Is it possible that an entire voting community can stall nominations into queue?
I went to Las Vegas in November and December and submitted 4 nominations in November and 5 in December. The 5 I submitted in December were all in one park, but the 4 nominations in November were within a few square miles of one another. Not a single one has entered voting as of April 2021. I did upgrade one of the December ones and it was accepted.
In Las Vegas they have a guy there attempting to overload the park by his house with POIs. His goal is one every cell so that Niantic will be so impressed they will host events there. He even put something on Google Maps that called a hill "POGO Hill" and then nominated it and cited that it was on Google Maps. He has also nominated a mark (a #5) on pavement that indicates the depth of water in a drainage area and a cell tower shaped like a palm tree and somehow got a painted marker on the sidewalk that said only "1/2 mile" approved. I have even told this guy how many things I see that need nominated in Las Vegas every visit and he has said if it is not at his park he doesn't submit it.
But because of my dealings with this player I can't help but wonder if it is possible he and other reviewers are intentionally not voting on submissions that are not in their desired area. If they see something not in their area while voting if they skip it does it just stay in queue and therefore you don't see that someone has seen it? I just can't imagine 9 submissions have not entered voting in 4 months.
I don't live in Las Vegas so I don't want to waste my upgrades there, but I have used 5 of my hard-earned upgrades to get things that will benefit the person I know who lives in Vegas because I know otherwise they would have just sat in queue for eternity.