Is it time to up the edit distance range
Gazzas89-PGO Posts: 2,158 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited March 2022 in April AMA - 2022
We have had the tiny range (it's either 10 or 20m, can't remember which) for over a year now and I believe it's time to up it a bit more, maybe doubling it or making it 50m. Yes there will still be some abuses, but I know from personal experience that several of the older pois are over 10m, 20m and as much as 40m out of position, far enough that the current edit isn't enough, but not far enough that niantic won't bother doing it themselves, so cam we please look at uppi g the distance
Post edited by NianticTintino-ING on
@Gazzas89-PGO Not meaning to disregard your question, Niantic have always responded when I have lodged requests for moves that are 20-40 metres. I request these through the Wayfarer help chat and the response is fairly quick (much quicker than edits get processed here).
I tried to get biantic to look at a couple through the edit form, but got no response, I havent tried through the wayfarer chat admittedly, but even still, a lot of people won't even k wo about the wayfarer chat. Just seems to me that for still minor moves they could up the range now
Short answer - no. Keeps all the PoGo "make me a Gym cluster" abusers on a short leash. Half the location edits I see are obviously trying to move the pin to make it acessible from a car by trying moving it away from the correct real life location to somewhere within range of a road or car park. If you have a POI that is rerallay out of place and over 10m out, then reporting via the forums seems to work and they get processed fairly rapidly.
Not everyone knows about the forums or wayfarer help, and there are white a few legit moves that need to be more than 10m, im not asking for it to be removed but it could be upped to 20m, then 50 is that works
This seems unnessecary. In my experience Niantic has done a great job in manually processing requests over 20m and it has cut back majorly on misuse of edits. It's actually quite surprising.
If the edit distance was ever upped then I would never be able to get another location edit processed. Because of the current 10m restrictions I can use the chat button on the wayfarer page to get edits looked at by Niantic who process them in 24 hours on average. These are the same edits that I submitted 3 years ago when there were no location restrictions and have still yet to be processed by the community. This 10m rule keeps the abusers in check and allows legitimate edits to get processed in a timely manner no matter how large or small your local community is.