About OPR brainstorm

PeniciIIinPeniciIIin ✭✭✭

There is a script, OPR brainstorm, widely used in the opr community especially in the Enlightened community. It was developed by an Enlightened agent for collecting and sharing OPR data. 

The following link is a description about the script written by the author:

In the article, the author acknowledged that he wanted the OPR system to be a social environment instead of lonely works. So he developed this script, so that everyone using this script can share his own rating with others who also use this script.

Above is the UI of this script. The rating, id and comment of all agents using this plugin are shown in the upper right corner. When agents submit their ratings, all data is also transferred to the server of this script.

All the instant data can be viewed in the telegram channel https://t.me/oprBrainstorming and all the data can be searched by telegram bot @Watermeter_Bot. Webpage Brainstorming Wall https://brainstorming.azurewebsites.net/bs.html can also be used to view instant data or search data..

The author of this script said that : Share, and think independently(集思广益,独立思考). Let’s see how it help OPR agents think independently.

All the earlier agents rate the portal candidate 四只鹿 (Four deer) a duplicate of portal 三只鹿 (three deer) . Even agent VNGVNGVNG thought all the earlier agents were wrong, he rated the portal candidate dup for his GREAT performance.( 没有dup吧。 means I think it is not a duplicate.)

OPR is a system that values majority opinions. This script helps agent to see how other agents think. The script will undoubtedly manipulate personal opinion. Agents with this script don’t have to submit his own opinion. Agent can get great performance only by following the majority opinions.  


  • Yeah, I think this a bit much. I would be okay with being able get feedback from other reviewers (comments) but not ratings.

  • PeniciIIinPeniciIIin ✭✭✭

    I think NIA has stated clearly that you have to make decision by yourself,

  • grendelwulfgrendelwulf ✭✭✭

    This is no bueno.

  • WeyrleaderWeyrleader ✭✭✭

    It is very concerning that the exif information from the portal photo is available, whilst the image you show doesn't highlight it due to the example you chose, exif metadata can include information which could be used to identify the individual that took the photo and the equipment used to take the photo.

    The OPR system is meant to be individual unbiased assessments of a portal's suitability to ensure only legitimate portals go live. This tool appears to circumvent that mechanism by allowing a group of agents to work together to sync their ratings and achieve a desired result, whether that is to ensure a particular portal is approved or denied.

    I certainly hope NIA take appropriate action to prevent the use of this tool and against those using it.

  • The influencing of decisions by other reviewers is specifically against the spirit of the independent review. If Niantic wanted this, they would have provided a commentary field visible to other Agents.

  • msz21msz21 ✭✭✭

    I wouldn't say it's against the spirit of reviewing since that's basically making up our own rules for it @Perringaiden . It is the choice of the reviewer to get feedback if they want help on how to review a candidate from their peers. Now the problem with this is that theres a specific time limit where you have 10 minutes to rate the candidate. It is our personal choice on if we think a candidate is viable or not but having feedback on reviewing is always a good idea because you could think of a candidate in a way you had never thought of before and it makes you reevaluate how you should review a candidate.

  • 10 minutes? I usually spend longer than that verifying things and moving it to the exact location (yes, on every review)... I've only gotten the "time out" a couple times.

  • PeniciIIinPeniciIIin ✭✭✭

    Against spirit of OPR is what NIA has said about this script.

  • I've done 14,000+ OPR scores without these kinds of scripts. The quality of the portal network depends on the quality of the approvers. Such scripts reduce the quality unnecessarily.

    The author and the script users may check their own quality assurance intentions 

  • Well that explains church and park rejects in res heavy areas. Nice gaming the system.

  • Talk about poisoning the well!

  • This is absolutely disguisting..

  • Niantic should withhold the paycheck of these reviewers. Oh, wait. Free labor is best labor.

  • As much as I appreciate the effort and thought behind this it just seems to expose people who "step out of line" and don't agree with the opinion of the majority, potentially making them targets for harassment by their peers ("WHY did you downvote my candidate?!?!?").

  • PeniciIIinPeniciIIin ✭✭✭

    It has been a week, and there is still no response from @Niantic.

  • PeniciIIinPeniciIIin ✭✭✭

    Still no response

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