Murals and paintings inside generic businesses
BigJoker107-PGO Posts: 24 ✭✭
What are the rules on these? I understand that artwork is acceptable as long as it isn't on private property and I also understand that generic businesses are ineligible. But what about the artwork within the generic business? There is a Pokestop near my home that is a lizard statue inside a Mexican restaurant. I keep getting reviews for ones that are of some kind of artwork within the walls of a business but I'm never sure how to respond
If it is something amazing, then I would give it a good rating. Something you would go to the business just to see this artwork.
If the artwork is generic and it is in a generic business, then I mark it as Generic Business.
Cool. That helps. Thanks
Assess the artwork independently.
Cool and unique art inside a chain store? Good to go.
Watch out for people trying to submit the starbucks logo as "art" though.
Unique artwork in generic and chain businesses is fine. I've gotten several very cool murals, etc. myself. For example, Trader Joe's stores in the U.S. all feature murals customized specifically for their locations and those make fantastic wayspots in my opinion.
It gets tricky in some cases when it's not clear that a mural or other artwork in a chain business is specific to that location. When I encounter those I try to do a search for similar images in other locations, but it's not always easy figure it out. Interesting artwork in non-chain businesses is less tricky unless it appears to be something mass-produced.
Eligible, but just warning you now from experience that you will need to be patient and expect to have to resubmit multiple times
Safe access may also be an issue. I'm sure businesses want regular customers, not just someone stopping in to play a game without making a purchase
That has nothing to do with safe access, though. If the business doesn't want a wayspot, they can ask to have it removed. But being on the premises of a business doesn't change the accessibility of a PoI at all.
if its in a Business it would have safe pedestrian access. For access you do not need to have it be public. A space that is pay to enter is still eligible as there is still access to the poi. If the business does not want the poi to be there they can request it to be removed how ever.
This is why so many indoor nominations get rejected because apparently being in a building means no pedestrian access, it is not on a road and it is not dangerous whatsoever.
On the contrary, are people really that dense in the head that they have to actually stop smack bang in front of the nominated object instead of just being in a good enough range? There is something called interaction range, and unless it's in the middle of a roundabout or road (to do ultra strikes), no one actually obstructs people just by playing a game.
Sure, some people will maybe stop momentarily to spin or do something game-related. But it also has the other effect of possibly attracting customers and sitting down while playing the game.
Rejecting for pedestrian access is a joke.