Silly OPR Game "Find the Dog"

I have started a bit of a game with my local OPR reviewers, that is harmless, but has added some fun to the reviewing process. Anyone who has gotten submissions from Indiana lately and noticed that there are random dog cameos in some supporting photos may blame me. The idea is to have the dog in the area photo, but NOT in the actual portal photo, although my dog has snuck into the corner of one by mistake. It has been really fun, while doing OPR, to occasionally come across a random dog in one of the "surrounding area" photos, and we've been jokingly keeping a "dog" score where you see how many dogs you can find, while reviewing OPR. If anyone sees a dog in a submission, feel free to post and add one to your dog score, and I'll keep an eye out on my end for other fun little additions to the supporting/area photos!


  • lokprolokpro ✭✭

    ▶ <PHOTO_TAG> [Submitter Identifiable] Use for Portal Candidates where the photo includes extraneous objects or identifiers that may not necessarily be part of the object.

  • kholman1kholman1 ✭✭✭
    edited August 9

    He isn't abusing the portal photo for submission but he is using the support photo for more than it is meant for which should not affect the portals worthiness but may annoy some agents. This could lead to a slippery slope though we had an agent in the Austin area including his dogs in the portal pics he was submitting for the actual submission.

  • Ech0TomEch0Tom ✭✭

    Yeah dont encourage people to use OPR for troll games. Thats just super annoying

  • NelkonNelkon ✭✭

    I thinks that this is a nice idea. In the past I used to place my ingress scanner at some portal pictures that I submitted.

    Now I can place it in the supporting picture as a little easter egg for my fellow OPR reviewers without compromising the actual portal pictures which shouldn't include personal information. Thanks for your inspiration!

  • How many of the Austin portals made it through with the dog in them? My dog did sneak into one of mine when he was moving around and I didn't notice, but the point of it is to keep it to the OPR photo only and only in the cases where it won't significantly impact the OPR process. Some portals really NEED the surrounding photo to support the submission, but others are a little more cut and dry and the supporting photo and statement become a formality.

    @Nelkon Those are great! But, yeah, some people may be a little upset about those as actual portal photos, whereas you can have a little fun with the supporting image!

  • You are entitled to your opinion on the matter. I don't consider it a troll-game since it's not in any way generating negativity towards anyone, or harming anyone. Trolling is generally defined as being antagonistic, inflammatory, negative. Personally I remind people that this is a GAME and we are not paid for OPR, it's something we do, for free, to improve the database and the games. Therefore, having a little fun while doing it, particularly in a way that makes others smile too, is something that I am not at all ashamed of.

    @lokpro Yep! That's why the it's just the supporting photo, and not the official portal photo

  • kholman1kholman1 ✭✭✭

    For one when submitting portals and these types of games are wasting OPR reviewers time and resources. It isn't meant for you to play games with it is supposed to be a supporting document not a play toy.

  • Except that it really doesn't take extra time away from reviewers just having a dog in the photo that is of the surrounding area. shrug I thought people would enjoy something a little lighthearted and more fun, in between all of the complaints and struggles and frustrations over the problems with OPR. Problems that are not made worse by taking some things a little more light-heartedly.

    And also, I am female, In spite of so many people's assumptions that just because I play online games I must be a "he"

  • @ElfFromSpace I hope to see a supporting dog photo soon! While I don't directly review your area I could get it if one is upgraded. So hopefully soon :)

    Keep up the harmless good fun and remember most of these people are OG Satly Players lol

  • kholman1kholman1 ✭✭✭

    Did you not hear about the agent giving the half moon in the support pic? A few weeks back it has already been abused. It is more out of caution than being a prude.

  • There is a huge difference of having someones dog somewhat visible in a supporting photo than someone mooning. Mooning is offensive and inappropriate.

  • I don't know who it was back west who had their dog in the submissions but I'll admit I'm a sucker for a cute pup and I approved those because there's really no harm in having a dog in the pic.

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