Constant Fake Submissions in the Suburb of Turramurra, Sydney Extending Back as Far as 2021
I’m writing as a follow-up to an older thread posted on this forum back in 2021: https://community.wayfarer.nianticlabs.com/discussion/26671/fake-series-of-a-moving-lfl-in-northern-sydney-and-other-random-junk/p1
In the above thread, there were numerous cases of documented completely fake Wayspots as well as the vandalism of public property in order to create Wayspots. I am unsure of what attempted actions have been taken to resolve the activities by this submitter, but the pattern of submissions with similar characteristics has been recurring for years now without much pause.
Just now, I had another nomination come through for review. Today is May 13, 2023:
The plaque in question is just a paper cut-out of a photo from this 2020 tweet from the City of Calgary’s official Twitter account. (https://twitter.com/cityofcalgary/status/1313967314182627328)
This matches a similar pattern of behavior that has been ongoing for years now - here's two such examples of the exact same type of nomination, the earliest of the two (the Cardi Bench Plaque) dating back to March 2022. Note in this case, the different paper plaques have been stuck to the same bench as each other, albeit at different times. This bench had also previously been vandalized with paint, nominated, and accepted before further evidence resulted in its eventual removal, more info in this thread:(https://community.wayfarer.nianticlabs.com/discussion/comment/143281#Comment_143281).
Is there any possibility that something can be done about this situation? From what I can tell, the submitter in question appears to still be using the same game accounts that they always have to make nominations in this general area.
Oh boy, that person won't stop vandalizing the area to get more Pokestops huh.
Can any Ambassadors help to escalate this abuse? This has been 2 years already yet no serious action taken against that abuser.
I have raised the report.
If the new ambassadors actually have the ability to escalate these issues and actually do damage to this abuser, it makes me wonder what the initial 12 actually did or do or whether they didn't think this was necessary to stop.
Should such reports be successful, I'd probably also like to ask to report the Cherrybrook abuser too if they're still submitting their generally ineligible junk (with fullstops at the end of each of them).
Ambassadors can only raise issues and hope to make progress.
How does that person still have their level 47 PoGo account? Considering just last month someone was on Reddit complaining about an account termination due to submitting stuff on roundabouts (though eventually they got it back). This seems way worse than submitting a couple of sculptures on roundabouts.
Had this one come through today while hunting for things from Spain, this one is using the same photos that HaramDingo reported back during 2022 in the long thread here:
This is a fire hydrant, the painting was not commissioned by the Ku-ring-gai council and due to the quality of the paints the submitter in question uses to try and create wayspots, some of the colours would have likely faded away by now.
You can pretty much tell that a nomination in that area has come from him by the supporting statement, it is the same everytime.
I just recently came across one of the fake plaques that he stuck to a random bench in a shopping centre carpark.