Gravestones and cemetery

Well, I know some candidates are technicly allowed, but it feels weird to accept ANY CANDIDATE on a cemetery or graveyard. Thatswhy I reject them all.

Imagine just losing someone you loved and you are moarning there and some Ingress players are farming (Or PoGo players taking down a raid). Some players can get load and all. I think this would be really, really frustrating.

I really really think there should be a rule against portal candidates on graveyards. I won't accept them, I just can't!


  • Congratz on admitting that you don't follow OPR guideleines.

  • Cemetaries contain some exceptional art, architecture, and history... often, mostly in the older parts of the cemetary, where nobody with a recent loss goes.

    Imagine someone who thinks players can't be respectful anywhere they go.

    Imagine being the working poor, and having to mourn your loss while working at Starbucks with all those pogo players everywhere.

  • JosmanuJosmanu ✭✭✭

    doesnt matter what you think, like or prefer, is what guidelines say

    besides, cementeries are good places to spot spoofers because almost nobody will be at 12 am making fields inside a cementery

  • Just because "you" behave, doesn't mean everyone does. I know people who were serious troubled and hurt by this. I won't be a part in this in accepting more in. This could also lure another lawsuite in, in the near future, so rather not please.

  • BarthaxBarthax ✭✭✭
    edited September 11

    Cemeteries often contain.... churches, memorial crosses, war memorials and other sites of pilgrimage. Usage depends on the cemetery. Most people (ingressers or not) will respect any ongoing mourning.

  • Also some places around the world Cemeteries are used by many as a park.

    We have a very historic cemetery in Charlotte North Carolina. You go there to play all hours of the day safely. While you are there you will see joggers, people walking with their dogs, people throwing balls for their dogs, historical reenactments, and etc. The city is well aware of the uses of the are and have approved it as long as people remain respectful. (Picking up litter, not blocking the roads, clearing out during a funeral).

  • I understand your reasoning - but as it stands now they are not immediate 1* as by Niantic Guidelines. I would suggest you "skip" past a submission that is in a graveyard/ cemetery .

    And as for your concerns, - you probably can find many pages in this Forum under other topics where you could discuss why the current criteria should be changed.

    Good Luck!

  • Some good advice! Sadly I don't have that many skips. Germany is very good in sending graves. I'm still exploring the forum, didn't know there was another place than OPR to discus the guidelines.

  • In a lot of (local) cemetaries they stil have 50yr old signs with "rules" about how to behave. They have not needed updating for that long, and even if geolocation games are new, I do believe they fall under "do not play". Seems logical that Niantic rules correlate.

  • Graveyards are very different culturally based on where you live, so be aware that what irks you may be completely normal to somebody else (like eating dogs - you squirm?).

    Use your best judgement, but don't be biased from your own perspective. That said, cemeteries are under the general reject category "REJECT unless the cemetery is historical or has special significance in the community (see guidelines for gravestones/markers)," so if the reason to be approved isn't solid I'd reject cemeteries too.

    Gravestones are spelled out "REJECT unless the gravestone belongs to a famous/historic person or notable member of the local community and is more than 50 years old and community norms for use of the cemetery are open to historic visits and other uses." So unless it's pretty spectacular it SHOULD be hard to get through.

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