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Congratulations Italy, France, and Germany! We will now be closing this poll and starting a new thread to announce the winners!
Have you ever had a dream that you want you could do so you'd do you could you wanted you want?
Just got the HPWU banner again today, figured I'd revive this thread again because why not.
Also because JKR uses her money and influence to harm trans people so I'd rather not have harry potter linger around wayfarer when there's no reason for it to.
This isn't reviewers refusing to look at things from a different perspective. We're literally reviewing in a way that Niantic has previously told us should be how we review these things. It's not that reviewers are treating the nominations unfairly. We are merely sticking to existing guidance provided by Niantic for what they want in their database, which is one wayspot to represent the area as a whole, and not one wayspot per hole/basket.
They also want to make sure wayspots are not in the way of people utilising sports pitches/courses for their intended use, which is why disc golf baskets specifically are a very bad nomination as you'll be in the way of people throwing frisbees at them and you may put yourself in danger of injury. That's typically why a sign that's not directly on the course is the preferred anchor point for the course as a whole, or why the first tee is typically used as a proxy if a sign doesn't exist, as you won't be getting thrown at if you're at the location from where the throwing is taking place.
This is why people need to vote for France / Italie / Germany, no need to spend time using another map !
And the street view are up to date in most parts of those countries !
The bottom line is Niantic requires the content to come from the person submitting it. The person nominating the Wayspot must own that photograph. They must have taken it.
Whether or not that person also chooses to post it to Google, Facebook, Twitter or to use it on their Christmas cards has nothing to do with it. Nothing of the sorts is in Niantic's rules.
Any rejection by Niantic because of cross posting to Google or anywhere else based on the grounds that it is an improperly used "third party photograph" is blatantly incorrect. When one person posts photos that they personally took on the Internet, the person posting is the first person. Period.
Niantic needs to either include in the nomination requirements that the submission photo may not be posted to any other forum on the Internet, including but not limited to Google OR they need to create a new, appropriate rejection reason.
Either way, a photo posted by someone to multiple forums, including Google, does not suddenly convert that photo to a third party photo if they personally took it. The end. Niantic is wrong not only according to their own rules, but according to the legal definition of what constitutes a third party photo.
Hello @flatmatt-PGO .
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Let me try adding some clarity to the email(s) being sent out. When someone receives an email, the intro part of the email will contain the “we have detected abusive activities on their account”. However, that is not where the email will end. In the body of the email, it will also include a description of the cause for the suspension or warning. The descriptions will be improving soon as we gather more feedback. Hope this helps clarify the email situation.
I think there is a difference between directly saying something to an individual member of staff as opposed to Niantic as an entity.
I don't think it's great to have a go at someone at their workplace tbh.
@ all here -
understand these people.
The most players know Niantic since 2016 and they know what can happen. "Oooopie another shiny that wasnt turned on!"
understand that the people say "i wont submit anything anymore".
understand that these people arent shady pokestop dealers or gang-voters. they are just normal players that find out that Niantic is doing ALOT of errors that arent followed by a 1:1 reimbursement of the peoples cost and time.
"Oooopsie, another shiny that wasnt turned on".
The player highlighted in one of the videos @AlexMTG-PGO is interesting.
Their stops like absolutely fine as nominations. They are located in the Netherlands I think.
Maybe they got inadvertently caught up in the Netherlands abuse.
Maybe the stops that were submitted were helped to be pushed through by other local players but also having no connection to the widespread abuse.
Maybe they did do something.
Maybe they did absolutely nothing incorrect, it wouldn't be the first time Niantic have made such horrible errors.
In the meantime more people report bans and a lack of information exacerbates the reputation of Wafarer as something toxic to completely avoid with regards to reviewing and submitting.