I was hoping this thread would be about the Cover Songs niche.
My take on the GTA niche: it was voted in very early (April 2018), pretty much right at the beginning of the Alpha.
I think now, I would have considered the description lacking because the word 'game' should be in there somewhere.
@David Dreezer and I disagree on this approach. He feels it is enough for people who know the game to be able to find it, but to me, that's ignoring half of the role of content. Content isn't just for people returning to something they already know. It is also, and perhaps more excitingly, about discovering things they don't know. Search for games, and this niche will not come up. That's such a basic failure, I personally don't think we should settle for it. Thinking long term, ten or twenty years of people searching for games and not finding the GTA niche makes our short term concerns about heart break for rejected niches seem irrelevant. We really should be taking the long view here, in my opinion.
We currently have no mechanism to enforce improvements being made to niches, so just assuming niche owners will do it is not ok.
We also can't just say 'oh well' the niche will fail and another one will take its place, because niches must be unique, so nobody can make a new GTA niche as long as this one exists. This one will have to be sold to a new owner before it gets another chance of being improved, if the first owner decides not to improve it. That could take one year, or it could take 10. The first owner might be happy to keep it for 10 years without making any improvements. And the second owner might not improve it either.
We're all learning how to vote for niches. No doubt our views will evolve further as it is still early days. But so far, this point seems like a large amount of potential lost for no good reason at all. Are we trying to set the bar low so the next social network can leapfrog us more easily? If so, that's a little too kind of us.