On Puzzle Solution and Tracker Status
We have been through a lot of intense brain exercises since November 2019. The NIA is always searching for any documentation, wrap-ups, and tracking you have done for the Tessellation. These will all become important intel to understand the past, present, and future of our Node.
One of the Agents was generous in sharing the methods of a recent decoding. While these documentations are greatly appreciated, we have also received concerns on how publicly sharing solution at this time might undermine the decoding process for future puzzles. As the decoding process reflects the decoding mindset. As a Truthseeker, I believe in the sharing of intel. to uncover anything the NIA, or Nemesis has been hiding. But when there's still Faction to Faction competition involved, I can see the importance of preserving OPSEC information, and that includes your profiling of the Tethered Hand's style & designs.
Since the announcement of Medals, we are excited to hear about more Agents participating in the decoding. Faction TG channels opened up to more Agents. Publicly sharing the decoding process, on the other hand, might revert each Factions' decoding community back to more exclusive subgroups within subgroups. That is something we do not want to see happen.
For that reason, the NIA has decided they will not be assigning any more Tracker status for publicly sharing puzzle solution before the Finale of the Tessellation. Please do not cease your efforts in keeping track of the solves. You are just highly recommended to pause openly sharing until the Event has concluded, which should be soon. If you have been putting great effort in keeping track of things, but unsure if the NIA, or anyone, is aware, I recommend looking for liaison within your Factions that can contact the NIA. Your contribution brings us closer to the "truth", but looks like we aren't at the point of full revelation, yet.
Last, but not least, as some of you might say, laying all the solutions out in the sun might deprive the fun of puzzle solving for someone else. Thank you for your understanding.
We've received a new question about publishing puzzle solution and Tracker status assignment. The NIA has clarified that there will be at least a week of grace period post-completion of The Tessellation Board. During that time they will reconvene the assigning of Tracker status for publishing puzzle solutions. The main criteria is that, the solutions are original (i.e not copied from others) to the posting Agent/group and complete in decoding procedures. The Ingress Community Forum, any Ingress Agent managed blogs or websites are all valid platform options. Though the NIA look forward to open sharing at that point, but private group blogs are also qualified. This is in hopes of easing the intimidating aspect of decoding, inspiring interest, and further building the community. If we pursue this path, when the time comes for recruiting Decoders for a new Event, I believe both Factions would benefit from the growing decoding society. The specific deadline for Tracker assigning will be updated once the final score is announced.
Deadline for Tracker Status assignment will be July 24th 2020 23:59 UTC.
To restate the criteria, the NIA is looking for, are original, complete, and educational in terms of building the decoding community. Feel free to be creative with graphics, directions, and "spoiler alert" function for final answer in your documentations. The same applies to Lore Documentations as well, since we are now finally openly sharing the previously OPSEC intel. This may be a good chance to update your Lore libraries. Hopefully by the end of this, we can put together a more abundant Ingress Lore & Cryptography Global Resources Archive. It would be great to have something like that as our new onboarding platform for the Agents in the future.