Niantic Allowing K-12, as long as is not the door itself?
I live in Argentina, in the Metro Area of Buenos Aires. It's really common to have murals in our schools, a lot of them have it.
I have come across this murals being POIs, and reported them, but the report came back as rejected (without further information).
This one in particular, baffles me. It used to be a POI back in 2014, and then got removed (probably because it's a K-12), and now it's back.
So, is Niantic allowing K-12 now? also, I'm not even sure why it got accepted, because even if you don't know the surroundings, googles maps clearly estates there's not 1, but 2 schools in that front door, that is not even 10 meters from the mural. Further more, the POI around the corner, is also on the wall of said school (it was 2 doors)
the report is likely looked at by one person who doesn't work directly for niantic and is likely paid per report or at least judged based on number done. i wouldnt take one rejection as indicative of general policy. for all we know, they saw the word colegio on google, though, "oh thats a college, thats ok" and moved on.
Oddly enough this is not the first (or second) instance of Niantic allowing K-12 wayspots that I've come across the last couple of days.
On the other hand, in-game reports are often rejected even in the most obvious cases. So that wayspot might get removed if you appeal the rejection or report it again via the Help Chat.
Actually they're only "allowing" basketball courts on K-12 to be used in their newest game.
...although their plan got backfired so hard, isn't it?
This is amazing, unbelieveable. I reported (again) both POI. The one around the corner was accepted, while the other was rejected. I really don't understand why
the two reports were looked at by different people who made a different decision.
Hi @maranop-PGO ! We've re-reviewed the Wayspot and have removed the Wayspot in question.