Appeal and report for intentionally faked wayspots

tehstone-INGtehstone-ING Posts: 817 Ambassador

Title of the Wayspot: Sentier du petit bois


City: Saint-Timothée, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC, Canada

Screenshot of the Rejection Email:

Photos to support your claim:

Additional information: Similar signs are found in Bromont which is over 100km away from this location. The signs themselves say Bromont. Additionally this was observed in review with the same photo used for both main and supporting which suggests they "stole" the image from elsewhere and anyone who approved this nomination needs a closer look.

Here is an example of one of the signs in the city in which they're actually located:,-72.680931

And for good measure, it's important to note that this wayspot is located just outside of the backyard of a private residence:

Additionally the portal just to the south of there is also an abusive misplacement. Information about the installation of this sign as one of a series can be found at this site:

this article is about this park:

And here is that park relative to the location of this wayspot:

Wayspot Info: Précipitations acides et rechauffement climatique,-74.0202

Looking at wayspots in that park you will see several others from this series:,-74.050531&z=17&pll=45.292804,-74.050531,-74.049902&z=17&pll=45.292522,-74.049902,-74.04779&z=17&pll=45.292228,-74.04779,-74.048352&z=17&pll=45.29157,-74.048352

And last but not least, the correct location of this wayspot:,-74.048536&z=17&pll=45.292423,-74.048536

@NianticGiffard please have the team investigate whoever nominated this one



  • NianticGiffardNianticGiffard Posts: 9,167 admin

    Hi @tehstone-ING! We have reviewed the report and taken action on 2 Wayspots and a 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.

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