Hi everyone. I have been submitting nominations in my area for a long time, but recently i have been getting almost all of them rejected. i thought it may have to do something with my account so a friend of mine tried to help but still he has faced the same issue. out of our last combined 200 nominations we have only had 20 of them accepted, 12 of which were reviewed by Niantic (they accepted 12/15 nominations they reviewed) whereas out of the remaining 188 that the community reviewed only 8 made the cut. Since they are being rejected only by providing 'Other rejection criteria' or non sense stuff such as 'Animal', 'Body part', etc. (i did a direct translation since English is not my first language, not sure if in English they are named the same way but think you get the idea) we think we are being targeted.
Thus, I wanted to ask, is there any way to make Niantic review our nominations more often? If I keep a nomination on hold, may them pick it up for review?
for what i've read people here do not like to have their nominations reviewed by them, but for us we feel like it's the only way we can get new wayspots
No, you can't get your nominations reviewed by Niantic. You are not being targeted since there is no way to tell who the nominations come from. You have either incredibly bad reviewers who don't understand the criteria at all. Or you've got a group working maliciously to reject everything thinking they will earn upgrades faster to get their own things approved. (It could be voting bots.)
You can ask a Niantic employee in here to check out the voting situation in your area to see if there's a ring of bad actors ruining the Wayfarer experience for others.
Maybe @NianticLC can help.
I’m surprised no one has said it yet…If you show us some of your rejected nominations, we may be able to give you tips on how to get them accepted. Or, unfortunately, we may have to tell you they don’t meet criteria. Either way, you might have less frustration in the future.
thanks for your help. hopefully somebody from Niantic provides help. tried to contact them with the help feature a few months ago and i was told that they would take action against reviewers, but does not seem like it changed anything
I'm not looking through 170 submissions to to help them improve...
Is street view relatively updated? Do you live in or close to Germany?
Can you please share with us some of your nominations? 180 declined seems crazy high.
We would like to try and help.
Can you post 3 examples (to let us see a range of different wayspots) of what was rejected -
provide a cut and paste of the text so we can translate easily, both the main and supplementary and the location - co-ordinates if possible so we can look at the map. Can you also give the reasons for the rejection.
Unfortunately they're from Spain. Somewhere near Sevilla, I guess?
Go call @NianticLC or @NianticOtoStar to help review your nominations rejections. Hopefully they can take action to whoever gave incorrect rejection reasons to your nominations.
Thanks for reaching out, @ElTrestei-PGO! We have reviewed the report and taken action on the Reviewers in accordance with our policies. While we are unable to discuss our actions in detail to protect the submitter’s privacy, they may include, but are not limited to, sending a warning message, placing restrictions on their Wayfarer, Pokémon GO or Ingress account, putting their account on probation, or placing a temporary or permanent suspension on their Wayfarer, Pokémon GO or Ingress account.
We appreciate you for helping us maintain the quality of the Wayspots.
The mind boggles.
Is this the email like I got that says
We have confirmed that you have been incorrectly reviewing and selecting incorrect rejection reasons without properly reviewing the nominations as per Wayspot criteria and guidelines. We suggest you to take your time to check our Niantic Wayfarer support article (https://niantic.helpshift.com/hc/en/21-wayfarer/).
Please keep in mind that high-quality Wayspots are those that help players discover and enjoy their communities. Whether you’re nominating a Wayspot or reviewing a nomination, it’s important to know whether a given object or real-world location is suitable for acceptance. To be considered an eligible Wayspot, it should meet the Wayspot acceptance and eligiblity criteria.
Low-quality Wayspots are those which falls under rejection criteria and do not meet the eligibility and acceptance criteria along with adhering to title, description, photo and content guidelines.
If so, these are useless, as they don't tell the reviewer what they did wrong. You can see my post about this here: https://community.wayfarer.nianticlabs.com/discussion/40142/education-emails#latest
Can you post three of your nominations that were rejected but you believe we're guaranteed accepts @ElTrestei-PGO
In past forum posts, most stuff had to be rejected, but there are examples that shouldn't have been rejected:
The main thing why Niantic did something here is probably the people which hit Live Animal instead of Other rejection criteria. With that reasons being right next to each other it is more believable to be a true misclick than in other examples where people told me hitting a reason that is in an entirely different category could have been a misclick.
There's another example from OP that should have been rejected, I wonder if this was submitted, rejected and then reported as well: