Does it get any better?
I started submitting and reviewing waypoints a few months ago, and so far I have the impression that the whole process is completely random...
So far, I had about 75% of the submissions rejected, most of them with nonsense reasons, like "Mismatched Location" and "Location Inappropriate" on a playground that is clearly visible on google map and the arrow is exactly on the slide which is also in the picture, "Temporary or Seasonal Display" on things that are clearly unmoveable and have been there for ages, "Low Quality Photo" on pictures that are definitely not low quality, "Natural Feature" on a public platform with benches, and much more, including lots of "Location Inappropriate" and "Other Rejection Criteria" on valid waypoints. I appealed for a few of these, but I suppose there is a limit on the number of appeals that you can open at the same time, so now I just keep getting rejected valid waypoints and there is nothing I can do.
My impression is that people is rejecting with random reasons in order to get to the upgrade faster. It is embarrassing how easier it is to click one star and choose a random rejection reason, compared to filling all the fields. I'm pretty sure that in order to get 100 agreements faster, some people is just rejecting anything. I also had the same impression after seeing my rating drop from great to fair, since I'm pretty sure of the waypoints I've been reviewing. I'm 100% sure that most of these rejected waypoint would be accepted if someone else reviewed them.
I've read about people suggesting to submit the same waypoint again several times, until it gets accepted, but this sounds mental.
So, my question... Does it get any any better? The process so far has been very frustrating... I submit a proposal, wait for months to get a review, which is just random, and eventually appeal and wait again for months (so far I haven't received any answer to any of my appeals, or perhaps submit the proposal again? Honestly, this made me nervous and I lost all the enthusiasm I had at the beginning, so I'm considering to just give up.