Could I have my xfac badge removed please?
Well, and if I didn't know the rules of the event and just continued playing as usual, and found out just after it happened and by seeing this unwanted badge in my scanner - so what now?
This is ridiculous. Poor communication and no respect for the players, just like with the introduction of the new paid event medals.
Considering they push alerts and send emails, you really don't have a leg to stand on. It's like driving in a state/country you don't have a license for, ignorance of the rules is not an excuse.
I'm sorry but your analogy is irrelevant as state/counrty rules of driving do not change just for 2 weeks. And no, I didn't get any messages or emails from NIA explaining this as I'm sure many of the players as well, as this depends on the settings of notifications you choose in the app.
I learned it from our local Ingress news channel in telegram just in the middle of the event, where all the news are translated from English, so I guess these conditions might have been lost in translation. But who cares, right? Just let NIA do whatever they want, as if the game and rules they've created are not for the end players who are supposed to enjoy and play the game.
So you decided explicitly to opt out from communications by Nia and then you complain for "poor communication"?
I wonder why NIA officials have not commented on the issue with Avenir medal so far?
Because it's not an issue. It's a bunch of overgrown entitled babies throwing a temper tantrum.
It looks like you're a NIA official who is writing from an unofficial account. ;)
Anyway, stop being rude please.
And you stop being obtuse. Niantic isn't removing any badges. You played. You earned it.