Add Location Category?
PkmnTrainerJ-ING Posts: 3,937 Ambassador
Is this new, and who votes on it? Is it decided by Niantic? I noticed I have 400 of these Location Category Edits to use. I don’t have any on Ingress yet. I assume this helps Pikmin Bloom and maybe future games?
I assume that's just so you can add the "what is it?" tags to things that were submitted before that became mandatory.
Seems like it. I did a few nearby but didn’t get an email though, so I wondered who would look at/approve my edits there.
This would be a good question for the AMA - could you post it here https://community.wayfarer.nianticlabs.com/categories/april-ama-2022-%28testing-do-not-post%29- Maybe Niantic would actually answer it!
I finally got answer on this from Pokémon GO support. For those of you who have to deal with Pokémon GO support regularly, I hope you have the relevant patience to do so. It’s the worst support I’ve encountered in recent years.
Oren confirmed that Niantic review these, not Wayfarers. Maybe we will eventually?
Oren confirmed that Niantic review these, not Wayfarers.
WOW, that's radical! We used to review locations... did they stop giving them to us?
I can't speak categorically about what reviewers see, because I only review sporadically. I love reviewing, but I am waiting for the grand redo that Niantic has been promising for 2 or 3 years. Why get headaches over the current shortcomings, if they're going to improve it "soon" (in 2 or 3 more years?)...
So this isn’t locations of Wayspots but the category. The “What is it?” that you select when nominating in Pokémon GO, or that you see on reviews. You can select this for existing Wayspots and apparently Niantic then review that category suggestion.