I'm losing the will to live here
I'm usually pretty chill about having nominations rejected - sometimes reviewers see something I haven't, and they're actually right! The occasional rogue rejection can be irritating, but I sort of I think the system doesn't have to be perfect in order for it to be useful. It's AMAZING to be able to contribute in such a direct way to the game! But this week. . . man, I've had 3 nominations rejected back to back. . . nominations I feel couldn't BE any more acceptable. (I know the Niantic guidelines can be vague, but it's one of the few areas where they seem pretty clear!) I'm going to post the submissions here just in case there's something obviously wrong that I'm just not getting.
I know that all 3 of these submissions are for the South Downs Way, but it's not like I've selfishly nominated the church next door to my house, the sign in front of the church that details when services are, the sign at the back of the church for the car park, the church office, the piece of play equipment in the garden, the statue next to the play equipment, and a random 'famous' grave in the church cemetery. . . there are 8 miles and a LOT of elevation between these trail markers, and nobody lives anywhere near them. The first 2 nominations were rejected for being temporary or seasonal displays, which is ironic because the South Downs Way is made up of ancient byways that have been travelled by humans for literally thousands of years. The third nomination - a way marker for a National Trail, inside a nature reserve, inside a National Park - was rejected with no explanation.
Sure, I can re-submit these, (just as soon as I free up the space for the 30-mile bike ride this will entail), and I can upgrade them if I do enough reviews (my rating is 'great' btw but I can't get a pokestop submission approved to save my life). But I'm starting to wonder if it's worth being part of this? Shouldn't these be really straightforward, uncontroversial nominations?