We need a change to the system...
There is this one rule which makes faking super easy. The rule i am talking about is the "If the location cant get found, rate it 3*"
Here is an example:
Lets pretend you have to vote this one:
(any random picture from google/source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playground)
The location is in a newly build neighbourhood like this:
You cant see anything about it. So you have to rate 3*.
The POI can be completely fake, but you HAVE TO rate like this. This makes faking super easy, in special in forests. Or another example: Leutkirch (Bavaria/Germany)
In the forest in the north:
on the roads:
They all could not be found on google maps, but based on the rule, they made it trough. Guess how many of them are real... correct! None!. Abuse is soo easy. I bet if I ever try to fake a POI like this (what I would never do), I need one try and instantly got my submission accepted, because of this rule...
And guess who suffers under reporting such POI- submissons? The good, experienced wayfinders.
My suggestion would be the following rule:
"If you cant proove the location, 1* it"
This would make faking more harder and also make submitters increasing their quality with more thinking about verifiing the location (which is super easy, weblinks, streetview, objects to orientate) and in total increase the accepted/rejected rate.
Im happy with every kind of feedback on this idea.