Why are descriptions required now for wayspots?

When you nominate things and places as wayspots, it doesn't allow you to leave the description as blank with no text. The title and supporting information being required is obvious for me by the way, since every wayspot needs a name and supporting text that for example tells the reviewers if the wayspots are safely accessible, permanent or describing where the thing/place is located at. The description however isn't too obvious for me. It happens at least for me when I nominate things in Pokémon Go, if I try and leave descriptions blank with no text and click continue to the next stage in nominating, it tells me to fill the description.

In the content guidelines right now as I'm posting this discussion post, it says that descriptions aren't required. Are descriptions required or not? Are the content guidelines outdated? That's my first thought.


  • MargariteDVille-INGMargariteDVille-ING Posts: 2,662 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes and also...

    • We want to be able to appeal old nominations. If description/supporting became required, people (or coding) reviewing them could incorrectly reject based on something that wasn't true when it was originally nominated.
    • When someone submits a Description Edit, reviewers see it, plus the original (if any), AND an option to "Leave description blank". If most reviewers choose the last one, that waypoint will then have no Description, which is valid.
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