Subdivision Signage - Some make it in, some do not! Let us talk....
Greetings fellow players and reviewers. I live in Idaho and have been playing PoGo since its first week. I have been submitting POI's actively since it was started. There are many subdivisions in the Treasure Valley that have either Pokestops or Gyms for the entrance marker. These may or may not have been present since the beginning, but I am seeing many more in the review queue. Let us talk openly about what might qualify and what does not.
1 - Uniqueness? What qualifies as unique? I am sure it in the eye of the beholder. There are many entrance signs that are unique in their own right based on size/shape/material, while some are just plain "jane" signs on a post.
2 - Pedestrian access? As noted in prior AMA's, Niantics stance is that if an area does not have a sidewalk to the area in question, it should not be approved. So, with that said, I reject every single "island" entrance sign that is only bordered by a curb, some possible grass/flowers, then asphalt or concrete road. I am seeing more entrance signs showing up like this.
3 - PRP? How far away from a PRP line does a stop have to be to qualify IF it is still in the common areas of a subdivision. Example: I have submitted an entrance sign which is like 6ft from the sidewalk, in the grass (common area), and like 60ft or so away from a private property fence. It has been rejected on 2 occasions for "PRP." Not sure why this is an issue, especially if you compare it to POI's being submitted in areas with a high apartment/condo/townhouse population, where one can spin from their couch.
Any way, thanks for taking the time to review. Lets open it up for all. Have a good day. :)