Can the list of "Banned Words" be manually reviewed by Niantic staff?
As of now, if a word is on the Banned Word list, it is completely blocked for use in the Title and Description. Submitters get an error message when attempting to use these words. While some words are completely obvious as being "bad" words, there a lot of common words on this list that have completely valid usage and a lot of words that totally innocent in one language but has a random "bad" slang usage in a different language. This is entirely problematic for many reasons. For instance, the word "pipe" in English has many valid usage but it's completely banned because it can be used as a random outdated slang word. I couldn't describe an artwork that uses pipes as it's primary material because it's banned. Another issue is the word Covid/Coronavirus. We're now 2 years into the pandemic and both these words are still banned. Meanwhile, various artwork, sculptures, and murals have been created from this historic event. All of them artwork can't appropriately describe why these exist without mentioning Covid/Coronavirus. We've even seen monuments and memorials dedicated to people who died in the Covid/Coronavirus unable to use these words to describe the purpose of the monument/memorial. Then we have issues where words are "bad" in one language due to a random slang word but not bad in another. Even using a totally different word with a different meaning that incorporates a "bad" word within it is banned. So I would suggest that staff manually review the "Banned Word" list and see if there's any common words that could be removed from this list. You can still have a primary list of banned words but there needs to be an expanded secondary list of "banned" words that need to be manually reviewed by Niantic Reviewers instead of being completely blocked if Niantic is so concerned about the usage.