Problem with duplicates
What to do in the current moment (without appeals), when your submission is marked as a duplicate even though it is not? All we can do is send it again and hope the community doesn't make a mistake a second time? I believe Niantic can't help with that, right?
In the last few days, I received two rejections for duplication, even though I explained detailed in the informative text that there were similar items already present in the Wayfarer, but that through Streetview it would be possible to see that they are different.
I'm from Brazil (Rio de Janeiro), and here in Brazil the Wayfarer community is known for doing absurd things in reviews, for "being mean" or for thinking that only churches and graffiti can be accepted on Wayfarer. This issue with duplicates is something new, and I'd like some help and opinions from the community around the world on the topic. It's a big headache to wait so long and put so much effort into writing well-explanatory texts, to receive a completely wrong assessment.
You'll need to share pictures, for us to give good help.
For example, many feel that if there are two identical lion statues, 20M+ from each other - one statue is a duplicate of the other. Therefore if one statue is a wayspot... a wayspot on the other would, by definition, be a duplicate of the other.
So, whether it's a duplicate... can be subjective.
A lot of people in Brazil love football. So when the World Cup arrives, many flags are drawn in the streets. These two flags below are facing each other, both are from 2018 (When the World Cup took place in Russia). One was accepted (the left one), and the other was marked as a duplicate, even though I explained that they were two different ones in my text:
Well..., tell that to a same group set of players who did this instead:
Anyway your nomination will be likely to be rejected due to other reasons but being a duplicate.
This is a valid indication. Here in Brazil, there are many World Cup flags painted in public places included as Wayspot. The only way to be refused again is if the review once again falls into the hands of bad reviewers. What remains is to wait for the entire review cycle again. 😓
Yes, it's an identical painting, of the same flag. If there are 2 or 200 of them, they don't need to all be wayspots. One can represent the group. More than one means it's not unique. The more there are, the more it leans towards mass produced.
Not identicals, they are different. They are similar, but have different details, and besides, they were made by different people in different walls, not in the same place. Your vision only hurts communities of players who live far from important locations with numerous POI possibilities.
Is allowed to include "water tanks" in the Wayfarer, for example. In rural areas here in Brazil, there is practically only this type of Wayspot. However, they are all extremely similar, which would be considered something "mass produced". Imagine if we stopped people who live in extremely distant places from having the opportunity to have a little fun just because all the water tanks in their locality are extremely similar? This is a petty and selfish attitude.