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Hello everyone, what do you say about these photos? It looks way too bright... and just low quality overall. Sadly there is no streetview.
The art is legit, but not in the location submitted. According to this article, schoolkids from Berlin painted this, and therefore it will likely be somewhere in Berlin, and not near the border with the Netherlands.
How did you find it that quick? 😲
I opened the first picture you posted on a separate tab, held down on it, and then selected the option I've highlighted in the yellow box when the menu popped up :)
It's basically reverse image search using Google.
Good to know 👍️
Your instincts were good. When the 2 photos are identical, I'm at the point where I'm going to automatically reject it for location. Either the person is deliberately trying to submit something where it doesn't exist, or they need feedback to do a better job of proving location.
In the case of rejection: Which criterion do you use to reject? Bad photo? Because if I was the submitter I would question my photography skills, but not that i uploaded the same photo twice. In my opinion, there are too few options to tell a submitter exactly what they did wrong/what they could do better next time.
Location Mismatch. If there is no proof that the thing exists where they say it does (and I strongly suspect that it's not even reasonable to believe that it does because they submitted the same photo twice), then that is the correct rejection, IMO.
I think under abuse I would choose fake nomination @LumixMaster-PGO
Though as @SeaprincessHNB-PGO says the location is a clear mismatch as we know thanks to @HankWolfman-PGO it exists
But to me it is abuse. Knowingly using real images from somewhere else to create a nomination
Niantic rejection criteria for Fake Nomination when rejecting says
"Use for nominations that are clearly fake, and do not actually exist at the submitted location."
Re the duplicate supporting photo that does not show it in situ is never good. I use the in situ photos to verify with street view and or other information. So I instantly suspect a nomination that does not show the POI in place in relationship to surroundings
A mismatched location is when you don't know where the object is but it doesn't seem to be at or near the pin.
When you know where the location is and it's nowhere near the pin then it's clearly Abuse / Fake.
The two photos being identical is a dead giveaway, I can count on one hand the number of reviews I've done with identical photos that weren't faked in some way.