Location Accuracy Question

When you are reviewing wayspots and the location is clearly not accurate do you reduce the rating and then move the pin to the correct spot or do you just just reduce the ratings? Initially I was just moving the pin but then realized people were most likely purposefully putting them in the wrong spot for their advantage so I have now started giving lower ratings.



  • aleprj-INGaleprj-ING Posts: 562 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You are not supposed to reduce the rating. If the location is correct after the adjustment, you just review as usual.

    If you feel it was moved a large distance on porpuse, you can use the location mismatch rejection. But I only use it for really large distances.

  • feliscybernicus-PGOfeliscybernicus-PGO Posts: 80 ✭✭✭
    edited November 2021

    If the target is clearly without any doubt "miles off" the target, then by all means, move it into its rightful spot, if you can be 100% certain it's the correct location. I urge you to make sure you're correct though, for more times than I care to count have I witnessed people moving the target into the wrong spot though, such as to the middle of a sports field or equivalent, when any side would have been correct instead.

    However, if its only slightly off the mark, we don't necessarily have to do anything about it. There could be many reasons why it was put in that location. Including, but not limited to:

    1) the map is clearly outdated by several years, possibly even longer (which is quite common)

    2) the gps location is slightly off (happens all the time especially the farther away from the equator you go, especially with street view)

    3) the are multiple correct locations for the same target and this was just the best one (in these cases the submitter really is allowed to choose)

    4) the map is outdated, even if it was recently updated. (It's rare - but does happen)

    5) it was an accident or something

    If there's no clear reason to suspect foul play, or the target isn't like, way off its mark or something and you are certain about it, then perhaps reducing a star or two from the location accuracy is the better road to take, considering sometimes these submission spend years on their way through the system, and sometimes the environment may even have changed a bit in-between. There's nothing stopping players from moving the location to a more correct one later on.

    Hope that helped!

    Post edited by feliscybernicus-PGO on
  • MelodyS88Chi-PGOMelodyS88Chi-PGO Posts: 284 ✭✭✭

    For #5 would you consider for example a nomination of a church but setting the pin across the street (at least 80 meters off) on top of a house as "an accident or something"? A lot of the nominations with misplaced pins conveniently seem to set the location on or very near PRP and not at any logical place to set the pin for the POI they are nominating.

  • sogNinjaman-INGsogNinjaman-ING Posts: 2,375 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's amazing how many of the pins for nominations that are genuinely "Duplicate" locations are nowhere near the already existing POI on the review screen.

  • Hosette-INGHosette-ING Posts: 1,443 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If the location can't be found I mark it as a location mismatch.

    If I can move the pin to a correct location then I do so and give it full marks for location accuracy.

  • feliscybernicus-PGOfeliscybernicus-PGO Posts: 80 ✭✭✭

    If it's literally on top of a house, there is a chance it was actually an accident. Of course it could as well be an attempt to cheat, but sometimes people forget to move the target to the correct location when making a nomination.

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