Not a good support photo -> Not a valid wayspot (?
This is only for wayspots when street view is not updated or there's not even a way to know if it's a valid wayspot.
What I mean is that if the support photo showed at least a part of the wayspot (like in main photo) would be easier to review since you can tell if a wayspot exists or not, is in private property or not, is fake or not, or even better to locate a POI much faster.
I think it can be a good chance to "re-educate" submitters, but why? the reason is that Niantic suggests for support photos to show the street and surroundings. I know many of you have seen several support photos without the main object in them, which makes the reviewing of wayspots be more difficult (sometimes).
For some cases I've had to search in google maps just to make sure a POI is valid or not. But well, I'd like to know what you think about.
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I think that Niantic needs to reword the text for how to take a supporting photo. "Please show a wider view of your candidate and the environment around it to help reviewers understand the surrounding area and confirm the location." Something like that.
I once timed out reviewing the most incredible mural I'd ever seen because the submitter had just turned around and taken a photo of the parking lot behind them, and the pin was wrong. The location was such that if I found just the right angle of street view I might have been able to confirm the location, and I kept trying and trying to work out a way to find it.
I second the suggestion for rewording the text for supporting information. The candidate really should be in the supporting photo to help locate it.