Go to https://community.wayfarer.nianticlabs.com
2. If you can't pass that simple test in 2 tries, you aren't fit to judge real nominations
To be fair there are a lot of people who can pass the test who still aren't fit for using Wayfarer.
The test isn't really that hard, and after failing it the first time, you should really study up on the rules and guidelines for Wayfarer. If you still fail it on a second time, you might just not be fit to review Wayspots. Having players be able to attempt it a third time just isn't a good idea.
I'm still a big fan of the 'active training' approach, where people can rate real portals, but it doesn't count towards the actual score for the portal, until they align with the general reviewer population, and they get told where their scoring differs.
Unfortunately, the time for that has passed, since the general reviewer population is filled with people who would have failed this training constantly if required to complete it when OPR reviewers were the norm.
@Rather1716 very sorry to hear about this.
Unfortunately, since Wayfarer enabled pokemon go players to review, there has been a sustained exploitation of it to reject good nominations and accept bad nominations, if the wayspot works to be better for the pokemon players.
Completely ignoring the fact that wayspot data is used in 4 games, Ingress, Pokémon Go, Wizards Unite and Catan. This is partly due to Niantic's policy of adjacency rules for wayspot.
If you feel that the local area is being actively exploited by pokemon go players for Wayfarer, and that you had followed the guidelines. Then you can report it via
I easily passed the training and was enjoying reviewing pre-PoGO. After PoGO reviewers were allowed access I kept "correctly" rejecting local trash nominations according to the guidelines and my rating dropped to the point I had to retake the test (this happened Q3 2020). I easily passed the test again, but was told this was a 1 time option to "reset my rating" and if it happens again, I won't be allowed to review nominations anymore. Has this happened to anyone else? Am I SOL if my rating drops again?
@Perringaiden Your idea is generally excellent, but it has one significant hole-- it teaches people about a static set of guidelines, but guidelines change over time. I have been advocating for a while for Niantic to customize both the submission and review workflows so that people get up-to-date guidance about criteria.
The first change would be for the submitter to select the "What is it?" category as the first step of submitting something. Once they did they would get a combination of both generic and category-specific guidance during the submission process. For example, "Government Building / Fire Station" would have extra info about blocking emergency services. "Object / Memorial Bench" would have information about which ones qualify.
This would then feed into the review process. Reviewers would see information specific to the category that the submitter selected, but then they would also be able to select a different category if they believe the submitter was incorrect in their selection, and changing the category would of course update the on-screen guidance. This would also address the issue that people who took the test or went through your suggested training wheels mode a while ago don't remember everything they learned.
As for agreeing with the general reviewer population, it would be possible for training wheels submissions to be validated by Niantic I suppose. Niantic already does that anyway, I believe, so the things that they put internal eyes on could be the ones used for training wheels reviews.