Wayfarer manipulation by pokémon players
I don't know what's the situation in other places, but here in our country, most of the valid portal nominations get rejected. The pokémon players' strategy is to vote 1* on everything, until they get to their submissions, then they upvote those. They don't care about their rating, they couldn't care less about a badge in ingress.
Niantic is saying if you think your nomination is legit, then submit it again... what kind of solution is that? Why cannot we appeal a rejection like we did it in the past on Google+, then Nia could review it and ban the abusers of the system, if they can see a pattern in the rejections of good candidates?