New portal clarifications from Wayfarer's Help
The help pages for Wayfarer have some new details about acceptable / not acceptable portal candidates. Posting here for separate discussion.
This list is from the bottom of their 'Potentially Confusing Nominations' page.
Additional Examples and Guidelines
- Athletic fields - Eligible, as long as they are publicly accessible. If the fields are marked by signs, submit the signs as Wayspots. Also, ensure that the Wayspot appears to be at least 40 meters away from a private residence.
- Building foundation stones - Eligible, if they demonstrate historical value.
- Charity drop-boxes - Ineligible, as they are mass-produced objects.
- Flagpoles - Ineligible, as they are mass-produced objects. Only with accompanying plaque or info board detailing cultural or historical significance.
- Lighthouses - Eligible, as long as they’re accessible by foot.
- Memorial bench/plaques - Eligible, if dedicated to a noteworthy member of a community or historical figure.
- Objects installed in a series - Objects installed in a series can be submitted as a group or individually, depending on the distance between them. If they are relatively close together and share a single sign, consider them as a single Wayspot, but please ensure that the objects are in fact related before nominating. If they are relatively far apart, consider them as multiple Wayspots.
- Playgrounds - Eligible, as long as they are not located on primary and secondary school grounds, child care centers, day care centers, or private residential property. Indoor playgrounds should be evaluated on their cultural and historical significance.
- Post offices - Eligible, as long as they are standalone buildings rather than individual postboxes, windows, etc.
- Sidewalk stencils - Ineligible, as they are not permanent.
- Signs for locations/objects that are already existing Wayspots - Eligible, if they are a significant distance from the object or location. For example, a sign for a monument could be a separate Wayspot than the monument itself. If a sign for Wayspot is nearby the Wayspot itself, it can be used as a supplementary photo for the existing Wayspot.
- Swimming pools - Eligible, if not located on private residential property.
- Trailheads, trail markers, mile/distance markers, etc. - Acceptable, if they have a trail name on them. Simple mile markers along a trail with nothing other than a number should be rejected.