Abuse: 40 times the original image added to a Wayspot
Title of the Wayspot: Fachwerkhaus aus Eichenholz
Location: 50.178736,8.92165 [https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=50.178736,8.92165&z=19&pll=50.178713,8.922388]
Screenshot of the Rejection Email: none
Photos to support your claim:
The said Wayspot was submitted by me on April 28, 2021 and thanks to an upgrade (and no weird raters, whohooo!) was accepted on May 3, 2021.
Someone has now added the exact image I used for the submission 40 (forty!) more times to the Wayspot three months ago - apparently all on the same day, because from yesterday to today the display on all these images has increased from "2 months ago" to "3 months ago" [who is actually responsible for this German-English mix?
Probably with the intention to create an arena with it, which has probably worked since the day before yesterday.
According to the statement of @NianticAaron, this should probably be clearly a case like the following mentioned:
"Any attempt to do so is actually considered to be Wayfarer abuse and could result in your Wayfarer account termination."
It's certainly not generally surprising that the submitter(s) (or accounts of the submitter) don't have their name attached to the images in either Ingress or Pokemon Go.
But since the beginning of the massive abuses in the city area of Bruchköbel virtually all strange new Wayspots or images are without indication of the submitter - but before that with few exceptions all Wayspot images in Ingress or Pokemon Go had a name - I assume that there is a connection between the previous abuses and this one. This should certainly be easy to verify with insight into the processes. Unfortunately, for the community itself, it is not.
Specifically, I'm talking about accounts that are particularly related to the ones in the following two topics:
Furthermore, in a recent Appeal about a Fake Wayspot, I also drew attention to the clustering of fakes in the past in a certain corner of the city of Bruchköbel.
In the "epicenter" there is also a (real one, you wouldn't believe it!) Wayspot, which has received 9 pictures within five months. Again, not one of them with the name of the submitter in Ingress or Pokemon Go. The sheer number of images in an otherwise quite Wayfarer-inactive area is astonishing, and the lack of names in the context of the general abuses of the past is suspicious. Possibly this one is also in context, which I'd ask you to check out.
Finally, I would like to kindly request that ALL 40 additional images, which are after all all exact copies of the Wayspot image I originally submitted, be removed. I do not want to be associated with such abuse!
It is really sad that the abuse in this area, which is presumed to come from one person or a small, coordinated circle, is not being stopped despite multiple reports.
@NianticAaron @NianticLC @NianticOtoStar you forgot an abuse report. Duplicating this much on purpose to gain a game advantage should be a bannable offense
I see that we have already removed the images and taken appropriate action. Thanks,
Thank you for the confirmation Aaron!