Getting feedback when your rating has changed

My rating has been decreased today from Great to Good. I agree that sometimes I was too strict with nominations, but I was 90% sure that I was right according to the criteria:

* Plenty of car number plates.

* A gazebo in the garden, but both photos are identical so I could not recognize whether it is a private garden or public. 

* One of 100 spheres or posts on an alley.

* Somebody tried to apply each object on a single playground.

...and so on.

It would be nice to add an ability to get feedback for the recent nominations, especially when your rating has changed, so you can see how the others evaluated the same nominations and probably improve yourself.


  • BigMonkeyScamp-PGOBigMonkeyScamp-PGO Posts: 51 ✭✭✭

    Interestingly I have done over 10K reviews and never dropped bellow Great until this week when I have been downgraded to Good. I haven't consciously changed anything about my review methods. I always take time to review all submitted support information etc. and I keep up to date on the various criteria and follow all the threads on these discussions. I'm not particularly bothered about it but it did surprise me. I currently have just under 60% agreements I've no idea how these ratings are established.

  • sogNinjaman-INGsogNinjaman-ING Posts: 3,313 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Been asking for reviewer feeback from Niantic for years - never a hint that they might do this. If they started doing something like this properly, then they would have to be a bit more detailed about how to apply the criteria for specific Waypoint types, and provide a facility to make an "appeal" for "incorrect" decisions, because otherwise the forums are going to be filled up with complaints about "why did this one get accepted when it's clearly not eligible" etc etc.

    Even just a listing of the last 10 reviews where you decision differed from that of the community vote would help, particularly if there are "bots" or "reviewer cabals" out there, it would help pick up on things going awry. Then again, you have to remember that it is in Niantics interest to construct as large a database as possible for youse in their own and other 3rd party AR games.

  • Jeroenix-INGJeroenix-ING Posts: 400 ✭✭✭✭

    It's at 'great' again here, but I noticed the same, and you're not the first in the forums to write about it. It almost seems like they changed the criteria of the ratings. It used to be around 55% for 'great, but I may recall incorrectly.

  • CarolFigueiraRS-PGOCarolFigueiraRS-PGO Posts: 378 ✭✭✭✭

    @Jeroenix-ING I think it's around 67, I dropped to good a few months ago and went back to great after taking a week break. I was reviewing a lot and I think stuff were taking to long to reach an agreement.

  • X0bai-PGOX0bai-PGO Posts: 1,667 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Mine fell to Fair after a couple months of hardly even reviewing. I guess I missed a honeypot? That seems unlikely because they’ve been so obvious in the past, but I suppose it’s possible. I was around 53% agreements (with a GREAT rating) a few months ago; now I’m at 64% and my rating has collapsed.


  • wjmyeg-INGwjmyeg-ING Posts: 42 ✭✭✭

    The percentage varies… I’m at 84% approval and I dip into good occasionally.

    I’m beginning to wonder how valid one of the possible Canadian honeypots is… ie. if staff messed up by rating it should be approved. I declined an awesome cultural POI in a remote community because it was on the corner of someone’s front yard. I had a bad feeling about it and checked my rating before declining… I immediately went from Great to Good. It was done during a bout of insomnia when no one else seemed to be reviewing so I’m positive it was the cause. I mentioned it to a friend who had the same thing happen when they declined it. ie. auto drop in rating.

  • MargariteDVille-INGMargariteDVille-ING Posts: 2,728 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The percentage doesn't matter at all.

    EVERY web site tracks your actions on it.

    Scroll slowly, don't give every category the same score, and do at least one interaction on each nomination: Tap a picture to enlarge it. Tap the subject to get a Google on it. Tap the picture or location of existing portals (on the duplicate map) to get their title. Switch from streetview to satellite. Zoom in and out on either/both maps. Press the place name on the Google map, to open a new tab (like if the nomination is for Smith Church, and Smith Church is labeled on the Google map). Or tap the Google logo (lower left) to get a map on a new tab. Put something in the comments - a link you found, what criteria you think it meets, why you are rejecting it, etc (a few words is fine, but vary them).

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