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I wonder how I can get ahold of this for my next camping trip...
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Rejected New Portal Submission
Portal Name: Backpocket Brewery
Loc  41.6821182,-91.5597721
Place - Coralville IA, US
Meets Criteria: Local Gathering Place
Street View - https://www.google.com/maps/@41.681664,-91.559784,3a,28.1y,11.45h,90.43t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s10FZtd1PG7DsBZqMbuLXFQ!2e0

This taproom and adjoining brewery are the new(er) home of what used to be "Old Man River" brewing in McGregor IA, and this is the only location of the business. Since opening, Backpocket has firmly established itself with not only the community, but the University of Iowa crowd as well. This taproom is more spacious than most,  seating around 100 persons, a woodfire oven for pizza, plenty of outdoor seating that includes a firepit and large screen to show outdoor movies on the patio in the summer months. There is an avid bicycle crowd in the area as well, and while there a group from the event were all stopping in, something this place attracts a lot of. Please reconsider the decision on making this a portal, as it's really a great place to visit, sees a lot of bike traffic, and is tied in closely to the local scene. 

City website feature - "Visit the Tap Room to enjoy fresh beers, open fired pizzas, a spacious beer garden, all in full view of a brewing operation so close you can touch the tanks. Tours are available for those who want to take a closer look. So come enjoy the flavor of local Iowa beer."
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Good luck!
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Ok, communities in general are working really weird for me, anyone else having issues?
 
Anyone else having issues posting to the appeals community? I can post there, but my posts are only visible via direct link (which kinda defeats the polling purpose). This is just in the last day or two, I've never had that there before. It's as if the posts are set to private with visible via direct link) selected.

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Reposted this, and it's working this time it seems - https://plus.google.com/117570263657844259852/posts/CCSuj1grftc
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Odd, my posted appeal isn't showing, is there technical issues going on?
+NIA Ops

Most recent poll for appeal consideration - https://plus.google.com/117570263657844259852/posts/S2y6iseEzDG
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They don't go in chronological order. It seems to me they address batches of similar appeals at the same time with very similar responses. My appeal is waiting from early December. :-/
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+NIA Ops Is this post bugged, can you see it? It doesn't seem to be publicly visable.
 
Type: Rejected New Portal Submission
Portal Name: Backpocket Brewery
Loc  41.6821182,-91.5597721
Place - Coralville IA, US
Meets Criteria: Local Gathering Place
Street View - https://www.google.com/maps/@41.681664,-91.559784,3a,28.1y,11.45h,90.43t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s10FZtd1PG7DsBZqMbuLXFQ!2e0

This taproom and adjoining brewery are the new(er) home of what used to be "Old Man River" brewing in McGregor IA, and this is the only location of the business. Since opening, Backpocket has firmly established itself with not only the community, but the University of Iowa crowd as well. This taproom is more spacious than most,  seating around 100 persons, a woodfire oven for pizza, plenty of outdoor seating that includes a firepit and large screen to show outdoor movies on the patio in the summer months. There is an avid bicycle crowd in the area as well, and while there a group from the event were all stopping in, something this place attracts a lot of. Please reconsider the decision on making this a portal, as it's really a great place to visit, sees a lot of bike traffic, and is tied in closely to the local scene.

City website feature - "Visit the Tap Room to enjoy fresh beers, open fired pizzas, a spacious beer garden, all in full view of a brewing operation so close you can touch the tanks. Tours are available for those who want to take a closer look. So come enjoy the flavor of local Iowa beer."

Feature story on the nightly news highlighting the location from 2012 - http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Backpocket-Brewing-Opens-Tap-Room-in-Coralville-158244825.html

Their website - http://www.backpocketbrewing.com/
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Reposted this, and it's working this time it seems - https://plus.google.com/117570263657844259852/posts/CCSuj1grftc

I think it was the URLs that got it blocked.
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I expect this will be shared a lot the next few days. Leonard Nimoy will truly be missed.
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Pinewood derby trial runs tonight
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And that with eight wheels in contact with the roadbed... probably would have been faster with the middle four gone... but the car has lots of nice bulk with the double decker character of it. I'm presuming it is still at racing weight?
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Because yeah, he totally would.
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I'd take the dream version in a heartbeat!
 
#newingressfeatures  

I won't say that +NIA Ops version of +Ingress Portal Info Page is good or bad, you probably know what people think about it, but please...
Could you just consider diffrent versions, and our comments/ideas?

Feel free to use it if you want...


I someone like the idea or don't, give them know in comment.
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Anyone else having issues posting to the appeals community? I can post there, but my posts are only visible via direct link (which kinda defeats the polling purpose). This is just in the last day or two, I've never had that there before. It's as if the posts are set to private with visible via direct link) selected.

Example -
https://plus.google.com/117570263657844259852/posts/S2y6iseEzDG
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Reposted this, and it's working this time it seems - https://plus.google.com/117570263657844259852/posts/CCSuj1grftc
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Ouch, so many expendable people.
 
If Star Trek was created by George RR Martin.

#startrek   #gameofthrones   #georgerrmartin   #redshirt  
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So for anyone who feels like appeals might actually get your portal approved, you may need to think again, and think twice about anything +NIA Ops says. 

Case in point, a public water tower along a public road, that was initially denied. When appealed, it got decent support, only a few "it could be a clearer picture" comments. +NIA Ops then replied asking for data to show it was not on private property. I provide the city info on the water tower from the cities site within a day.

Fast forward about 5 months, and with no response and the new format in place I decide to resubmit with the city data, and I even go one step father, I contacted the county zoning office for proof. 

+NIA Ops 's response?
"We took a second look to make sure we didn't miss anything and decided to stand by our initial rejection as this tower is located on private residential property (which includes farms and farmland)."

Moral of the story? +NIA Ops knows better than your local officials who's job it is to legally manage such things. After all, they have Google maps!

https://www.google.com/maps/search/east+dubuque+water+tower/@42.469595,-90.59968,3a,52.8y,214.47h,92.7t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sIvM8dz4sLURypOe2dz1WZg!2e0
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No sarcasm - I legitimately didn't see the attached image.

I guess it's just the fact that it's surrounded by fencing and not obviously "public" then, despite the note.
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Fantastic place for three B's: Blues, BBQ, and Beer. The southern cuisine is fantastic and the BBQ is the definition of how it should be done.
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It's nice to see the brewing scene back in Dubuque. It's also nice to see folks really passionate about what they do and the quality of what they sell, and that's what you'll find here. Small batches, good variety, and a comfortable atmosphere.
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reviewed a month ago
Superb service and excellent quality of food that you might not expect in this small of a town. They have a reputation for a rotating seasonal menu that uses locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. I highly recommend it.
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Excellent food, good service, but the music is REALLY loud
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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Don't let the smaller taproom fool you, there's some mighty big beers here. There's a reason they're becoming known across the nation, and you can enjoy a taste of that right here.
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reviewed a month ago
I'll revisit this review once all the renovations are done
Quality: GoodAppeal: GoodService: Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Food: Very GoodDecor: Poor - FairService: Good
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