Further clarification on rejections for "not visually unique" or "not historic/cultural"

tehstone-INGtehstone-ING Posts: 1,066 Ambassador

In the Sept 2021 AMA, it was stated that " For the rating on Historical and Cultural Significance, it does not actually affect the final decision." However, a rejection reason often seen in rejection emails states "The nomination does not appear to be historically or culturally significant." Why is this listed as a rejection reason if the rating for this category does not effect the final decision of a wayspot?

Additionally there is a growing body of evidence that suggest nominations rejected with one of these reasons could reasonably be considered duplicates. Is this possibly just a bug in that regard? Can the team investigate?

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  • GearGlider-INGGearGlider-ING Posts: 1,331 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would love to know this as well. I’ve been getting a lot more nominations rejected lately with the sole reason being “historical significance” or “visually unique”. If this is the intended design of wayfarer, why is the 1* in these categories not neccisarily a rejection?

  • Stephyypooke-INGStephyypooke-ING Posts: 506 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Now that the rejection reasons are showing in Wayfarer, it is clear rejections coming from the subcategories are bugged as they appear:

    • reject.reason.opr_cultural.short
    • reject.reason.opr_uniqueness.short
    • reject.reason.opr_safety.short
    • reject.reason.opr_location.short
    • reject.reason.not_found.short
    • reject.reason.description.short

    What is the process that leads to someone receiving one of the above rejection reasons?

  • cyndiepooh-INGcyndiepooh-ING Posts: 1,147 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @NianticGiffard we keep having rejections for "not historically or culturally significant" when the last ama said this could not happen. can you let us know what is happening with these?

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