Abuse of title editing at Niigata Station

During the review, I came across the following edits.

Title of the Wayspot:新潟駅南口


City: 新潟県新潟市

Country: 日本

The top title is an incomprehensible string, a vandalism that degrades quality. In the title below, the sentence "mountain side" has been added, but it is not called in this way, and it can be considered as an abuse to double the number of spots at the south exit. please investigate.



  • Markov2097-INGMarkov2097-ING Posts: 227 ✭✭✭

    Additional Information. It also happened at the north exit on the other side.

    Title of the Wayspot:JR 新潟駅前


    City: 新潟県新潟市

    Country: 日本

    The one with "党" in the middle is a meaningless letter and is abuse. The third edit is correct, but I noticed something even stranger here.

    Originally, it should be at the red arrow, but the position is significantly off. It is unknown what kind of editing was done in the past, but it is possible that the title was changed and the position was shifted in order to gain an advantage in the game, so it may be better to investigate including this as well.

  • Markov2097-INGMarkov2097-ING Posts: 227 ✭✭✭

    Additional information.

    There is also a strange edit at another spot in the immediate area.

    Title of the Wayspot:新潟駅南口観光案内センター

    Location: https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=37.912807,139.06067&z=17&pll=37.912807,139.06067

    City: 新潟市

    Country: 日本

    Somehow, the spot is located at the tourist information center on the opposite side, at the Bandai Exit.

    If you look at the photos posted on the spot, the only photo of the Bandai Exit is the one in the center of the second row; the others are of the information center at the south exit.

    It is unclear what kind of spot edits have been made in the past.

    However, this could be considered as an abuse to manipulate the image displayed at the top and try to change its position to the spot.

    You may want to look into this, as well as past edits.

  • Thanks for flagging, @Markov2097-ING! We'll look into your report and follow up as soon we have details to share.

  • Hi @Markov2097-ING! We have reviewed the report and have taken action on a Wayspot and 2 Wayfinders 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.

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