When is a mural not a mural?

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

  • Wayspot Title: Home Is Where The Heart Is Mural

  • Location (lat/lon): 38.907011 N, 77.005954 W

  • City: Washington, DC

  • Country: USA

  • Screenshot of the Rejection Email (do not include your personal information):

  • Additional Information (if any):
    The wall with the mural is: a) falling down (the earthen berm is holding it up) and now the mural has been completely painted over with white paint.

Note: On the same day that I submitted the takedown request, I also tried to upload a recent photo to show the problem, but it was also rejected. Here is that photo:

Just putting in the report via the game and then waiting for the response is fine. Take a photo for appeals, but it would be rejected even if it went to community voting. ML or community would reject the “evidence photo” as it doesn’t show the wayspot in question and it doesn’t help with your report for removal via the game.

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Being changed and being cleaned is in the very NATURE of graffiti, wether you call it art, painting, mural, or just plain vandalism. As long as Niantic considered them valid wayports, who am I to decide differently.

Of all the stops I pass that are painted on a wall, maybe one in ten still looks like the original image. And that is a very generous estimate. There will, however, ALWAYS be something painted on, sooner or later, so i won’t bother to report, either for change or removal.

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Thanks for the appeal, @webqatch After reviewing the additional evidence provided, we’ve decided to retire the Wayspot in question.