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This idea is similar to the current Field Research in Pokemon Go. Every day that you review at least 10 nominations, you get a daily stamp & once you collect seven stamps, you get an additional reward (Probably something simple like an upgrade).
I like the idea of that. I’m not sure it would go to an Upgrade. Maybe you can choose to earn some additional nominations, or edits?
Or you get points and once you have enough points you are allowed to change your bonus location early.
I could see this going very wrong very quickly.
It's a good idea on paper, get people reviewing, but as always with the pogo'ers, it'll lead to just 10 random rejections so they get the reward and doesn't encourage good reviewing.
I feel that type of logic can apply to anything that Niantic does to incentive more people to review. In general, I feel a lot of the Wayfarer community is against new people coming in & reviewing, but personally, I feel it is very good to incentive more people to review. Yes, you are always going to get some bad eggs in the bunch, but new does not always mean bad. There will always be some people that have bad reviewing habits to get a reward, but that does not mean everyone should be punished due to the potential of people doing stuff like 10 random rejections.
No offense, I am not a fan of stereotyping the "Pogo'ers" as the bad reviewers. Yes, Pokemon Go is the largest Niantic game and there are bad Pokemon Go reviewers, but it does not mean they are all bad reviewers. I am primarily a Pokemon Go player myself. I do not particularly enjoy Ingress or Pikmin Bloom.
I feel that logic can apply to anything Niantic does to incentive more people to review on Wayfarer. In general, I feel the Wayfarer community is typically very negative when it comes to the idea of more people reviewing. More people does not necessarily mean more bad reviewers. Everyone got to start somewhere. There will always be people doing bad habits to get rewards, but I feel we should not just punish everyone with no rewards just because some people may do bad habits of 10 random rejections for a daily stamp & move on.
I do not like stereotyping the Pokemon Go players. I am primarily a Pokemon Go player myself. I do not enjoy Niantic's other games. Yes, there are bad reviewer and submitters that come from Pokemon Go, but that does not mean everyone is bad.
I've met Doctors, nurses, artists, teachers, people in the services, business owners, musicians, students, grandparents, parents, kids and all manner of people from various walks of life playing Go over the last six years.
It's amazing that they are all dribbling idiots really ....
Intelligence or knowledge in one domain does not automatically transfer to any other domain. I know your comment is satire but it shouldn't be a surprise that anyone is or started out as bad at Wayfarer. There's a long and steep learning curve to all aspects of it.
It's also not rocket science. Most people can pick up and get the gist of Wayfarer in a few days.
Obviously as a dribbling, idiotic Go player I could never comprehend how Ingress players are vanguards of this great human achievement... in a mobile phone game.
There is definitely a learning curve to Wayfarer, but we definitely need more people reviewing. Having an incentives like a daily reviewing stamps is a good way to keep people reviewing on Wayfarer. If people do 10 wrongful rejections daily, Niantic needs to address those issues with abuse.
I like the idea of a daily streak. I dont think the system could sustain giving out so many upgrades every 7 days though. Maybe the reward could be a discount for upgrades depending on your streak, like one week streak you only need 90 agreements for an upgrade, 2 weeks 80, over a month 70.
Yeah, 10 might be a little too small. Honestly, I think 25 reviews would be reasonable for a day.
I want to link to this as well.
Personally, I feel a Wayfarer badge is a lame incentive to review. Whatever they ultimately decide to do, it needs to be much better than a Wayfarer badge. I would not mind having them in addition to a better incentive, but ultimately, we need a good incentive to review.
With the daily stamp systems, I feel this can potentially keep people coming back to Wayfarer on a daily basis, which is something that Wayfarer definitely need.
Yes, they do need people to keep coming back but I don’t think it should be that you get an Upgrade for completing a streak.
For those who use multiple accounts and nominate the same thing multiple times, that’s going to get really annoying for anyone reviewing their stuff.
What would you suggest for a reward if it is not an upgrade? I am down for other type of rewards for this, but truthfully, the only real reward on Wayfarer is upgrades. They could give us an additional appeal, but appeals are already a mess as is.
Maybe make our maximim-nominations-per day variable (also edits. etc). So, say a new nominator starts with 10 maximum nominations, with +1 each day until they reach 10 again. Their max goes up +5 for every 10 accepted nominations. Up 1 for reviewing every day for a week. Another 1 for getting 10 agreements. Until they hit, I dunno, 50.
OR maybe, for 10 reviews each day for 7 consecutive days - you would earn a special tag that you could put in a post to call out a Niantic employee - and they'd answer within 2 business days!
I like the concept of reviewing rewards. However, I think it might work even better if you maybe made it a badge in pogo/Ingress sort of like the spin badge or the hack streak badge that you can lvl up; and you get rewards at tier levels(maybe some pose or avatar item/skin). Only when you get to platinum it makes it so that you get 2 upgrades per 100 agreements and 2 appeals each month. I’d also stick with the 10 reviews a day to get it, that seems like a manageable number to keep a streak alive.
Newish reviewer here, but year one Ingress player. The agreements function of reviewing seems to be the only guard against reviews becoming a numbers game for the OPR badge in Ingress anyway. Of course more reviews, if they are quality reviews, is a good thing, and I am all for that. My concern is quality over quantity.
Perhaps when Edits/Photos are showing on Contributions, an “Upgrade” for those.
Or gaining additional nominations instead? An Upgrade every 7 days on nominations seems too “powerful” to place into the system.
Personally I would love either a wayfarer baseball hat or T-shirt. I’d pay for shipping. 😎
I have seldom used my upgrades. Some people have tons more than I do, but I currently hold 112 upgrades available. I refuse to do appeals because of three bad appeal decisions that I made when they first started out because two of them they "couldn't confirm the location" and they called a park sign generic.
Something more tangible would make rejecting constant spam a bit more bearable.
Another suggestion for a prize: an extra skip. Some days are just that kind of day.
While I feel there are some people that could benefit from additional nominations & edits, the majority of people probably would not. Personally, I have not came close to using all my nominations or edits in a long time now.
Sadly, I doubt that second part would come to be.
That would be cool.
Normally, I agree with quality over quantity. However, Wayfarer definitely need more people reviewing to help clean up the system for everyone, so the quality of new reviewers might not be ideal initially. In the long term, more reviewers reviewing on a daily basis would be a good thing for Wayfarer.
An upgrade for a 7 day streak might be a little overpowered. They could just scale it increase it to a 14 day streak.
Irl swag would be cool. They mentioned it before, but still have not released anything yet.
Different reviewers are different. I typically use my upgrades and appeals, but I understand why other people may not use them.
I agree with you on the second part.
Personally, I never use my skips, but I understand why others may use them.