Final Appeal to Niantic for Portal reinstate and spoof link restore (section 14)
On October 24th Kolkata Enlightened agents did an OP after long time with 41 Layers and approx 290M MU, which was wistfully spoofed down (south anchor) by a cheating account @DARKSSSSST. Following is reditlink of the original OP:
After reaching out to Niantic Support twice ( 25th Oct Report#15188304 and 8th Nov Report#15317257) concerning cheating account was finally banned. Since then we are trying to reinstate the portal (“New landscape in Haldia” Link: https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=22.025633,88.054497&z=16&pll=22.022099,88.05998 but it is of no effect through normal process i.e. In-Game support and Fast-Track forms.
Finally on Nov2nd @NianticThia 's post (Link: https://community.ingress.com/en/discussion/17094/nia-sanctioned-cross-links) on Niantic's announcement of Section 14 and VG @Azhreia-ING 's clarification of Niantic's official stance on Portal Reinstate and restoration of spoofed link was a ray of hope.
We have reached out to more than one VGs and XM-Ambassadors, all of them have been very cordial and tried to help us in their capacity. Sadly still neither the said anchor portal nor the Spoofed links have been restored. We have filled all the google forms sent our way. Since 30 day time limit of reinstate (from day of spoof) is fast approaching I don't have any other option than to draw Niantic's attention through this post.
I'm not sure if it will be possible to build back the entire OP, but even if the anchor, baselink and major safelinks can be reinstated it will be a great help. @NianticGiffard @NianticAaron @NianticCasey-ING @NianticAtlas @NianticKN-ING please help us out over here.
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I'm attaching a few relevant information that are asked in Niantic's website or by VGs in such cases if that helps.
Q: Was the account that performed the action reported and banned?
A: Yes. @DARKSSSSST
Q: Was the action performed within the last 30 days?
Q: What is the distance from the Portal to the nearest active Agents?
A: Approx 70km
Q: What is the terrain like where the Portal is located?
A: Remote Urban, far away from metro city, need to travel via local train for 3hours and then change public transport twice.
Q: Is the Portal in a limited-access or seasonal area?
A: No, the portal has public access and available year-round.
Q: What is the quality of cellular reception at Portal’s location?
A: Decent Network reception.
Q: What was the cost to capture the Portal?
A: Agent @EricPoSeiDon-ING travelled via Train for 3hours and then changed public transport twice to reach to the Anchor Portal “New landscape in Haldia” , monetary cost was not the issue it was the 6-7 hours travel (both way).
Q: How often is the Portal visited by Agents?
A: Once a year
Q: How long was the Portal previously owned?
A: 210 Days.
The original portal configuration (owner of the portal, owner and level of all resonators, type of mods)
· Owner: EricPoSeiDon
· Reso: 1L8 2L7 2L6 2L5 1L4
· Mods: 1 SBUL 1 VRShield
Rough Intel Link of the Plan we are trying to reinstate:
Screenshots as proof:
I hate it takes so many questions and effort to push to restore something after it was spoofed down. Why should anyone be concerned how much money did it cost to get to a portal, what was the connection quality and how often it is visited, just reinstate the damn links and don't waste time :/
Last update we had was that the account was not banned. I will try to confirm status with Niantic and will be in touch with you if I have an answer.
It's also worth noting that your reset info regarding the portal deploy configuration is incorrect.
This portal was flipped, and config is 88777766 with an Aegis, Rare shield, Common shield and Turret.
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Friggin forum complains about the number of tags, and duplicating my posts....
@Azhreia Thanks for replying. Last we checked it is showing agent no longer in the system for IGN: @DARKSSSSST. I assumed Niantic banned the account, not sure if the account changed IGN or not. Please help us banning the agent (if not already banned) and reinstate under section14 rule.
I am checking with Niantic on the status of that account.
Of the links, only 4 of them are still viable. I'll need confirmation on the portal deployment though. See my comment above.
Even I understand the viability of said links and completely understand that all links may not be possible. Please try to restore the possible links.
Sincere apology on the portal configuration. I was miscommunicated in this regard. Thanks for finding out correct configuration of 88777766 with an Aegis, Rare shield, Common shield and Turret.
Thanks for your time and effort. Hopefully we will get a positive resolution soon.
Hi @TrainerTicklu ,
I have confirmation from Niantic that this account is banned. I'll contact you on Telegram.
This portal and the viable links have now been restored.
Thanks to @Azhreia major links and portal restored. Hopefully this will deter future cheating and reduce spoofing.