mission wayfarer (OPR)
Instead of Niantic reviewing missions, create a website for users to do a first pass.
We can quickly weed out the copyright infringements and approve art from sources like #Mission Project.
We can provide insightful feedback on why the mission is being rejected.
For example, art that contains 'letters' is rejected by Niantic, but the emails don't say that. We could tell the user in clear terms, that its not the title, description or way points - its the art contains a letter. Please change the art.
Perhaps have a mission reviewer badge and stat on 'agreements'. And a number of missions approved stat.
The benefits of a mission review website would be
- improved review time. There is a backlog of mission reviews. This would reduce the number that make it to niantic. Instead of going back and forth with reject and resubmit to Niantic, only the highest quality candidates would make it to the final step, reducing work load in Niantic.
- safe time for mission authors. Clear feedback from our peers would save the guess work of making changes and resubmitting.
- reduce costs - instead of manual labor of reviewers, assign an engineer to create the tool, replacing unskilled labor with a high quality job. create an infrastructure that leads the way for future niantic products and features. There are more of us (the community) than you (Niantic employees). Leverage our enthusiasm to make the game better and scale to the future.
- control - if the system is overwelmed, create a queue, limiting how many missions are in voting.
ideally when an author submits multiple missions as part of a banner, allow them to be reviewed as a whole. Approve of reject them all at once with a single feedback.