How can Niantic motivate people to submit Lightship-only POIs?
Recently there has been discussion in the community about “Lightship-only” POIs (i.e. POIs which are accepted but do not populate Pokémon Go or Ingress due to proximity limitations/inclusion rules).
A common feeling by submitters is they won’t bother submitting POIs if they know those POIs with become Lightship-only. Lightship-only POIs cannot be seen or interacted with by users, provide no gameplay benefits, and for almost all intents and purposes don’t exist.
If submitters are choosing not to submit Lightship-only Wayspots then that means that potentially high-quality POIs are not being added to the database, which seems contrary to the Wayfarer mission.
I am curious whether this issue has been discussed within the Wayfarer team, and whether anything is being planned to increase the motivation of submitters to submit more POIs — even if those POIs will be Lightship-only.