Many signed nominations (codenames)
Hi. I have lately observed a predominance of nominations signed with codenames and acronyms. The most serious thing is that they end up being approved.
I mark it with 1 star -> "It doesn't meet the criteria" -> And I justify that it has codenames. However, this is not always enough.
These nominations come from PGO trainers, who clearly did not read the acceptance criteria and who want recognition from the community by signing the portals.
Portal editions are very slow in my area. So that doesn't work.
I suggest emphasizing the rules, that nominations should not be signed, much less approved.
One more reason why a report button to flag a nomination, so it could be manually reviwed by staff and take actions.
Mark it as 1* Abuse - Personal Info
It's a great idea.
At the beginning of 2019, when the nominations in Pokémon Go had been enabled in Argentina (where I live), a user put his first and last name in the title of a pokéstop, which was approved. I reported it with Scanner [Redacted], and the reviewer "didn't find enough evidence." What I used at that time to the Ingress Google+ account (the equivalent of this forum at that time), and presenting the corresponding evidence, managed to correct the name.
It worked, yes, but it was a somewhat cumbersome method, and it was hard to find at the beginning. It would be great if developers added a very complete form directly in Ingress to report portals.
Thanks for the tip. I will begin to value like this from now on.
As long as its only in the Supporting Info I'll not hold it against them. However if it's clear its a bad portal and they're using the supporting info to mass approve by their friends, I'll mark abuse.
I mean they put the codename in the title and/or description of nominations/portals.
In the support information they also usually write #hashtags to be recognized by their friends.
They're adding their personal information for a reason which is to make it reconizable to others. It ends up influencing the review although in the end the info from the supporting statement is stripped out when the portal goes live.