Can I improve this or should I just let it go?
Postbox at Grevsgardnatten
Picture I used:
Description (translated from Norwegian to the best of my efforts)
Utkikkspunkt på Grevsgardnatten ovenfor Grevsgard. Rødmerket T-sti går innom og det er en benk og en bålplass. I kassa ligger det en gjestebok der man kan skrive seg inn.
Overview from Grevsgardnatten above Grevsgard. Marked official tourist trail leads to this point and there is a bench and a fireplace. The postbox contains a guestbook where you can log your visit.
I submitted it because it's basically the "top point" of a marked trail and therefore a point of interest. I felt this encourages physical activity. The guestbook is a form of communication. The view is also amazing but I tried to not make this the focus of the nomination because that's a natural feature. If you're on the trail this would be a natural place for a rest.
The reject reason given was "Low Quality Photo". I'm not 100% sure if it's eligible but I feel at least that reject reason is... not it. Is it because it's kinda dark if you squint?
Should I bother trying to improve and resubmit or should I just let it go. I'm not super attached to it but it would be useful to get some feedback either way. Getting a new photo would probably have to wait untill spring.
I think that's a solid submission, and I'd definitely accept it. The quality of the photo is fine, so I assume you were just a victim of lazy reviewing, i.e. not selecting the correct rejection reason.
Well if they rejected it but just picked the wrong reason I've not really gotten any further in terms of improvement :) But I do have nominations to spare and the GPS coords so it's easy to just resubmit it too.
I think this looks interesting as well. In the support info, I'd write that this nomination encourages exercise as well as adventure and exploration. It'd be a cool thing to show friends visiting from out of town.
Maybe a different title? "[Trail name] Summit Guestbook" or something?
I think this would help. Even if the box was made to be a postbox, it's not being used as a postbox, so calling it a postbox isn't telling people what's interesting about it. I might try making the supporting photo somehow show the logbook to prove it is what you say it is. When you open up the box, is the logbook attached by a cord or chain or something? One of the older (unofficial) candidate guides specifically said that "permanently attached logbooks" could be good candidates as mountaintop markers.
I'll try it again with a different title and better support info. Thanks.
These boxes are very common around here, I'd think most people already know what it is although city dwellers might not.
I've not come across one that's been attached so far and I've been signing into at least 10 of them the last few months. The books are just sitting in there with a pencil.
Maybe I'll throw in a link to https://www.arkeoplan.no/turbok-kassa just so people don't think it's something I glued to a tree to game the system :)
Yes, a link is a great idea in case the reviewer is not familiar with them!
See, I read "postbox" in your translation and thought you meant "mailbox." I can see now that's probably just a translation issue. Anyway, I agree that linking to that website would show that these are purpose-built to hold logbooks, and that would help improve your chances.