Didn't Receive any Rewards? Let's Try to Figure Out this Potential Glitch
I am one of the numerous Wayfinders who didn't receive any rewards for the Russian Wayfarer Challenge despite meeting the reward requirements after they were changed to "Set home location to Russia and reviewed at least one Russian nomination."
When Giffard asked on the original post (the post that is now locked) for the names of the accounts that didn't receive rewards so that he could forward them to the investigation team, I made sure that I provided substantial information so my account would be checked. If the investigation team truly looked through my account and deemed me ineligible for the rewards, then something is glitching on their end. No ifs, ands, or buts about it.
The goal of this discussion is for us to provide @NianticGiffard with enough accounts and information to prompt a further investigation into why so many Wayfinders were deemed ineligible for rewards despite us meeting the requirements. If you met the "Set home location to Russia and reviewed at least one Russian nomination" requirement and never received your rewards, I urge you to comment with as much information as you can remember about participating in the Russian Wayfarer Challenge.
Without further ado, here's the information about my experience during the challenge:
Start Time: I started the challenge when there was about a day (or two) and a half remaining.
Home Location: I set my home location to Moscow, Russia for this challenge. This home location change was made during the event. Prior to the challenge, my home location was somewhere in the USA. I think it may be important to mention that I believe I typed in Moscow, Russia into the home location search bar instead of dragging the map to Moscow and then clicking on the city. After setting the home location to Moscow, the green banner for the challenge appeared on Featured Wayspot page, indicating that I was in an area eligible for the event.
Once the challenge was over and I was able to change my home location again, I moved my home location back to my original spot in the USA.
Russian Nominations: During the challenge, I reviewed eight nominations from Russia; most, if not all, of them coming from Moscow. Out of those eight, 5-6 were duplicates and 2-3 were nominations I either gave my blessing to or rejected. One of the duplicate Russian nominations I reviewed appeared to be one of the "glitched" duplicates from a month or so ago where it had the same photo and coordinates of the already existing Wayspot.
Miscellaneous Info (Just in case it helps): I use the Wayfarer+ plugin, have a "Great" Wayfinder rating, and have been reviewing since Pokemon GO players have been able to review.
If I can remember anymore information that may be of use, I'll be sure to edit this post. I strongly urge Niantic to further investigate this issue. If this glitch is left unchecked, you will be potentially dealing with the same issue (and backlash) again and again for any future challenges until it gets fixed.