Welcome to 2021: Wayfarer 3.4

NianticCasey-INGNianticCasey-ING Posts: 538 admin
edited January 2021 in Release Notes

Hi folks,

Welcome to 2021 everyone! We’re back with a couple of tiny updates as we regroup as a team and start planning out for the next couple of quarters. For now, here’s what’s new!

New Rejection Reasons

  • Location Inappropriate: Use for Nominations whose real-world location appears to be explicit or inappropriate (e.g. adult entertainment store, weapons shop). 
  • Location Sensitive: Use for nominations whose real-world location appears to be sensitive (e.g. very private memorial grounds).
  • Fake: Use for nominations that are clearly fake, and do not actually exist at the submitted location. 
  • Photo Watermark: Use when there is an obvious watermark on the photo indicating that it is copyrighted or includes personal or player info (‘tagging’). 

Improved banned words list: We’ve expanded our list of banned words in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, and Chinese. Based on your feedback, we now reject game-specific references, in addition to blocking hate speech or other words that are threatening or targeting specific groups. We’ll continue to actively monitor trends and expand the list as needed. Thank you so much for your reporting and feedback on this matter to date. 

There’s still a few smaller improvements to come this winter, but we wanted to let you know that we’ll be focussed on upgrading our tech stack this quarter, which is much overdue.

In parallel, we’re also spending some time to synthesize feedback we’ve heard since last fall to inform our spring-summer roadmap. Any feedback you have at this time will be truly appreciated. We are really excited for what 2021 will bring!

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