Agent Initials DS in Wayspot Descriptions
This was identified as a longstanding trend and occurrence for several months last year, and a post was written about it in November 2019 in the Ingress forums. Now it's back with a vengeance, and this time smacks diligent reviewers in the face by displaying it as a featured submission.
Niantic Support recommends that behaviour such as this should be reported in the Reporting Abuse in Wayfarer form, under the abusive title/description edit clause: Title/description edits that mention codenames, real names or other personal information of players. This ongoing example is a clear example of a player around the Ulladulla NSW Australia area (supposedly in Ingress called createnewportal, go figure), and countless examples are listed here, as well as recent examples below.
Two questions then, arise.
- Obviously, these initials "D.S" are deemed to be personal information, or some sort of codename to influence certain reviewers to review in a certain way. So this should be rejected, right?
- But the other question is, given that this has been happening for a long time now, what sort of implications does this involve, despite some of us reporting this as abuse in the Wayfarer Report form and voting this down for having extraneous text or personal info in the text, yet seeing these go through anyway? It's not the same reviewing something with a bad photo only to upload a better one later, or upvoting something with clear typos only to correct it in the future. This is personal information.
What can you do NIA Ops to address this?