What about information panels?


I come across quite often these sorts of nominations:

As I am not sure what to do, what would you do? (Tbh, this is quite a good picture, I had far worse in my queue as well)



  • silverkali-INGsilverkali-ING Posts: 92 ✭✭✭

    I'd have to decide based on the information if it met the submission criteria, generally I score them low, it's not something I'd make a point of showing a visit, but some people do argue well that they are community gathering spots.

  • ApplPsydarr-PGOApplPsydarr-PGO Posts: 139 ✭✭✭
    edited March 2021

    I had one yesterday that I denied because it looked like it had no real value and had generic information for its apartment complex residents. But I have approved them in parks and other high visibility areas when the information board looks like it has great community significance. Sometimes it comes down to what information is being posted on the board. If it contains maps, educational information, larger community events, and other culturally relevant information I will likely approve it. But if it just has some mandatory government forms, super localized information or events that won't be seen by many people, or anything else that just looks generic or uninteresting, then I am more likely to deny those.

    But I would also like more input on this matter as well.

  • sogNinjaman-INGsogNinjaman-ING Posts: 3,313 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is one of those types of nomination that varies a lot in quality - some signboards are well kept, named and clean and others are just a rotting dirty square of wood. However, because thse sorts of things are "eligble", i think it's one of those objects people feel they ought to vote through, no matter how tatty, otherwise their stats will be impacted because "everyone else votes yes".

    It would be good to have some clarification from Niantic on this. I see a lot of this type of nomination but some of them really don't deserve to be given a "yes" - what do you do?

  • RedsoxMark-PGORedsoxMark-PGO Posts: 52 ✭✭✭

    I'm fairly new to reviewing, and had questions about these too. I've been seeing a lot of these. I also checked with some local experienced reviewers. I've been treating them on a case-by-case basis. If it looks active and with varied community information I'll give it a good score; if it looks abandoned or with just minutes of committee meetings then a low score. I'm aware that the content can change over time so not totally comfortable with this, but it seems the best approach.

  • Gendgi-PGOGendgi-PGO Posts: 3,423 Ambassador

    I think several really good points hit in here already and agree with most of the comments.

    Part of it comes to intended audience and intended messages. An "employee notice board" in the facility I work at work have low community cultural value. Boards in a park. on a local trails system, or in a town center might be more important.

    A helpful thread took place on the old "Guideline clarifications" channel which is archived "for reference only." I shared verbiage from a previous Niantic AMA and some examples of my own notice boards I'd nominated. Please keep in mind this information shouldn't be considered "criteria" since the recent Wayfarer update, but is still useful.


  • KetaSkooter-INGKetaSkooter-ING Posts: 168 ✭✭✭

    It matters most where it is, in a park - have had nearly everyone i've submitted approved, and I upvote every one i review. Everywhere else, low quality nomination.

  • Kasparos347-PGOKasparos347-PGO Posts: 204 ✭✭✭

    What about this nomination. Normally the nature-organisation behind this park organises activitys in nature for the town, but right now, there's corona and there is no info about activitys. That's why it looks a bit of a dirty rotting board right now. Also noted that in the additional information btw

  • MargariteDVille-INGMargariteDVille-ING Posts: 2,662 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It is hard to know if a bulletin board is blank because of the pandemic - or if it is simply no longer maintained, and won't be later either.

    The "Historical or Cultural Significance" score is important with bulletin boards. The more people see it, and the better information it has, the better this score.

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