Wooden bridges on trails - did I unterstand the guidelines wrong?
Hello, I'm not sure if I'm completely missunderstand the guidelines for wooden foot bridges on trails, or if I get unlucky with submitting these almost all the time...
I was in the holidays last week and was around 600 KM away from home, so I thought, why not submitting a few candidates out there. For now, all of them got accepted, two left in voting and these wooden footbridge was rejected. I thought that would be an easy accept, because it's an wooden bridge, that connects trails between two parts of an castle ruin, in an forest. You must walk 15 minutes up to the castle and also down. It's an forest, it's in the nature. Here is an picture of my submission, I will try to translate the title and description first (the "Burgruine" means an ruin of a castle):
Title: Castle bridge "Burgruine Eberbach"
Description: Wooden bridge, which connects two parts of the castle ruin Eberbach. All ways to and from the bridge can be used as a walking trail.
Support Info: Wooden walking bridge through an walking trail in the nature / forest, at the Castle Ruin „Burgruine Eberbach“. According the guidlines it should be acceptable (point 3): https://wayfarer.nianticlabs.com/help#aktualisierungsprotokoll-für-zulassungskriterien - Laut Punkt 3 (Link) ok.
Here are pictures of the submission and support info (I marked a person red in the support info here for this thread, so that she is not visible - on wayfarer it wasn't marked red) - AND you can actualy see the castle behind the bridge on the wayspot photo... :
So, i got two bridges only accepted back in november 2019, when I put the link to the guidelines in the support info, but since then, absolutely no bridges, except a single one, went through. Every time and everywhere such bridges that I'm submitting are getting rejected. I always upload an Photosphere on Google StreetView when submitting anything. Here is the rejection reason for the bridge:
So, NO, that isn't a natural feature! Why are reviewers almost always picking wrong reasons that absoulutely doesn't make sense?! I reviewed over 25 thousand Nominations by myself and ever have picked an rejection reason that is right in my opinion. The other part, that it doesn't meet critera... maybe I understant the guidelines wrong, but doesn't the following info mean, that the wooden bridge, that I submitted, is eligible?
It's an wooden bridge on an walking trail, it's in the nature / forest and can be used as a part of the trail.
Maybe... I understand these two things wrong?
- It's not a named trail. But it is an trail that can be used for walking to and from the castle, or just for walking through the forest. Maybe.... such bridges are only allowed, when they are part of an NAMED Walking trail or when they are part of an park? BUT in the guideline, Niantic doesn't wrote anything about that, there is nothing mentioned about that such bridges are only acceptable when they're part of an NAMED trail.
The problem is, almost all wooden walking bridges that I found, doesn't have a trail name that they are part of.
- It's in the nature, but not in an "nature preserve". Maybe reviewers think "Yeah, that's not an named nature preserve, nature alone is not enough"
- Yeah, it's not in an park. But must in a park? In the Question you can see: ... "throughout a park OR nature preserve..."
- Maybe i completely missunderstood the word "trail" here?!
- Or maybe I completely missunderstood the word "wooden walking bridges" and small bridges like these are always a no go?!
And yeah, I agree that it's not an special bridge.... before these updated october 2019 guidelines went live, I never submitted them and always rejected such submissions too, for being nothing special. But since they're allowed (for my understanding?!), I'm submitting these and give them an good rating while reviewing. Not we're making the critera, it's Niantic that make the criteria.
So... what I want with this thread is only clarification. Does I understand the guidelines wrong and if yes, please tell me which part or parts I'm missunderstanding. When such bridges are really ineligible, I will stop submitting these and start to reject them again. Or does I got unlucky with almost every submission and should just resubmit, until they went through?
Thank you in advance and here is an second example of an bridge that got rejected five times in a row with different reasons ("Generic Business", "Natural feature like waterfall", "Doesn't meet criteria" and one time as a duplicate of an other nearby bridge that went thorugh by the second try in november 2019). Please clear it out for me - are these two or at least one of them acceptable, or clearly none of them?
Titile: Forest trail bridge of Klosterholz
Description: Wooden bridge, which, together with two others, can be used for walking in the forest "Klosterholz". The trail in this forest connects the district Osterholz with important spots in the city, like the Trainstation or the football / sport field."
Support Info: Not an duplicate, please look exactly, three bridges exist here. Please read point three in the wayfarer guidelines: LINK - encourages to walk and connects ways with important spots in the city, and because of that it's an interesting spot.
Maybe.... the second bridge is too generic since two in the near of them are already existing wayspots? BUT I don't saw anything in the guidelines about that, that only one or two bridges in the near of themselves are acceptable...
Sorry for any misspellings by myself and for the long text. Thank you in advance for your answers!