nomination rejected over claim that it is fake but location exists

I nominated a wayspot several weeks ago. I also upgraded the nomination. It is a small garden play area in our community. I got an email saying it is rejected due to "Nomination is fake and does not exist at the submitted location, The real-world location of the nomination appears to have explicit or inappropriate activity, Photo is low quality (e.g., pitch black/blurry photos or photos taken from a car)." I made sure it was a high quality photo taken from an angle which shows the whole area which is nominated. It is an avtual location and on google maps it's identifiable.

What should I do?


  • WittawatTae-PGOWittawatTae-PGO Posts: 24 ✭✭

    Can you show us the link to StreetView of the location & the photo you submitted?

  • Freakmaster5050-PGOFreakmaster5050-PGO Posts: 60 ✭✭

    If it is there but doesn’t appear on any maps you will often get this, even if you have identifying features in the background. Best to just nominate it again and create a photosphere for the area.

  • cyndiepooh-INGcyndiepooh-ING Posts: 954 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You kind of have to do some detective reasoning with the rejection reasons. Those reasons taken together seem to me that reviewers did not think your photo showed a play area where you pinned it.

    The fake or does not exist could mean they either couldn't see it or didn't think it was actually a designated community play spot. Use the Google Street View app to place a photosphere if it just isn't showing as a play area. If it is showing but isn't clear that it is for community use, try to add a link to something that confirms this is an amenity for the community in the supporting information.

    The rejection reason "Location Inappropriate" has the description "Use for Nominations whose real-world location appears to be explicit or inappropriate." So they didn't have to think anything naughty was going on there, just that it wasn't appropriate for a Wayspot.

    The rejection reason "Low Quality Photo" can mean that reviewers did not see what you were nominating in the photo. Not just that the photo is a bad one.

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