Why use "Other rejection criteria" as an euphemism for "Does not meet criteria"?

Very common situation. Someone submits a generic bus stop, road sign, apartment building, corner store, something like that. Does not meet criteria, not a great place to explore, not a place to exercise, not a great place to be social. So, reviewer correctly rates it one star, then needs to pick rejection reason, and..

1) There is no such rejection reason. New reviewers have to guess which reason is the closest to "does not meet criteria". For example, it can be "inappropriate location" - not a good place to play a game. Or it can be something else. More experienced reviewers choose "Other rejection criteria" as an euphemism. Then,

2) New submitters read the rejection reasons, and ignore "Other rejection criteria", because it does not make sense. Then they blame reviewers for picking reasons that make no sense.

Isn't it better to have explicit "Does not meet criteria" reason with an explanation, "Please nominate something which is either great place to explore, or exercise, or be social"?

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  • SethMizudori-PGOSethMizudori-PGO Posts: 320 ✭✭✭

    Niantic should remove and replace "Other rejection Criteria", give "Inappropriate Location" some love. The visually unique of culturally significant could also replace "Other".

  • tp235-INGtp235-ING Posts: 1,356 ✭✭✭✭✭

    mass production


    These would be easier to understand if I added them.

  • MargariteDVille-INGMargariteDVille-ING Posts: 2,735 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Many rejection codes are hard to descipher.

    For example, "K-12 school" doesn't mean much outside the U.S. - and it's misleading in the U.S. because it appplies to children younger than kindergarten too, AND to anyplace where parents leave their children in the care of others, like Boy Scout camps and kiddie gymnastics and more.

    And "private residence or farm" confuses everyone. Why not say it clearer, like: "on or near a single family residence"?

  • SoulsticeSunset-PGOSoulsticeSunset-PGO Posts: 118 ✭✭✭

    I have been wondering this as well. Instead of having Other rejection stand in for does not meet criteria, does not meet criteria should be it’s own option. Maybe even “Mass produced sign”, “Corporate business chain”, and “On K-12 School grounds” which I’ve also seen come up more and more recently

  • PinkSn0rlax-PGOPinkSn0rlax-PGO Posts: 16 ✭✭

    This post needs lots of love. NIANTIC ARE YOU PAYING ATTENTION. this topic makes all of us who are reviewing FOR YOU super frustrated because we are trying to do justice to what you've asked us to do in applying the guidelines you've given us. Please simplify this. Please.

  • Witchysab-PGOWitchysab-PGO Posts: 1 ✭✭

    I too struggle with what to choose and wish we had clearer options.

    i am a fairly new reviewer and for the first week or two I was choosing the wrong options for sure. Now I am a bit more familiar with the choices and what they mean but they are still sometimes difficult to know which one to choose.

    Other rejection criteria are clearly failures. Reasons for denial should be clear and should not be ambiguous. This is because there is a reality that you can choose this even if it meets the standards. It is a mistake to have a system where you can use "other denials" to make denials without a reason.

  • yutakababa123-INGyutakababa123-ING Posts: 42 ✭✭
    edited October 2023




    Post edited by yutakababa123-ING on
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