What makes this Veterans Memorial different?
This Veterans Memorial was recently rejected by the community, and that rejection was upheld by Niantic.
The rejection reason given by the community was “Other Rejection Criteria,” while Niantic staff stated it was rejected as “a regular street sign.”
It is not a regular street sign: the photo has a regular street sign in it (Westfield Street), and you can see that the Memorial Corner is a different shape and color. I pointed this out to Niantic staff via email, and they agreed with me. Rather than being rejected for being a regular street sign, Niantic staff said it was rejected for being associated with a street sign.
For clarification, I shared photos of existing Waypoints that are similar in nature to the proposed Fallen Hero John M. Houston. While I know past acceptance doesn’t mean future acceptance, these are commonly accepted. Attached is just a small sample of comparable veterans memorials accepted by the community or Niantic.
These screenshots were taken from the Ingress Intel Map, in-game in Pokémon Go, and from a prior post on these community forums.
In my email chain with Niantic staff, they confirmed that the attached Waypoints were eligible but Fallen Hero John M. Houston is not, and were unable to confirm the reason.
Does anyone here know the difference? What makes this veterans memorial sign different from all those other veterans memorial signs?
I’d love to know what makes a veterans memorial eligible or ineligible, as I continue to see them when reviewing potential Waypoints. If they’re still eligible, that’s great and I’ll review accordingly. If they’re no longer eligible, that’s unfortunate, and I’ll review accordingly.