Why my submission is invalid ?

David32c-PGODavid32c-PGO Posts: 12 ✭✭
edited December 2021 in Nomination Improvement


I have a submission which was rejected several times and I would like to know why my submission is invalid. For me it is correct.

-This is a famous and unique restaurant opened all the year

-It has a permanent plaque as a logo for decoration

-It is secured

-Good place to meet people

Thank you

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  • Nadiwereb-PGONadiwereb-PGO Posts: 1,050 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Answer ✓

    Restaurants and other similar businesses are notoriously hard to get accepted, because many reviewers tend to automatically reject them.

    This is why I'm happy that rejection appeals are now a thing. IMO this nomination would be in better hands with Niantic's own reviewers than with the general reviewer community.

  • VladDraco-PGOVladDraco-PGO Posts: 555 ✭✭✭✭
    Answer ✓

    Can you share with us the details you use for your nomination ? Title, description and supplementary infos. Maybe we can help you improve them.

    I've taken a look at all the others restaurant of Vilvoorde, and even if it's seems to be a good one, reviewers will just see it as a standard restaurant.

    Can you tell us more about it ?

  • David32c-PGODavid32c-PGO Posts: 12 ✭✭
    edited December 2021

    Hi !

    This is what i wrote about it. The first description is in french and tells that this is a unique and gastronomic belgian restaurant by a chief. I didn't write it in English

    "Endroit gastronomique et réputé de longue date de la cuisine belge par le chef Marc Barbay. Se trouve également au guide Michelin."

    The second description I wrote in French And English. Here is the English description:

    "Famous and unique restaurant opened all the year with a decorative permanent plaque as a logo. It is a good place to meet people. Secured and easy to acces with the sidewalk"

    Thank you,

  • VladDraco-PGOVladDraco-PGO Posts: 555 ✭✭✭✭

    Good description !

    You have not been lucky with reviewers, as @Nadiwereb-PGO said. You can resubmit it, I don't think it worth an appeal. Not much things to change.

    You can add a link in your supplementaries infos to the restaurant website, it has interesting infos : https://www.restospectrum.be/en/

    But your nomination is good. Not invalid. I hope you good luck !

  • David32c-PGODavid32c-PGO Posts: 12 ✭✭
    edited December 2021

    Thank you for your answer @VladDraco-PGO

    I will try again but the problem is that I did it 3 times. And it was always rejected.

    The first time I put a wrong place on the map but the 2 others were correct. :(

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  • David32c-PGODavid32c-PGO Posts: 12 ✭✭

    Hi ! @VladDraco-PGO @Nadiwereb-PGO

    I just wanted to update my post for my nomination. It is still rejected even I described it in english. People who voted say this is a "private place" or this is not ! and I also mentioned it.

    I don't know what to do because all my improvements are usefull because of bad people...  I am discouraged voting again and again for others... when mine is always rejected..

  • Nadiwereb-PGONadiwereb-PGO Posts: 1,050 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Answer ✓

    I have already answered tge same thing I'm going to answer now: restaurants (and other businesses) are very hard to get accepted. Appeal the rejection and hope it doesn't take too long.

  • RyGuy10189-PGORyGuy10189-PGO Posts: 65 ✭✭

    I generally give restaurants & businesses 3*s. Cause they're eligible-ish

    But chain restrain companies - McDonald's, Publix, BP, etc I decline

  • Maxyme99-PGOMaxyme99-PGO Posts: 872 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They're not "eligible-ish", they're eligible. Good local restaurant/buisness nomination that was made with nice photos and gave some nice informations about this place should get 4-5*, not 3*.

    Please reread the criteria, both "Unusual or unique local shops" and "Popular restaurants/coffee shops" are mentioned as great example of eligible things on wayfarer site. It's already much work to get restaurants accepted as people decline them very often, treating them as something borderline rather than perfectly eligible nomination isn't helping either.

    As for chain restaurants/buisness, like McDonald or gas stations - yes, they're not eligible, as they can pay for they own sponsorship (and they often do). There might be some exceptions mentioned by mods on this forum, but so far I didn't heard or find any for chain restaurants/buisness like that so they're rather ineligible.

  • VladDraco-PGOVladDraco-PGO Posts: 555 ✭✭✭✭

    They are eligible-ish. ^^

    Popular, locally known, unusual restaurant/coffees are eligible and can be rated 4-5* (like this one)

    But not popular, generic ones are ineligible so can be rated 1*.

    With all the range between.

  • David32c-PGODavid32c-PGO Posts: 12 ✭✭

    Even if my submission is elligible as both said I think it won't be accepted. I already did it 4 times and I don't want to do it once again and loose my time. This is mission impossible.

    I understand restaurants are very hard to be accepted but this one is different from usual restaurant. This is a gastronomic and famous.

    I hope Niantic can do something for it

  • David32c-PGODavid32c-PGO Posts: 12 ✭✭

    Yes all 4 submissions and of course still nothing.

    We don't know when Niantic will check it. I'm pretty sure there are thousand of submissions to check

  • Cowyn2016-PGOCowyn2016-PGO Posts: 275 ✭✭✭✭

    It took me 4 nominations to get a Restaurant/Bar accepted. One of the key things is in your description and supporting text say why that restaurant meets criteria.

    I would assume you are aiming for either the "Explore" criteria or the "Gather" critera.

    Don't just say it's famous... say why... give some links in your supporting info. What makes it popular to gather at,

    In short, salesman ship on restaurants is key

  • David32c-PGODavid32c-PGO Posts: 12 ✭✭

    Yes I did it all you said.

    I Explain why this restaurant is famous and in the second description I also put the link of it.

    I won't do it anymore because it took to much time for nothing

  • FurtadoV-PGOFurtadoV-PGO Posts: 34 ✭✭

    This would be great. Unfortunatelly, most of the reviewers NEVER read the supporting info. It is faster and easier (yes, some reviewers, actually most of them, are robots or really lazy) to "finish" the review like that

  • David32c-PGODavid32c-PGO Posts: 12 ✭✭

    I have Submitted it one again and I explained that the restaurant was founded at the begin of the 90's so more than 30 years. It is like an "historic" restaurant because nowadays it is hard to find a restaurant that works so much time.

    In the second description I put the justification with "points" like 1), 2), 3) to explain much easier all the respect of criteria

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