Unable to edit appeal posts (pending approval). Troll(s) rejected now 7 noms in less than 24 hours.
I stopped nominating a while ago. I review instead while friends nominate. I've earned quite a few upgrades since.
Due to advice in another thread, we went out & I nominated about 15 eligible wayspots. There are similar (and active) ones up now, so these are are also eligible. I upgraded all of them.
1 was approved but 7 were rejected by a troll that has been attempting to block this neighborhood and the other from having anything for over 2 years. They end their main accounts in CP4, one is DM4, and there are a few oddball ones used to pretend to be actual other people. I'm sure you can find them in threads, I am too tired to look after posting appeals (the appeal button doesn't seem to exist on the contributions management page).
Because the appeal process format requests a photo, all of my appeal posts are pending. I can't add a comment or edit until someone approves them. Not sure why it's taking this long for the 1st one. Here is a list of the names of the rejected nominations & their reasons, and why they're eligible. You can confirm these on my page:
-Saddlebrook East Exercise Path #8 - Natural Feature / Orientation - To get a good shot of the path sign, we got the fence but you can see the path behind the fence (and trash can). The supporting photo resolves this, IF the reviewer actually reviewed.
-Saddlebrook East Groved Rest Area - Natural Feature / Private Residence - It's of a grove with a sign that says "playground" with benches around it. It's clearly not on residential property and the benches are not fallen logs or bench-shaped trees.
-Saddlebrook East Exercise Path #3 - Duplicate - The one near (#2) it is CLEARLY across the street. The street is quite wide so even if going by cells, would still work as they're the only 2 there.
-Saddlebrook East Exercise Path #2 - Duplicate - The actual #2 is a few minute walk away down the path, but I did typo the name. Should be #1. Regardless, I've seen 2 stops, different locations, have matching names, but clearly one was meant to be another number. Easy edit fix once is active and it should be "approve it first then edit name later".
-Saddlebrook West Bike Path #10 - Low Quality Photo / Other Rejection Criteria - Quality of photo is crystal. There is nothing confusing about this. You have to be trolling or clearing through as many as possible to try and find yours.
-Hang-Stretch Workout Station - Temporary or Seasonal Display / Not historically or culturally significant - Really?!?!? It's an exercise station and they are EXTREMELY culturally significant.
-Saddlebrook West Bike Path #2 - Location Inappropriate / Other Rejection... - Location is perfect. It's legit at the right spot as I was told to stand where the thing is when dropping the pin. Did just that.
Saddlebrook East Exercise Path #6 is in voting but will be rejected for being on hot lava or something ridiculous.
Future rejections coming for these that are in queue:
Saddlebrook East Exercise Path #7 (likely on residential property, but it's not), Saddlebrook East Exercise Path #4 (duplicate because it's near another), Saddlebrook West Bike Path #11 (there is no rejection reason for this that is valid), Saddlebrook West Bike Path #9 (duplicate as it's near another), and Saddlebrook West Bike Path #7 & #6 (two nominations but near one another, both for some random reason, likely residential property, which they're not).
This is an ongoing issue, but in the work I did, ALL the nominations we were missing, I submitted, minus the pool as it's still closed. We just want to finish the neighborhoods. Isn't that the goal of all explorers and wayfarers? I vote fairly on everything. I only give lesser stars if the spelling is bad. But I don't go out of the way to reject something because of a personal bias.
Please do a mass review of my nominations. I don't want to nominate anymore. Just note though that nominations on nearby areas like the WB&A trail, which can be seen from the neighborhood, are approved, but the ones in the 2 neighborhoods are rejected for troll reasons. It has to end.
@NianticAndres @NianticAtlas @NianticCasey-ING @NianticDanbocat @NianticGiffard please fix this. This issue of one person being jealous about another player living in a neighborhood that has a lot of stuff, is ridiculous! The trolling players has real life friends that live here who benefit from these nominations. They play Ingress, GO, Bloom, and that Wizard game (or is that gone now?). There are others who live here that have stopped, or haven't even started yet.
Wayspots that point out path entrances for biking, hiking, or exercising, whatever, are great to get people to physically go check these spots out. That's the point of all this: to appreciate the real world using augmented reality as a guide.
My friends who asked me to come out and use my upgrades don't want to deal with the other issues, but I'm not that nice. The main player should have their ability to review and even submit be removed as well from the account that is supposedly their wife, 2 kids, (deceased) mother, and any friends accounts they share to do so. Not to mention the ones I was not told about, I was just told there were many. Honestly though, once all of these legitimate and completely eligible nominations are approved, then this neighborhood is finished. It's complete, and the next step would be routes.
I will add more appeal threads as the rest get rejected. I expect Exercise Path #6 to be rejected within the hour as apparently it has lasted longer than the time it took me to write this post.
If these keep getting rejected, I would like my upgrades back. If anything, I can just submit them 1 at a time and time them to go live early in the morning so the troll misses them. That's how ONE got approved at least. I do not want to be a part of any drama. I am just helping a friend & neighbor out as well as people I don't even know who also play here.