How to change a "fake nomination, abuse" label?
I finally found out the reasons for my first nomination to be rejected - fake nomination and abuse. This was a very real nomination and nothing fake about it. After being rejected, and not hearing a word why, I did some research and found out that lightposts weren't in the "eligible" category - so I accepted it and moved on. My next 5 nominations have also been rejected - one for obvious reasons, but the other 4 should be eligible. How do I get the "fake nomination and abuse" removed from that first submission? It's quite upsetting to me! This whole process has become quite upsetting to me in fact. One of my submissions was a neighborhood park. I live in a newly built up area of the county so there aren't any landmarks or statues of such. There are, however, many apartment complexes that have several pokestops/gyms within their boundaries (playsets, office buildings, basketball courts, etc) but over in the single family home area that we are in, there is NOTHING! Can someone explain to me why it's okay for a few hundred apartment dwellers to be able to sit on their couch and never have to leave their apartment to play 24/7 but if you live in a house you have to go a mile or two to get to a pokestop? I nominated this lightpost because I am disabled and was trying to get at least 1 pokestop within the distance I can move on my own (and it IS a classy looking lightpost). This was my first nomination and I admit I didn't know about all the guidelines, but abuse is not warranted!!!
This game focuses on encouraging activity and exercise but it rejects any attempt by myself (and others with chronic conditions) to be able to do just that - be as active as we can and move around within our limitations. My submissions have all been centered around the few places I can get to once in a while . . . and so far I'm ZERO for SIX! And then to find out that my first was labeled as abuse . . . so very discouraging. I have 2 more nominations that are stuck in the queue but I've given up any hope that anything I submit would get approved.
Back to my question - is there a way to get the negative reasons for rejection removed from my account? I have no idea how to even file an appeal other than maybe posting a complaint in the forums.
A side note . . . my husband and I owed and operated a video game development company for over 20 years . . . we know what goes into making a game. I'm not an angry player who didn't get their way . . . there are some real issues with the nomination process that should be addressed by Niantic. I know they are making bank on this game, so this process probably isn't high on their priority list . . . but it should be!
I've copied my nomination below:
New area of Herriman
13262 Cranford Cir, Herriman, UT 84096, USA
This is a new area that have very few pokestops in the walking paths - we need more on these walking paths and not just the clusters in a couple spots.
You can't. You may blame new reviewers who are bruteforcing the test until they pass, as you wish. They're most likely picking wrong reasons for your nomination.
But let's be honest, what would you think a single lightpost meet any eligibility criteria?
It was my first try nominating . . . I obviously hadn't done my homework. My issue isn't with it being rejected . . . it's the reasons why. Those reasons makes me look dishonest . . . and that means something to me.
I can understand the "fake nomination" because nominating a random street light looks like a joke nomination, which are fake in and of themselves.
Forget about it.
It doesn't matter and I doubt that Niantic would like to open the can of worms that removing rejection reasons (if that would be possible at all) would create
This is a nomination that I have seen, and I didn’t reject it for abuse or fake nomination. Although it looks a good it wasn’t eligible, however there are reviewers in the area that like to throw the fake and abuse rejection just for kicks and giggles. I just got an abuse rejection for an apartment clubhouse, so I feel your pain, keep on trying you will get some good nominations through.
If your concern is that the rejection reason for that first nomination will be held against you for future nominations, the answer is that it won't. Nobody but you and Niantic can see those reasons - the reviewers can't see why any of your other nominations were rejected, or even which nominations those were. So if you are still able to submit things, then consider your account to be in good standing and this to be a non-issue. You appear to be aware that this nomination wasn't a good one to make, so as long as you accept that and learn from your mistakes (which we all make from time to time) there are no further consequences here.
Thanks, that was one of my concerns :)