Is “What makes a good Wayspot?” still valid?

Hi All,

I found that “What makes a good Wayspot?” is still on the help page of Wayfarer. Its content is based on the old criteria. As a result, it is slightly different from the current 3.1 criteria.

One of the most noticeable differences is natural feature is still a low-quality nomination in the “What makes a good Wayspot?” However, the statement is not mentioned in the current 3.1 criteria.

Furthermore, the examples in the high-quality nominations of “What makes a good Wayspot?” do not cover all three eligibility criteria of 3.1 criteria.

I'm curious about it. Is “What makes a good Wayspot?” still valid? Or it is just because Niantic forgot to remove it.

Thank you.



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

    The Nov AMA said they're going to remove that question with the next Wayfarer upgrade.

  • phi2458-PGOphi2458-PGO Posts: 164 ✭✭✭

    Hi @MargariteDVille-ING,

    I am afraid there is a misunderstanding. Maybe I didn’t make it clear enough.

    As the picture shows, “What makes a good Wayspot?” is still on the help page. Its content is slightly different from the current 3.1 criteria.

    My question is that I’m not sure if it is valid. Please let me know if I didn’t make it clear.

    Thank you.

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

    "What makes a good Wayspot" could certainly be better phrased, but not a lot stood out as being completely incorrect from a quick review of it.

    "Natural features" only really stood out because you pointed it out, text as follows:

    Nominations where the photo is of natural features (Includes pictures of landscapes as well as submissions where the subject is a lake, river, stream, mountain, volcano, waterfall, etc.; photos that include man-made points of interest - plaques, signs, etc. - near natural features are acceptable).

    ...Which is mildly contradicting of the recent AMA "clarification" on it:

    Natural features were previously explicitly excluded from eligibility but are now listed as examples of good Wayspots. Can you provide more information about any requirements for these locations?

    Good question! It’s true that these are now up for consideration as eligible Wayspots. Famous waterfalls and lagoons, or popular cenotes and lakes are great places to explore. When considering these, think about whether there’s a specific location you can direct people to: a sign, an informational board, etc. Additionally, think about whether this natural feature is “just a random rock/tree” (which would be a poor nomination) or whether it’s a named feature with a famous backstory and/or a history (a great nomination!). 

    Yes, it seems as though even after the great 3.1 refresh we're already due for some consolidation & clarification of the guides.

    Even ignoring the statement that natural features are strictly ineligible, I have yet to see a nomination I would approve.

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