OPERATION PORTAL RECON
MEMORANDUM: CANDIDATE ACTION GUIDE
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This document discusses various candidate types for agents participating in Operation Portal Recon.

NOTE: When the general policy is Accept, then please rate using 2 to 5 stars using the guidelines outlined in the training/help. See the help section Ratings Scale on the OPR site for more detail.
NOTE: When the general policy is Reject then please rate 1 star unless there is an exception in the policy detail.


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Candidate: Antique/Rustic Farm Equipment
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT if on private residential property or a farm. ACCEPT if on display in a public park or museum and is visually unique or historic.

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Candidate: Apartment/Development Sign
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT unless they are historic or have some significance.

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Candidate: Cairn (Stacked Stone Monument)
Policy: Accept
Suggested Vote: ★★★★
ACCEPT if significant in size and unique and meets other criteria in terms of being publicly accessible and safe to access. Falls under the criteria of adventurous tourist attractions.

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Candidate: Cemetery
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT unless the cemetery is historical or has special significance in the community (see guidelines for gravestones/markers).

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Candidate: City/Street Sign
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT regular street signs/city signs that have no historical significance

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Candidate: Exercise Equipment
Policy: Accept
Suggested Vote: ★★★
ACCEPT if the candidate is in a park or community gathering place; falls under the criteria of public spaces that encourage walk and exercise. If there are multiple pieces of exercise equipment, ACCEPT one submission for the whole group and not for each individual piece of equipment.

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Candidate: Fire Department
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT unless the candidate is a memorial/museum that does not obstruct the path of the emergency vehicles. ACCEPT candidates in low density areas if it does not obstruct the path of the emergency vehicles.

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Candidate: Fire Lookout Tower
Policy: Accept
Suggested Vote: ★★★★
ACCEPT if open to the public. Falls under the criteria of adventurous tourist attractions. REJECT lookout towers being used as private residences.

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Candidate: Fountain
Policy: Accept
Suggested Vote: ★★★★★
ACCEPT if it has pedestrian access, i.e. agents can walk up to it. REJECT spouts in the middle of the lake with no access.

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Candidate: Gazebo
Policy: Accept
Suggested Vote: ★★★★★
ACCEPT if the candidate is in a park or community gathering place; falls under the criteria of public spaces that encourage walk and exercise.

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Candidate: Golf Course
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT hole markers and other locations ON THE COURSE. ACCEPT if in areas where agents can sit and socialize (like cafes or club areas).

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Candidate: Gravestone
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT unless the gravestone belongs to a famous/historic person or notable member of the local community and is more than 50 years old and community norms for use of the cemetery are open to historic visits and other uses.

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Candidate: Highway Rest Area
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT unless the rest stop has any significance like being a popular tourist spot or a historic location. ACCEPT in low density areas if it has character or amenities.

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Candidate: Historic Home
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT unless the home is not a private residence and is open to the public.

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Candidate: Hospital
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT if the candidate is on or inside the hospital building or is in any location where it could obstruct emergency services and access to the building. ACCEPT candidates in hospital gardens if they are not in the path of emergency vehicles.

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Candidate: Hotel/Inn
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT unless the hotel/inn is historical, has an interesting story or is a unique local business.

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Candidate: Mass Produced Corporate Art
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT unless the candidate has some significance such as being the first or having an interesting story behind it.

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Candidate: Memorial Bench
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT unless for a notable member of the community or in a low density area.

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Candidate: Memorial/Dedication Plaque
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT unless for a notable member of the community.

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Candidate: Mountain Top Marker
Policy: Accept
Suggested Vote: ★★★★★
ACCEPT permanently attached logbooks, structures, or signs.

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Candidate: Playground
Policy: Accept
Suggested Vote: ★★★★★
ACCEPT if the candidate is in a park or community gathering place; falls under the criteria of public spaces that encourage walk and exercise.

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Candidate: Post Office
Policy: Accept
Suggested Vote: ★★★★
ACCEPT. Connects and unites people around the world.

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Candidate: Ruin
Policy: Accept
Suggested Vote: ★★★★★
ACCEPT. Falls under the criteria of tourist spots that showcase local flavor and culture and that make your city/neighborhood unique provided that the site is open and accessible to the public or can be accessed from an open sidewalk or viewing area.

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Candidate: RV/Mobile Park
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT unless it is historical, a community gathering spot, has an interesting story or is a unique local business.

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Candidate: Survey Marker
Policy: Accept
Suggested Vote: ★★★★
ACCEPT if on a trail or helps you explore the location. Falls under the criteria of off-the-beaten-path tourist attractions.

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Candidate: Trail Marker
Policy: Accept
Suggested Vote: ★★★★★
ACCEPT. Falls under the criteria of adventurous tourist attractions and encourages walk and exercise.

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Candidate: Water Tower
Policy: Accept
Suggested Vote: ★★★★
ACCEPT if accessible without entering a restricted area, is uniquely decorated, or are otherwise a notable monument.
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