Easier Upgrades (Cognitive reframing)
So this is just a post that may help to reframe the way people see a very common problem. As many have probably noted (quite vocally perhaps), the quality of nominations seems to have gone down in the last several months. I cannot point to exactly why this is, but it is a phenomenon that is hard to deny at this time. This has been the source of a tremendous amount frustration for many, including myself. My natural inclination is to try and give the benefit of the doubt to people who are making nominations and to generally try to rule positive if a nomination is ambiguous (only when it is a grey area, not when it clearly goes against guidelines). Therefore, the rise in nominations for things like "Tree" in someone's backyard with the description "we need more stops" has been vexing as that's a low-to-no effort nomination that just wastes time. Then it occurred to me: to some degree these easy rejections make our lives easier, at least from an upgrade perspective. **** out upgrades can be tedious work, especially if the nominations are ambiguous (the ones that on one day would be rejected but on another would be accepted). These low-effort nominations provide an easy, no-thought-needed progression point towards **** for your upgrades. Thinking about it from that perspective can help to diminish the fatigue and frustration that these can cause. My hope is that this way of thinking about it can help to ameliorate some of the burnout that some of you feel.
Have a nice rest of your day!