Incorrect Appeal Rejection: "Third Party Photo".
I recently received a rejection for an appeal where the stated rejection reason is blatantly incorrect, and I would appreciate it if Niantic staff would take a second look at the appeal in question.
The photo used for this nomination is NOT a third-party photo.
Since the photo is of the store's logo, at first glance it may seem as if you have used an image of the logo from the official website.
However, as you can see from the surrounding scenery at the left and right edges, the photo was taken by myself so that the store's signage fills the photo.
You can also tell that the sign was installed at that store by the fact that there are streaks on the sign and a little reflection from the telephone pole behind it.
A search of the article reveals that there have been similar denials before.
In the aforementioned post, it seems that the appeal was final and they would not accept another appeal, but I am wondering if they made this decision after a thorough review.
This post is submitted to raise an issue regarding a photo taken by myself that is allegedly rejected as a third party photo.
We would like to see a thorough review or a review of the system to ensure that similar erroneous denials do not occur.