PokeStop/gym nominations

How long does it usually take for a stop or a gym to be decided on? Tyvm

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  • DemonHunterCole-PGODemonHunterCole-PGO Posts: 30 ✭✭
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    It entirely depends on the when you submit it and where in the world you are. There are some remote countries that are finding it impossible to get nominations through without an upgrade. I’m talking about years. However, I’ve had non-upgraded nominations go though in 24 hours. My normal expectation is 1-2 weeks for my area, but I’ve had it take as long as 6 weeks. The difference depends on how many reviewers are active at that point in time.

  • The26thDoctor-PGOThe26thDoctor-PGO Posts: 2,170 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    For me 12 - 18 months without an upgrade. If i upgrade it is usually decided upon within 1-2 weeks.

    Edits take about 6- 9 months to process for me.

  • 82quuu-PGO82quuu-PGO Posts: 204 ✭✭✭
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    The review period will also depend on the content of the nomination.

    Easy-to-understand objects such as temples and shrines tend to be judged quickly.

    It took about 6 hours from the start of the examination to finish.

    Objects that are in the gray zone as candidates and objects that cannot be confirmed with Street View are evaluated differently by the judges, and it seems that it takes time.

  • The26thDoctor-PGOThe26thDoctor-PGO Posts: 2,170 ✭✭✭✭✭
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  • Elijustrying-INGElijustrying-ING Posts: 2,673 Ambassador
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    No noticeable difference between subjects standard time to resolve 28 months …and that’s only because Niantic steps in at that point. Edits, photos etc 🤷‍♀️ do they resolve😂

  • KMoBoston-PGOKMoBoston-PGO Posts: 9 ✭✭

    Wow ok. Thanks everyone for your input. I live in a city of about 100,000. I put in for it a very long time ago. Many months. So all of you sweeties have helped me out a ton. Lol so I guess the answer truly is that when they get around to it, that's how long it takes. Haha. Thank you for the input y'all it's much appreciated! Take care xo

  • MargariteDVille-INGMargariteDVille-ING Posts: 2,214 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Yes mostly. When Niantic gets around to moving it to In Voting, AND enough of us crowd-source reveiwers get around to reviewing it, AND Niantic gets around to deciding it has enough votes - THAT's how long it takes. 😯

  • KMoBoston-PGOKMoBoston-PGO Posts: 9 ✭✭

    There are some remote countries that are finding it impossible to get nominations through without an upgrade.

    Ok this may sound dumb but what does everyone mean by an upgrade?

  • HankWolfman-PGOHankWolfman-PGO Posts: 2,557 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When you review a nomination, if your review of it matches with the consensus of other reviewers, you'll earn an agreement for that nomination (just bear in mind that because lots of people need to review one nomination, agreements are rarely instantaneous and you may have to wait days/weeks/longer to see your agreement counter go up). 100 agreements earns you an upgrade.

    If you check one of your submissions that hasn't reached a decision, you'll see two purple buttons at the bottom of it, one marked Upgrade and the other marked Upgrade Next. If you have automatic upgrades turned on in your Wayfarer settings (I suggest you check this setting out, as most people prefer to turn it off and it's on by default), then any nomination you mark as Upgrade Next will be upgraded once you earn an upgrade, otherwise it will automatically upgrade your oldest nomination that has yet to reach a decision. If you turn automatic upgrades off, any upgrades you earn will be banked, and will only get assigned to a nomination if you press the Upgrade button (not the Upgrade Next button).

    Either way, once a nomination has an upgrade applied to it, it will get shown to a wider pool of reviewers than it otherwise would do, and will often reach a decision fairly quickly compared to the time it would normally be stuck in the system.

  • KMoBoston-PGOKMoBoston-PGO Posts: 9 ✭✭

    Wow. So today I went out to play and there's a spot about a football field away from my apt. There are (or were) 2 stops. Imagine my surprise to find that this PokeStop turned into a gym. I've never seen this before. Is this common?

    Also, I'm still waiting on a decision for my stop suggestion. It's been so long it seems I've been lost in the shuffle lol. I live in a decent sized city (100,000) and from what I've learned here, it shouldn't take this long.

    Makes me sad. My city is historic. John Adams, John Quincy Adams, a pretty cool place in the states. I was really hoping to see my entry in the game. Buuuut imma continue to wait.

    Thanks everyone for all of your info. Have a great one xo

  • PaulingZubat-PGOPaulingZubat-PGO Posts: 177 ✭✭✭

    The game spacing rules aren't disclosed officially but you may want to search S2 cells for PoGO, Gym rules PoGO, etc. Technically, those are out of the Wayfarer process. We have no confirmation if the Wayfarer team implements these mechanisms or another more dedicated team outside of them.

    Did you take Hank's advice and upgrade your nominations?

  • Ochemist-INGOchemist-ING Posts: 335 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If you are in Quincy, MA, that's a very, very slow area. I've submitted things in the Blue Hills Reservation, for example, that just sat in the queue until I eventually upgraded them. I suspect you'll need upgrades unless you want Niantic to get to them in a few years. And it is a shame and hugely unfair how less-dense areas near major cities are deprioritized into oblivion while very dense spots in rural areas get replies in a few days.

    I'd suggest doing some reviewing both to give back and get upgrades (it will also likely help improve your submission quality). Shouldn't take too much of a time investment to get one or two at least for your outstanding submissions.

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