Rejected due to Pedestrian Pathways??
Jahoko-PGO Posts: 3 ✭✭
What the heck, this is the 2nd time this was rejected as “Pedestrian Pathway.” It follows the guidelines perfectly and this mural is inside of a restaurant at a one year old shopping Center. There’s zero hazards around the area, and I have pinned it at the exact spot where the painting is located.
Any ideas why this doesn’t followed up?
A couple of points.
although pedestrian access is mentioned the main reason is that most reviewers don’t think it meets the criteria. The algorithm that provides these rejection headlines appears to be very simplistic and it tries to find 2 or 3 reasons. So pedestrian access is likely to be a aide issue for a couple or simply a mis click.
Is there anything on Google that helps confirm this is where this is? I could see the building and MOD pizza appears to be a chain store with nothing unique about it. So that alone might cause an instant reject under doesn’t meet criteria.
Your description is short. Reviewers will want to know that this is a unique piece of artwork. Who painted? Etc This should make the description better.
your supplementary info does not help sell this submission.
first remember each time it is reviewed most reviewers are seeing it for first time so ssaying this is 2nd or 3rd attempt is pointless. It may well be that by mentioning pedestrian access some reviewers clicked on that just to wind you up.
Don’t mention pokestops or gyms. Reviewers should ignore this comment but it will irk some.
So combine all of that and instead of selling your nomination you have done nothing to sell it and at worst have created a negative view in some reviewers minds.
So change the approach
only mention the positives
unique piece of art encourages exploration
located inside a new building - provide a photosphere and say so.
if there are any links to websites maybe from the publicity about the opening and feature the art then include them here. It might be in the background but it all helps verify it’s there. And any information about the artist and their work.
All of that is positive and helps the reviewer confirm what it is and where.
It is then down to personal judgement about the art.
Adding to the above explanation of the rejection reasons. Sometimes you get a random rejection reason that doesn't make sense. It could be a mis-click by a reviewer, or some people say Niantic do it on purpose. When that happens, it's best to ignore that one and focus on the other.
Your second rejection reason, "Other Rejection Criteria", is the real reason here. "Other Rejection Criteria" means reviewers don't think it's a "great place to explore/exercise/socialize". Follow @Elijustrying-ING's advice for your best chance to overcome this. Improving the photo by just focusing on one of the wall may also help.
Thanks for the tips guys! It may be a chain place, but I have seen nominations that were also set up from a chain places before. However one thing interesting about Mod that each business have their own murals reflecting their location and style.
If you can ask around a bit and find out who painted this mural and how it reflects the specific location and style, it would go a long way towards getting it approved.
I have successfully submitted a number of unique, locally-significant murals in chains before, but in each case the local significance was pretty clear (e.g. it showed the skyline of the city it was in or had local motifs) and I spelled it out as precisely as I could. While cool, this design looks kind of generic, so while I'd definitely be open to accepting it as a reviewer, I'd probably do some searching to see if it was found in other Mod Pizza locations, etc.
Also, if you don't want to make a photosphere, can you get a supporting photo from outside that shows the mural? (Maybe at night.) If so, that could help with proving location. In that case, however, I'd get a bit more of the surroundings in your main photo to show some context.
Although they have a lot of stores they do seem to do some really interesting and unique art inside.
I couldn't see yours so you may just have to stop in, get some pizza and nonchalantly ask about the mural. Win/Win :D
Here is one from the UK but I think they may no longer operate here.
A bit of background info for support may help too.
@Jahoko-PGO You could always try making a photosphere for this location. They usually up the chances for your nomination to be accepted.