Chess Table: Share your point of view

Background: In my country, Hong Kong, there are considerable chess tables (aka elephant game table, 象棋桌). They are concrete table and apparently permanent. They can be in parks, shared-area of apartment complex, or even along hiking trail. Most of them used to be rejected by “generic business” because a group of reviewers abuse that rejection criteria on non-business nominations. Recently, my friend got one approved by appeal.

How it was appealed: I emphasis that is a place for social and recreational activity. Then respond to the rejection reasons. I believe it can be approved by Niantic is because the unreasonably reject criteria gave me strong argument to appeal the wayspot. I bet those abusive reviewers did not expect an appeal system can break their control to the Wayfarer.

Debatable point: It is not generally accepted by the local community mainly just because chess table is not one of the examples of acceptable criteria. Some may argue that it is mass-produced in the whole country (but they don’t reject gazebo with the same reason). Others may pinpoint that it is not visually unique (this is meaningless to affect the social value in my point of view). So I am looking for everyone’s thoughts, it would be way better if it has a official response.

let’s given in two circumstances:

  1. the chess table is in shared-place of apartment complex, only residents use it as social place.
  2. the table is in park only exists with two chairs. No shelter on it. Not in a cluster. These may make it looks generic.

Will you accept it/or not? Why?

Comments

  • Melurra-PGOMelurra-PGO Posts: 349 ✭✭✭✭

    I would most likely accept it. If there were several tables next to each other, I would not accept each one, but maybe something like "Chess Table Area."

  • PaulingZubat-PGOPaulingZubat-PGO Posts: 68 ✭✭✭

    Could be used as a focal point for the park/area if the area is small or may be treated just as an amenity for the park. Could be like those US fitness stations or BBQ grilling areas in a large park, would accept that being a standalone POI.

    I think you should highlight why chess tables are so common to your locale in the first place, might be a traditional past-time or a cheap government/development project that promotes socialization. I agree with Melurra to emphasize recreational chess area.

  • jaaxtmp-INGjaaxtmp-ING Posts: 149 ✭✭✭

    Chess tables in a public park are eligible since they can be used to socialize.

    Source: I've seen several ones in different parks.

  • X0bai-PGOX0bai-PGO Posts: 1,336 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Short answer: I would accept it almost immediately.

    Long answer: A chess board or a gaming area in a public park is as eligible as horseshoe pits or ping pong tables or pavilions within a park. They are great places to socialize within a great place to socialize, and meet criteria about as well as any subject. As for “What is it?”, “Outdoor Recreation” is a perfectly acceptable answer, as the tables are outdoors and have recreational purpose.

    If there is a single table, then nominate that, if there is a cluster of tables then nominate the whole area as a single subject. As long as the image is of sufficient quality, the pin is in the correct location, and the spot does not meet rejection criteria, submit with confidence.

  • PkmnTrainerJ-INGPkmnTrainerJ-ING Posts: 2,771 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For the two questions you posed;

    let’s given in two circumstances:

    1. the chess table is in shared-place of apartment complex, only residents use it as social place.
    2. the table is in park only exists with two chairs. No shelter on it. Not in a cluster. These may make it looks generic. 

    Will you accept it/or not? Why?

    1 - Publicly accessible doesn’t mean access is needed by every member of the public all the time. If some members of the public are expected to access it, and it meets other criteria then it’s fine.

    2 - If you think it may look generic, it’s up to you to clarify why it’s not in your nomination. When was it put in place? How often does it get used? If there is a cluster nominate it as “Chess Tables” for that cluster rather than “Chess Table 2” and such. If there’s not then go with “ADA Street Chess Table” or wherever it is. (If you’re following along with my comments, yes I am pulling random words from things around me for roads/streets)

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