I started reviewing some weeks ago, so I can earn upgrades for wayspots I intend to submit. After reviewing a lot, now I have already submitted several wayspots myself and earned two upgrades. I used the upgrades and both wayspots got rejected by the community. The reasons why it got rejected are ridiculous and it is really frustrating. Between other reasons both were mentioned to be explicit inappropriate locations.
I know there's the problem with the misleading translation.
But even if it is about the location, and not because they think it's explicit, it is just not fair. I live in Germany, like most of the medieval cities in Europe the oldtown center is an restricted traffic area. There are no sidewalks just because there is no place. Cars of residents are parking or driving on the same street where also pedestrians walk. This is normal, it works and it is not inappropriate. There is an elementary school and also a kindergarten in the old town center. Not a problem and also totally safe, but I suppose an US citizen wouldn't believe that just because it is not common in the USA.
I used an appeal for one of them which is the church of a Christian community (seventh day aventist).
It's a small community and their 'church' is located in the ground floor of a normal building. But there is a sign on the wall in plain sight and if you check on Google you will immediately find the community (but I suppose I'm the only idiot doing that while reviewing).
So maybe it got rejected because someone didn't like the religion or it was rejected because someone thought there is no sidewalk. I have no idea. I just made an appeal explained my point of view and now wait for an answer/decision.
Meanwhile I upgraded another wayspot that I submitted and it got again rejected for similar reasons. For this one I'm not able to make an appeal because my last appeal is just 2 weeks ago.
This is very frustrating, especially when you see what other new wayspots appear on the map.
So what I suggest is that:
if reviewers reject a wayspot they should have to explain why, in their own words.
So if someone keeps rejecting everything for whatever reason it shouldn't be to easy. Right now it is much easier to immediately reject a wayspot than it is to actually review it.
Glad to hear your thoughts on this