Title change for my son's memorial bench
Title of the Wayspot: boy scouts memorial bench on walking trails
Screenshot of the Rejection Email:
Photos to support your claim: If you look at the portal photos you can see the memorial plaque on the bench.
Additional information: This is a bench on a walking trail. However, it was not put up by the Boy Scouts, it was paid for by Henri's parents and installed by the Town of Farmington. The bench was created by Mike Houser who has created many benches in the Victor/Farmington area. It offends me every time I go to to visit the bench that someone nominated the bench with the wrong information. Henri was an avid Pokemon Go and Ingress player. Ingress was one of our shared activities.
I think the title should be: Sparky's Bench or alternatively Zod's Bench as xxZODxx was his IGN.
I'm also disappointed in the community that has repeatedly rejected my title edit even though the portal pictures make it clear this is a memorial bench to Sparky....
Did you expect reviewers to believe that Zod is your kid's IGN?
No, did you expect reviewers to believe both Henri or Sparky are just Pokemon GO/Ingress players and not something important to the community? This should be reported as abuse already. @NianticGiffard if you're interested.
You're too quick calling abuse.
The plaque shows clearly that this bench is dedicated to "Sparky", so calling it "Sparky's Bench" would be right, and "boy scouts memorial bench on walking trails" is wrong as there's no reference to the Boy scouts in that plaque.
So it seems that the correct action by @NianticGiffard would be to put the proper title respecting the memory of Henri/Sparky
I expect that reviewers would review portals in their playing area. And if that happened then there would be players that would recognize his name, nickname and IGN. And anyone examining the intel map of that park that this bench is in would see that more than a few of the portals in that park were submitted by him.
Again, who are both Sparky and Henri? And why putting their IGN into the title?
This isn't how it works. You're in the USA, so your reviewers will come from all over the USA (for the most part - you may even get some reviewers from Mexico or Canada, and of course you can get reviewers who don't live in the USA but have set their home or bonus location there), not just your local part of it.
Regarding the name change, this is a tricky one. Wayspots are normally forbidden from containing in game names. Therefore Zod's Bench would seem like a correct rejection, even if it's technically more accurate than the current title. If you tried to change it to "Sparky's Bench" or "Henri's Bench" instead, those would probably be OK as they are the names featured on the plaque.
Thanks for the appeal, @haroldshea-ING! Based on our research, the portal does not require any adjustments at this time. However, we have made necessary changes to the Portal.