I need some explaining
Hello, I have been reviewing and also nominating things for a while now and I pretty much have no idea what is ELIGIBLE and what ISN'T.
I nominated a restaurant like 60 meters away from my house few months ago and I got a rejection that it's private residence and also that it's mismatched (even though they can clearly see it in the street view without any problems). I nominated it again and it was In Voting, but there was Niantic logo next to it. I guess that it was being reviewed by Niantic. They accepted the VERY SAME restaurant few days later.
Also, my friend nominated cultural center, all kinds of cultural things are happening there (dancing, singing, theater, etc.). Guess what... it got rejected because of "Private Residence or Farm". I also read that museums and galleries are eligible, why did they reject this then ? Museum and gallery is also private property.
We also have a national historic building here, guess what... It got rejected because of "Private Residence or Farm" :)
Hiking trails, welcome signs and even tourist signs like this one: https://i.imgur.com/nGNDNAM.jpg are getting rejected commonly here. The photo is taken at night, but that was just an example, we usually are nominating things during day.
And I am not even talking about nonsense duplicates. Maybe I am the stupid one who thinks that these 2 playgrounds are 2 different things: https://imgur.com/a/Eq2FxCe
What am I doing or understanding wrong ? Tell me please.
There are many people that review in order to reject nominations. They don't like the idea that other people might want to have some pokestops/gyms around if those aren't high value nominations, so they try to find any reason to reject proposals that they don't deem worthy.
If it is only 60 meters from your house, did you initially set the location to be closer to your house rather than at a logical point on the restaurant itself?
That's crazy if that is true. I can't believe that there are people like this who don't want others to have more pokestops around them.
By the way how this "Appeal" button works ? If I submit this "appeal" thing, will my nomination get reviewed by someone who knows what they are doing or how does this work ?
Sounds like you are choosing eligible things to submit and it is your reviewers who are not following the rules. On the other hand you can make things easier for the reviewer so even fresh newbies will understand that your nomination meets criteria. Explain and provide references for why your nomination is a place to exercise, socialize, or explore. Take good close photos and make sure part of the nomination is in the supporting photo as well as something visible on streetview. Honestly most of the things you listed should have passed with little trouble so all I can say is don't take these rejections to heart and try again.
It will get sent to a Niantic reviewer and you'll have the opportunity to type an additional statement when doing so. There's no time frame on how long it will take for your appeal to be seen though.
"Private residence" may not have been the most contributing factor to rejection. The majority were probably people who rejected the restaurant itself because they weren't swayed by the description.
As to the parks... the map should have shown they were at different locations. So... yes... many people don't pay close attention when reviewing.
Lucky you for having a wayspot in range of your home. Would love to have that situation myself.
No, it's really there lol. There are also some shops around it like computer shop, furniture, clothing, etc.
It might be true that I should provide more information about it, but still... I also nominated senior cultural center, which is pretty much the same as the classic cultural center every town or even village has, but it's just for seniors. I provided like 100-150 words to the supporting information, but it still got rejected 2 or 3 times because of Private Residence or Farm and then also for Temporary or Seasonal display lol.
It was hard though :D Because that restaurant got rejected 2 times I think until someone from Niantic looked at it themselves.
I thought so, that's very nice. Thanks for the info!
I know. Been facing this type of situation for the last few weeks myself. Even tho it's a eligible nomination, it's still getting rejected for irrelevant reasons. It's really frustrating.
“That's crazy if that is true. I can't believe that there are people like this who don't want others to have more pokestops around them.”
Welcome to the Wayfarer forums, is this your first time here?
Pretty much, yeah. Not even half a year probably.
https://i.imgur.com/WD7zSeG.png I have no idea how this is a low quality photo.
I’ve had bad reviewers reject photos for not being bang-on ninety degrees square.
I’ve had other bad reviewers reject photos for being of reflective objects, where the reflection was of cars in the street and/or other benign objects.
There’s really no winning sometimes, because in order to satisfy BOTH groups, you yourself end up being in the reflection.
Your photo is fine. Resubmit, and hopefully next time your batch of reviewers won’t be quite so pedantic.
We DO have some evidence that it can sometimes only take a single reviewers’ rejection to show up in the list of rejections, because Niantic’s algorithms are desperately trying to be TOO helpful.