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Suggest a New Location got a Facelift

AgentB0ssAgentB0ss ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 10 in Wayfarer (Archive)

Today the Suggest a anew Location while reviewing for a nice update to make it much more visible.


  • GearGliderGearGlider ✭✭✭✭✭

    Awesome change! I love it!

  • FuzzySunFuzzySun ✭✭✭

    Oh Christ.

  • FuzzySunFuzzySun ✭✭✭

    There's already enough unnecessary fiddling with locations without making the button more prominent.

  • GearGliderGearGlider ✭✭✭✭✭
  • s3w2s3w2 ✭✭✭

    Well, it is something.

    How about reinforcing the message about exact location to submitters? Do a revamp of the existing text on Prime and PoGo?

  • s3w2s3w2 ✭✭✭
    edited January 11


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  • PerringaidenPerringaiden ✭✭✭✭✭

    How about reinforcing the message about exact location to submitters?

    How do you get more reinforcement than "most accurate location"?

  • s3w2s3w2 ✭✭✭
    edited January 14

    That's a really good question. Add a previous screen reinforcing the need to move to the most accurate location and a warning text about placing wayspots in fake locations?

    I've had discussions on what is the 'most accurate location'...

  • HydraulinskiHydraulinski ✭✭✭✭✭

    Literally can't be more especially. Maybe make it bigger. What they need to do is take action and punish.

  • It does not matter, Pogoers will submit it where they NEED IT to be a pokestop and not where the POI really is. Niantic should take action.

    Actually I was about to make a post of it, cause its insane

  • PerringaidenPerringaiden ✭✭✭✭✭

    So we need an option to report an edit as abuse.

  • Not only edits, but new nominations. They are placing POIs where they need to be, and what we talked about before wayfarer was launched to pogoers, they say "Its only few feets/meters" "It wont hurt anyone" "If it does not show up on pogo I will not WASTE my nomination"

    They can submit and review, now time to punish those actions

  • HydraulinskiHydraulinski ✭✭✭✭✭

    And ingress players will also do this, really rare, but still happen. The difference is that for Pokemon 1 portal can obscure the creation of 8 others pokestops that are far from each other up to 80-100m away. 100m is space enough to have dozens of valid candidates, but depending of when you are located in the world the s2 can be larger enough to block waypoint to show up.

    Pokemon is a franchise so big, they can make current unused waypoint to show up as berry trees, berry piles, apricorn tree (and introduce more balls), NPCs, pokemon centers, etc...

  • JasonwhutJasonwhut ✭✭✭

    They need to say right there on Wayfarer to not adjust pins that are touching the poi. I keep getting sports fields and courts moved to the center of the play area, which is against the guidance in the January 2019 AMA.

    I think it would be better to remove this option from reviewers altogether and let people use the star rating alone for location accuracy and if it's a significant distance away from the poi and earns enough low star ratings then an overall rejection would result and the submitter can try again.

    Most accurate location is what exactly? Please provide exact location examples for historic buildings, ,stadiums, churches, football fields, baseball fields, tennis courts, swimming pools, cricket pitch, playgrounds, and anything else that isn't a small point poi. Ask 5 people and you can get 5 different answers and asking them all in a prominent way to move the location pin is silly.

  • TheFarixTheFarix ✭✭✭✭✭

    Then you are willing to accept a lot more rejections do to location mismatches because PoGo players moving the location several meters off just so it can be in different S2 cell?

  • FuzzySunFuzzySun ✭✭✭

    ^^Great comment, Jasonwhut.

    ^I don't believe PoGO players are moving pins at the review stage to try to create more PoGO assets; Ingress players trying to prevent their creation I can (and do) believe.

  • JasonwhutJasonwhut ✭✭✭

    I answered your question in that post.

    If someone submits tennis courts 20 meters away from the fence around the court and it gets rejected, why would I care? Give it a 2 since you can see it but it isn't close enough to be within the margin of error for gps and the satellite views (within a few feet). Hopefully that's a rating that will send it back to be submitted right. If it was done like in my post then the terribly off locations would get rejected and eventually people would stop doing that and just work within the constraints of the system where sometimes you get a Pokething with placing a pin in a particular spot that's still touching the poi and sometimes you just don't get a Pokething.

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