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we can not not nominate hospitals and schools... right ?
we can nominate religious chapels
how about those chapels inside hospitals or school ground ?
or plaque or bust or statues inside hospital and school vicinity ?
You're half-correct and half-incorrect.
You shouldn't nominate any schools designed for K-12 and anything within it, including any chapels just like you said, You're not allowed to nominate anything that would obstruct emergency services in the hospital (not the hospital itself) i.e. ICU area so anything outside of it are fine.
But some feedback on chapels at hospitals...
I work at a hospital in the US. Our Chapel has a sign up that cell phones should not be used inside. It's the one place people go when they are truly in distress over the situation of their loved ones. So, while the chapel doesn't interfere with emergency services, I really lean towards it being a sensitive area. But there are a lot of other places on hospital grounds that I think make good places for POI. I think they can encourage recovering patients to get up and walk around, something that often aids in their recovery.
Chapels at hospitals also hold worship services, same as chapels outside of hospitals. I’f this is a sensitive area, then all chapels should be considered sensitive areas, which they are not.
I posed this question because there are some POIs in such locations can only be reached by going through the hospital or school grounds
Chapels in hospitals are completely different from chapels outside of hospitals. Outside of hospitals, chapels can be great places to socialize. They are centers for communities. In the hospital, you mostly have grieving families/parents/children/friends seeking comfort while their loved one is suffering or dying. People don’t choose to go to a chapel in a hospital because they want to go there. They go because they have no where else to turn in difficult times.
Disagree. Chapels at Veteran’s Hospitals function very similarly to a regular church, with special services for religious holidays where community members are invited to attend.
By the way to the OP, you didn't get intimidated by local Ingress players, are you?
no just wondering because of the loophole in the nomination of POIs
one can arguee that it is a religious place making it eligible
but on the other hand a player need to go through hospital or school grounds just to get to the POI and making it an obstruction to emergency services and K12
The answer is obvious when you consider the social implications of sharing a social life with an indeterminate majority of people who have absolutely nothing to do with the game.
We are not only game players, but also people who live together in society.
Of course, it does not matter what kind of game we play.
So you’ll cherry pick one particular situation and generalize it to all chapels within hospitals. Perhaps it’s better to defer to those who work in the industry, and or have recent personal experience spending weeks in a hospital while a family member was dying. Even in a VA chapel, it’s not the same as a community church. Chapels in hospitals are first and foremost for those who must be there. And people who must be in a hospital are typically not there for anything to celebrate and socialize, except child birth.
These games are not so all important that we can’t be respectful and sensitive to others.
The people who don’t play Pokémon Go, and are in the hospital, don’t even know it’s there. The people who do play Pokémon Go, and are in the hospital, are grateful it’s there.
Exactly! When I’ve had to wait for family members to get out of surgery, waiting for them to wake up, I’ve been grateful that there were some Pokestops around the hospital to take my mind off worrying.