Process of Review
Are there other wayfarers out there who don't do the review in the given order of the review page?
<TL;DR Should the order of review process be changed?>
I'm looking to find others' opinions on this topic, but when I begin the review process, I rarely start with the question "Should this be a waypoint?" Assuming there aren't any immediate reason for rejections [e.g. inappropriate location, ineligible photo, etc.], I never feel like I know if a nomination should be a waypoint until after reviewing the full submission.
Personally, I start with the review-duplicate section; I don't want to waste my time trying to decide if any information input seems agreeable or not if the nomination is already a waypoint. After that I review all the following information and give a generalized average of all other factors as my final decision on the initial question of "Should this be a waypoint?"
Once in a while, I may alter my "final" grade of a waypoint based on personal experience and mild personal bias. The only example I can think of at the moment is when I see a very good waypoint nomination, but it's literally less than a meter away from another waypoint. Even though it's not a duplicate, I would lower my decision to two stars on whether it should be a waypoint, and give a brief explanation that while the rest of the submission may have been given four to five stars I gave it two stars because it seems too close to another waypoint to consider it worth making a waypoint in Ingress or Pokemon Go.
I wonder sometimes if certain locations are nominated because the other waypoint isn't visible to someone who plays one game over the other. I don't expect my comments to be read on every review that I've left them on, but it would be nice to know that it's taken into consideration to put the already-existing waypoint into the other game.
Is there anyone who thinks the review process can be streamlined or optimized just by changing the order in which we review nominations? It's my opinion that the first question should be moved to the end, but only if an additional question is put at the beginning: "Does this waypoint meet any immediate rejection criteria?"
I'm sure a lot of other wayfarers will have better ideas than mine, and many more may even disagree with me, but that's ok. I'd still like to hear other thoughts on it.