I am getting some mixed signals and wanted to post it here as it seems relevant for the rest of the submitters. I was under the impression that this thread is for status updates and attention drawing to yet unpublished places that can for any amount of reasons fall under the radar of the places team. People here seem to very much appreciate that as, atleast for me, it is a major improvement in how my places are handled.
However, @Kerry_Wolfe told me that we should only use the places@ email to ask for status updates and not post here or message editors personally. Even though many people here complained about the places email not being very responsive.
Now I accepted that and sent them an email with @Nikki_Vargas replying that I should message her personally.
So don’t see this negatively please, you are all great and clearly passionate and hardworking people. But I am completely lost as to what the policies are now with asking for status updates on places. I am ok with any of the above options or combinations thereof but it would be great to have a set path to go.
I completely understand that you guys work hard and can’t publish everything immediately nor want to talk to everyone personally all the time. I do not mind waiting weeks or months for my places to go up, but I would very much appreciate to be able to ask for status updates every now and then. If a place is set to be published ‘some day in the future’ I’ll be happy because I don’t have to touch it. Maybe it needs more work or maybe it’s not fitting for the atlas. I have a reasonable list of places hat I want to add, but it’s just hard to keep going if so.many places are still pending with status unknown.
A personal solution for me would be for someone to go through all my unpublished places and tell me which ones need work and which ones are ‘on the list’. That way I can edit whatever needs work and focus on new spots. And maybe we could delete the ones that won’t work.
On a larger scale I think that you need some kind of feedback system, even if it’s a button that is gray (not seen), green(will be published one day, no need to touch it), yellow( needs more work, turns gray after edit) and red (not fitting for atlas)
I think that this would help a lot and people could post here for deeper feedback.
Sorry for the rant!