Good reviewing lowers rating?
I want to start this discussion, because it is something I struggle with, and want to hear other's perspective.
Here's the scenario: you are reviewing a nomination that is almost perfect, except for a minor detail. You really like the object that is nominated. But you know that the majority of the reviewers will accept (because they say "don't overthink", they are idiots, or something else). That causes the following dilemma:
- rewarded with rating for bad reviews
- be the noble moral crusader, give a fair review and face the consequences
- a marvelous statue that is on a roundabout
- a beautiful historically valuable stone carving on the façade of a historic building in the historic center of a city, but it is still inhabited, i.e. private residence
- a niche in a façade with a Mary statue in it (the niche is pr.p., but the statue is not connected to the façade, and stands on the property line), in Belgium (in practice, every Mary gets approved)
Rejecting these would be good reviewing, according to the rules. What do you think? Go with your guts, or review with the iron fist?