Is it too easy to reject? (PROPOSAL TO IMPROVE)
Taking a look at discussions last months it looks like there is a heavy increase in "automated" rejections. We've seen plenty of proposals being rejected with random reasons just because it is easier to select something from rejection list than review the proposal and qualify the different topics. Objective is clear: get as many improvement points as possible with the minimum effort. Also it is easy to create a bot to do that... 😡
Approving takes 7 qualifications and rejecting just 1... It is simply too unbalanced and tempting...
So the proposal for Niantic would be: balance approval and rejection effort.
- Simplify some of the qualifications to yes/no (some of them have easier answer than a star system)
- Force to qualify everything also in rejection requests (discourage "short" path to improves)
- Discard votes where rejection does not match qualifications
Let's stop promoting lazy (and cheater) reviewers and encourage real reviews...