Why is this walking trail being denied?
AcroFlipper-PGO Posts: 14 ✭✭
This park is one of Mooresvilles biggest parks, if not the biggest. The walking trail does not have an official sign that it's a walking trail, but as you can see in the nomination photo AND google maps that it is indeed a walking trail. Why is this nomination being rejected for not meeting criteria or being a natural habitat such as a waterfall, lake, etc. Mother nature doesn't spit out paved walking trails. Just because it doesn't have a sign doesn't invalidate it as a Walking Trail.
Thanks for helping me out.
Mostly because it doesn't have an official sign. Just a path doesn't generally qualify as a Wayspot, but a sign of the trail does.
@AcroFlipper-ING please post the picture of the marker in a better quality, that we can read whats written there. Without that is no beneficial discussion possible - it would be only guesses ....
But it's clearly a walking trail, why does an official sign dictate the validity of a trail when it's obviously there in photos and on google maps. It fits the criteria of promoting exercise through walking/running, enjoying public spaces, and it's within a park. There's a sub in the park labeled "Master Map" which has a map of all the trails in the park. I appreciate the insight!
A trail on itself doesn't qualify as a Wayspot. A sign can qualify as a Wayspot. Soo, the sign doesn't dictate the validity of a trail, but that sign is the POI about the trail.
Think about it this way. If a trail on its own were eligible, where would the wayspot go? Trails can be many miles long. Do I have to put the wayspot at mile 0? Can I put another wayspot half a mile down the trail? If someone put a wayspot for the trail at mile 52, do I need to deny a wayspot submission at mile 19 (and how would I go about looking for the duplicate in a reasonable manner)?
Requiring a trail marker with the name of the trail gives you a definite location to submit and allows several submissions over the course of the trail without getting out of hand. It does mean that unsigned trails can't get in, but the other way would be a mess.
I think that the main picture might have put off some reviewers because they can't see the sign very well. I think it can be eligible as a sign for the habitat and walking trail, although I can't read it clearly so it's a guess.
I would resubmit it with the sign in the centre of the picture and able to be read easily (so focus your whole main picture on the sign, not the path). This image you've shared is a perfect supporting photo so use it for that section.
Perhaps leave mention of the trail out of the submission? Can't really see the sign clearly to tell if it's for the Wildlife Habitat only.