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The world of Ingress is decaying
Dear +Niantic​​ or even better dear +John Hanke​​,

I write you this open letter because I’m worried. And I am afraid that, which might show from the the +1’s, comments and re-shares of this post, I am not alone.

First of all I want to start of congratulating you and the whole Niantic staff on the overwhelming success of Pokémon GO. This game has in no time succeeded in what many parents, sports clubs and governments have not been able to do for years; dragging youngsters away from their game consoles and bringing them outside. Outside to play, to move, to socialise with others and also to explore; explore the beauty of all things outside of the walls of their homes.

But the counter side of this success comes with my fear. Unfortunately with the great success comes the downside and we see the effects of large groups of people playing outside. There is the trashing of public places, loudness during evening hours, trespassing and I could name many more.

Because of these negative sides of the success the public is wondering; what are all these people doing here and why exactly here. So these people learn about the Pokémon GO game and realise that their favourite spots have turned into magnets to players collecting items.

That is where the trouble starts, these people start appealing and those appeals, I am afraid, results in the removal of PokeStops. These Stops are, as everyone knows by now, portals from your other successful game Ingress. As far as I can see now the removal of a PokeStop also results in the removal of an Ingress portal. A portal which has most likely been there for years, causing no or hardly any trouble.

So here is what I would like you to explain to me and with that to the whole Ingress community. Is it true that the removal of a PokeStop results in the removal of an Ingress portal? And if so; Is it really necessary to remove Ingress portals as a result of the success of Pokémon GO, thereby punishing a large group of mostly social and well behaving Ingress players throughout the world?

The world around us is not what it seems. Our future is at stake and you must choose a side.The world around us is not what it seems, but it seems to be decaying rapidly.

I sincerely hope that you will read this public letter and make an end to my fear and that of many fellow Ingress players.

Kind regards, Joris Arts


+NIA Ops​​ +Anne Beuttenmüller​​ +Matilde Tusberti​​ +Niantic Project​​ 
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Sounds like time for converting some people to Ingress.
 
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Giveaways and buy one get one free deals on Qualcomm Quick Charge certified car chargers - all from America’s leading USB charging brand. Click here to learn more.
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As many Ingress Milwaukee folks know, this artist's work graces many neighborhood spots. He is doing a tour. I want to make sure his trip to Milwaukee and Madison is successful. If anyone wants to help him on his journey, feel free to donate. #Ingress #ingressart #art  
I will be traveling to Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison and Detroit to paint koi. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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+BrewCity Safari gives tours of Milwaukee
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I took 35,000 steps and earned the Hiking Boot badge! #Fitbit
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Anker is launching PowerHouse......and equips you with the latest tech for free! Click here to learn more.
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+William Willemstyn III Short hair, don't care!
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2016 Biocard Template v2: (Link Fixed)

Now that I've had some time, and some better pictures of the new cards, I've assembled the second version of my Biocard template, available in ENL and RES colors.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_BOpLvm_42LalJfUF9Ld1Fxejg

In the renders below, the edges might look a little funky, but that is because the template includes a 3mm buffer zone, that should be cut off when professionally printed.
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Agent of the Night.

You prefer to play under the cover of darkness, when it's quiet, and nobody (except the cops) will bother you. It's when you finally have free time to escape the duties of life. Perhaps you suffer from insomnia, or maybe it's just because you know your opponents can't recharge as fast while they're sleeping. This is for the late night goers, blowers and field throwers.

#nightagents   #ingress  
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Dropping a different kind of knowledge on you all today. Things most of us involved in the social aspect experience but few ever want to openly talk about. Theres a darker side of Ingress sociality and I think it could be beneficial to check our reality.

#ingress
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There's a few agents in and around Chicago who could benefit by reading this.

In fact, you and I connected after a few of us noticed you were experiencing some crazy harassment yourself. Glad you posted this up!
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Sitrep : What an amazing day. While hanging on to a Boston Cooler, I managed to endure the struggle and get this field down. It was a tough plan, but I nailed down a huge 1 mu! I'd like to thank +Jackson tixter​​​, +Jake Broo​​​, +Paul Camilleri​​​, +Ryan Whittle​​​, +Ace Mathieson​​​, +Niki- AxonGlitch​​, +Paul Timmins​​, ​​ for all their support to make this possible. Suck it Frogs. 

Edit : Special thanks to +Anderson Lunau​ he's my inspiration. 
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Due to popular demand, I added the Lawson Cube to #SmurflingLessons  
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