A Feedback to Niantic - A Reason for the lack of reviewers.
Some of you may be concerned that some areas are having a low volume of reviewers. There are other reasons as well, but I will provide one important point to be taken into consideration:
- It is true we have Guidelines to follow which strictly guides Us for a proper reviewing. However, this may not be followed by many reviewers, in some cases, there are Nominations that shouldn't be approved but they have been. As a result, a disagreement is counted against your profile. We have an issue, affecting mainly our Reviewers with high ranking due to lack of seriousness from others reviewers.
- I do believe, we have influencers, unfortunately, there is no way to detect them but it is very obvious when a POI does not meet a criteria but they do get approved, I will give you some Examples; Photo Quality , POI location ( being moved away from the original point to another area to fill the empty cell ) , Nominating the same Volleyball Court ( Multiples, right next to each other, referring them as North and South, being on same cells or barely on the next cell, but being the same POI ).
This issue has become persistent causing excellent reviewers Rank to drop due to a high volume of Disagreements. As a Result, We have decided to reduce our amount of reviewing per day, to allow the current decisions to catch up. I used to review a High volume of Nominations for a year or, and maintained the highest Rank during that time. This discussion is for Feedback purpose only. Hoping this feedback is taken into consideration.