Cranston, RI Rejected wayspot, uncertain regarding criteria.

I recently filed for a new wayspot approval regarding a culturally deep mural at one of my local restaurants. However, the nomination was rejected under the criteria of ‘Low Quality Photo’ and ‘Title or Description’. Could someone please explain in detail of where I went wrong with this post?


  • SeaprincessHNB-PGOSeaprincessHNB-PGO Posts: 735 Ambassador

    So, this is not a mural. By rejecting for title people may think you've used a word that typically gets a 5 star approval for something that is not actually that thing. This is art for sure. It's carved wood or an etching. I'm actually surprised that you didn't get any rejections for temporary. Many people think art that is hund on a wall like this is easy to move and is l, therefore, temporary.

    The lighting could be better on this. I would reject for bad photo but I would have edited it to make it more easy to see.

  • SeaprincessHNB-PGOSeaprincessHNB-PGO Posts: 735 Ambassador

    I would have gotten closer to the art and made the lighting something kinda like this.

  • MargariteDVille-INGMargariteDVille-ING Posts: 2,214 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The supporting picture should show the wood carving in the room. It should show how big it is, and that it's easily accessible (is it in the employee breakroom? In the open dining area?) Using a supporting image from outside the building is confusing. Once the reviewer figures out what you're trying to show - it looks suspicious, like you're hiding something. Maybe the carving is only a few inches big? Or, if the carving is actually in the supporting picture, I guess you need to point it out.

  • X0bai-PGOX0bai-PGO Posts: 1,636 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That’s not a mural. So there’s the “title or description” rejection reason.

    I wouldn’t reject this for low quality photo, but the guideline is to reject if the image is too dark, and I can see where some reviewers would 1* on that basis. Take it during the day and I’m sure it will pass (for the image, at least).

    I might reject this for mismatched location because I don’t see proof that this etching is in the location claimed. The supporting needs to show the subject in its surroundings in a way that justifies the pin placement. There is a good, clean shot of this on street view, but don’t rely on that because sometimes the pin shoots people to the wrong place or faces the wrong way. Looks like you’ll probably need to cross the street to get the necessary supporting.

    Also - and this isn’t to the level of rejection here but it can influence a reviewer’s reaction to the nomination overall - edit all text for spelling and grammar. Specifically I see “Cate” in place of “Cafe” and “Knightsville” and “Nightsville” used interchangeably.

  • Xhicrastin-PGOXhicrastin-PGO Posts: 5 ✭✭
    edited March 6

    So yeah, there’s my higher quality photo. The original looks worse when posted from the web page. I didn’t realize that wanting to put a little pazaz in photo with the lights on would delegitimize the applicability. Now, someone mentioned I can post again with better pics. Is that allowed? Do I just need to make a second post?


    so this is my second post, the first one is awaiting approval since it has a picture in it.

    I understand that there is typo there regarding ‘Caffe’, that’s entirely on me. However, it is in fact spelt as ‘Knightsville’, any Cranston resident can tell you that.

    In regards to whether or not, I should’ve edited the photo, that seems like it would violate the standards imposed by the app.

  • X0bai-PGOX0bai-PGO Posts: 1,636 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 7

    @Xhicrastin-PGO Heads up that you can add images as attachments using the paperclip icon. When embedded in the post they’re sent for post approval, which commonly takes a couple days.

    As for image editing, the standard is that an image “obviously altered” is to be rejected. You can add subtle filters or crop it or make adjustments and still meet criteria.

  • Xhicrastin-PGOXhicrastin-PGO Posts: 5 ✭✭

    Murals can be carvings, paintings or sculptures as long as it echoed or painted onto a flat surface. So there is no title discrepancy. The dark photo is understandable however, though one would merely need to take a longer gaze to see that the object in question is indeed there.

  • X0bai-PGOX0bai-PGO Posts: 1,636 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If you’re not going to take the feedback, don’t ask for it.

  • The26thDoctor-PGOThe26thDoctor-PGO Posts: 2,170 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm pretty sure a mural is a piece of art directly on the wall surface.

    This looks more like a plaque in the wall tbh.

  • Ochemist-INGOchemist-ING Posts: 335 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If you just call it "art" or a "carving" and use the daylight supporting photo, you should be fine. Also, while your original main photo is perfectly fine in my book, by replacing it with a daylight one you might placate pickier reviewers. Good luck!

  • Gazzas89-PGOGazzas89-PGO Posts: 2,109 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1. I would call it a wood carved art, not mural, mural suggests painted into a wall.

    2. The description looks good, I'd maybe add how long it's been there for

    3. That second photo you posted is a loooot better for supporting image. You might find the dark has come from not easily seen in the supporting, but I would try a daylight picture of it for the main instead.

    4. In your supporting info, try and link any newspaper articles or anything kline in general about the etching

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