I want a checkbox to suggest that the submitter read the guidelines
I've come across so many things recently that make it clear that many people submitting things have zero clue about the criteria. For example, the two examples under "Does not meet eligibility requirements" are street signs and the red ball bollards found in front of Target stores but I've seen lots of both of those recently as well as other things that either clearly hit a rejection criterion or fail to meet any of the acceptance criteria.
I want a checkbox when I review that says, [ ] This person should review the criteria. If enough reviewers check that box then the rejection email would start with a highlighted section that reads something like:
Please review the Wayspot criteria. Reviewers suggest that you review the criteria for what makes a good Wayspot, and what things are ineligible. Things that exist in the games right now do not provide good guidelines as they may have been accepted under earlier criteria. Please review the current guidelines here: (link)
I think there are a lot of submitters who are just completely ignorant of the criteria, and a gentle nudge might help them learn what candidates are good and bad. It won't work for all of them, obviously, but I'm sure it would help some people. Garbage candidates waste reviewers' time, and every garbage submission that doesn't happen helps the legitimate candidates get through just a little bit faster.
Right now I estimate I would check this box for 5-10% of the things I review.