Featured Wayspot choice very poor. Includes Wayspots which don't follow the guidelines.
Poor quality candidates and poor photos are appearing in the featured Wayspots on Wayfarer. Please,Niantic, have a Niantic employee review the featured Wayspots, because they are making a mockery of the nomination guidelines. If that can't be done, remove the featured Wayspots altogether.
As far as I am aware the guidelines for nominations indicate that Scout Halls should be rejected (1*). Yet, numerous Scout Halls here in Victoria, Australia have been accepted as Ingress portals. Acceptance of them seems to be the norm. So much so that a Scout Hall is now one of the featured Wayspots on Wayfarer. This isn't the first questionable candidate which has ended up in the featured Wayspots for the area. I've seen a very ordinary quality photo with the shadow of the photographer clearly in the middle of the photo.
Plus, and I do expect this one to be more controversial, a couple of weeks ago a cricket net was featured. I wouldn't rate cricket nets as the highest quality Wayspot. Do you feel safe ultrastriking a cricket net portal at the bowling end while people are practising their bowling & batting techniques with hard cricket balls flying back out of the nets at high speed? I personally felt distinctly uneasy last time I considered doing it. The cricketers clearly felt the same way as they stopped playing when I approached. Multiply that by 15 people approaching and I'm sure both cricket practice and pokemon raid would be substantially disrupted by a raid at a cricket net gym.