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What does it mean when a pokestop is rejected but the "reason given" is blank?
Niantic are using an AI system for some nominations.
It sounds like your Wayspot may have been rejected by that system. The email you get about the rejection will look different to the usual ones.
Do you mind sharing what you nominated?
I don't mind at all, appreciate you responding. New to all this🤣
That’s a rejection by the AI, yes. Can you share your nomination as it appears on Wayfarer with title and all?
The pokestop is marked as the No swimming sign because their aren't any other signs around the lake. Its a walking path that goes around the lake with pet waste disposal sites for convenience.
Figured it was a perfect place for a Pokestop💯
If you renominate and manage to get past the AI, don’t mention Pokémon GO specific terms in any part of it. Your nomination may be used by other games.
I don’t think this is a very strong nomination how it is, as you’ve noted it’s for a walk, but there’s no sign for that walk. Just the one for the lake saying that you cannot swim there, which isn’t something that’s good for exploration/exercise or being social with others
Typically if it’s an actual trail around the lake there will be a name for the trail and information on the website by whoever owns the lake. I’m sure you have some better stuff around, but I wouldn’t put much faith in doing this one.
Someone else may have a different view though.
Appreciate your insight and advice! That's a shame, it's a great place with people either walking/fishing there daily. I nominated that spot in particular because it's a middle point between a dog park (do not own a dog) and a playground (do not have kids) with parking lots or streets you would need to navigate from the walking path to get to. Trying to keep people from walking that back and forth. (Not safe going through the parking lots and crossing the street with the traffic😞) Figured the lake would be a safe spot.
I think the word "Pokestop" led to direct rejection by the AI. The last sentence is generally not helpful for your submission.
If it did, we would see a LOT more AI rejects. I don’t believe that’s the cause
The playground and the dog park could certainly be eligible if you wanted to nominate those.
Hello and welcome @Bamckewen-PGO
could you give the location please so we could have a look around. And the full text of the description and supplementary.
one of us might find something useful
@PkmnTrainerJ-ING - The playground and dog park are stops already😞 that's the problem everyone walks back and forth through the parking lots and the park is a crossed the street😞
@Elijustrying-ING- (37970484 , -87453581) where the sign and pet waste disposal is. The lake is owned by an apartment complex and they haven't put up signs for the lake itself, but had a walking path put in around it.
I have had a good look around. I don’t think the path around the lake will get anywhere. From satelitte and streetview it is just a simple path like you would find in any park. Sorry.
I see there is what appears to be pool which would not be eligible but if the building next to it is a club house that would be. You could try suggesting to the residents association that an information board about wildlife near the lake would be good. Or if possible to have a walking/jogging route that people could use for exercise. It’s worth a try.
I think the AI sees that the main picture is mostly two trees, and the supporting picture is mostly a lake.
But I don't see anything you can zoom in on. A dog poop station isn't valid - and neither is any kind of "keep out" sign, for example "no swimming".