Ingress Community Map
Taking the idea from the HPWU one (https://www.harrypotterwizardsunite.com/map/), a map with local communities (like we had in G+ times) would be a nice addition. A link to it in the scanner and a prompt during the training would also be great ways to direct newbies to their local communities. Thoughts?
Additional information may contribute to information overload to a new player. Besides, give the newbies a chance to be on their own to experience the benefits of being independent so they can develop adaptability and resilience in this game. Community is not a cup of tea for everyone.
For reference, Ingress originally had this in some form.
It might have worked in the past, but things change. One has to think of safety in mind before joining communities first.