Effectiveness of using the name/description edit to aid location edits

I heard conflicting information about using the description/name edit function to help location edits happen. At one side it helps the reviewer understand what the desired location is, but at the other hand it's more work for the reviewer, it may be annoying to be taught where the location is and at worst it can be used to lie about the actual location of the portal. A simple solution would be if they implement a comment box to aid these edits, which is a suggestion iv'e seen many people giving.

So, what is your experience with using this method of helping location edits?


  • My theory.. It slows down opr.

    Many edits are pointless, moving a few feet to aid the other games, with edits for description stating as much.

  • GoblinGranateGoblinGranate ✭✭✭✭✭

    Requesting through portal edition a pokestop spawn is an abuse.

    It always was when there was no Pokemon GO, trying to move a portal for several reasons, like breaking long term links, making it unreachable in certain circumstances, etc.

    I'm sorry but I don't see why should be an abuse provided with a comment box. It takes enough time to throw all this edits away, why would I waste even more time reading why you are doing it? I haven't heard of any abuser who did not have a very good reason to be.

  • What I sometime see, is three boxes for text edits on the same screen. One apparently old description, one new description and one stating "OPR: The nothernmost point is the correct one. Please look for updated photosphere on Google Maps".

    This does not take any more time since they're on the same screen - it's a workaraound for features not yet implemented.

  • JudyBJudyB ✭✭✭

    Unfortunately we have seen edits where we see the description edit and NO location edit... Plus of course if there are multiple location edits, who knows which is the "northernmost" edit that the person writing the comment was talking about

  • There could be outstanding edits already existing for the portals, as you add more, it might be shoving it further down the queue.

    Thus taking more time.

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