Portal removal appeal?

phthoruthphthoruth ✭✭✭✭

I've seen some portals removed recently that I think were by mistake. The objects are still there and satisfy criteria/safety. Is there a way to appeal for them to be re-added?


  • phthoruthphthoruth ✭✭✭✭

    The template there appears to be for suggesting portals be removed.

    I'm looking to appeal portals that were removed, but I dont think they should have been.

    But it looks like there is not specific discussion group for removed portals appeal.

    Since I dont have an intel link, email, key or much of any information on the portal once it is removed, I wonder if there is a good example of a successful removal appeal?

  • edited March 2022

    I'm looking to appeal portals that were removed, but I dont think they should have been.

    Description of Forum: Appeal rejected invalid Wayspot reports or request removed Wayspots be restored if they didn't meet removal criteria; nomination appeals not accepted

    This is the correct and only place to do what you want.

  • Thanks for reaching out, @phthoruth! However, the Wayfarer forum is the right place for you to get more insights on this. Please submit an appeal there, one of our agents will look into this for you.

  • httpGood day to all who have read. Yesterday afternoon, more than half of the city portals were removed, more than 500. At the same time, the other portals in another part of the city have not gone anywhere. What is the problem and how to fix it? This is not a single portal, physically appealing such a huge amount is unrealistic. The portals are all real and meet the requirements. I need help. This is one of many remote ones, and there are more than 500 of them. https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=47.983588,37.782544&z=15&pll=47.983588,37.782544

  • Bryan8916Bryan8916 ✭✭
    edited March 5

    @Smurfolog That many missing has to be intentional by Niantic, right? War related or something?

    Is it one region only that was removed? It's looking like no portals west of the river.

  • Then there is the question of selective removal. Why exactly in such a framework? Did someone envy that in the territories where the portal network was removed, people continue to live and play games from Niantic?

  • There are more than 500 remote points. It is physically unrealistic to appeal the removal of each of them...

  • MoogModularMoogModular ✭✭✭✭✭

    They aren't going to be looked at here, for a start.

  • VenomousToadVenomousToad ✭✭✭✭✭

    For some reason Ingress portal questions are handled in the wayfarer forums and not the Ingress forums. Even though it seems like wayfarer is a completely different company than Ingress.

  • MJ78MJ78 ✭✭✭
    edited March 10

    On the other hand, I've reported a couple of portals on landmarks that no longer exist. One of which was in private residential property.

    Surprise, surprise, I get an email saying they have been rejected.

    Wayfayer really is a waste of time. Clearly some want to keep non existent portals in the games for their own ends, or removing portals some don't like the look of, but are genuine. Such as the Camp Navarro portals that were wrongfully removed.

    Also how does someone sat at a computer many miles away, know better than local agents on the ground what is and isn't valid.

  • AzhreiaAzhreia ✭✭✭✭✭

    You are aware that you can appeal these on the Wayfarer forum? If you have sufficient evidence for your claim, you can post it, and the Wayfarer team will investigate.

  • ZeroHecksGivenZeroHecksGiven ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 10

    I think the biggest problem with getting new portals accepted and getting bad ones removed is that people have their own ideas about what is acceptable and what isn’t.

    A ton of people here think a playground in a gated community shouldn’t be allowed, so then they report it and it stays in the game and frustration ensues…

    There is too much sway in certain areas on what gets accepted and what gets rejected. I submitted a nomination that had my dog in the picture, I was warned that if I uploaded photos se*ual in nature again I would have my privileges revoked, lol. We see portals in the network get added that make no sense and then other things get rejected that should be 5* all day long. The system needs work, but I don't know if Niantic cares enough to make the changes.

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  • VaskinCallVaskinCall ✭✭✭✭

    Niantic deleted ALL portals in Crimea, Donetsk and Lugansk.

    These portals Niantic has already brought back, but people have lost their keys.

    Logic? No, there is no logic here, there is Niantic and his strange and disgusting decisions. There was not even an apology from these Niantic, quietly removed, quietly returned, but without the keys (including the keys, which for years multiplied in quantum capsules).

    Gentlemen from Niantic, do you have any shame?

  • That has also been my experience and same with a couple I know who have tried. Appealing on the forum doesn't always work since the Nia Wayfarer staff don't seem to know the criteria or history. Can't get restores on valid ones. Can't get removals on ones that should be gone.

    We have Walmart's and chain fast food restaurants being approved here by the Pokemon community, we can't get them removed. Yet they're mass reporting very high quality legit ones to get them removed because it's a Pokemon gym they want gone. You're right, it's not worth the effort. The few here who I talk to who care have given up.

  • ZeroHecksGivenZeroHecksGiven ✭✭✭✭✭

    The chat feature inside wayfarer is what I was told to use. I see folks mentioning the forums here and I stopped having success there, but less than 24hr results using chat inside wayfarer. The problem is, that’s never really been posted anywhere as an option, so I was doing the same thing for a few months in the forums and then someone was like, use chat..

  • MirthmakerMirthmaker ✭✭✭✭

    Should STILL be deleted along with Belarus and Russia. There's a *****ing war going on.

  • ZeroHecksGivenZeroHecksGiven ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have no idea, I'm using it on my desktop computer. I used it yesterday. I didn't see an open for disputes, so I used location edits greater than 10m. Just put in the name of the portal, location of the portal, 0,0 as new location and then when it asked for more notes, I put in my notes and added my photos to show the portal should be removed.

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