Duplicated Portal Submission without an existing portal
I submitted and upgraded a Church, and I pinned the location 18m away from an existing portal. The nomination was accepted, but it didn't show up on any Niantic game. I realized that it was too close to an existing portal (again, 18m away), so I resubmitted the nomination with very similar primary and secondary photos, and the same exact (copy-paste) Title/Description/Supporting Info. The second submission was still in a valid location for the church (Originally I placed it where the sign was, but the second time I placed the pin closer to the entrance of the Church). After upgrading the nomination I received the decision 37.5 hours later, and it came out as a duplicate. The email said that it added the photo to the existing portal, but again, there is no existing portal.
I have two questions here:
Will that Church ever become a live portal? Should I resubmit, this time with different Title/Description/Supporting Info? Or will the portal always be hidden away?
The acceptance of this portal should have triggered the creation of a gym that I designated (via upvotes in pokemon go and Ingress). If I submit another portal to trigger gym creation, will this nonexistent pokestop become a gym (I'm worried about this because the non existent portal now has two pictures, which weighs more than upvotes during gym creation).
Any information can be useful, here! I wasted two upgrades on this nomination, and am really wanting to see it live, as well as my designated gym creation event.
You said there was an existing Portal. Are you able to check photos attached to this Portal to see if yours shows up?
Is the other portal a sign for that church?
Can you give us the coordiantes so taht we can examine the locaiton on the Ingress Intel Map.
Thanks for commenting! I went to the existing portal next to the one that I am trying to submit, but it didn't have the pictures from the church that I want to get accepted. I also checked all portals 500m away from the existing one, but none have it.
The portal is not a sign for the church. The existing portal is "Frook's Wooden Wrench Sculpture", which is an artistic sign for a locally based company. Two very different places!
Yes! Sorry, I didn't know exactly how much information I should have provided. Here are the coordinates for the church, which is named "Church without Walls 24/7": 42.726941968275, -84.53776808342924
There are photospheres published for both the wooden wrench sculpture and the church.