Approved Portals Not Appearing in Intel
I am aware this is a known issue and is reported in Bug section, but i am just posting a discussion to explore it further.
I recently submitted a place on 26-Aug-2021, it got reviewed and got accepted today 31-Aug-2021(I have no idea how it got reviewed this fast). After seeing the mail, i went to check for the key, which was not there. I also checked intel and the portal was not there as well.
The email verbiage is the following :
"Please note that depending on its proximity to other Portals, not all eligible Portal Nominations will be added to the Ingress app and Intel Map; however, your nomination may still appear in other Niantic Games."
As per my understanding Ingress Portals should be 20-30 meters away and Pokemon Go checks for cells for its eligibility. The nearest portal to the above submitted wayspot is 388 meters away. So i am assuming that's not the case here.
Is there a set of pre defined rules for the eligibility, as of how a submission will become portal ?
Because if Niantic is doing an internal review after the wayfarer review is finished , i dont know how so many fake and poor submissions are getting through.
Also i submitted from Ingress so that it will become a portal, i am not that into Pokemon Go or HPWU. So after submission and review, they got accepted but in another game? Its like forcing someone to eat something they dont want.
I have around 40-50 submissions pending review from 01-July-2021, which if goes under same scrutiny, they may or may not become Portals even after submitting from Ingress.
Every trainer and agent takes a lot of time to visit places,take pics(Sometimes supporting 360 etc. ), submit, do reviews. So please at least provide some clear guidelines or rules,so that people who submit nominations can at least use their time and effort in the right way.