Not historically significant or visually unique
Recently people have been reporting that several of their nominations are being commonly rejected for the nominating not being culturally significant or visually unique. Regular playgrounds, picnic shelters (gazebos) are getting the not culturally significant rejection reason, and trail markers, post offices and even churches are getting the not visually unique message.
Considering that the criteria has being overhauled to either being:
- a great place for exploration,
- a great place for exercise, or
- a great place to be social with others...
visual uniqueness (or rather, visual distinction) and cultural/historical significance has become antiquated. So there are three things that we can do to combat this:
- Communicating to the reviewing that 5-starring a nomination overall, but putting 1-star in the aforementioned categories is a reject if enough reviewers vote this way, so recommend they should vote a neutral 3-star I guess,
- Add or replace the visually unique/cultural significance questions with the three core criteria of exploration/exercise/social, or
- Wait for the Winter 2020/2021 Wayfarer update that will update the review interface to replace the dreaded star system.
I'm sure there's a lot of work being done to hopefully get the next update over the line before the end of Winter 2021, but right now there are an abnormally growing amount of rejections in our local communities of not being visually unique/culturally significant when we know that we have nominated these in the past that they have comfortably been approved.