June/July 2019 Ingress AMA Question Thread
edited June 2019 in Ask Me Anything (AMAs)
Welcome Agents to the new home of the monthly AMAs. Instead of waiting until July to kick this off, I figured it would be best to start an AMA now for June and July. Then we'll get back into a regular monthly schedule starting in August on Monday the 12th.
The way the process works is you ask your questions in this thread and at some point, in the near future, I'll close the thread. I'll then curate the questions and work with our internal team to answer as many as we can. It can take a little as two days or as long as two weeks to publish the responses.
Make sure you read the rules. Once you do that, ask your questions!
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Since the introduction of this forum, we've seen some great ideas being posted, and overall it appears to be well-received. What has the impression been so far from Niantic's point of view?
Woohoo welcome back AMAs and thanks @RedSoloCup for doing them again!!
HelloI previously asked you this via telegram but I never got a response so figured I would repost it here:
I run /r/IngressOPR, and currently trying to figure out whether or not I should allow posts directly asking about specific questions on the OPR test. (https://www.reddit.com/r/IngressOPR/comments/baizm8/meta_should_we_allow_posts_about_the_opr_test_in/) A user suggested getting Niantic input, and I think that is a good idea.
On one hand, I want to run a community that promotes quality reviewing and I feel allowing people to ask for clarification on the test questions helps to further promote this. On the other hand, I feel that it is essentially cheating on the test. Do you have any thoughts on this?
Welcome back/to the new forums. How's the Lasagne?
Yay for AMA’s! Do you think the new forum will make them easier on you?
Will OPR agents ever be able to withdraw submissions? Many feel like this would be a worthwhile addition as it would help to reduce clutter. Especially in situations when someone elses submission becomes a portal however you have yet to receive a response.
Is it possible the decision to not have a system in place to contest OPR rejections be reconsidered? In the new rejection email, it states “Note that we will not be overturning the community’s decision. If you believe your New Portal submission should have been accepted, we suggest re-submitting the Portal candidate after improving the title, description, and/or photo.” However there are several documented cases of valid candidates with accurate titles, good photos, and photospheres mysteriously being rejected.
When will Arabic and other RTL languages will be readable on Prime?
Will the Myriad anomaly sites have characters on-site? I understand they aren’t technically primary sites, so should we be expecting the same experience as a satellite site, primary site, or somewhere in-between?
Can we please have a section for "MISSIONS" ON THIS TOOL PLEASE... "MISSIONS/BANNER MISSION'S Q & A"
Do you get the bus to work?
Some areas are having difficulties getting edits accepted, there doesn’t seem to be enough local agents reviewing for them to achieve a consensus but other areas edits take a few days. Is there anything you can do to help make edit requests happen maybe by expanding the review range that people can see them.
Good to hear from you again, how is your sojourner?
Will there be a L17?
What's the general percentage difference between ENL and Res players? Is it generally 50/50 or does one side have a higher amount of the player base and if so does that match up to anomaly attendance numbers?
Will all Investigations materials and postings be moved from Reddit to here now? Is there an RSS feed that can be used if that is the case?
At this moment the forum is only in English. Do you expecto to create new categories for other languages as chinese or spanish?
Edit: The japanese version of the community already exists today.
When will be MDs for European sites for second half of 2019 finally decided? 🙄
Hi Andrew.Many agents don't like the new design of Mission Day medal and tiered NL-1331 badge,will Niantic consider to bring old MD medal back or redesign them?
Why we don't have yet a system in OPR to mark/flag a candidate as a "possible fake"? And of course with enough of this flags leading the submitter to be banned.
What tool do Mission Reviewers use for copyright validation for ALL missions ??
Hi Andrew! How are you? As the Resistance POC for the First Saturday in Rotterdam, I was wondering if you guys figured out what went wrong with the registration and restock portals in Europe on June 1st? And also: is everything going to be OK? Of course I urged every player to fill out the form, but some of us are getting a bit nervous, since it's Day 11 and no one has gotten the medal and the extra ap yet, which usually happens on Day 10… Any news on this subject? Thank you for your time ❤
When can we expect Field Tests - a new series of experimental events? What will it be?
I am a newbie investigator of ingress.
Could you please tell me whether there will be a niantic file volume V?
Will there be another Prime Ko Lan challenge seeing how it's a tear bage?
Any chance you could share what's the plan on the Online Ingress merchandise site shop.ingress.com, if its coming back and when can we expect it to be back?
Also for those of us still having items outstanding from the Thanksgiving sale (or earlier) how can we get some conclusion to the unfulfilled items/orders besides raising tickets which don't seem to get anywhere, really?
Thanks in advance, Andrew!
Would you like to comment on your involvement with the ENL scraper community enl.io? Why was it ignored while The Broker's Guild (TBG) was pursued? Do you feel like breaking up TBG was a negative overall for the game, since so much spoofing was caught and reported by using data that it gathered?
"inaction is action"
Are you gonna make this site more flashy? It's kinda boring now😅
There are very few Mission days announced on the Ingress events page, do you know when this years Mission days are likely to be announced as this time last year we knew the events for the rest of the year.
Hello, I have a question and a request.
First, when answering OPR questions on stuff being valid could you give a clear, concise answer that also references the question? Some OPR reviewers don't keep up with new rules from AMAs, so I would love to have easy quotes for the "additional text" boxes in Prime Nominations since it has a limited character count.
Second, how should people rate community pools that are part of housing developments? Public pools seem to pass really easy, but stuff limited to just people in the housing communities seem to have fail often. I assumed they were good gathering places for the neighborhood and wanted to get your thoughts on the issue.