So, the new "Hold a maximum of 40 nomination slots" has gone live in Pogo - with the same to come for Ingress at some point. 🤔
We are promised that "new" Wayfarers who reach the level to submit will (at some point) have to take the Wayfarer test. 😱 (Even better if when this arrived everybody had to do this. Yes, I know all those people with multiple accounts might find it a bit of a chore, but it seems fair).
Wayfarer reviewers have a "rating" - any time our rating falls below "Good" any argeements gained don't count towards our stats.
So what about a "rating" for "Nominators"? I know this is a potential can of worms, I can see the posts now about "abusive reviewers targeting my nominations etc etc. However, if you have passed and understand the criteria, then you should know some things are an automatic "do not submit", thinks like K-12 schools. I seem to be seeing a lot more of these recently and I fully expect to see a lot more. If Nominators are submitting obvious K-12 or "things in my garden PRP" nominations that have above a particular percentage of reviewer rejections for the same criteria (e.g. 80%+ of those people reviewing the nomination said "K-12" or "PRP"), then perhaps their "Nominator rating" might go down and their "maximum nomination" stored might drop.
There have been a lot of requests for things like Reviewer feedback, a few small criteria updates (e.g. military bases) and "submitter education". Perhaps if there was more of this coming down the pipe from Niantic, particularly if some of the "spam" submissions rejections we all see had an immediate impact, then the nomination queue might be better. If the queue is struggling now, it's going to be a lot worse in a week or so with all these addtional "lets just submit this thing here to use up my nominations" submissions.