OPR - Queue by date instead?
I'm perplexed trying to wrap my head around OPRs logistics. I play in a fairly confined area, so I am surprised that I see next to nothing locally. Instead I get the neighboring state (US) or east/west coast cities, probably their upgrades. I start to think I must be the only person nominating here, but after a few hundred reviews I'll get an edit request for my home city that teammates tell me are a year old.
Second observation: People have HUGE disparities in the nomination processing time depending on where they are. Some areas get responses in days, while others don't get them done for months, or even over a year. I can't comprehend why this is happening. And it seems it should be an easy fix.
Proposed fix 1) Figure out a wider geofencing for the approval process. e.g., if currently it's so many s2 cells adjacent to yours, change it based on national borders. Anyone in the US can review stuff here just as well as somebody in my neighboring areas, and I'm sure other areas would say the same. After figuring THAT out, sort OPR queue by date submitted, so that people get the oldest nominations first.
Proposal 2) If queue can't sort everything to review by oldest first for some reason, run an algorithm weekly that would take the oldest 5% (adjust as is reasonable) and apply upgrades like OPR reviewers earn. There's no reason to make some players wait a year for portals while others are taking a week.
Definitely curious to see thoughts or ideas related to this.