There was extensive discussion in this topic about survey markers and their eligibility.
The survey markers in NSW that we are referring to are regular, numbered but generic markers placed to help survey the land in the state. But. There are literally hundreds of thousands of them all across the state. They are not the trigonometrical stations that are often at the tops of hills, but little circles of steel spread throughout suburbia.
They are becoming a plague in the game. The screenshot above is an example of the egregious nature of these things. The straight line of PoI in the Wayfarer duplicates tab is the line of survey markers that you can see in the duplicate options. They are all more or less the same looking things,
What they are not are:
- A great place for exploration - they're boring generic things often in boring generic suburbs
- A great place for exercise - these things do nothing for exercise, in fact they reduce it as players are putting these in suburbs next to their houses so they don't need to walk to the nearby park
- A great place for socialisation with others - again, these do nothing for socialisation as they promote antisocial behaviours by making it easy for people to stay at home.
@NianticCasey-ING or other Niantic reps - please, you need to take another look at these markers and really have a good think about their eligibility or not. Quite clearly, they are not in the spirit of the criteria as time has now given us the opportunity to demonstrate.
Don't know why there is a discussion on this but for Ingress nominations, the acceptance email has changed to be very much the pogo email.
No more "too close" emails, generic eligible email.
The Ingress approval email change, old one on the left, new current one on the right since 11th June 2021.
So yes. Clearly the Ingress email has gotten the Pokemon Go email treatment, but does it really make sense? And why is this an ideal practice? All of a sudden, we have a middling email that is sketchy at best now and it doesn't have any direct indication that it is in-game. There's no more "too close" emails so godforbid reviewers moving your nomination within 20m of another wayspot.
But the third sentence about the nomination not being added to the Ingress app and Intel Map, and possibly to other games. Is this a preparation for what's to come? Are you going to implement yet a further granular database that goes beyond the 20m rule, and so that everything that was approved but isn't visible in Intel or the Wayfarer check for duplicates map appears in another game? I do recall that for some reason, rejected or approved but within 20m candidates did appear temporarily in Wizards Unite, but is there something else beyond that isn't on the Intel map?
To be fair, I'm a little disappointed that there is no longer a direct and straight-to-the-point email that states that the nomination was too close to existing portals and unable tio bring online. For reference, the approval email for Pokemon Go has a very similar pattern to the approval email now in Ingress.
Rejection email reversion
But the other question is, why can't you revert the change of the rejection email?
The end of the Ingress rejection email, which was fully overhauled in September 2019 to introduce the rejection reasons. Former on the left, current on the right.
Before this change, whenever a nomination was rejected, the email did suggest to resubmit the Portal candidate after improving the title, description, and/or photo. After changes in September 2019, all it advises you to do is to improve the photo. Like okay, yeah I'll just improve the photo, that's it and modify nothing else. It does not mean anything. You had the opportunity to update the approval emails, now if you could just fix this small email part so people stop spamming trash with a slightly-improved photo, that would be good.
But in reality, this lack of transparency of whether or not something is added to Ingress/Intel and initially, whether a Pokestop does not appear live in Pokemon GO can be disappointing for someone who has to accept that their great nomination that they are amazingly proud of won't appear in-game. And the cell restraints are disappointing anyway considering that people only see maybe a third or even a quarter of what an Ingress player would see on the same map.