Ridiculous Inconsistancy

I have spun countless stops or gyms on post-boxes, park entry signs etc which have obviously all been approved by the process.

I recently submitted for approval a stone viaduct dating from 1863 across the river Goyt in the Peak District, it's a great structure and location. It was of course rejected both initially and on appeal. Apparently it has no significance. It's no 'Welcome to Park, please pick up after your dog' sign I'll grant you.

I suppose I should have just walked along a residential street and taken a picture of yet another postbox. You know, one of those that's had such a great historical and cultural impact on the area.

Can we please have more consistency in the approval process.


  • HankWolfman-PGOHankWolfman-PGO Posts: 4,308 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Can you share screenshots of your nomination? It sounds like it probably should be eligible, but it would help to see the pictures you used and the text you submitted. Use the paperclip icon when attaching them to your reply, as otherwise it'll get sent for moderator review and you might be waiting for hours for it to show up.

  • KyleBaps-PGOKyleBaps-PGO Posts: 126 ✭✭✭
    edited November 18

    As Hank has mentioned, if you could post the nomination it could help us to identify what's happened.

    Agree it should (within reason) be acceptable under explore with historic value. It's sometimes a frustrating process in Wayfarer I can agree, it's why I often take many photos of a submission before submitting now - that way I can resubmit them if I feel passionately about them to correct what may have gone wrong or just try again with a different audience.

    But yeah, if you share here, it may even be able to flag down a Niantic rep potentially to correct the appeal, as in other cases where clear inconsistencies have been corrected.

  • Dragonfish758-PGODragonfish758-PGO Posts: 2 ✭✭

    I experience this sort of inconsistency so often I am thinking to give up this game!!!! I live on a small island where I have nominated perfectly viable spots including 2 giant churches, supermarkets malls while countless inappropriate poke stops are accepted often inside adult only hotels all inclusive hotels which are considered private property and no children or non guests allowed ! I’m exasperated and disappointed with wayfarer nianticlabs the system is completely BROKEN!

  • Faversham71-INGFaversham71-ING Posts: 946 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It sounds like you need to read the criteria more carefully - click on the little i's by each criteria when reviewing. Stops inside all inclusive hotels could be perfectly valid - wayspots don't have to be accessible to all of the public. Being on private property is generally fine, it's only single family residences where it's a problem.

  • Elijustrying-INGElijustrying-ING Posts: 4,814 Ambassador

    Hello and welcome @Aldric2005-PGO

    wayfarer does involve judgement which means there will be variability.

    As a submitter you have to try and make it easy and guide reviewers in the right direction.

    Not the Goyt, but the Tame. No sign board. So it is possible.

    If you would like to show us your submission we can try to help.

    Appeals are happening very quickly now so that might be a good option.

  • ProfessorJouri-PGOProfessorJouri-PGO Posts: 10 ✭✭

    Honestly i would probably vote yes for this particular bridge.

  • rufoushumming-PGOrufoushumming-PGO Posts: 1,257 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi why don't you copy and paste a couple of examples of the churches or Shopping Centres.

    The system is not perfect. And one persons view is not the others.

    I would ignore what is in the system. And ignore what is out of the system. People change, criteria changes and so on. Let alone voting cabals that nominate /accept. Ignore them

    It is only a game. So your mental health is more important.

    Back to churches. Love to see these. The mob here is pretty good at providing a varity of advice to improve nominations. So please share

    FYI. I used to fail often and hard. I got peoples advice. I became strategic in what I nominated. I used heritage lists. Council maps etc to help find and validate POIs. And I still fail. Not that will make you feel better. But I failed way more often in the past than currently. So not sure it is just the new system!

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