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Repeatedly stalled with 4 hour cool downs


I hope I am not posting in the wrong section!

I'm a decently seasoned reviewer, with a couple of thousands of reviews already performed and a green/great rate rating since I started reviewing. Since I have a bit of time in my hands I started reviewing again last week, but it's three days now that I keep getting 4h cooldowns every 20-30 reviews.

"A cooldown has been activated.

We have detected some anomalies in your review behavior.[...]"

As a disclaimer, I know my way around reviews. I am not the type of person that 1/5* everything and that's it, I often use the entire 1 to 5 scale at my disposal.

If necessary, I always take my time to research the POI with Streetview or photospheres, I check for location accuracy and I always try to look online if the POI actually exists and follows the wayfarer guidelines.

As I am decently proficient at it, and it takes no more than 40 seconds for me to scan the entire submission, considerably less if the submission is an obviously fake one or if I only need to do a position check or title edit.

That said, how can I prevent more cooldowns to happen? It usually happens when I get spammed with location edits instead of proper submission to review, but I can't just take 2/3 minutes of my time for each edit and it feels like I am being punished for being decent at what I do.

Thx in advance :)

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  • ElgambinoJoyBoy-PGOElgambinoJoyBoy-PGO Posts: 104 ✭✭
    hello, the submissions which are null we verify them in 10 seconds especially if they do not respect the rules. Getting banned is indecent

  • Maxyme99-PGOMaxyme99-PGO Posts: 931 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well, you must spend at least 30 second on every nomination you got. If you get to review one that is 1*, then you must wait at 30 seconds before you go to the next one.

     It's a same with any other nomination and location/title/descritpion edit or "choose photo" part too - all must have at least 30 seconds before you go to next nomination.

    I know it can be annoyoing for reviewers that review for some time, but you can always view some shorts videos or read somehing between each nomination, it helps ;)

  • ElgambinoJoyBoy-PGOElgambinoJoyBoy-PGO Posts: 104 ✭✭
    ok but i am not a robot

  • PsychoPorg-PGOPsychoPorg-PGO Posts: 8 ✭✭

    I have check 5 and I had the 4 hours cool down, and I had wait 1 minute between nominations.

    Lately we have very bad nominations, it is not my fault if for intance I have two bad proposals... I supposed that the system is maybe saturated, but 4 hours it's too much...

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