Invalid Portal Report
Category: Invalid Portal Report
Title of the Portal: Cheltenham Industrial Area Plaque
City: Cheltenham, Melbourne, Victoria.
Portal never existed. An apparently well known Pokémon Go player who works at the location of the now ‘pokestop’ altered a photo to make it seem like there’s a plaque worthy for a POI when in fact there’s nothing there. If you read the contents of the plaque you will also realise it makes no sense and is a bunch of bull. Formatting, wording, font and lighting all suggested a tampered portal photo.
Following inspection of the location of the portal we have all unanimously concluded the said ‘plaque’ never existed and is on private property.
A dozen of us have since reported invalid portal only to have emails from Niantic confirming that ‘Portal should remain in the Portal Network’.
The submission system is flawed, there needs to be deterants in place to ensure system is not continuously abused. Reports need to include options to upload conclusive evidence to support reports.
And apparently I can’t even post photos because ‘I need to be around for a bit longer’.