Are playgrounds and sport courts located in residential condominiums eligible?
HideoF21-PGO Posts: 10 ✭✭
A common debate in Brazil is if Playgrounds and Sport Courts that are inside residential condominiums are eligible as wayspots.
The argument for "Yes" is that there are many people living in those condominiums and most waysposts are accessible from the street.
The argument for "no" is that it is located inside those condominiums, it cannot be (physically) reached by all players
Niantic's answer is, you may indeed have wayspots on the property of multi-family residences, so long as the specific location is in a "common" area, and so long as the wayspot would qualify on its own merit.
Is there any link for this AMA or answer?
"2. Ineligible location, place, or object"
@NianticTintino-ING as you can see, the above text is the ONLY reference in Wayfarer that describes Niantic's policy regarding "private property" locations. And it does a terrible job of differentiating between single-family and multi-family locations.
In the November 2020 AMA:
How does “publicly accessible” apply to locations that have limited access, like members-only clubs, gated communities, time-restricted areas?
Just like with the definition of private residential property, this guideline hasn’t changed. These locations would still be eligible, including restricted areas on the grounds of a company’s headquarters or behind locked gates so long as there wouldn’t be objections to you entering the area and the location is accessible to some folks. We do not expect all players to have access to all locations but we strongly recommend following real-world rules while attempting to access locations.
The fact that this is a common topic of deabte shows how awful Niantic's communication is regarding criteria.
Used this AMA to justify a submission, it got approved! Thank you for the help