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Can't Use official Name - Banned Word

SPD85-PGOSPD85-PGO Posts: 163 ✭✭✭✭

Over the past year, I have submitted many trail makers in a local park/reservation. After submitting the nomination, I edit them to include the name of the reservation in the description. When I logged on this morning to do the same, I got a message, "failed to validate title." This has never happened to me before, but I have learned that Niantic has updated it's banned words list. After looking at the description, my guess is that the word "Middlesex" created the problem because it contains the suffix, "sex."

It's incredibly problematic that I can't use the official name of the reservation in the description or title as required by Niantic, especially for a common place name such as Middlesex. I would assume that this problem would also occur when using places like Essex, Sussex or Wessex.

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  • BoutItMan-PGOBoutItMan-PGO Posts: 13 ✭✭

    If you have a Mewtwo with Psycho Cut / Psystrike, you can't put PC/P at the end of its name, either.

  • Eneeoh-PGOEneeoh-PGO Posts: 467 ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 14

    I suppose you just need to write ‘dust’ instead.

    Now I’m trying to wrap my head around the ‘terrifying’ concept of a criminal mastermind who names his buddy Pokémon to contain the name of the product he wishes to sell, and sends EX raid invites to his pogo-playing customers....

    There is practically zero real-time communication in that game, and none at all in Wayfarer, and yet Niantic’s legal geniuses are stuffing this world-wide naughty word censorship down our throats in all platforms.

  • GarciaPickle-PGOGarciaPickle-PGO Posts: 3 ✭✭

    This was reported a month ago. Can we get some action on this please? I live in Middlesex County and this is a problem.

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