Reviewing Ban and Slow Upgrade Counter

This past week I've really gotten back into reviewing way finder stops but all of a sudden I've reviewed like 600 stops and I keep getting these bans/cooldowns that stop me from reviewing and its really annoying. On most times when I review I make assumptions on what has been made in these areas seeing that there are already stop like that that have been accepted there before so those I usually go for. Ones that have low quality photos and stuff like that that are great stops I usually say in the more info box that resubmitting them would be a good idea with a better photo. I don't know on the other hand why its taking so long to get an upgrade and vice versa why i cant be reviewing more as it says I should do to get a better way finder rating. Can anyone help?


  • JillJilyJabadoo-PGOJillJilyJabadoo-PGO Posts: 1,082 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What is your rating currently? Also, the upgrades come when you get agreements, not when you review the submissions. It can take days or even weeks for each submission to reach an agreement. You will get an upgrade when 100 reviews get an agreement.

  • sbeahm21-PGOsbeahm21-PGO Posts: 14 ✭✭

    I am a fair rater atm with around 600 reviews and almost one upgrade.

  • Babarushki-PGOBabarushki-PGO Posts: 178 ✭✭✭

    @sbeahm21-PGO , do you know about the magic 25 seconds to take, reviewing each nomination? That includes duplicates and edits. That may be the cause of the cooldowns.

  • JillJilyJabadoo-PGOJillJilyJabadoo-PGO Posts: 1,082 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Fair means you either aren't getting a lot of agreements or you missed a Niantic honeypot. You might slow down on your reviewing and try to figure out what's different between how you're voting and how your community is voting. Maybe you can find a local Wayfarer group to join? You need agreements for upgrades, not just reviews.

  • Hosette-INGHosette-ING Posts: 3,193 ✭✭✭✭✭

    One thing I'm not sure of is whether you earn points toward upgrades when you are in Fair or Poor.

  • No1ofConseqence-PGONo1ofConseqence-PGO Posts: 161 ✭✭✭

    Well, I'm at the following:

    Total Nominations Reviewed - 2917


    Nominations Accepted - 827

    Nominations Rejected - 211

    Nominations Duplicated - 96


    Upgrades Available - 1

    Upgrades Redeemed - 13

    Other than about a week or two after I first started reviewing - and only then for about a day or two where I was rated 'Good' - I've been solidly in 'Great' the entire time.

    With 1134 Agreements Reached my figures show I'm receiving slightly better than one Upgrade per 100 Agreements Reached; I'm at about 1 per 80.

    I've no idea why, but suspect it might have something to do with having a relatively non-fluctuating 'Great' rating; or possibly something to do with low totals of wayspots in my 'unnamed polygon system'. 🙊

    Who knows? Or, rather, who knows but won't say?

  • JillJilyJabadoo-PGOJillJilyJabadoo-PGO Posts: 1,082 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Edit agreements don't show in those totals. If you had a count of those, they'd probably get you up close to 100 per upgrade.

  • No1ofConseqence-PGONo1ofConseqence-PGO Posts: 161 ✭✭✭

    @JillJilyJabadoo-PGO Ah! That makes sense. I didn't know that. Thank you.

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