Reviewing literal duplicates

Gendgi-PGOGendgi-PGO Posts: 3,355 Ambassador
edited May 2021 in Criteria Clarifications

Over the last 24+ hours, the system has been flooded with exact duplicates of existing nominations. While the most obvious review choice is to mark these as duplicates, there is conflicting guidance in the Photo Guidelines ( that tell us...

The following should not be submitted and, when reviewing, should be considered as rejection criteria:

· Exact duplicates of existing photos

As of yet, there has been no clear communication from Niantic on what is causing this and only vague statements that they are aware.

It appears that Niantic has no intention of any true public posts about what's happening, but could somebody at least offer clarification on if these nominations should be flagged as duplicates or rejected as exact duplicates? Bonus points if you can add it to the Wayfarer home page to hit the entire reviewer audience.

@NianticCasey-ING @NianticAtlas @NianticAaron

And probably the one most likely to reply: @NianticGiffard

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