INVALID WAYSPOT APPEAL

Title of the Wayspot: GAME ON!

Location: 40.845974,-74.163016

City: CLIFTON

Country: USA

Screenshot of the Rejection Email:


Photos to suppGort your claim:


Additional information:

"Game On!" no longer exists at this location; it's now "Final Turn Gaming". This is visible from Google satellite overhead view and the geotagged photo attached.

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Comments

  • SPsRaceto40-PGOSPsRaceto40-PGO Posts: 8 ✭✭

    Curious why you didn't simply submit a name edit since gaming stores are eligible POI? Why remove?

  • TheGateKeepr-INGTheGateKeepr-ING Posts: 33 ✭✭
    edited August 2021

    Because I have edits for portals that have been pending for months. It's a lot more efficient and accurate to report, remove, and submit the new location should someone want to do it. @SPsRaceto40-PGO

    Post edited by TheGateKeepr-ING on
  • I agree with @SPsRaceto40-PGO - it's still a valid POI. Who cares what the name is? Leave it there for people to enjoy. The name will get changed eventually. You risk the chance of this becoming a dead cell, where someone cannot resubmit it.

  • ScantLeopard336-INGScantLeopard336-ING Posts: 35 ✭✭

    Both edits and submissions take months around here. It is neither efficient nor accurate to remove a POI that simply had its name changed. Be patient like the rest of us and wait for the title edit and a new photo to get approved.

  • TheGateKeepr-INGTheGateKeepr-ING Posts: 33 ✭✭

    Thanks everyone for your lively interest in this appeal and your input. It's clear there is more than one valid approach to handling this specific wayspot. However, the report I chose to file and appeal was "permanently removed from this location" so I think it would be more productive for those opposing to show how this wayspot is valid (if they should feel so) as opposed to telling others to report and/or file differently and wait it out.

  • SPsRaceto40-PGOSPsRaceto40-PGO Posts: 8 ✭✭
    edited August 2021


    A great place to be social with others

    A favorite gathering place for friends or strangers alike, where you can share a drink or meal, be entertained, or watch public life happen. Or something that draws us together to share an experience in a locally and culturally relevant way.

    Examples of Wayspot categories

    • Pavilions
    • Post Offices
    • Gaming/Comic stores
    • Libraries (including free little libraries on public spaces)
    • Parks and plazas
    • Fountains and water features
    • Famous transit stations
    • Popular restaurants
    • Favorite coffee shops


    Great, then let's be productive. Per the Niantic criteria above, this wayspot falls in the "A great place to be social with others". I direct your attention to the third item on the list. This wayspot is, therefore, valid.

  • SPsRaceto40-PGOSPsRaceto40-PGO Posts: 8 ✭✭

    Great, then let's be productive. Per the Niantic criteria above, this wayspot falls in the "A great place to be social with others". I direct your attention to the third item on the list. This wayspot is, therefore, valid.

  • TheGateKeepr-INGTheGateKeepr-ING Posts: 33 ✭✭

    I think there's been an misunderstanding. No one is saying that gaming/comic stores are invalid. I am simply stating that this portal, Game On!, no longer exists and is "permanently removed from this location". The current company which happens to also be a gaming/comic store (Final Turn Gaming) is now at this location. This is not a simple name change by the previous owner: Final Turn Gaming is not affiliated with the previous owner as confirmed by the store itself (see attached).

  • ElPokematico101-PGOElPokematico101-PGO Posts: 13 ✭✭

    Why is the fact that it has been permanently removed being ignored completely? lol

    @TheGateKeepr-ING you're good. That Wayspot clearly should be removed. Rules are rules.

  • SPsRaceto40-PGOSPsRaceto40-PGO Posts: 8 ✭✭

    "I think it would be more productive for those opposing to show how this wayspot is valid (if they should feel so)"

    I did exactly that. There is no "misunderstanding". This is a gaming store. It still exists. It is an eligible waypoint. This should have been an edit, not a removal request.

    @ElPokematico101-PGO - I'm curious where in the Niantic AMA "rules" it says to remove a valid POI for a name/ownership change. Would you please provide your source?

  • ElPokematico101-PGOElPokematico101-PGO Posts: 13 ✭✭

    You're making a case for the new store @SPsRaceto40-PGO being an eligible waypoint, which I half agree with. Regardless, that has nothing to do with GameOn being removed lol. The wayspot is GameOn, not the new store.

  • SPsRaceto40-PGOSPsRaceto40-PGO Posts: 8 ✭✭

    Which again, should have been an edit, not a removal. I have provided the Niantic criteria above that a gaming store is in fact, 100% eligible. Not sure why you are half agreeing with it. These are Niantic's guidelines, not mine.

    I asked for a copy of the rules you referenced above because I am genuinely curious if such rules exist. If they do, please share them.

    I mean, we can go back and forth on this all day. Ultimately, Niantic Wayfarer admins will make the final decision here.

    Have a great day! :)

  • Appeal Accepted - Thanks for the appeal, Agent. We gave this a second look and after reviewing the additional evidence provided, we've decided to retire the Portal in question.

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