Reporting Wayfarer/nominations/edits abuse is pointless
I have been reporting Wayfarer abuses through https://ingresshelp.com/ whenever I feel adequate. I do this mostly on:
- Edits that are illegitimate, when someone is moving a portal to a false location and/or using the description fields to influence the reviewers.
- When I find a nomination for a fake portal and/or with false information/location and/or requests to leave the portal on a wrong location to create another pokestop
We are told to report nominations as Abuse, when we find one. As for Edits, do this: https://ingressama.com/ama/nov2019#50
Reporting these abuses is completely pointless.
I know from players that were reported and found 'guilty' of wrongdoing that the harshest penalty is 30 days without Wayfarer. This means that they will be unable to review nominations for 30 days but are still able to send nominations and request edits through their Ingress account.
This incapacity (incompence? lack of will?) to act on abusive behaviours from Niantic is clear on this example.
I have reported this abusive edit. This is a 5-side football/soccer court. The court is on the picture.
Before looking at the pictures, I feel the portal placement should be improved and removed from the field. Maybe on the corner or behind one of the goals.
On December 27, the player requested the move. From the court to the middle of the road! He added a request saying 'The correct location is by the tree/building and it will be on the correct cell since when I submitted I wasn't using IITC. Thanks a lot.'
I have reported this.
On Janunay 1, a familiar edit request shows up on my queue. It was the same portal again. This time, the player(s) are requesting to move the portal from the court to the middle of the road or at the sidewalk. No additional info was given. I have reported this also because it felt systematic.
Today (January 4), I have encountered it AGAIN. Once again, the player is requesting the portal to be moved to the side of the road and added a request 'Please accept the move to the tree so the portal will be in the correct cell. When I submitted the portal I wasn't using IITC so the portal was in the same cell of the existing Gym, you can see in IITC. Thank you and good reviewing.'
Whenever I report these situations I get the generic response, which I understand. What I don't understand in this case is when you see a reincident behaviour, a player admitting using IITC and ignoring possible warnings from the initial reports.
Why should players like me care more about the platfom if Niantic doesn't give a **** about this? I feel that there is no point in being honest or play by the rules when reviewing. They don't care and heck, might as well create hundreds of fake pokestops/portals for everyone. The community will love this.