Mass Abuse of Wayfarer
Survey markers are a dime a dozen and need to meet minimum criteria of at least one of the following:
- A great place for exploration
- A great place for exercise
- A great place to be social with others
Looking at the area pictured below (-34.024265,150.770693) it is obvious that none of them meet the above criteria. They are 3cm disks and located on random roads. The people submitting and approving them are abusing the Wayfarer system.
A quick search of "Survey Mark" in the mission author tool brings up over 6000 of these portals with most of them being in the Sydney, NSW area. 99% would not be meeting the minimum criteria. In my travels I have found 1 survey marker which meets the criteria, and it was at the top of a hill on a hiking track. Not on a random residential road.
Niantic please act! These low grade submissions are clogging up the system and diluting the pool! The submitters and approvers need to have action taken against them.
An example live in the system right now:
Middle of the road. Very nice.