Why is my wayfinder-rating going down??
akaolabola-PGO Posts: 1 ✭
So I recently saw that my wayfinder-rating had went from good down to fair. Which I first thought was weird. I took some time to analyze what I might do wrong. And when I continued to go through more nominations my rating once again went down, but this time to bad. I really don't know what's wrong since I've thought in the same way all the time when I go through nominations. Even when my rating was good. Somebody else that has the same experience nor somebody that can help me with getting my rating up again?
Getting your rating up is a numbers game. If you’ve only done a few reviews, one or two mismatched reviews or mess up a honey pot will bring your rating down. If you’ve done many, many reviews, a few missteps and you’ll probably still stay in good or great rating. My advice is just keep going.
When my rating has dipped in the past, I've resolved the issue by slowing my review pace. I don't mean just slowing how quickly I process individual reviews: that's standard practice anyway, taking ample time with each one. I also decrease how many reviews I process per day, usually just a couple, until my rating normalizes. Another reviewer in my area stopped reviewing entirely when she dropped to Good standing from Great, and within two weeks her rating was back to its old level.
Maybe you got what we call a "honeypot". Here's what Niantic said when they started the practice
We have taken steps to pre-approve or reject certain Wayspot nominations prior to them entering Wayfarer. Reviewers who disagree with our assessment may see a dip in their performance score.
It doesn't matter if you've done 5 reviews or 50,000 - misjudging a honeypot will tank your level.
Unless they've changed how it works, without telling us. Niantic wouldn't do THAT, would they?
Full blog entry: https://nianticlabs.com/news/wayfarer-checkin?hl=en
I'm experiencing the same currently.
Surely, I got some wayspots wich were dicy and where im unsure if they should be approved or not and made a decision to my best knowledge, but i surely didnt do everything wrong. I did about 50 reviews and my rating tanked from super down to okay.
This has never happened before and I really do not understand why it happened. Did I trip into a honeypot twice in a row?
Or did something change with wayfarer? It seems there has been an update of some kind, as the Page looks different now, and the way reviews are handled changed by a lot?
I don't understand. And I'm quite disappointed I dropped that much by doing nothing wrong.
I have the same problem... From perfect to okay in a half hour... What is this ...
We spend much time to review on the spots and what Do u get?!
I Look realy clear, search and correct the spots in review... and now? My points for medal stop counting... So i stop review ZzzZ
Here are some Niantic AMA (Ask Me Anything) guidaance on your rating. (In addition to the "Honeypot" info above.)
November 2, 2017
July 2020 AMA
"July 2020 AMA
Well that didnt seem to happen. I'd love to see how my ratings performed and where i went wrong, but theres no way to do this
Anyways, I think i get where i went wrong:
"OPR performance takes many factors into account including abuse detection. The best way to ensure your rating stays high is to take time to carefully analyze each candidate."
I was a bit soft on some candidates that day-i guess i felt like it - and gave em in benefit of the doubt a low rating instead of a rejection. Those were like 10 of those, and if all those got rejected, I understand why my rating dropped after the fact.
Seems the general rule is: when in doubt: reject.
Mine has dropped from Great to Good for the first time in 45,000 reviews.