Wayspot Report rejected but should be removed

When submitting a Wayspot Appeal, make sure to include as much of the following information as possible:

  • Wayspot Title: Torre De Vigia
  • Location (lat/lon): 43.30066,-2.987901
  • City: Barakaldo
  • Country: Spain
  • Screenshot of the Rejection Email (do not include your personal information):
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  • Additional Information (if any): The wayspot is part of the facade of a police station, this is in line with “obstructs emergency services” and I think it should be removed. This can be seen in streetview. The building has a sign with “Policia Local”/“Udaltzaingoa” which is written in Spanish and Basque respectively.

Thanks for the appeal, @OhMaikGosh We took another look at the Wayspot in question and decided that it does not meet our criteria for removal at this time.

This means that a Police station is not considered an emergency service? Just to take it into account for other submissions or reviews.

The eligibility / rejection criteria do not allow you to accept or submit police stations. But the removal criteria that’s not really documented also doesn’t allow you to remove those.

It’s one of the complaints that gets repeated during ambassador meetings that this nonsensical thing needs to be changed in either direction but no solution in sight.

Staff decisions never define any form of criteria unless explicitly stated.

The point is that this wayspot is a gym in Pokemon Go. The community has been warned by several police officers that we can not gather in large groups in the vicinity of the police station… Therefore we are forced to not be able to raid there.

I think that this is a good reason for it to be removed… It will allow another gym to come up and improve gameplay in the area.

You have contact with only the wayfarer staff here though, they follow wayfarer guidelines and procedures, so it being a gym and how important it would be to change it is not relevant, they do not have the tools to edit the data in pokemon go anyways, just the one from the Lightship database.

If the police already told you off, you could explain and give the police the removal form here: Request modification or removal of a PokéStop or Gym – Pokémon GO , then the corresponding team can act on it and almost certainly has to when the complaint is made by the police itself.


Thanks, I will provide them with the page next time.

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