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I have a theory that if you report something as abuse but Niantic don’t agree then your rating takes a big hit. I hadn’t reviewed much over the summer and this was one of the few I did, I marked as abuse and the next day when I logged in I had been knocked down all the way to lowest rating.
not the first time I’ve had a similar experience and so my assumption is that Niantic manually saw the abuse report and didn’t see the issue and decided I was a terrible reviewer for reporting a submission they didn’t see an issue with
More likely you "mis-reviewed" a Niantic "honeypot" submission that was slipped into the review queue for "test" purposes. The recived wisdom of the Wayfarer review community is "disagree with the Niantic pre-chosen verdict and your rating takes a big hit". I've had the same happen to me, takes a long while to review your way out of it, even if your overall percentage "agreed" scores stay the same throughout the process.
I only did a very small number of reviews around that time, I get the honeypot theory but it would be coincidence that I must hit a honeypot every time I report a few as abuse and the rating takes a hit. Not saying it’s not possible but I also think if people get hit with honeypot then they should be told what exactly they were deemed to have done wrong.
I would agree with your last sentence. I'd love to know why my "acceptance rate" is only 66%, but Niantic don't seem to want to provide any sort of reviewer support beyond the oft debated guidelines to help Wayfarers improve. Even showing us say, the last 10 reviews where the community "disagreed" with you would give me some clue as to what I might be doing wrong or where I might have misunderstood one particular criteria / type of POI submission.
@NianticTintino - would you have any thoughts please on how to provide reviewer feedback or improvement for things like this, particularly for those who have don a lot of reviewing? That would be something of benefit to the whole Wayfarer community.
I rejected this at least 5 times. Obviously faked. I also think I started pressing the abuse button.
And they’re back at it again, whatever action you took last time against the submitter obviously wasn’t enough
Linking the two together