Why do people review new proposals randomly?

Hi guys, I write because I am really annoyed by people who evaluate the proposals without thinking. I have tried several times to propose Bars (perfect place to play and spend time in company) with pedestrian and cycle access, but they are never accepted. I also tried with restaurants, or other shops, always with the same result. It seems that only pokestops with religious statuettes are good here, which are not beautiful.
It makes me think that people are randomly evaluating to finish one review early and be able to move on to the next one.
Am I the only one who has this problem?


  • PkmnTrainerJ-INGPkmnTrainerJ-ING Posts: 3,788 Ambassador

    Can you share images of your nominations? There may be something you’re missing when submitting.

  • EdoCatch7-PGOEdoCatch7-PGO Posts: 4 ✭✭
    I apologize if you cannot read the description but it is in Italian because we are in Italy

  • 82quuu-PGO82quuu-PGO Posts: 199 ✭✭✭

    The purpose of randomly selecting jurors is to conduct fair and objective judging.

    If the jury is fixed, the nominee and the jury may be identifiable, increasing the risk of arbitrary judging.

    When I nominate, I am conscious of "having people who have never seen the object understand its value."

    It is the basis of a well-communicated presentation.

  • Elijustrying-INGElijustrying-ING Posts: 2,656 Ambassador

    Hello and welcome @EdoCatch7-PGO

    yes it is frustrating if you appear to have random rejection reasons. There will be typically one which is the prime reason and a couple of others where there is some sort of indication of a low score - Niantic don’t explain this. so in end the reject reasons can be unhelpful.

    Its impossible to know how long people have taken over assessing your submission. There is a strong suspicion that some take very little time and equally some take longer.

    The example you have provided, if I have understood correctly, is a bar/restaurant. It is certainly eligible for consideration but not a certainity in terms of acceptance. There are different cultural nuances around this sort of place. A bar in the U.K. will be accepted but a restaurant might have to make a strong case as to why it’s different from others.

    So I’m not sure where your submission sits as to what is normally acceptable in Italy.

  • MargariteDVille-INGMargariteDVille-ING Posts: 2,214 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi and welcome.

    Are you nominating the restaurant itself, or the artsy coffee cup sign? Pick one for your Title/Description. (OK to mention both in Supporting)

    Start your text with positives - which of the 3 eligibilty criteria does it meet: explore, exercise, socialize. More info here: https://wayfarer.nianticlabs.com/new/criteria/eligibility

    Don't sound like an advertizement that the restaurant bought. And don't dwell on rejection reasons (pedestrian access) that obviously aren't the problem

    Good luck!

  • Hosette-INGHosette-ING Posts: 2,688 ✭✭✭✭✭

    People, especially those who are new to Wayfarer, often focus on the thing that they're submitting and they see it from the perspective of the person standing there taking the photo. A high-quality submission is one that thinks about it from the perspective of reviewers and their experience reviewing it.

    If I see something that's basically "it's a bar" I'm not usually going to look favorably upon it. Telling me what makes this particular bar interesting and unique will catch my attention and make me understand why it's just not Yet Another Random Bar.

    I wrote this a while ago, and I think it's still good advice. The TL;dr is to treat your submission like a glossy marketing brochure for why it should be a wayspot. Make it easy for reviewers to understand and approve your submission and you're more likely to get it through. https://community.wayfarer.nianticlabs.com/discussion/9890/how-to-submit-things-that-get-accepted

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