Fake Wayspot Abuse in Lebanon, MO
There's a lot of fake and purposefully misplaced wayspots in Lebanon MO. Objects do not appear on satelite or streeview, and backgrounds of photos/archtecture of buildings do not match those in the photos as well.
Vernon Park Area:
Country Information Board (Streetview)
Vernon Park Playground (Streetview)
Vernon Park Volleyball (Streetview)
Latterday Little Library (Streeview) (Same photo as Walmart LFL below)
Lebanon Properties Information Board (Streeview)
Broadway Soccer Field (Streetview)
Spring Flowers Mural (Streetview)
Vernon Park Whirl-E-Dirly (GMaps)
Cherry St. Soccer Practice Field (streetview) (Same Pic as Sedgwick Soccer)
Broadway Football Practice Field (streetview)
Little Free Library (Streetview) (Same photo as the Latterday LFL above)
Sedgwick Soccer Field (Streetview) (Same Pic as Cherry Soccer)
Sedgwick Playground (Streetview)
Commerce Luminoc clock (Streetview)
Jefferson Dog park (Streetview)
Willow & Pine:
Bosewell Baseball Diamond (Streetview)
Little Free Library (Streetview)
Charlton Community Soccer (Gmaps)
Charlton Dog Park (Streetview)
executive suites playground (streetview)
Gasconade Park Playground (streetview)
No proof but highly Suspect:
Free Library I Am I Am (gmaps)
That's all I found just looking around. If anyone else can find any in this area, feel free to post here.
@NianticGiffard @NianticCasey-ING This area is directly related to the abuse that I uncovered in St. Cloud and Metrowest. The two LFLs that share the same photo there also used the same photo for a portal in MetroWest, that was previously located here: https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=28.530529,-81.462835&z=17&pll=28.530529,-81.462835
I'm sure there are more connections as well, but I don't have time to look into them at the moment.
Edit: The photo used on Vernon Park Volleyball was also used previously in Metrowest as well. The photo is now removed but it was here: https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=28.513475,-81.4549&z=17&pll=28.513475,-81.4549
Would like to note for anyone looking for abuse in this area, there's a park called Nelson Park that is titled "Nelson Park - UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!!" on google maps. Google maps says it is next to a middle school so it looks suspicious, but it is indeed the location of the park. I submitted an edit to change the name of it to "Nelson Park" on google maps with the correct street address from the park's website so it hopefully look less suspicious.
Thanks for the flag, @GearGlider-ING, and sharing your input, @AisforAndis-ING. We'll have the report investigated thoroughly and take appropriate actions. Your patience is greatly appreciated until you get to hear from us again.
You are responding to someone who didn’t even create this post, yet you think they have the IQ of a baked potato? Ok.
You sound mad you got caught and Andis was able to recognize and bring receipts that these directly tie to another abusive area.
Also, stating they need a life when you’re the one who has taken the time to **** someone’s social media?
Happy Friday Eve.
You're really not making a strong case for yourself here, buddy.
Next time, try not bringing "receipts" from someone's personal social media account. This isn't a trial, and you're not a character witness.
I'm unsure as to what kind of "power" you have in mind. The only people who can remove wayspots from the system are Niantic employees. Users on this forum can only post reports.
If you think some wayspots were incorrectly removed, there's a whole section in this forum dedicated to making appeals for those, you can freely post there and ask Niantic to retrieve wayspots that you think deserve to remain in the games.
I'm mainly confused about this part: "Imagine someone in your area makes a few stops. Helps everyone. Then you lose those sure but most of the original/legit stops as well"... so you are saying that those stops that were removed were non-legit, yet you put them in a positive light by saying that they "help everyone"?
Welp, pretty clear where this is headed. I'm out.
@NianticCasey-ING, probably time for a lock.
You end up coming across it while reviewing every so often. And of course I’ve heard of Paris, that’s the city from Miraculous Ladybug.
Hi everyone! We truly appreciate you for being civil despite the contentious comments. Please do flag posts that may require our immediate attention and we'll be sure to investigate them at the earliest.
Wow. You really deleted everything?
Dude Straight out listed what was actually fake off that list and they took it down. Or how @AisforAndis-ING laughs at pandemics. @NianticAtlas
Moderator Edit: PII Removed.
Delete half the comments and act like everyones happy and civil? Entire communities are being attacked. They point you obey. Its that simple. No consideration for them ABUSING power. I literally told you off that list what was and wasn't fake. And you straight deleted it. These guys got tons of legitimate things removed and you dont want that to get out do ya? @NianticAtlas @NianticGiffard @NianticCasey-ING
Ive been very civil considering the circumstances.
I didn’t include it in my first response because it is irrelevant, people are allowed to have differing political views, but Andis was definitely not laughing at the pandemic. If you live in or pay attention to Florida politics, you would know that our leadership has treated this pandemic lighter than they should have and Andis joke was pointing out the irony of this. Feel free to actually visit Florida and be surrounded by people who actually believe this pandemic is a hoax, Andis is not one of them.
@N7RenegadeAlt-PGO You were warned and the posts were deleted for different reasons. Please feel free to share your thoughts and opinions as long as they're respectful. Evidence to prove your argument is highly appreciated. If you're required to share sensitive information (PII among others), you may reach out to us via our in-app support.
To get back on topic though and as previously mentioned, it is not “they point you obey”. It is, people report suspicious portals, Niantic researches and takes action according to their findings.
Removal appeals don't quite work like this. There's a list of details you need to provide for each wayspot you think was incorrectly removed, as well as evidence as to why you think it should be restored. Feel free to visit the Invalid Wayspot Appeals subforum, and post future appeals there.
Thank you for removing the link.
@NianticAtlas Thank you for cleaning up the thread. Is there a way I could confidentially pass along some of the additional account names that are likely involved with this mess?
The Ingress mission creator tool shows the description for the above abusive wayspot "Pokemon Mural". It states the artist of the mural is called "N7". This is false. N7 is actually the beginning of the account name of the main person involved here. The person has lots of alt accounts, as they have already proven, so I'm happy to provide the full account names if they are needed. I'd also suggest looking at the reactions for the comments that are remaining on this thread and you might even find another one of their newly created alt accounts. ;)
Also, just a side note for those of you who tried to **** my character about being a "COVID hater" or whatever that was. I take COVID seriously, and I was criticizing my local politicians who clearly don't. Let's just clear that one up for all to see.
We have reviewed the report and have taken action on the Wayspots that violated our policies and 7 Wayfinders 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.