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Length of the Description field for new nominations and edits submitted in Pokémon GO
I'm sure I'm being naive, and the answers is "this is working as intended," but I thought it'd still be a good idea to bring this up. In Pokémon GO, when either making a new nomination or suggesting an edit to an existing Wayspot, the Description field length is limited to 256 characters. At the same time, Ingress allows 512 characters in the Description in both cases. When a new nomination is edited via Wayfarer, the Description also allows up to 512 characters. Why does such disparity exist, and can this be changed in Pokémon GO?
I'm also fully expecting "this is not Wayfarer, this is game-related" answer, but I respectfully disagree, because it directly affects the quality of all Wayspots. I'm particularly concerned about the edits submitted via Pokémon GO. The new nominations can at least be edited in Wayfarer (granted that the submitter is aware of such thing, and also aware that they can extend the Description that way). But for Description edits submitted in Pokémon GO, there is no solution. I hope it's on someone's radar to be fixed.
This is indeed a parity issue. Pokémon Go should have the same character limits for descriptions as Ingress. Sometimes a longer description is needed to accurately describe a Wayspot and also convince reviewers the importance of your submission. Being limited by half the characters, puts Pokemon Go submissions at a clear disadvantage during review.
Checking back here as it's been almost a month. I really hope that we could give some visibility to this issue. Pokémon GO explorers should be able to contribute on equal terms.
This is frustrating for in-app description edits. Existing 512 character text of interpretation of art + location vs 256 character text edit with artist attribution, reviewers will more likely choose the longer one.
@NianticTintino-ING, it's good to see you working through this section today! Here's hoping you get a chance to weigh in on my report before it gets pushed too far back again. :)
Checking in on it :) will update once I have more to share.
Another day in life of PoGO Explorer, another description edit struggle! Just today I visited a Pokestop to edit its description. Going for a fairly basic description - nothing verbose, nothing extravagant. For the life of me, I couldn't get it under 300 characters, no matter how hard I tried! Forget about adding something fun or thoroughly informative. Please help us make better contributions!