Resource for New Explorers: Wayspot Eligibility - Discussion

Hello Explorers, 

We are excited to ship our next resource to help out new explorers. Before you go out to find your next Wayspot, make sure to check it out before you submit! 

Check it out HERE! So as to not take up page space in the discussion, the image is only visible in the original post.

Hope you all find this super helpful! What should our next resource cover?

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  • PkmnTrainerJ-INGPkmnTrainerJ-ING Posts: 3,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree about the “How to make great supporting information” Infographic.

  • Gendgi-PGOGendgi-PGO Posts: 3,106 Ambassador

    The AMA should still apply, but this highlights the serious disconnect in criteria sources. Somebody made a new graphic and consulted the "published" criteria page but failed to consult the follow-up AMA page, even though that should be considered "truth."

  • flatmatt-PGOflatmatt-PGO Posts: 1,374 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Certainly much better than the previous attempt at an infographic. Nothing really false or misleading. Maybe a bit too much jargon at times.

    I wonder if, in the future, these infographics could be posted on this forum with a big old "DRAFT" watermark so that feedback could be solicited prior to wide distribution.

  • Aeryle88-PGOAeryle88-PGO Posts: 432 ✭✭✭

    Good and the "mass producted" rejection criteria is not here, so it's good thing for trail markers.

  • RobWaudby-INGRobWaudby-ING Posts: 185 ✭✭✭

    That is a very good point. Generic and mass produced gone. How long will this take to actually be followed then.

  • RobWaudby-INGRobWaudby-ING Posts: 185 ✭✭✭

    well this infographic is made for new explorers so having it highlight generic and mass produced should have been a high priority. Maybe we will see a rework of all the criteria on wayfarer as well.

    The we have the confusion of the below post. which talks about @NianticDanbocat recent comments. These comments really make things had to work out when it comes to all the criteria.

  • TheFarix-PGOTheFarix-PGO Posts: 4,030 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is part of the rejection criteria under Ineligible location, place, or object

    A generic business, chain, or franchise that is not locally unique

    This disqualifies McDonald's as a Wayspot since it is a world wide restaurant franchise. You can argue about how it is popular and people go there to socialize all they want, but that still doesn't mean it is acceptable. And as @NianticDanbocat said earlier today, just because something is eligible doesn't mean that reviewers have to approve it. "Eligibility and acceptance are separate concepts"

  • patsufredo-PGOpatsufredo-PGO Posts: 2,325 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Honestly, if fansites like LeekDuck, GO Stadium, LEGENDS Lima, etc. are trying to make a similiar infographic, I bet they can make it better than Niantic's.

  • holdthebeer-INGholdthebeer-ING Posts: 113 ✭✭✭

    Exactly! And the new infographics does not have a slightest hint that chain eatery is "ineligible location".

    So it meets one acceptance criteria, and therefore is eligible, but will not be accepted, because it's ineligible location. But the last point is not presented in the infographics, thus new submitters are encouraged to actually submit it, wait until it's rejected, and look for explanation or give up. :\

  • This seems like a good step in the right direction! However, there seem to be two intended audiences for this graphic and the message gets slightly muddled.

    The top sections appear to be intended for nominators -- "Before you go out to find your next Wayfarer submission, here are some tips... Keep these in mind while you're on your search..."

    Later sections appear to be intended for reviewers -- "also consider the quality of the title, description, photos, and supporting information when evaluating submissions."

  • MargariteDVille-INGMargariteDVille-ING Posts: 1,971 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Maybe "Live Wayspot marked for removal" examples are a building with a wrecking ball next to it... art with a SOLD sign... a traveling art or science exhibit... billboard signs that are changeable. Or if the description says "Hurry up and see this before it's gone." These are currently "live", but are obviously "marked for removal".

  • Eneeoh-PGOEneeoh-PGO Posts: 468 ✭✭✭✭

    I am guessing that the ‘Live Wayspot’ language comes from internal documentation, as nobody outside of Niantic would ever have knowledge of such things, yet it is a subject of concern within the programming, planning, and maintenance groups.

  • Stephyypooke-INGStephyypooke-ING Posts: 504 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I thought it meant you shouldn’t resubmit a wayspot that was live (in-game) but removed by Niantic.

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