Not even shopping mall get accepted?


  • ikonicgodd8-PGOikonicgodd8-PGO Posts: 10 ✭✭

    Shopping malls are good nominations... Can't believe people need to be this stiff as to prevent people to play PoGo in a shopping mall ... Smh

  • JillJilyJabadoo-PGOJillJilyJabadoo-PGO Posts: 1,082 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There's no uniform bias against stops in a shopping mall. There are likely many valid wayspots within the mall (art, cafes, play areas, etc.). Only the mall itself is being rejected. Try nominating things inside the mall. Make sure they can be found on the map so you don't get location mismatched rejections.

  • arcaicways-PGOarcaicways-PGO Posts: 95 ✭✭✭

    this a shoping mall on its own is a generic building with nothing special about it. how ever there are often spots inside the mall that can be submitted such as works of art, murals , ect..

  • X0bai-PGOX0bai-PGO Posts: 1,667 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The size and configuration reads to me like an outdoor mall, not just a shopping center.

    So there’s the next hurdle for the nominator to overcome.

  • ikonicgodd8-PGOikonicgodd8-PGO Posts: 10 ✭✭

    A lot of snobbish reviewers... A mall is a good nomination. Great place for exploration, plenty of space for social distancing, a local spot for local people...

  • ikonicgodd8-PGOikonicgodd8-PGO Posts: 10 ✭✭

    Your not helping, that's my point... A mall is part of a neighborhood to be explored.. you realize that right? Not at all places have the louvre

  • FurtadoV-PGOFurtadoV-PGO Posts: 40 ✭✭

    Reading the comments I fell really sad about a lot of reviewers (and this justify most of the problems in the process). How in the hell do you tell that a shopping mall should not be accepted as a POI ?! They meet the ELEGIBLE criteria and the ACCEPTANCE criteria, plus are HIGH QUALITY nominations !!!

  • VladDraco-PGOVladDraco-PGO Posts: 560 ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2022

    You can also see a pattern on which people reject shopping malls.

    The more experienced (we ?) they are, the more likely they reject.

    Maybe because they have read the criterias in full and details many times, including the AMAs.

    So to come back to the topic :

    Are a shopping mall a great place to explore like pretend @ikonicgodd8-PGO ? Exploration is going to knew places, places you have never noticed or with historical/cultural significance. NO

    Are shopping malls great places to exercise ? Obviously NO

    Are shopping malls great places to socialise ? You come here to do shopping, not for a social activities. NO

    But !

    In shopping malls you can find places to socialise, like cafe or pubs or places to exercise like gym clubs or or places to explore like artistic places, murals, etc..

    So you can nominate each of these places ! Let's have many interesting Waypoints instead of just one Waypoint with no eligibility !

  • tehstone-INGtehstone-ING Posts: 1,132 Ambassador
    edited April 2022

    many people come to malls to socialize and might also shop while there, maybe this is less common among the wayfarer types on this forum but it's not some rare or secret phenomenon. The nomination must still make an effort to explain how and why a mall is a place to be social but this idea that several folks here have that malls are *strictly for shopping* is out of touch.

    Teenagers especially but people of all ages will meet at malls because their communities don't have good alternatives. It's a place to pass the time with friends, walk around and window shop, maybe buy a few things or get some food. Many malls have playgrounds that attract families. The parents get a chance to socialize with other parents, the kids with other kids. Maybe they also shop while they're there.

  • flatmatt-PGOflatmatt-PGO Posts: 2,084 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree with you with respect to indoor malls (and the occasional "open air" mall), but that logic doesn't ring true to me for str*p malls in general, which is what the original post in this thread depicts. So I think talking about "malls" in a general way just isn't that helpful.

  • tehstone-INGtehstone-ING Posts: 1,132 Ambassador
    edited April 2022

    hard to say for sure based on the images provided and the streetview is from 2019 while it was still under construction. I agree that str ip malls don't often meet the level required for this criteria but it's hard to say for sure if that's what this one is. A lot of the same arguments in this thread came up not long ago in response to an indoor mall in Canada though I think that conversation was on reddit.

  • jokeinsurance-PGOjokeinsurance-PGO Posts: 328 ✭✭✭

    In your description, make sure emphaize some of the places there that locals can gather. Those can be coffee shops, local restaurants, gyms, libraries, breweries, comic & game shops, and art galleries just to name a few.

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