✭✭

    Wow i'm suddenly in fair, I dont know what has changed

    Maybe someone read my post and sorted my account

  • PrimalHiperion-INGPrimalHiperion-ING Posts: 4 ✭✭

    I have the same issue, few moths ago my rank goes to poor and my stats freeze on the game, please niactic help us with the guide to recover a great rank @NianticAtlas @NianticGiffard @NianticAaron

    few moths ago:


  • FuzzyDux-PGOFuzzyDux-PGO Posts: 3 ✭✭

    Not quite the same, but I took a couple of days off from reviewing, now my rating is "Fair" - no explanation, do I just keep reviewing and hope it goes back to "Good"?

  • Jaziklein-PGOJaziklein-PGO Posts: 2 ✭✭

    Same here! Stuck in "Fair" for no reason. I know the rules, take time for voting, but nothing helps... 🤷‍♂️

  • Meloppan-PGOMeloppan-PGO Posts: 1 ✭✭

    I'm in the same situation, been at "good" rating for a very long time but all of a sudden dropped to "fair" a while ago and even down to "poor" for a while even tho not changing my reviews. I'm back at fair now but can't seem to get to good and this morning I got a "pause" for 24 hours after reviewing ONE nomination. I get tonnes of playgrounds and such to review and I have no idea how they think its a good idea to give more than three stars for those nominations hence I get timed out for voting pattern.

    I admit I only review for the medal in PoGo but I do know the rules and it's just discouraging to have to do review after review hoping to get back to good for it to start counting on the medal, that is if I don't drop again after next review...

    It also does not seem fair that my rating is dependent on how other people vote to that degree, am I supposed to guess what others will vote instead of going by criteria? Niantic really need to do something about this system, to be honest I won't bother much longer.

  • JamieofArds-INGJamieofArds-ING Posts: 46 ✭✭
    edited June 9

    I've had a similar experience. Always in Great, now constantly in Poor, and even no rating at 1 point! But upgrade % continues to increase with no change to rating.

    Post edited by JamieofArds-ING on
  • LFrey-INGLFrey-ING Posts: 7 ✭✭

    Same here. At 9835 reviews for my badge in Ingress, just short of Onyx. Plummeted to Poor, back to Fair, and been stuck there for a couple of months. Not happy.

  • Estrid-INGEstrid-ING Posts: 2 ✭✭

    Same for me - sent from great to poor in a day - left it for a while. Now doing again but nothing counts on my badge and rating is stuck.

    what to do?

  • Murakami86-INGMurakami86-ING Posts: 8 ✭✭

    Same here. Dropped from max to zero.

  • A1phanine-INGA1phanine-ING Posts: 22 ✭✭

    Whats the point in this forum if noone from niantic actually reads acknowledges or actions anything?

    Genuine question

  • Eneeoh-PGOEneeoh-PGO Posts: 461 ✭✭✭✭

    My theory is that the Niantic employees are left in fear of legal jeopardy by management and/or lawyers.

    Maybe we must create separate threads. That way, if the Niantic folk think they are able/allowed to speak to your specific case or problem, they will not get blowback from the other (perhaps unrelated) issues.

    edited July 14
    Help fix. the rating is stuck at a low level. Is it possible to somehow reset the rating?

  • A1phanine-INGA1phanine-ING Posts: 22 ✭✭

    Somehow I shot up to great out of nowhere and its been fine since. Some of my friends reporting the same.

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