Appeal for a rejected abuse report

niktero-PGOniktero-PGO Posts: 369 ✭✭✭✭✭

I really appreciate the abuse team and what they do but believe in this case the report was not handled well and request it be looked at again. This is abuse report Conversation ID: #28218132.


Fir park playground : 37.049577,-120.865431 is a misplaced duplicate of renovated playground "West I Park Playground" : 37.053573,-120.866256

Fir park basketball court : 37.049663, -120.865272 is a duplicate of repainted "West I Park Basketball Court" : 37.053359,-120.866704

Both are located in Los Banos CA, USA


Someone has submitted waypoints of a recently renovated park to a completely different area as new POI in an empty lot. The playground has already been approved and the basketball court is in voting. I also tagged it as abuse while reviewing. Both submissions are actually duplicates of the two waypoints in Gardens I Park, Los Banos CA. The playground was renovated and the basketball court was recently repainted, you can see in streetview that they are in the process of painting it. Here is a link to the city page talking about the project. Scroll to "upcoming projects"- expand tab- scroll to "LOS BANOS PARKS AND RECREATION PROJECTS"- go to "basketball painting projects"- click "Gardens 1 Park" for a photo. Here are the photos from the waypoint submission in voting. and . The painted court is even visible on bing maps . You can clearly see the playground in the background matches the one in the fake location but the trees do not match the fake location. The old scraggly pine and the house with a chimney match the Gardens 1 park playground streetview at,-120.8661542,3a,20.2y,357.27h,92.5t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s0lN-aQWjKDsRI7t6uLO-NQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu Also there are pictures from the city facebook page with photos of the new playground.

or this one with more photos of the new gardens 1 park playground

The park is called Gardens 1 park on google and in the park website. Either the park name has changed in the last 10 years (the city has stated they are doing that to generic park names) or it was incorrectly called West 1 park when the correct waypoints were made. Also this insistence on geotagged photos (which can be faked) over official city run websites and impartial mapping sites is rather absurd.

I request that the abusive waypoints be removed and if possible that the new photos be added to the old waypoints so that this abuse is harder to repeat.

Thank You.



  • Hi @niktero-PGO, we have looked into the report again and have taken action on the Wayspot and Wayfinder in accordance with our policies. While we are unable to discuss our actions in detail to protect the submitter’s privacy, they may include but are not limited to, sending a warning message, placing restrictions on their Wayfarer, Pokémon GO or Ingress account, putting their account on probation, or placing a temporary or permanent suspension on their Wayfarer, Pokémon GO or Ingress account.

    Thanks for helping us maintain the quality of the Wayspots.

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