Entrances to housing estates as POIs
Kase79-PGO Posts: 5 ✭✭
edited January 2021 in Criteria Clarifications
I’d like some advice on this subject if I may. Recently while reviewing new submissions I’ve noticed a lot nominations for plaques at entrances to housing estates. These are typically large or small stone/granite structures that bare the name of the housing estate within. To me these are not unique or interesting and I’m also conscious of the proximity to the private residences contained in them however as I’m seeing so many (maybe as high as 1 in every 10 nominations) I’m rejecting a lot of them, and I believe it now maybe impacting on my wayfarer rating. So what is the stance on these types of nominations? Ok or not?
The following would be an example https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=52.244935,-7.073072&z=19&pll=52.244934,-7.072665
As far as I know, the response is "No, these are not good nominations" but it sucks that other "bad" reviewers (only caring about having more POI's for "better" play) affect your rating.
This does not happen only for this type of nominations, but for some others that are on those gray areas. I usually skip those for them not to affect my rating.
Niantic have said previously that these type of "Estate Name Signs" put up by the house builder or estate agents are not good POI candidates - I reject them all.
The object is mass-produced, generic, or not visually unique or interesting.
Most of them are not good POI. But some of them with artistic merits would be fine. There is a thread about this topic: https://community.wayfarer.nianticlabs.com/discussion/4242/neighborhood-community-name-signage
By the way, I think the reason that your example was accepted is that it is a proxy of a gathering place. A gathering place is eligible according to the new criteria. But it is necessary to find a permanent and physical object to represent it. In this case, a mass-produced signboard is acceptable. There is a thread about this topic: https://community.wayfarer.nianticlabs.com/discussion/12478/not-acceptable-nominations-for-a-park-that-do-not-include-a-signboard-redacted