High-quality Wayspots are those that help players discover and enjoy their communities. Whether you’re nominating a Wayspot or reviewing a nomination, it’s important to know whether a given object or real-world location is suitable for acceptance. To be considered an eligible Wayspot, a nomination must fall into at least one of these categories:
Locations with a cool story, a place in history, or educational value
Interesting story behind the location/object or has historical significance (apart from just being old).
Cool pieces of art or unique architecture
Statues, paintings, mosaics, light installations, etc.
Venues that showcase fine art (e.g., performance art theaters and museums)
Buildings designed by renowned architects/structures famous specifically for their architecture
Local attractions and hidden gems
Popular local spots that you would take a friend visiting your community for the first time.
Popular spots where locals gather but are lesser-known outside the community
Tourist spots that showcase local flavor and culture and that make your city/neighborhood unique
Adventurous, off-the-beaten-path tourist attractions—think lookout towers, observatories, signs or markers atop mountain peaks, etc.
In addition to using the above acceptance criteria, we often accept nominations that are a special nod to industries and networks that connect people around the world, just as products built using Wayfarer connect Wayfinders around the world. These include:
Public parks are great, high-quality places for Wayspots: they are common all around the world and encourage players to walk, exercise, and enjoy public spaces. However, park benches, picnic tables, or other common features might not meet criteria unless there is something significant about them.
Public libraries encourage education and discovery. This includes little free library locations, provided they do not appear to be located on private residential property but does not include mobile libraries.
Public Places of Worship
Public places of worship are often meeting spaces for the community. This does not include places of worship that also host childcare centers, preschools, or primary/secondary schools.
Photos, Titles, and Descriptions
The quality of a nomination's photo, title, and description also influences the likelihood of acceptance. Follow the guidelines below when nominating or keep these guidelines in mind when reviewing nominations:
Please do not submit an image to which you do not own the copyright (i.e. watermarked stock photos).
Please do not submit images that are blurry, taken from a vehicle, or not properly exposed (too dark or too bright).
Photos should be of man-made points of interest. Please do not submit images of people, body parts, or live animals.
A Wayspot may not have an “official” title (i.e., fountains and statues without names), but we welcome creative titles to distinguish the nominated Wayspot from other similar Wayspots.
Please do not include real names, codenames, or faction/team names.
Please do not include emojis or emoticons.
Please do not include HTML.
Note: We cannot accept title or description edits for historical markers. Please direct these edits to hmdb.org.
Descriptions are not required, butconsiderincluding detailed information that users might find interesting about the Wayspot. For example, interesting facts about art, architecture, historical significance, etc. You can also use the description to explain why the Wayspot is unique, historical, or significant.
The “Description” field on Wayspot submissions may be used to populate the “More Info” link on the Wayspot details page.