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Here you can post all of the positive feedback about the reviewing process. What's new that's improving your experience? What made you happy to see? What makes more sense now than before? Etc.
Thanks in advanced!
I do love the simple yes, no, don't know options. I'm also very happy that the historical and unique things have been taken away, they were never worth voting on. I've also always been an advocate for the description and title being first, rather than the picture ad a lot of the time people just rejected because of the picture.
"A picture is worth a thousand words." A picture of a Wal-Mart parking lot would be an instant rejection and save a lot of time. It would be very nice to have the title, picture, and supporting information all visible at the same time like before. It made it very clear whether the POI was likely to be eligible or not.
I disagree on this. I think too many people relied on the photo without reading and made assumptions about what was being nominated. This way, I feel like people have to at least read the title and description to engage their logic circuits.
And yet, I bet a lot of historical buildings will be rejected on sight because they just look like normal buildings (I know this because it's happened to me), it requires to at least read the description, so I might get a lot more listed buildings through because descriptions will be read before the building is looked at
I certainly like the idea of title/photo/support. In fact, you're probably right that title should come first so that that's the first impression. The only critical thing here is that they need to be in-line with each other, rather than forced to scroll all the way down on desktop and back up like a fool.
I understand that for desktop, but for phones (which is literally all I do my reviewing on) that idea just wouldn't work lol, so I prefer title and description before picture ad it let's me know what I'm seeing before seeing it
I really like the thumbs up/down system instead of the stars. The stars were too subjective and could be confusing at times. I also love that auto-scrolling works properly in the new system! Finally, I appreciate that I can click to expand the supporting information and click anywhere to close it (rather than just that annoying X in the old system).
I found that too.
It was only normal to make subconscious decisions in that initial split second with the image first.
I really like the new system. It feels more obvious what to answer, I like that there is an information button you can click on each one which reminds you of the criteria and things like play parks won’t get rejected anymore for not being of historical significance! Great work.
You can deliver a different UI to mobile and desktop. By default, mobile is going to parse it just as it did before. This shouldn't be a problem since there was already a functional UI on desktop and mobile. The mobile UI experience has barely changed, and the desktop experience has been ruined. Putting the title first would be great, but making it so that you cannot see the basic information necessary to perform the review without needlessly scrolling on desktop is abysmal and shows a lack of design process and decision-making by Niantic. It's amateur.
👍️/👎️/ 🤷♀️ is a good change.
i like how the word "appropriate" means what the average person understands that word to mean now, with options to choose why it isn't if we thumbs down that section.
i like the option to say idk and expand on my thought in "accurate and high quality" because a lot of things i can't call "high quality" are still things i can approve.
and since this is the thumb's up side, that is all i can say here.
I generally like the new design and voting method. I can see how the new system of voting might encourage more people to join wayfarer. It's less confusing and less intimidating.
It seems more in line with the criteria. Will you be updating the criteria pages so they no longer say 'accept' and 'reject'? It should be 'thumbs up' and 'thumbs down', right?
However, I do think there are some things that need to be tweaked. So now I'm going to nitpick:
'Appropriate' category is really vague. While I actually prefer less restrictive rules this is almost too much. Maybe something else like appropriate and interesting or appropriate and ??
'Safe' category lists 'bridge with car traffic'. Having been on several bridges with perfectly safe (fenced off from traffic) walking paths I disagree with this being worded the way it is.
'Accurate and High Quality' category is the only one without an information button. I find this weird and confusing. For the sake of consistency I feel like there should be one. It could simply list the rejection reasons given in the drop down.
'Explore' and 'Exercise' categories. I've always worked from the presumption that objects that encourage you to explore further qualified. I mean that's the point right? To get outside and explore and move? The way it's currently worded leaves a lot of room for rejections of trail markers and mile markers and any other thing that might encourage someone to go the extra distance while playing a Niantic game. So maybe wording like 'places or objects' or 'explore further' would be helpful.
I imagine quite a few wayfarers are angry and frustrated right now. And angry frustrated people have a tendency to lash out... likely manifesting in unfair reviewing practice. So maybe put the whole abuse policy on hold for a minute while the dust settles.
Two things I like about the new review process: The three point scale is better than the five point scale where it wasn't clear when (if ever) you should use the two or four stars. The questions are now directly criteria based which is also good.
What I personally appreciate most about this update is the ability to select up to three arbitrary categories.
I consider this a genuine improvement, because until now, if one of the categories presented as a list during a review contained the correct thing, you could not choose another category that was not included in the list. Excellent!
I would say Yes/No/IDK system completely changes the reviewing experience and I love it. However, this simpler mechanics has caused me to hit 12-hour cooldown twice.
I completely understood and agreed, cooldown are needed whenever someone is reviewing too fast. However, since this new review system technically cuts your time to review, it made some people hit the cooldown period by accident. I suggest that the cooldown methodology to be changed as well. It can be either 3-second cooldown to click between Yes/No/IDK, or giving a soft warning before the actual 12-hour cooldown.
Omg I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Loved the cute comics on the onboarding (trail signs represented!!!!)
But the streamlined review process is so much better .... Why didn't you do this years ago 😜
Can we please have the option to reject an object according to this please
The object is mass-produced, generic, or not visually unique or interesting.
There are numereous items that fit this criteria but is really really hard to tell anyone this why it is being rejected. and it is one of the first rejection criteria Niantic Wayfarer (nianticlabs.com)
It could be above where you have the three Eligibility Criteria
This is the wrong channel because your suggested option is likely to come from a thumbs down. Mass-produced is okay sometimes, so you must use your best judgement. It's not hard to click the three Eligibility criteria as no.
Yeay good point. I was hard pressed to work out where it should go. overall feedback. Up. Down. Fair call :-)
I feel like the Pros of the new review system outweigh the cons. Here is what I think was improved:
I like having an explicit "I don't know" option, and I like that I no longer have to answer if stuff like dog parks and exercise corners have historical or cultural value.