Question about why one who has a history of badge reselling and not even logged was awarded Paragon
Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to express thanks to everyone's proactively organizing or participating into the Tessellation, which brought much fun to me.
Then may I know the reason why Shanghai Enlightened agent "Icount2three" were to be awarded the "Paragon" medal? If malfeasance does exist in this case, I would like to request for your help to do an investigation.
Hitherto this player has not logged into the forum for at least once https://community.ingress.com/en/profile/discussions/Icount2three
I understand that players who made great contribution to Tessellation could acquire the badge separately, independent from online channel. However I really doubt if that player really did so, considering the fact that he never paid a visit to the forum and...
(here follows piles of materials unfortunately in Mandarin only, not off-topic though as I would like to remind stakeholders of Tessellation of something that might be weird)
...he was illegally selling Abaddon XMA badge to Enlightened players in China at the price of 100 RMB per player via Alipay, by sending fake list of off-site XMA participants to global PoC:
(backup link) http://archive.is/alYYL
...he, during the preparation of Obsidian Hong Kong, raised money from Shanghai Enlightened players for offering not only access to recharging chamber with necessary keys, but also 300~400 L8 Power Cubes per player, which was substantively selling items:
(backup link) http://archive.is/vOFll
...he was suspected of controlling multiple accounts by himself to gain advantage, including but not limited to:
Daiat9 (banned forever by Niantic due to GPS spoofing)
Regarding mutiple-accounting issue I wouldn't make any allegations here because it requires foundation and actually should go to Niantic Support. For other historical topics I wouldn't develop them here as well with the lapse of time. I'm quoting them merely in order to warn everyone of a potentially improper Paragon badge awarding, if that specific player actually didn't make any contribution to Enlightened faction at all.