Wayspot nominations defaced or tagged with graffiti?
More than once now, in my wanderings I've come across what would otherwise be a perfect 5* nomination. Trail marker, historic/informative plaque, and the like. It's clearly visible on the street view, and/or the trail is clearly visible on Google maps.
And the only issue with the nomination is that somebody has taken a can of spraypaint to it. Obviously I cannot clean the plaque/sign myself, that just risks damaging it even further.
And of course the single rejection reason comes back as, "... Photo is low quality", regardless of the actual quality of the photo. The reviewers are, in fact, making a judgement that it's the graffiti that is "low quality", not my photo.
Generally the nomination will pass with 1-2 more attempts, but my record for a trail marker at the trail's entrance was 7. And no, the city didn't help at all with any cleanup of the sign.
Other than griping and biting the bullet to resubmit (the next time I'm within 25km of the location again, sigh), is this actually the way Niantic intends? Does the "subjective ugliness" of graffiti on an otherwise-valid nomination override the nomination's validity?