Eligibility vs Acceptance
Our community has recently got into a heated discussion over these terms, and I thought I'd lay it out here for the Wayfarer Community to weigh in.
The argument briefly goes like this:
+ Everything listed on the "Eligibility" page should be a wayspot. This includes stores, coffee shops, etc.
- Not necessarily. Things on the eligibility page are fair nominations. But each individual nomination needs to also a) meet "Acceptance" criteria and b) NOT meet any of the "Rejection" criteria. This comes directly from what Niantic says on the Eligibility page (https://wayfarer.nianticlabs.com/criteria#eligibility):
A note on eligibility: if a Wayspot nomination meets one of the below criteria, that's great! But remember that eligibility alone isn't sufficient to turn a nomination into an accepted Wayspot. Carefully consider the eligibility criteria, along with the acceptance criteria, rejection criteria, and content guidelines, when evaluating nominations.
+ No. Eligibility = Acceptance. Niantic themselves prove this, because when a nomination is approved for inclusion in the game, they send you an email saying the nomination is "eligible."
The "-" position seems crystal clear to me, However, a lot of people don't agree with this (and vociferously disagree). What do people here think? Can @NianticCasey-ING weigh in?