Will Wayfarers who have had a high number of their own submissions approved receive any bonus perks?
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edited March 2022 in April AMA - 2022
For Wayfarers who have personally had a high number of their submissions (say 100+) approved as new stops/portals, will Niantic offer any sort of special perks in recognition of their contributions to the game maps? Possible perks could be bonus upgrades, unique style items / poses / avatars, in-game supply bundles (incubators, incense, VR portal mods, frackers, etc.), a new medal/badge, a second basic incubator in POGO or a bonus key locker in Ingress, etc.
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I’d very much like for PoGo Wayfarer users to get a special animated aviator pose (like the GBL users get) tho I would imagine it be a result of some limited time reviewing challenge and not the result of submission success. Let’s remember that many eligible submissions get denied (hence the need for appeals) and also that many POI-dense areas are already tapped out when it comes to quality items left to nominate. Perks need to allow new Wayfarers the same opportunity to achieve as the seasoned veterans.
it's great to have exclusive things for those who put in more effort. even in dense areas there's often a lot of potential just a short distance away. if this type of reward was made available hopefully it would encourage folks to get out and explore more!
I really do like this idea, however, from what I’ve heard the Seer badge in Ingress was for approved POI; and they retired it because there were issues of people flooding the system by nominating things regardless of if they met criteria or not just to try and get the badge ticks. That was before I started, and I wish I had that one, but I can understand why they’d do that. Maybe if the rewards were more targeted towards nominations, like for every 5 nominations you get approved you get an upgrade? That would be awesome for people who enjoy this part of the game like us, and hopefully not invite a tidal wave of coal.
Why just Nominators? Why not people with very high numbersof reviews?
My guess is that while both reviews and submissions count towards the medal/badge count (I think, someone told me it dod for ingress at least) submissions won't really add much of that percentage, so something exclusive to submitting would be cool
Maybe Explorers who have a high acceptance rate could have an increased chance of their nom as Featured Wayspot.
Or people with more than 100 accepted nominations could have an edge on people who haven't had any accepted yet. Nominations of a "super submitter" could need fewer votes, so come back faster.
The Wayfarer team will propose our compensation requests to their respective game application teams, but it is the directors of the respective game teams who will make the final decision.
The Wayfarer team does not have the authority to make that decision.
Therefore, this proposal is for the director in charge of Ingress and Pokémon GO, respectively.
Bad idea just because of wrongful rejection.
Most of my nominations requiered several try because of abusive rejection.
Maybe based on rating / number of reviews?
Upgrades need 10 less agreements every 5/10k agreements while being in great ratio.
Not just the number of acceptances but the percentage (maybe over the last six months or something). 100 wayspots could be the result of spamming 2,000 ineligible nominations. Even the worst fakes and most obviously ineligible garbage will get through eventually by brute force.
I'd rather it not be based on percentage, I've had to resubmit 200 square foot murals that have shown up on street view multiple times for no good reason. Acceptance batting average can be more a function of how bad your local reviewers are than the quality of your nominations.
Yes areas do vary. There could be something like percentage acceptances relative to the norm for the area, but it would end up being very complicated. In my area I just don't submit the things that I know won't get accepted, but I realise not everyone is content with that.
Ingress did have the Seer Badge;
but it was discontinued as it led to low quality Portals from Agents trying to submit everything and Niantic trying to approve everything to add to the Portal Network.
I don’t mind if something does come in again, but given that certain groups seem to game any new addition (for example I know someone with the Platinum recruiting medal in Pokémon GO who created multiple accounts to invite into the game just to get the medal) I don’t think it’s worth doing.
Perhaps some Wayfarer-only things could come in, such as a Golden Frame around your Wayfarer Profile (thinking on Niantic Social Profile too?) χ amount of nominations and then a Golden Wayfarer Pin symbol for submitting ζ of Wayspots that have been accepted?
If it's relative to the area then it's just rewarding the local groups that coordinate to get all of theirs through. This just isn't a great way to handle it.
I never got around to getting the seer badge, but such a badger would be a nice sight to have again.
If they were to release again the said seer badge, there must also be a greater opposing force to the low quality nominations that would flood the system. At the time, it was only a handful of staff and a whole bunch of interns, colloquially known as the Portal Mońkeys. If the Ingress team re-implemented the Seer Badge now, I don't think agents will go back to spamming the system, now that there are a plethora of new badges to collect to reach Level 16 (Maverick, Scout, Scout Controller, Epoch, First Saturday, and now Mission Sunday).
The majority of my nominations approved in my local area have been featured wayspots, and rightfully so. But I must say, it is really nice to see a dragon in regional New South Wales approved right now.
Until they'll dealt with the bots which causes massive rejections in Germany, then no.
5000 was a ridiculous amount of portals to be accepted. They probably could have stopped at 500.
Onyx has only one, as far as I know.
Platinum has a fair amount, though.
After 7 years I only got 708 approved poi.
This Is a picture of last year with 666
While I like the idea I do see it as a gateway for abuse, people flooding the system with nominations to try to get the reward by brute forcing and others working together to get nominations approved that shouldn’t be approved.
to me the reward is bragging rights and getting to see the stops being used. Lures at them and getting gifts from them
A reward system that is equitable is good. But good luck with that. Anything that encourages the gaming of the system will furthur contribute to the bad taste. Badges, prizes, promotion, access rights will all just lead to more issues.
People will get together, as reviewers, nominators via social media and the like to work out how to get what they want.
It is happening now and has happened in the past. There are objects in Australia that are now accepted that were brute forced through so nearly everyone can have a waypoint within a 200m of their house. Yet those objects fail nearly every one of the valid selection criteria.
As hauntedresearch just said - we should celebrate what it means culturally and what other values it brings. Rather than always having to use material gains. That takes effort to do and get right..
I love seeing my nominations succeed. And I love seeing them being used. And yes sometimes I even enjoy researching and learning about stuff so i can back up my nomination.