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  • Pennylog-PGO

    Hello. Any update about 'my' spoofer? Yesterday there was no attack but it's coming again... If you can DM me I can provide many infos I can't show in public (username, coords, time, screenshots, etc).

    ·
    September 23
    • Pennylog-PGO
      Pennylog-PGO

      Just today there was attacks at 3am, 4:30 and the usual 6am. Each time the gyms were left blank of course because this fking spoofer doesn't want to show his username - which is because I reported this guy many times and got his username changed like 6 times because it didn't respect the ToS.

      I can give you everything you need in DM.

    • NianticGiffard
      NianticGiffard

      Could you please share the ticket number with me?

    • Pennylog-PGO
      Pennylog-PGO

      What ticket number are you talking about?

    • NianticGiffard
      NianticGiffard

      The ticket number you get after reaching out through our in-app support.

  • Psoliv-PGO

    Fiz o teste Wayfarer, duas vezes e não entendi por que não passei! Agora não consigo fazer o teste! O que devo fazer?

    ·
    September 22
  • ftzzghzuhdidu-ING

    Hi @NianticGiffard

    I have seen your post on a very prominent case of abusive behavior in the community. This time the abuser was targeting me, but only because I have pointed to the person's abusive ways. A small price I am willing to pay.

    https://community.wayfarer.nianticlabs.com/discussion/comment/115260/#Comment_115260

    I am very thankful that you took the side of the community in this case. We are all. Finally. I did notice that even though you asked him for ingame reports, you did follow some of his "reports" in these abusive threads without those ingame reports. Would you be willing to turn these back and let the local community take care of these? As things stand, if he gets what he wants, which is attacking my community because of me, while receiving only a verbal warning and still being able to remove poi on the other side of the planet it will only fuel his behavior. Why should he stop if you show him you will do his bidding however he behaves. I am also very sure he knew that doxing me was against the rules so he did wait with all of his three threads until you are gone into the weekend. Maybe one warning is not enough. I am asking this in a general way, but also because as an example one church poi I have spotted has been removed, even though it is a different object to a day care center. If you do not ignore his reports while telling him to go the formal way, this will create a big contrast between your words and actions to the community. Personally I do not want the community to move to a mindset of "guilty as long as the accused cannot prove otherwise". Abuse reports until now have always seem to be "not guilty until proven otherwise".

    ·
    September 21
    • ftzzghzuhdidu-ING
      ftzzghzuhdidu-ING

      For an example @NianticGiffard , one poi against you took action was the "St. Nikolaus Gemeinde" which is a religious parish. If you had done more research, besides believing only the half-truths, aimed at removal and not the whole picture, you would have understood that the parish has built an extra adjacent building for a day care center, while the community center is still functioning. Info out of the history link from the community: https://www.st-marien.de/website/index.php/geschichte/st-nikolaus/163-st-nikolaus-kirche-in-bremen-groepelingen

      "Das Gebäude der profanierten St.-Nikolaus-Kirche wurde von der Pfarrei St. Marien zu einem Gemeindezentrum St. Nikolaus umgebaut. Im Rahmen diesr Baumaßnahme wurde auch ein neues Gebäude für die Kindertagesstätte St. Nikolaus errichtet, die zum Haus für Kinder und Familien wurde und den Eingang sowie das Foyer mit dem Gemeindezentrum teilt. Die feierliche Einweihung dieses Gebäudekomplexeses durch den Osnabrücker Bischof Dr. Franz-Josef Bode fand am Samstag, den 20. September 2014 statt."

      Which translates to:

      "The building of the profaned St. Nicholas Church was converted by the parish of St. Marien into a St. Nikolaus parish center. As part of this construction project, a new building was erected for the St. Nikolaus daycare center, which became a house for children and families and shares the entrance and foyer with the community center. The inauguration of this building complex by the Osnabrück bishop Dr. Franz-Josef Bode took place on Saturday, September 20, 2014."

      Please undo at least some of the changes. Else it will seem like you are giving free wins to abusive ways.

    • ftzzghzuhdidu-ING
      ftzzghzuhdidu-ING

      Sry for the bad formating.

    • NianticGiffard
      NianticGiffard

      Hi there! The actions were taken by the abuse team after carefully studying the evidence provided however I will certainly share your feedback with them and will ask to give it another look.

  • TrevorAlan-PGO

    @NianticGiffard Please ban @XiaoXinCN01-ING. This person is impersonating me and it is the @Hotwheeeel-PGO @TravorAlone-PGO @NainticGiffards-ING person they are disagreeing with themselves using @TreFalzaranoKID-ING they just created Falzarano is my last name. Please ban @TreFalzaranoKID-ING and @XiaoXinCN01-ING

    ·
    September 22
  • Gewitter2205-ING

    Ich kann nicht mehr meinen Heimatstadt endern

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    September 21
    • ftzzghzuhdidu-ING
      ftzzghzuhdidu-ING

      Sobald du einmal deine Heimatstadt gesetzt hast kannst du sie nicht mehr ändern.

  • PkmnTrainerJ-ING

    Hi Gifffard. Thanks for the clarity here;

    However, I have to ask for a little more.

    Often this image is used to determine which UK postboxes are eligible. It’s generally agreed by all that ones for the current monarch (E II R) are not eligible, but there’s debate over the rest.

    These are currently mass produced for the current monarch but when she’s not around, they won’t be. Would they still be mass produced then? I’m trying hard to understand the Niantic view on mass produced and visually unique.

    500,000 blue signs with a bike and a number on are not mass produced & are visually unique , but the UK postboxes are mass produced and not visually unique? Just trying to understand the difference here.

    ·
    September 22
  • MagicalThorn-ING

    Hi, @NianticGiffard .


    The application photograph shows a young girl, who appears to be about 12 years old, with her face turned towards the judges, in the dining room of an ordinary Japanese home, where her mother is cooking with her back to them.


    Presumably, anyone living in the neighbourhood would be able to identify who the girl is from her face

    I am sure that this application will be rejected by our jury.

    (I hope so.)

    Still,It is too bad that this girl's face has to be seen by everyone.

    Is it possible for you to stop this application from being circulated so that she can't be identified?

    I have captured an image of this application screen and can give it to you separately, if you require it, on your request.




    Title of the Wayspot:にぎやかなだいどころ

    City: 日本、〒309-1717 茨城県笠間市旭町320−4

        Japan, 320-4 Asahimachi, Kasama, Ibaraki 309-1717, Japan

    ·
    September 20
    • NianticGiffard
      NianticGiffard

      Thanks for flagging! We have rejected the submission and taken action on the Wayfinder in accordance with our policies.

    • MagicalThorn-ING
      MagicalThorn-ING

      Thank you very much. I am grateful for your kindness and concern.

  • Pennylog-PGO

    So Giffard, when are you gonna do something about that spoofer who **** me? This morning a friend of mine and I received warnings (even a 30-days Wayfarer suspension for my friend) because this fking spoofer mass-report the POI I submitted despite the fact that there's nothing wrong with them.

    Quite "funny" to see that you guys are acting against ME but not against HIM despite the fact that I already showed multiple times every proof of him spoofing to Niantic's support.

    So please, please, PLEASE just hear me out and DO SOMETHING because I swear to God I'm just about to have a mental breakdown because of Niantic's incompetence. Send me a DM or give me the mail of a real person I can contact.

    ·
    September 20
    • NianticGiffard
      NianticGiffard

      I understand your sentiment but as communicated earlier, this matter is out of scope for Wayfarer and only can be actioned through our in-app support team. However, considering the seriousness of this incident I will reach out to the concerned team and check if they can help out.

    • Pennylog-PGO
      Pennylog-PGO

      I know you're not the one whom I need to reach out, but the in-game app support just doesn't work... I know it's way better in Ingress than it is in PoGo, but I can't report a PoGo cheater through Ingress. :/

      Thanks for reaching them, hopefully I'll finally be free from this.......... spoofer.

  • IzzyFromNYC-PGO

    Hi. @NianticGiffard im new to this so I hope that I’m reaching you the best way possible. I’ve recently taken the Wayferer Niantic Pokestop/Portal test. Not knowing what it was even for, I failed the test. I’ve been preparing myself and eagerly waiting for my second and last test!… but… it’s been over a month and 2 weeks? (Past the 30 days) Any help? Thanks!

    ·
    September 19
  • OKellyDavis-ING

    Hi @NianticGiffard

    Regarding the recent discussion on National Cycle Network (NCN) routes in the UK, I have a suggestion:

    Instead of having the routes added through Wayfarer that Niantic imports what they want from them from the open data available? In fact, depending on how the base map is implemented, you may already have data readily available from OpenStreetMap.

    See https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Cycling_in_the_United_Kingdom

    Of particular interest might be ensuring that all of the Millennium Mileposts are POIs in Lighship: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Sustrans_Millennium_Mileposts

    ·
    September 17
    • NianticGiffard
      NianticGiffard

      Thanks for the suggestion! Please note that the ingestion of Wayspots in our database is a rare occurrence and we prefer locations to be added through Wayfarer. Nevertheless, we will share this with our team.

  • RobWaudby-ING

    Hi Giffard,

    Thanks for responding a few times on thread about markers. Hopefully my examples help Niantic out a bit.

    Could the thread now be closed but can we keep the new criteria as reference somewhere?

    When is the next AMA planned? Is this thread something that’s likely to come up?

    thanks again.

    ·
    September 17
    • NianticGiffard
      NianticGiffard

      Sure, I have closed the thread now.

      Regarding your question on the inclusion of new criteria and further criteria clarifications in the upcoming AMA, this is something we have already planned and NianticTintino will be announcing it when the time comes.

      So stay tuned!

    • RobWaudby-ING
      RobWaudby-ING

      Sounds good, I will keep an eye out for the announcement.

  • Opspin-ING

    Hi Giffard,

    I received a warning about a post I answered, I'm not really sure what exactly I did wrong, and I'm not sure how to even contact you to discuss it?

    ·
    September 16
    • NianticGiffard
      NianticGiffard

      I've reached out to you via DM, please check it out.

  • Pennylog-PGO

    Hello!

    Erm, there's a problem with my Wayfarer account I think. A week ago I submitted 7 POI but only 6 of them appeared in my account. One of them never showed up, but PoGo still says that I submitted 7 and so I can't submit it again.

    The ID is Vo5evOin3+Q7AHrnDEc7sjmB92EMxqq8HeXULgfzwIE=

    If you can look into it quickly and tell me what's going on... 😋

    ·
    September 12
    • Pennylog-PGO
      Pennylog-PGO

      Also I REALLY need you to tell some human at Niantic or even yourself I don't know to do something about the spoofer who's harassing me since more than THREE WEEKS. He's been reported multiple times through the in-game help center but it's useless and you know it as much as me because spoofers only get ban by waves and not by individual reports...


      I can give you everything: his old usernames (he changed many times because I reported him, and I don't know his current one because he doesn't put Pokemon in gyms anymore to hide himself), the gyms he's attacking and leaving empty, when he attacks them, etc. It'll take less than 5 minutes to verify what I say and punish him, and it would make my life and everyone else affected by his spoofing way better. It's starting to really makes me feel bad in real life not only in the game, and all of this because Niantic doesn't want to do its job and look at reports about cheaters seriously... 😣

    • Pennylog-PGO
      Pennylog-PGO

      (If you can't do it yourself, please tell me someone I can reach! I'll explain them everything and it'll be over within 5 minutes. :D)

    • NianticGiffard
      NianticGiffard

      Hi there, sorry for the delay in my response. You can get both of your queries addressed through the in-app support team itself.

      I understand you might not be getting fruitful response or action, in order to tackle this I would suggest you to provide as much information/ evidence as possible.

    • Pennylog-PGO
      Pennylog-PGO

      I already did multiple times, asked friends to do it as well, and nothing... You know as much as me that Niantic doesn't check for spoofers outside of their ban waves. :/ I don't know why I keep giving money to a company like that, they don't care about cheaters and the well-being of their players.

      Maybe I should take legal actions or contact sites like Eurogamer, then maybe Niantic would do something...

  • antreas2121-PGO

    Hello,i posted a nomination pokestop and ppl cursing me cause of my typing say theres water on the pic,low wuality etc,no watermark and im deeply sorry if its low quality im poor,im in a house with one leg,i cant go out like others,i try it to play it kegally not such lots others,my nomination is pure honest is in your hands to nominate it or not,i will accept and respect ehatever decision u make, sincerely regards, antreas

    ·
    August 27
    • NianticGiffard
      NianticGiffard

      I'm sorry to hear about that. We do encourage English on our platform however it is not mandatory if you feel uncomfortable or it gets inconvenient to you.

      Speaking of your appeal, you can always take the help of one of someone else to submit a valid nomination.

  • xrs2000i-PGO

    Hi, it‘s me again and sorry for writing again but haven‘t got any answer yet.

    November 2020 I got a 30 days suspension for invalid wayspots and that was 100% correct. I did something wrong.

    This suspension ended in December 2020 and I had to do the quiz again.

    After this suspension I HAVE NOT done any new wayspot proposal BUT I got a suspension again in August 2021 and this time for 60 days.

    How is it possible to get a suspension for submitting Pokestop candidates that doesn‘t meet your criteria WITHOUT submitting one?

    Why is it that difficult to get an answer? It must be very easy for you to see that there are no new submitted wayspots after my suspension in November 2020.

    I don‘t want to risk to get any pokemon go account suspensions without any reasons.

    Hope to get an answer this time, THX

    Best regards

    ·
    September 3
    • NianticGiffard
      NianticGiffard

      After checking your account, I can find your account has been banned from Wayfarer. Sadly I don't have the details to share with you on why but our in-app support team might have as they look into such cases. Please reach out to them and see if they can help you out with your query.

  • Pennylog-PGO

    Hey,

    Is there a way to report a spoofer without knowing his in-game name? Since 2-3 weeks there's a guy who keep harassing me in all gyms (PoGo) I'm in, and I know that he's a spoofer because of various reasons (nobody there when the gym is getting attacked, time between attacks way too short to be legit...). Thing is, the guy leaves the gym empty so there's no way to see his name. (also I'm pretty sure who the guy is because it started after I reported it multiple times for his old username, which got deleted like 6 or 7 times through the in-game report system - but I don't know his current name and he's not appearing in his old gyms anymore).


    So yeah, basically is there a way for me to report him? You could probably just check the logs of the gyms he attacks or something like that to see who he is, verify that he's spoofing, and ban him.

    (I know it's not about Wayfarer but in-game reports NEEDS a name to do something...)

    ·
    September 9
    • NianticGiffard
      NianticGiffard

      Hello! These reports are only handled by our in-app support team, you can reach out to the Pokémon GO in-app support providing as many details/ references as possible for our team to investigate the matter.

  • Kazteampogo-PGO

    Why doesn't the Niantic Wayfarer consider adding a third of a charge attack and a second fast attack for Pokémon for GBL, because in the original movie series, Pokémon are not limited to two charge attacks and one fast attack?

    ·
    August 16
    • HankWolfman-PGO
      HankWolfman-PGO

      This is not related to Niantic Wayfarer (and is also a bad idea given how the mechanics of Pokémon Go work).

  • PkmnTrainerJ-ING

    I’m gonna start to think you have something against me if you keep closing my threads, Giffard. 😆


    ·
    August 13
  • Orochimaru094-ING

    Hello, Can We Appeal Here To Update PokemonGo Ingame Map?

    http://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=28.69764,77.396616&z=17&pll=28.698356,77.396219

    ·
    August 13
  • xrs2000i-PGO

    Hopefully you can help me with that. You already closed the discussion.

    will explain as short as possible

    I did something wrong in 2020 and got what I deserve, a 30 days suspension. Got the email at November 12th, 2020. After the 30 days I had to do the quiz again to unlock my account, so I did. After that I haven‘t done any new nominations. There also have been no more old nominations. I just stopped my actions here at wayfarer. I did a few reviews to take part of the russian wayfarer challenge and thats it.

    Now, August 10th, 2021, I got a suspension for 60 days because of submitting pokestop nominations that do not meet the criteria. The same reason as in November 2020.

    This must be a mistake because I haven‘t done any new nomination.

    How can I get a suspension for something I haven‘t done. Until now, no one could tell me.

    Please let me know WHAT I should have done and WHEN. I really have no idea. Thx

    ·
    August 12
  • SturmRugerLCR-PGO

    Hello,Giffard.

    This proposal contained quite a lot of personal information. There was also a statement in the description that they were using multiple devices to play Pokémongo. If it's his suggestion, he's being dishonest, and if it's someone else's suggestion, they revealing personal information. Either way, I think it's a wrong suggestion and you should look into it. For the record, I have mosaicked the description.


    ·
    August 11
  • ftzzghzuhdidu-ING

    You are being asked for clarifications on your decision in this thread: https://community.wayfarer.nianticlabs.com/discussion/21147/altwarp-freest#latest


    Take some time and respond, as it is an important topic.

    ·
    August 11
  • Gewitter2205-ING

    Wandbild schönborn

    Das würde akzeptiert aber es würde von der richtige Standort verschoben

    Titel : Wandbild schönborn


    Location : 51.146776,13.865954


    City : Schönborn b Dresden


    Land : Deutschland

    Das Portal Wandbild schönborn befindet sich eigentlich bei den Koordinaten 51,1466649, 13,8656289 und nicht dort wo er jetzt ist

    ·
    August 10
  • DNA1800-ING

    Busstation Schönborn 2

    Ich versuche schon lange den stop zu entfernen


    Koordinaten : 51,1471160, 13,8658420


    Land : Deutschland


    Stadt : Schönborn b Dresden

    Das was rot markiert ist die Hauptstraße und das was grün markiert ist Privatehaus


    Ich wirde mich freuen wenn sie den stop Busstation Schönborn 2 aus dem Spiel entfernen


    ·
    August 5
    • NianticGiffard
      NianticGiffard

      Hello! I would appreciate you to post appeals in the Invalid Wayspot appeals category itself for the action.

    • DNA1800-ING
      DNA1800-ING

      Das habe ich jetzt schon mehr fach versucht und ich bekomme keine Antwort.

      Ich wöchte doch nur das Portal Busstation Schönborn 2 aus dem Spiel entfernen da es an einer Hauptstraße und Privatehaus ist.

    • NianticGiffard
      NianticGiffard

      I noticed you have created several accounts to post the same appeal. Please refrain from practicing this method to avoid repercussions on your account.

      Secondly, we have already denied the appeal after our careful investigation.

  • K98Operator-ING

    Hey there Giffard,

    One of the portals you had an appeal denial has come up again.


    https://community.wayfarer.nianticlabs.com/discussion/20317/portal-removed


    The submitter has SPAMMED wayfarer and managed to get this portal up again by brigading.


    Appreciate your help, thank you.

    ·
    August 3
  • ftzzghzuhdidu-ING

    Hi Giffard,


    I would like to ask for your help. I have participated in the Russia challenge, with my home location set to Moscow, and I have reviewed multiple Russian nominations, but yet I have to receive my upgrades and PoGo items. Please tell your team to check my account. Thank you.

    ·
    July 25
    • NianticGiffard
      NianticGiffard

      Thanks for reaching out! Yes as communicated in the latest comment, we are actively looking into it for whoever didn't receive the rewards yet. However, we are unable to comment on the threads until we have an update to share.

    • ftzzghzuhdidu-ING
      ftzzghzuhdidu-ING

      I have read your update with the last comment you did on the closed thread. How did your team come to the conclusion that I did not do any Russian reviews? When going into my review history I can clearly present the multiple reviews I did. In fact other posters also reviewed the same nominations as I did.

    • ftzzghzuhdidu-ING
      ftzzghzuhdidu-ING

      Giffard, the post from AnsonNIA-PGO is 100% the same as yours. There is no difference and there is no clarification. So please clarify why my and all the reviews from the other people providing screenshots are being ignored by your team.

    • ftzzghzuhdidu-ING
      ftzzghzuhdidu-ING

      Giffard, don't ignore me.

    • NianticGiffard
      NianticGiffard

      I do understand where you're coming from. However as per the investigation from the Wayfarer team, the result is what I had shared with you guys.

  • LTprincesstoes-PGO

    Hi Gifford! 2 of my wayfare nominations are no where to be found. I submitted both within a half hour of each other today. Both of them I got the pop up on Pokémon go that said thank you for your submission however I never got the confirmation email and they aren’t in my nominations on here. Someone said you may be able to look it up by the title but if not I just wanted to know what I can do since I probably wasted 2 nominations!

    ·
    July 28
    • NianticGiffard
      NianticGiffard

      Hi there, sorry for the delay. If possible, could you please reach out to our dedicated team through in-app support regarding your concern? We'll take it from there!

  • ftzzghzuhdidu-ING

    Giffard, the post from AnsonNIA-PGO on the Russian event is 100% the same as yours. There is no difference and there is no clarification. So please clarify why my and all the reviews from the other people providing screenshots are being ignored by your team.

    ·
    August 1
  • Pennylog-PGO

    Hey! Sorry to bother you but I'd like to know why my thread still has no response? It was posted on July 23 but many threads posted after mine are already treated. 🤔

    Sorry if this a dumb question, I don't quite know how you guys work in the Wayfarer team.

    ·
    July 30
    • NianticGiffard
      NianticGiffard

      I apologize for the radio silence. Rest assured, your report is under the radar for review and I'll share the outcome on the thread as soon I have information.

    • Pennylog-PGO
      Pennylog-PGO

      It's fine! Thanks for the reply. :D

  • KOWLOONsGT-ING

    How are you?

    The Russia Wayfarer Challenge was a great event. It is really regrettable that there are people who do not yet get a reward.


    I would like to report on my concerns other than "decided" regarding the reward distribution trouble of the Russia Wayfarer Challenge.


    I was tweeting the number of new Wayspots around 6am Japan time every morning (because the time difference with Russia is 6 hours).


    Japan time: 6:22 am · June 15, 2021 https://twitter.com/KOWLOONsGT/status/1404549726494625793?s=20

    Japan time: 11:18 pm · June 15, 2021 https://twitter.com/KOWLOONsGT/status/1404805506548514816?s=20


    Wayspot did not increase at all from 8310 for the whole day.

    The number of Wayspots in Japan just before the end of the event was 8366. 

    Japan time: 6:05 am · June 16, 2021 https://twitter.com/KOWLOONsGT/status/1404907925324275712?s=20


    I think from the fact that the number of Wayspot did not increase a full day at all, would like to suggest a temporary may have been broken system. It may be misguided, but I hope that the problem will be resolved as soon as possible.

    I am looking forward to the next event.

    Please take care of yourself.

    ·
    June 29
    • NianticGiffard
      NianticGiffard
      I am glad to know you've enjoyed the event. Having said that, we'll look into the issue you've come across, thanks for letting me know.
    • KOWLOONsGT-ING
      KOWLOONsGT-ING

      Has it been determined why the number of Wayspots approved in Russia did not count up?

      I am worried that similar troubles will occur at the next event.