Hiking trail marker improvement

Hello everyone,

I have submitted a few hiking trail markers that were rejected all for the same reason: Seasonal and other rejection criteria.

I get that reviewers would think that they don’t meet criteria since they are painted signs and thus seasonal or not permanent. In my supporting info I provided links that prove that the markers are regularly maintained by a volunteer association. (https://sgv.de/wege-markieren.html) Furthermore I provided links to show the routes of the trails and proof they are legitimate.

Klompenweg: https://www.ich-geh-wandern.de/klompenweg-etappe-2-bottrop-h%C3%BCnxe

Rundwanderweg A2:


I even referred to a link that documents the signs and markers and that they are not fake.


Reviewers in my area don’t seem to read any info I give them. I had to resubmit a lot of others waypoints in the last weeks were it was evident, that the supporting info wasn’t read by them.

I hope you can give me some tips and feedback on how I can improve my nominations.

Thank you!


  • flatmatt-PGOflatmatt-PGO Posts: 1,797 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm afraid I have to be a downer here and say that, while I agree that these seem to be legitimate trail markers that should be approved, I think there's almost no chance of them actually being approved. You just aren't going to get enough reviewers to agree that these painted numbers on posts are acceptable as trail markers, no matter how much evidence you provide.

    I think your best chance may be appealing the rejections one at a time, but even then I think it's pretty unlikely they will be accepted. (I hope I'm wrong, though!)

  • Haskoman-PGOHaskoman-PGO Posts: 9 ✭✭

    I knew it was going to be hard to get these accepted, but after getting help in another thread and gathering all the supporting information I was more confident.

    Guess I will appeal the rejections and see what happens. In the meantime I will resubmit them and maybe some nominations will get reviewed by Niantic staff and I’ll have more luck.

    Is there a limit of how many times I can resubmit a waypoint?

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