Any tips to imporve this nomination?

JAARS Center Entrance Sign
Sign notifying visitors they are entering the home of Jungle Aviation and Radio Services.
Jungle Aviation and Radio Services has worked for 70+ years to lead missions to remote locations across the globe. JAARS goal is to translate scripture into as many languages as possible and teach as many people as possible about the Christian faith.
7800 Jaars Rd, Waxhaw, NC 28173, USA

Hi there,

Just wanted to see what I could do to improve this nomination. Rejection Criteria were unsafe access and generic business. Unsafe access is probably due to poor pin placement (seems i dropped it in the road not the field its in whoops), but not sure what about it is a generic business. Jungle Aviation and Radio Services (JAARS) is most definitely a one of a kind mission organization. Is it in the wording or perhaps the supplemental info not being strong enough? Should I include links to the organizations webpage? Any tips would be appreciated! TIA!

Honestly, I have no idea what this place is based on your nomination. The name is confusing. Jungle. Aviation. Radio Services. None of those words seem to go together. And then it’s somehow dedicated to Bible stuff?

You finally wrote the words “mission organization” here. I have some frame of reference for that. However, if this is just the office from which they arrange missions, I’m not sure which criteria that meets.


  • Socialize
  • Exercise
  • Explore

You have to explicitly explain how it meets one of those three. People will not just know by default.


You need to explain how this meets the criteria of a GREAT place for exercise, exploration, or being social. Why should someone visit? Do they conduct tours? Would this place be famous enough that people would seek it out as a photo op? Is it in a “visit Waxhaw” type tourist guide book?

I would recommend providing links in the supporting to back up any statements you make, but there were reports JUST made to the Wayfarer Discussion Discord that putting links in the supporting is broken by some change they just made. So you may not be able to do that right this minute. Hopefully they will get this fixed.

fellow North Carolinian here =)


Is it kind of mission centre where the community comes to talk of Christ, rejoice in Christ, and preach of Christ, and visitors are always welcome? Then it looks like great place to explore?


Hi, thanks for the feedback. I’ll be sure to elaborate more in future nominations in regards to how a POI relates to a specific criteria. I would think this falls under the “explore” category best. As they offer tours of the complex, helicopter and boat rides, and museum tours. I’m sorry the name doesn’t make sense to you, I didn’t pick it though. The acronym (JAARS) stands for Jungle Aviation and Radio Services. Thats just the name of the organization.

Definitely seen quite a few nominations/edits with that description. No not quite, they organize mission trips to remote locations and translate the bible into uncommon languages.

They do offer tours, by both land and helicopter monthly! Definitely has been in several Waxhaw guide books. I’ll be sure to include more concrete information in future submissions. Thanks!

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A tip I have learned is to get as much information as you can in the description, because some reviewers never seem to get to the supporting information before making up their minds. Plus it makes the Wayspot much more interesting for players if it makes it in game.


I got this in my reviews tonight, and this is exactly why I voted against this.

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Heard! I will be much more clear and concise in the future. Sorry for the lack of detail. Out of curiosity, what kind of details would you like to see more clearly provided in future nominations that would sway you towards approval?

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Honestly, I can’t offer any better advice than what’s already been given to you on this thread.

Focus on the “explore” aspect of this one, and you’ll have a much better chance of getting it through.

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I think this one is going to be really difficult. The more you talk about it, the more confused about what this place does. They offer land and helicopter tours AND they translate the Bible?

I’m not being judgmental by saying this. I’m trying to get you to understand that this combination of activities is extremely odd.

The best way I could really think of to describe it would be to either link their website or copy and paste their mission statement from said website.

From their website
We reduce barriers, ease burdens and deliver God’s Word. We do that by training, equipping, deploying and sustaining individuals, teams and stations to aid in the work of proclaiming the gospel to the whole creation.

From Wikipedia
Founded in 1948 as Jungle Aviation and Radio Service by William Cameron Townsend, JAARS is a worldwide, non-profit, mission aviation and support organization with a primary focus on Bible translation support operations. JAARS provides practical support in aviation, land and maritime transportation, information technology and media.

But yes, they offer tours of the facility by land and air tours of the area for flight practice of their aviators.

Well, that is one weirdly diverse operation.

Still (if you’ll forgive the religious joke) you’ll need to concentrate on Niantic’s holy trinity of a good place to explore, a good place to socialise or a good place to exercise and then emphasise that in the submission.