Could we have a trusted portal submitter status?


I live in a rural area of Central Europe and I plan Ingress since Year 1. I realized at the early stage that Ingress (That was the only Niantic game back then) is exclusive to big cities because at the rural areas and in the villages in general there are no portals to interact with.

For the last 3 years my mission in the game is to enable the village players get into the game by submitting portals from the countryside. (Due to my work I am on the roads a lot). Any portal I submit is usually review and accepted / denied within 2 weeks thru Wayfarer. The review is fair, from time to time I get submitted portals rejected due to valid reasons.

I have 750+ accepted portals so far and I could submit several hundred mores from villages with 0 (zero) portals I travel thru day by day. These portals are quality ones like churches, statues, war memorials, city halls, community buildings, playgrounds, shrines.

My problem is, the 14 submission limit is killing me to cover the wast area of counties without any portal. Would it be a good idea / possible to raise this limit somehow? Thru a subscription model or if someone hits a good submitted / accepted portal ratio? Or after a certain number of accepted portals?

I love the game and would like to contribute and enable the "play anywhere" experience.

Thank you!



  • 1valdis1valdis ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would like to see some mechanics which could allow "bursts" of submissions, instead of continuous 14 submissions per 2 weeks. I mostly play in a city where there's not much left to submit, and when I'm out of the city to the rural area I spend 14 submissions in one go and it's often far less than needed.

  • PerringaidenPerringaiden ✭✭✭✭✭

    Back in the 'before times' I suggested making the submissions as earnable credits. I probably should make a new post with the updated changes that people in the comments of that thread pointed out to address issues with people who don't review still being able to submit sometimes.

  • Absolutely! I’ve seen places where there is nothing for dozens of miles, and it’s near impossible to level up to make the submissions, so the problem doesn’t sort itself out.

    I thought that it would be an idea for people in that situation be able to write to Niantic directly and earn the chance to submit 5-10 things directly to Niantic for review.

    Reviewing definitely needs some kind of weighting system where trusted people’s review counts for more, and people who are new or whose rating is poor or has any strikes or reports fo abuse, counts less.

  • 1valdis1valdis ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2020

    Imagine having kind of a google form unified between all games:

    Q: Where do you want to submit wayspots? city/country or area or...

    A: Sana'a, Yemen capital (Disclaimer: I am not from there)

    Q: How many (additional, level-independent) one-time submissions do you need to be added to your account?

    A: (numeric) 150

    Q: Justify the need:

    A: (huge text field) The city which is the capital of Yemen with population of 2.5m people has only 3 portals. I'll be there as part of my journey during dates (...) and will submit as many as possible.

    Submit the form. Not enough info/questionable person = have it rejected. Had it approved but submissions were used on another things or not used = have 1 warning to the account.

    This is a quick draft which I wrote as soon as I had this idea so discussion is welcome.

  • PerringaidenPerringaiden ✭✭✭✭✭

    It'd immediately be flooded with requests, many of which would be spurious PoGo ones. That's why it should be automatically generated based on competent previous submissions.

  • This idea is amazing Perringaiden!

    It covers both sides (submission & Wayfarer) and reward the ones who submit good, accepted portals. I suggest to re-post this and try to get some attention!.

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