Very Old Portal Removed for not Fitting New Criteria? Honestly just looking for some consistency.
The fire station on my end of town has been a portal for minimum 8-9 years. When GO came out it was the only pokestop within a few kilometers. Obviously, now, buildings like this are ineligible but I was under the impression Niantic had said that previous POI were sort of "grandfathered in". And this particular pin location is also located off to the side and not in the way of the driveway for the firetrucks so it's avoided obstructing emergency services.
But clearly some [I can't say what I want to so I'm going to say] person reported it and Niantic removed it. Firstly I'm looking to appeal this and can't find where to submit to have it overturned because in the case that it shouldn't have been removed, I'd clearly like the POI that I would have dropped this game on day 3 without, to come back.
And secondly I'd like some clarification from Niantic or really even just some kind of consistency in their decision making. As I reported an ineligible POI (it's just some kind of posterboard about the cemetery - nothing to do with history, or significant burials, or anything relevant) which was under a year old in a cemetery after Niantic rejected an appeal for a pioneer [inactive] cemetery but they determined it should stay?
So I'd like an answer as to why someone in my community can turn one church into 3 POI (reported as duplicates and rejected) and have the cemetery next door with an insignificant POI on top of new graves... but the POI that's been around for nearly a decade and not in the path of emergency services is removed...
I'm obviously annoyed that a POI got removed, but I'm also just wondering what the point of creating 200+ waypoints, and Ingress missions, and Pokémon routes, and reviewing and submitting hundreds of edits to correct errors is if the company I'm doing it for just flat out doesn't care about their own guidelines?