Community Guidelines

Welcome to the Wayfarer Community! We’ve created this space for anyone active in or interested in Niantic Wayfarer and are looking to connect with one another to discuss various aspects of the Wayfarer experience, from nominations and reviews to appeals and support. We encourage you to be active in your discussions and share your experience and perspective with others.

Here are some guidelines to help you make the most of your experience in the Community:

I. Avoid Inappropriate Content

We may review the content you create within the Wayfarer Community and we may remove it if we believe it’s inappropriate. Content that should be avoided includes but isn’t limited to:

  • Sexually explicit content
  • Depictions of graphic or gratuitous violence
  • Obscenities, profanity or derogatory content
  • Content that promotes illegal activity
  • Hate speech or other content promoting hatred against members of a protected group (e.g. racist or sexist content)

II. Avoid Discussing or Promoting illicit gameplay or services

Avoid discussions on using modified client software or other unauthorized third-party software that violates our Terms of Service.

III. Treat others with respect

It’s in everyone’s best interest to keep things courteous and fun for everyone in the game, in the Community and in the real world.

Here are a few principles of respect to keep in mind:

  • Never defame, abuse, harm, or threaten another player.
  • Never violate the legal rights (including the rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  • Never impersonate other players or Niantic staff.
  • Never expose a player’s identities without their consent (“dox”). This includes any information about another user’s identity, including their name, phone number, email address or physical address, even if a player discloses that info first.
  • Be respectful towards other players. You can share an opposing idea without being rude or offensive.

IV. Don’t post unrelated content or Spam

This community is for Wayfarer and Explorer related discussions. Make sure to keep the discussions to Wayfarer-related topics. All posts that are solely related to non-Wayfarer topics will be considered spam and subject to removal and/or disciplinary action.

As the community grows, there will be more and more resources available to resolve your question. If everyone uses the search box at the top of the page first, we can avoid repeating questions, many of which already have great answers.

Your Community account may be suspended or terminated if we notice unwelcome behavior.

Additional resources to help you stay safe

(originally posted on March 2020)