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Cooldown activated when rating to fast

SirKingIke-PGOSirKingIke-PGO Posts: 136 ✭✭✭
edited December 2020 in Report a Bug

If you rate portals to fast, you will recieve a cooldown, indepenended if you rate by rules or not. This should not be happening.

Those ratings triggered the cooldown:

Reproduction: Review more than 10 portals in a span of 10 minutes.

If the intention is to increase time per review: Lock the rate button for a certain time before being able to submit a review is a far better solution then locking the account for 4 hours.

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  • rodensteiner-INGrodensteiner-ING Posts: 1,688 ✭✭✭✭✭

    first of all, 10 minutes and 10 reviews do not trigger a cooldown.

    the exact amount of time is only known to Niantic.

    The solution you mention is very good; lock the rate Button with a timer to make sure people do not rush thru.

    If you are a very very good reviewer, you should have a lower time till it unlocks.

  • SirKingIke-PGOSirKingIke-PGO Posts: 136 ✭✭✭

    Yeah, i agree. The number varies. Sometimes there are some pretty clear canditates, and if you happen to get some easy decisions, the system will punish you without reason.

    Its a valid point for niantic to increase time per review if needed, maybe they can even tie the countdown to the submission itself or something.

    But for me as a User its a bug and it should be fixed fast, as it basicly renders your wayfarer account useless for the time being. Nothing more.

  • MarioSGodoy87-PGOMarioSGodoy87-PGO Posts: 169 ✭✭✭

    I agree with everything that was discussed

    Over time, we gain experience and evaluate the indications with greater agility and speed. We shouldn't be punished for that.

  • MrJPGames-INGMrJPGames-ING Posts: 43 ✭✭✭

    Seeing as you already have WayFarer+ installed, you can set a timer to lock the submit button for a specified amount of seconds. It's under review settings, labelled: "Lock submit button for: ... Seconds"


    However afaik spending about a minute per review should not cause a cooldown, so the cause might be different in this case.

  • rodensteiner-INGrodensteiner-ING Posts: 1,688 ✭✭✭✭✭

    i think i had "Springbrunnenfeld" also today, and also rejected that

  • Thanks for sharing your thoughts, @SirKingIke-PGO! Reviewing more number of nominations between short span can trigger a cooldown in your account. To avoid this, it's best to take some time and review each segment on its own merit. Basically, you might encounter a cooldown if any sort of anomaly is detected, regardless of your performance rating. Please ensure you follow the Candidate criteria while you review and aren't using any third-party tools/plugins or shortcuts. I hope this helps!

  • AN0NIM07-PGOAN0NIM07-PGO Posts: 23 ✭✭✭

    @SirKingIke-PGO , judging from review history pic, you should use 2* for reject & 4* to accept to have access to more variety of star rating to avoid "Star pattern detection Cooldown"

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