Are we rejecting trail markers now?
FruSkatteKat-PGO Posts: 355 ✭✭✭
Just had 3 out of 4 trail markers for different biking trails and 1 trail marker for a hiking trail rejected with "other rejection criteria" as the only reason...
show us the nominations. Were they public footpaths? 🤔 hit and miss with them.
welcome to the wayfarer experience. You were in Denmark, right? We don't know who and where and whatever, but in Germany, you usually can't get trail markers accepted, maybe you got too many from our reviewers from the far north
This is the second time? @FruSkatteKat-PGO
Maybe like @KawasakiReimu-ING@kawin240-ING says you will struggle with these?
I had a trail marker, emblazoned with identifiers for both trails that intersected, with a trail map linked in supporting that showed the intersection nominated at that location, at a public park - rejected by Niantic as being "generic". So, maybe the answer is "yes"?
Yes, It is. Last time I got "Licence plate" though..
Denmark, right 🙂
Actually I haven't had any problems with trail markers before or since "the licence plate incidence".
Untill today - Where 4 rejections came through at the same time with no other criteria than "other rejection criteria ".
That also puzzles me - just one reason...
I mark them less favorably if there tons nominated in the same area because "not unique," but rejection? No
When they're mass-produced discs or generic "public footpath" signs, I have to say yes I reject them
And again... 😔
This time no reason given at all...
I'd like an inside insight on this @NianticLC @NianticTintino-ING @NianticOtoStar
BTW it's the "licence plate" marker that Niantic told me to resubmit or appeal because it IS eligeble as a wayspot...
No reason usually means Niantic 🙄
Why don't trail markers get nominated in Germany?
I know, but it didn't have the Niantic logo next to it when in voting.
I just Wonder what's going on. I find it Strange.
I currently have 3 diiffereent trail markers in voting.
After today I'll be surprised if they're accepted...
Nobody really knows.
A few reasons that may be why or may be not - just my thoughts:
In germany, those markers are everywhere. Its hard to find a place where you can't find any trailmarkers.
Most of those trailmarkers are simple Stickers (unique for each trail, but still, just stickers), with maybe, an arrow sticker underneath.
Those are, anyways, not temporary, as they are replaced when damaged, and they are this way because its the wanderers themselves who mark the paths with them. You can always ask your local wanderer's club for stickers when you are about to walk a trail and you can then mark the trail.
You actually CAN get trailmarkers approved in germany, they just have to be
-flawlessly looking, no damages, no scratches, no cracks.
-be out of a durable material
-be on a permanent structure such as a tree or a rock or a signpost
The usual trailmarker Stickers have no chance to be accepted, i even got plenty of those rejected by niantic when i tried them with the "sponsored" cheat back when it worked.
I think its sad, because its a great communits effort to mark all those trails we have in germany this way. But its actually impossible to get those regular trailmarker stickers accepted.
It seems to me like you are from a very different region of Germany. I'm from the South and most trail markers are wooden plates nailed to trees. The most common rejections are location inappropiate and natural feature.
None, I repeat, none, get accepted here, no matter how flawless they are presented. Text with available routes and data, close up photo within daylight, supporting photo with geotag visible, links to back it up in supporting information - nothing helps. Niantic even rejected one of them on appeal themselves, which only had the issue that I didn't write as much back then, and furthermore even the occasional Niantic Voting pull rejects them:
And one more rejected today, "other rejection criteria ".
It's been in voting for two or three days max.
Danish (official) trail markers typically look like this.