Reminder: Only Wayfarer Related Posts in this Community

edited August 2021 in General Discussion

Hi All,

Just wanted to post a reminder that on the Wayfarer Community we should only be posting Wayfarer specific content, questions, suggestions, etc. For all other Niantic games, please make sure you go through the in-game support tools or official community forums. 

While we are more than happy to pass the message along to the appropriate team, making your game-specific post on the appropriate avenue(s) will ensure that your posts are addressed appropriately and in a timely manner.

Post edited by NianticTintino-ING on
Tagged:
«1

Comments

  • TrevorAlan-PGOTrevorAlan-PGO Posts: 773 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yeah, IDK why lately theres been an explosion of completely off topic discussions...

  • CipherBlakk-PGOCipherBlakk-PGO Posts: 308 ✭✭✭✭

    Yes, we need locations to discuss things, otherwise gen discussion becomes the location.

  • Roli112-PGORoli112-PGO Posts: 2,098 ✭✭✭✭✭

    the whole purpose of this post was to end these kinds of talks. Please direct your concerns to the proper personnel through their own means.

  • TrevorAlan-PGOTrevorAlan-PGO Posts: 773 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This would be great. Especially to help our super sleuths here work together and discover the nefarious groups vandalizing the map.

  • Eneeoh-PGOEneeoh-PGO Posts: 468 ✭✭✭✭

    Are you NianticTintino?

    Nice that you know the whole purpose of the post and have appointed yourself what: Postmaster?

    It can be annoying when somebody claims to ‘own’ a thread or topic, but it’s understandable for the originator to request we remain on topic… …but that’s not you.

  • Roli112-PGORoli112-PGO Posts: 2,098 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • Shilfiell-INGShilfiell-ING Posts: 828 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It might be helpful to have a period of time where new members cannot create new threads, but can comment on existing posts. This might cut down on the more redundant issues.

    People out there are not happy with alot of things, and the "Pokemon Go Support via Ingame" is like talking to your cat.

    Well, the difference here is I actually enjoy talking to my cat - although we usually keep to Wayfarer-related topics. :)

  • Goddess1974-INGGoddess1974-ING Posts: 212 ✭✭✭✭

    Just delete them or close them with an explanation as to why with official in game link to the game in question help page.

    I'm getting fed up of wayfarer being overrun with PS subjects it's great there interacting but like there only submitting not reviewing they haven't a clue or just don't care.

  • auntergoaf-PGOauntergoaf-PGO Posts: 136 ✭✭✭

    This discussion should be kept somewhere where it can be easily seen by everyone.

  • tp235-INGtp235-ING Posts: 734 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It would be nice if that restriction could be enforced.

    And if it can be done, it should be limited to players who are actually at a level where they can be nominated and reviewed on Wayfarer.

    Some of the players here are Ingress agents whose last logged play was almost two years ago, and some are Pokémon trainers who haven't logged in for a while, so it would be best to be able to prevent them from posting if there is more than a certain interval between the dates of their last play.

  • GearGlider-INGGearGlider-ING Posts: 1,296 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Source about that last logged in in years to play thing about players here?

  • HaramDingo-INGHaramDingo-ING Posts: 1,126 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some people may actually be posting their Pokemon-Go related rants by clicking 'New Discussion' in the front page of Wayfarer before they even go right into the General Discussion to see posts like these (which I agree should be pinned on top). So no matter how many times you remind people not to post anything of such, people are still going to post no matter what.

    Just delete them if they appear. Often they're posted by people who are very unfamiliar or new to the community. If they just stay as "closed", people will think that it's alright to post about them because they have been in the past and still exist on the forum. Seldom do we see Pokemon-related posts on the Ingress Community Forums (two in mind are the Pokemon GO Raid Egg posts and several bug reports of Portals not appearing in Ingress but do in Pokemon GO) but I notice they get deleted really quickly.

    I think their XM Ambassadors have an influence on what gets removed promptly or not as well and escalate some stuff. Why not implement a similar role to these community forums under the role of a Community Advocate? Is there any reason why this forum can't use the same "promoted content blocks" that the Ingress Community Forums have currently? It would be super useful and get important notices and messages across to the masses.

  • tp235-INGtp235-ING Posts: 734 ✭✭✭✭✭

    From many sources.

    In some cases, the person himself says he doesn't play anymore, and in other cases, if you look at his agent profile, you'll see that his AP has barely changed.

    Pokémon Go is more uncertain than Ingres, but there are cases where he has said so publicly.

  • Elijustrying-INGElijustrying-ING Posts: 1,025 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I hope we can agree that having welcoming forum where people can ask questions and discuss is the key goal.

    There is no such thing as a stupid question. If you have a question then you should ask it.

    People often arrive here to ask questions “too late” and have reached a state of frustration.

    There is also a large language and cultural issue to be overcome. Messages can easily be misread and misinterpreted

    So there needs to be a reminder that all need to be treated with respect, even if it’s the umpteenth time a question is asked, it is the first time that the individual has asked it.

    Ingress has had access to submissions edits reviewing etc for much longer and the settling in period has largely been worked through. The differences between how wayfarer impacts on the games is important and more appreciation needs to be in place. The edges of what is wayfarer relevant, are to me very fuzzy, so a small amount of latitude is needed.

    There is nothing more likely to put a person off a forum than posting a question which from their perspective is reasonable if it results in deletion or abrupt responses, or seeing others get a similar treatment. They are unlikely to return and engage with any aspect of the information that is housed here…….and therefore more likely to act in ignorance if they review.

    Having moderators more active in routine discussions, more part of the community would help.

  • PkmnTrainerJ-INGPkmnTrainerJ-ING Posts: 2,108 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As Catan World Explorers is shutting down;

    and Pikmin & Transformers: Heavy Metal seems to on for a 2021 release is it worth updating (and pinning) this post @NianticTintino ?

    Also, in relation to this, has any further thought been given to a Pokémon GO forum to stop those questions?

  • MargariteDVille-INGMargariteDVille-ING Posts: 1,135 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It might be nice to have moderators, even just in this one forum, who could move posts to the more appropriate forum. They could reply to non-wayfarer topics with a link to the correct location - then close the thread, and maybe move it to Archives in a day or so.

    But of course their decisions would be argued with .This place seems to attract people who like to argue.

  • Hi @PkmnTrainerJ-ING,

    All I can say is that we have shared the feedback with their team. Unfortunately, I don't have any updates on a Pokémon GO community like the Wayfarer Community.

  • @MargariteDVille-ING Actually that is a great idea! Maybe they hire the long time forum people here like @LukeAllStars-ING for example, if they would be up for it.

  • PkmnTrainerJ-INGPkmnTrainerJ-ING Posts: 2,108 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Is it possible for Pikmin Bloom’s forum to be added to the main post? https://community.pikminbloom.com/en

    Also, guessing there’s still no Pokémon GO forum so we have to see the occasional ones here that aren’t anything to do with Wayfarer?

  • PkmnTrainerJ-INGPkmnTrainerJ-ING Posts: 2,108 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oh, and probably remove Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’s link too if you’re tidying up.

Sign In or Register to comment.