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Yeah that's happening to me also. Why declined??
@Teddybear972125-PGO Show us some of your declined submissions?
It’s all about using common sense. They give examples of acceptable items. It’s not limited just to those. Anyone who is basing their reviews off of those few selected examples are totally missing the target on how to review. Leniency is everything. If it’s total **** then it deserves that. If it’s a stretch of being acceptable then that’s where the judgement comes into play. It’s not rocket science. Majority of things nominated likely do fall somewhere into their criteria guidelines. Last time I reviewed, I rejected probably 80% of what I saw (and I reviewed probably close to 40 that time). Other times, I pass majority of things I review (majority means over half). It’s not real life so nothing about this should have this much thought to it.
@DPTJon-PGO Less than half of the things that I encounter these days even come close to meeting the criteria. I see lots of random trees (in people's yards, almost always), street signs, stuff that's very clearly on private residential property, blocks of mailboxes, entrances to mobile home parks, apartment complexes, and subdivisions, random office buildings, car dealerships, daycares, elementary schools, big chain businesses, fire hydrants (not artistic ones, just plain hydrants), dumpsters, crosswalks, bus stops, and outright fakes.
@Hosette-ING and those are definitely rejectable items, I’d agree.
You keep asking why your stadium was not accepted. You submitted a photo of a fence, not a stadium. You have to show something that is relevant to football in the main image.
Also, as others have said, I don't think you understand the point of the secondary photo. The point is to show the POI you are submitting in its environment so we can verify:
1) That it really exists where you said it does
2) That you can safely access it.
You need to figure out how to accomplish both of those things. You seem to be focusing on #2 and ignoring #1.
I and my brother do many nominations. We follow each rule, perfect title, perfect picture and so on. We both have a account here so we have everything mark down so we never send a duplicate. Most everything is rejected and the few that are never get in the game. What spots we have is very few and more stops than gyms. The Gym level system is not true at all. We had gyms show up in our town with no ingress or Pokémon go activity before it was nominated. So the lack of gyms are weird as it normally is 15+ stops to a gym in most spots. If they actually used Pokémon stops/gyms that were excepted but never put in the game, it would be more even out. But now everything is denied with no reason why. Which someone would just look at Canton Illinois (USA) and see what is excepted and not added to the game VS ones in the game. There not in the same cell (even though ive seen other towns with 5 or 6 in the same cell) nor to close. What reason does it fail to come in the game or other Niantic games.
@Hacksawskid-PGO Show us some perfect examples, please.
As Hosette says, please do show your nominations that were rejected that you believe to be perfect.
As for nominations being accepted but not coming live in Pokémon GO, I’m sure you can look up the cell rules for that.
However, those that don’t appear in Pokémon GO, may still appear on Ingress, Pikmin Bloom or Transformers: Heavy Metal, or even be used as postcard locations in Pikmin Bloom so you’ve helped out some other games by nominating a Wayspot.
Because they want do review faster
I think a lot of the people who reviewed the nominations just do it so they can get places in there own community from there friends and themselves. Everything I’ve ever submitted was rejected but I seen stupid irreverent things get approved. Example of one is a average small concrete flower pot sitting on a sidewalk that most people would walk past and never even know it’s there but yet it gets approved in Pokémon…gimme a break . No wonder I’m ready to quit Pokémon at level 48 . I’ve seen alot of **** and favoritism
What have you submitted? You can post it in the Nomination Improvement section & others can help as to why it may have been declined and how to improve it.
It’s a pawn shop
@BlkjackChamp21-PGO What makes that particular pawn shop unique and interesting? It's hard to imagine more than a very few of them in the world qualifying. The famous Pawn Stars shop is an example of one that does qualify.
I actually ran into the person that reviewed it and asked him about it . He told me he rejected it cause I was not on his team and not on there Pokémon discord server .
@BlkjackChamp21-PGO Being locally owned isn't enough for a business to qualify. It has to meet one of the acceptance criteria-- a great place to explore, a great place to be social, a great place to exercise. Nobody goes to a pawn shop to socialize and get exercise, and a pawn shop doesn't seem like a destination for exploration unless there's something noteworthy about it.
You ran into one person who reviewed it, not the person. It takes many reviewers to approve or reject something, and while we don't know the exact number (and there isn't a fixed number) it's probably on the order of a few dozen.
As @Hosette-ING has said, it takes a lot more than one person to reject a nomination. The person you spoke with shouldn’t be reviewing the way that they are, but one person’s review won’t get a rejection/acceptance right away. It takes a large but unspecified number.
As for your nomination, how does it meet eligibility criteria? Is it;
If not, it’s not eligible. Even then, it also has to meet Acceptance criteria.
That's your problem right there. A pawn shop is not something that would meet the eligibility criteria in the first place. And the few that would are extremely rare cases.
You do understand that more than one person to review a nomination? While there isn't an exact number because all reviews are weighted based on the reviewers' performance ratings, we can estimate based on anecdotal evidence that it takes anywhere from 20 to 40 people to review a single nomination. And of those, a majority of the weighted votes must be for rejecting the nomination.
All those photos show is that the pawn shop exists in a mall. It does not show that the pawn shop is eligible. In fact, those photos work against you as they show that it is a generic business.
As others have said, you won't get it passed based on those photos alone. You'll need to explain in the supporting text how it meets the criteria. Is it a meeting place for some local collectors group? Is it a tourist spot famous for being featured on a show? Etc. Include links to websites supporting any claims you make.
Alternatively, there are often things like murals, statues, and play areas in malls that do qualify. If you can find something like those instead, you can at least get a stop nearby.