Location Edit Abuse

There is a new trend in town in our area, which is to move location of wayspot to remove the links. This has been noticed multiple times over many anchors which are hard to access because of lockdown. Few of them were taken down by throw away accounts which were banned soon after those accounts were reported. Now, again some bad elements are trying to change location of an anchor to remove the links.

Wayspot Name : Lady Lightbearer Statue

This is a long standing place, where entry is restricted now because of the lockdown. Some bad elements are trying to move it because of that. Please take action against people who are trying to move it here and there just to remove the links. The whole community is poignant because of these repeated incidents. @NianticCasey-ING


  • 52cucumbers-ING52cucumbers-ING Posts: 225 ✭✭✭✭

    This is not the first time. in the past, many POI has been moved and immediatly after the location edit confirmation mail is recieved, the links are established by opposite faction as if they were informed by some one

    When a portal is moved the links are dropped but the owner of the deployed resos does not change. That usually happens when spoofing is reverted, not when it has a location edit. The opposing faction can't link to it just because it was moved.

  • 52cucumbers-ING52cucumbers-ING Posts: 225 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2021

    Ah I see, so that's a different situation than the ongoing location edits.

  • MrRaffz-INGMrRaffz-ING Posts: 77 ✭✭✭

    some people are keen on find out loop holes to make effortless harm to people who put there time and money into travelling go waste. The change in location shouldnot make any field or link of that portal go down, then only these anonymous players will stop doing this.

  • Hosette-INGHosette-ING Posts: 3,159 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MrRaffz-ING The problem with keeping links when something is moved is that you can wind up with crossed links. In thinking through the design challenges around solving that problem it seems easier and better to me to drop the links.

  • Hosette-INGHosette-ING Posts: 3,159 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MrRaffz-ING I completely understand.

  • Xmacke7x-INGXmacke7x-ING Posts: 218 ✭✭✭✭

    The easy solution would be scrapping the density rules. But this will not gonna happen. Since then there will be lots of edits to get their accepted spots into the game.


    The issue is not just Pokemon go players. Ingress players are now using this to reset/destroy links and fields.

    NIA should step in and do what's necessary to stop people from doing this.

  • Thanks for bringing this up, @iHellRaiser-ING! We are currently looking into this, I appreciate your patience until I write back. Thank you!

  • NianticGiffardNianticGiffard Posts: 9,165 admin
    edited March 2021

    Hello @iHellRaiser-ING! We have reviewed the report and have taken action on the Wayspots and 1 Wayfinder in accordance with our policies. While we are unable to discuss our actions in detail to protect the submitter’s privacy, they may include, but are not limited to, sending a warning message, placing restrictions on their Wayfarer, Pokémon GO, or Ingress account, putting their account on probation, or placing a temporary or permanent suspension on their Wayfarer, Pokémon GO or Ingress account.

    Thanks for helping us maintain the quality of the Wayspots.

    Post edited by NianticGiffard on
  • iHellrai5er-PGOiHellrai5er-PGO Posts: 110 ✭✭✭

    Hi @NianticGiffard , that’s the wrong player you tagged but much appreciated 😀.

    A lot of unwanted edits are going on, I hope the action taken by Niantic will put a brake on that.

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