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1. Do a nomination
2. Upgrade the nomination
3. The nomination got rejected
4. Do an appeal
5. The appeal is accepted (or appealed nomination is marked as duplicate)
-> Now give the Upgrade lost in steps 2-3. back to user
Has anyone reached Step 5 on this? Not heard of any Appeals being processed.
It's not that difficult to get another Upgrade.....
You still would have spent the upgrade if your nomination was initially accepted, so I don't see why you think you should be entitled to get it back if your nomination by is accepted through an appeal.
The point is, you already used that Upgrade. It got rejected.
Before the Appeals process you wouldn’t have expected to get it back, and have worked on earning more since then.
The main and only? purpose of Upgrade is to speed up the review time.
Now if a valid and upgraded nomination gets incorrectly rejected, there is a need to do an appeal. (You could also do the same nomination again, use a new and hard earned Upgrade and hope for the best and repeat).
Appeal review could take a very long time, even longer than a normal nomination review without Upgrade, so the main purpose of Upgrade was lost because the nomination was rejected incorrectly in the first place.
Incorrect. Upgrades are only to make your nominations to be reviewed by more, wider reviewers. And you think it still means to 'speed up review time' because of more audience but no, even the upgraded ones still won't reach decision if the area has lack of reviewers.
Niantic Wayfarer Upgrades allow you to fast-track Wayspots you’ve nominated by reviewing others’ nominations.
Note: Upgrades only prioritize nominations for more timely analysis within Wayfarer; Upgraded nominations must still adhere to the same criteria as standard nominations to be accepted.
Upgrades "fast-track" or "prioritize" nominations by expanding the reviewer audience. In fact, the help pages don't even reference the wider review audience, we just "know" that's the means to the end.
My Last upgrade was rejected thanks to google maps not showing the location properly and y’all voting against it. I put up a sign for a soccer field and there’s a tree in between the sign and the street and someone voted mismatched location. I wish the appeal system was actually up, I contacted Niantic and they told me I have to submit again that there’s no real appeal system.
There is an appeal system. You just have to be patient with it. In your case it would probably be easier to resubmit though, as a football pitch should be a fairly easy nomination to get accepted. If there's trees in the way of the sign, use the Google Street View app to take a photosphere at the location and, assuming Google approves your photosphere, it'll get added to the map and reviewers will be able to see it when reviewing your resubmitted nomination.
Interesting, so google street view improves google maps? I’ve had a few rejections in hiking trails where there isn’t a street view and voters didn’t believe that that trail marker was where I nominated it. Thank you I’ll check it out.
But you would have waited much longer for your nomination to get reviewed and potentially still rejected so you got to submit the appeal sooner than you would otherwise.
Your arguing for the return of a single upgrade leads me to think you do not review much or have a low agreement rate meaning you may be part of the reason it takes a long time for decisions to be reached on non-upgraded nominations. It is very easy to earn upgrades.
That's not the point of an upgrade. And point of an upgrade is to expose your nomination to a larger pool of reviewers than would normally review the nomination. This should theoretically speed up how long it takes for a nomination to get a result one way or the other.
Even in a situation your example, the Upgrade has still performed it's function by speeding up step 3, thus allowing to move to the next step sooner.