I am happy to report that almost every worry I had during my previous post about foursquare has disappeared. Yesterday I received confirmation from foursquare that I am now a level one Superuser! I applied back in May, and I had pretty much given up hope of my application being accepted. Apparently the process just takes a couple months.
My first act as a superuser was to merge the two venues that were created for Edgewood Eats. I submitted the merge (that has to be approved by a higher superuser than me) right before I left for Edgewood Eats, and when I got there it had already been merged. I am happy to say that I am now the sole mayor of Edgewood Eats. Hooray!
When I got home I gradually started merging more food truck venues. I’ve mostly just focused on the ones where I had mayorships because I wanted to know if those mayorships were legit or not. As a result, I’ve gone from 27 total mayorships on foursquare (not just food truck ones) to 19. I’m not too bummed about it; I’d rather my mayorships be real. This morning I changed the name of SJ Eats to Moveable Feast and merged it with the other Moveable Feast venue. I don’t think they recalculate checkins and change mayorships when they merge venues because I’m pretty sure I would be the mayor now if they did. We’ll just have to see what happens the next time I check in there.
I’ve found the merges usually happen within a half hour of when they’re submitted. Some of the ones I’ve submitted haven’t been approved yet though, hours later. I’m wondering if someone thought food truck venues shouldn’t be merged and denied them. However, I’m slowly but surely making progress in making it so there is only one “moving target” venue for each food truck. I’ve succeeded with several of them, but am still waiting on several merges (Iz It, Chairman Bao, and Curry Up Now, to name a few).
And now, I present my updated list of food trucks for which I really, legitimately have a mayorship:
~ House of Siam on Wheels
~ Sancho’s Taqueria
~ Eat on Monday
~ Butterscotch on the Go
And, of course, Edgewood Eats. I also technically have a Chairman Bao mayorship, but I’m waiting on that venue being merged. I will lose it when that happens.
If you see any venues that need to be merged (food truck or otherwise), feel free to send me a link. Same goes for ones that need addresses, phone numbers, or twitter accounts added.