Impact of Game Board Rules on what people choose to nominate as waypoints
Up front admission: This is sorta an-in-between appropriate/not for these forums thread. I am a PGO player so I will only refer PGO game board as an example. You'd have to interrelate it to any other games inclusion rules.
What prompted me to actually post today I was at a park today. It had a few good nominations (Info Signs of Local Fish, a Pergola, and more) that I could have submitted... but I didn't bother since I knew the game board rules in the game I played (PGO)
PGO uses cells. S17 Cells for stops, and these nominations were all occupied. So I started thinking what if the hidden stops mattered too in the game I played. Would I have nominated these... and honestly the answer is: Yes
Using PGO as an example there are 64 Pokestop Cells in one larger Gym Cell. Gyms trigger on 2nd 6th and 20th Stop. But what if invisible waypoints didn't make it in the game but at least counted toward that total? Would I have nominated.. yeah....
Anyway, game board rules aren't really on button topic. But I was trying to make a larger point about how if you want to build the biggest lightship database you have to give the players some more motivation to spend time nominating.