Generic business rejection criteria
auntergoaf-PGO Posts: 159 ✭✭✭✭
edited November 2022 in December AMA - 2022
About six months ago, the help (center) rejection criteria were updated to remove "A generic business, chain, or franchise that is not locally unique". However, it remains listed on the criteria page that wayfinders are most likely to view.
Are the days of rejecting generic business over? In my country, national chains are approved by Niantic Review. Can I approve a generic business that is not locally unique?
Totally agree I don't understand why it was removed.
The "Generic Business" rejection reason was removed in the middle of 2020 (around 30 months ago).
With the updated criteria, there was a promise to rereview previously rejected nominations that may meet the updated requirements. How will that work?
While this is a big effort, we are already working on reviewing past rejections starting with the Generic Business category. Keep an eye on the forum for updates on other efforts related to this initiative.
This promise has not been kept.
I'd just repeat what @HaramDingo-ING said in another thread: "don't you like it when Niantic appeal reviewers can reject nominations for Generic Business reason while standard reviewers can't?"
Forgot to link the related discussion.
Don’t know why “generic business” reason was removed. We are still inundated with auto parts stores, standard corporations, etc. with no explanation as to why they should qualify. That qualifies them as a generic business. Same goes for “generic object “.
Because it is redundant. A generic business is a business that doesn't meet eligibility criteria. We already have a rejection reason for that: "Doesn't meet eligibility criteria". The existence of that sentence confuses people into thinking businesses should be reviewed differently from other candidates, which is not the case. That is why it is being removed.
That would be great, if we actually had a Rejection Reason "Doesn't meet eligibility criteria". We only have "other rejection reason" which does not mean anything to the nominator.
That what this question is for:
This idea should be one of the criterias. Also if you add the name street rejection criteria, will help to stop the flowing of constant nominations of them.
Would you all consider these two waypoints to be acceptable criteria? They're of two businesses near me:
Best Tile - https://intel.ingress.com/?ll=38.872779,-77.175335&z=17
J&H Aitcheson - https://intel.ingress.com/?ll=38.873311,-77.175118&z=17
First one is a title store and the second is a plumbing wholesale store.
But if they are allowed then excellent!