Niantic rules are too harsh for reviewing. The old system was amazing but the new system sucks a$$. I've never been able to get more than a fair rating even after reviewing thousands of nominations. You can't review too many too quickly or it bans you for 24 hours before you can resume again. Now that I got a couple pho stops within the radius of my house I'm no longer reviewing. It is a waist of time and the system is terrible. I submit new pho stops and they are not duplicates but the system some how marks them as duplicates even though there's nothing wrong with them. I've submitted hundreds of valid pho stop nominations only to have them rejected for no valid reason. The cool down rules for both nominating and submitting suck. No wonder hundreds of people have stopped reviewing pho stops in their spare time.
I would not recommend being a pho stop reviewer as it is a waist of time!
Niantic allows users above level 38 to review pho stop submissions for their game. Users submit request to have an item, object or area turned into a pokemon go photo spin disk or pho for short.
I don't know what they did in the last update but a lot of things that could be pho stops will not be. Some how it is marking pho stops that are not duplicates as duplicates and removing it from the waiting list. I gave up reviewing and submitting nominations. A lot of valid pho stops get rejected for no valid reason and I guess my area just isn't met to have a huge pogo grid. Thanks I feel less apt to play. Players post a lot of fake pho stop nominations to increase the grid to their advantage wrongfully. Some get accepted some don't. I don't think this is fair to those that are trying hard to submit real nominations and their fuc-ken rules don't even give us a fighting chance against the spam nominations.
Must be level 38 before players can review submissions. (Use to be 40 but they changed it when they increased the level cap). Players either get to level 40 quickly or slowly.
Use to be 7 submissions every 7 days. They changed it to 7 every 2 weeks. Sort of bull sh-it.
After I started submitting reviews I noticed you only get 7 nominations in 14 days. When it replenishes you don't get a solid 7 all at once. It adds on a day until it reaches at 7 maximum. F*u-ck you niantic. No wonder people have multiple accounts. I sure the f-u*ck do. It's the only way I can take over gyms in my area and keep them more than 10 minutes.
Cool down time frames are too harsh. It takes 3 seconds to fill out the form but if you submit too quickly it places you on a cool down ban that can last any where from 2-4 hrs or 72 hrs. After about 30 submissions it gives the I'm not a robot symbol. I wait 15 seconds between each submission and that's still going too fast for the harsh cool down rules. If you reach the maximum limit for the day (who knows how many that is) it freezes you until midnight.
My dead end pokemon go grid in my area keeps having submissions denied for some reason. They meet all the valid criteria but niantic wants my development denied for some reason.
People will try anything and I'm sorry but a portrait of your family or pets is not a valid submission. A picture of your house is not a valid submission. A fabricated picture is not a valid submission. A seasonal/display is not a valid submission. Please do not photograph your self in the picture or it will be rejected. Do not take a low quality photo or it will be rejected. Do not take pictures off the internet or it will be rejected. Do not use old photos.
The only pro of this is people can submit suggestions for their pho stops.
Things I have no issues making poke stops:
Business/schools/churches that want pokemon go there
Publicly accessible areas
Out door recreational areas (parks, hiking trails, walking areas, public gathering areas...)
Art (sculptures, paintings, murals, graffiti if it is not offensive or temporary)
Community centers/gathering places
Painted power boxes that are not adjacent to homes
Unique items that deserve a pho stop nomination that are publicly acessable