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I've made a set of custom Ingress emoji for use on Slack. They have been thoroughly tested by my fellow Resistance agents in the San Francisco ResistSF community. This is a basic set so far including the newly released MUFG capsule and SoftBank Ultra Link Amp. I will keep updating the repo as I complete more emoji. Enjoy!
ingress-slack-emoji - Custom Ingress emoji set for Slack.
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+Daniel Benton Sweet! I'll PM you on Hangouts to arrange getting them. Thanks! Looks like a big update will need to be released soon. 😊
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Nyantics.
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All of my screenshots in one album detailing the #Observers bug in Ingress. These screenshots are my own (agent name @thekewe). Please see this main post for all of the details collected so far: 
https://plus.google.com/+KeweEmde/posts/6XgNJBEHrue
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I solved my problem by quitting and would suggest anyone else who has this problem does the same. I've been a diehard supporter of Ingress from the beginning, but the disregard they have for their community is beyond negligent at this point. It shouldn't matter if your device is jailbroken or not. Unless is blatantly obviously that you're spoofing by having your coordinates bounce around the globe you shouldn't be banned or punished. At this rate my account will be fixed around the same point as portal submissions are processed.
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Many people are experiencing the same ban that I am experiencing. I hope this gets fixed for all of us very soon. +NIA Ops please help us!

EDIT: Please see my previous post for specific details here https://plus.google.com/106769883920721426024/posts/bY5eZ3CGC84
 
Just gonna put this here
Current Info on the FLAGGING

80% users that reported are using ios, out of which 70% of these were on iphone 5s using ios 8.1.2

NOTE: Ya 80%, meaning THERE ARE ANDROID USERS suffering from this too

60% of users who were flagged had just opened their silver translator badge.

NOTE: Niantic isnt flagging those who dont glyph (as some users here are keen to twist facts)

Most of the ios users are jailbroken.

NOTE: MOST, meaning not all Non jail broken devices are having problems too

The problem is not device related. Users have tried switching between their ios devices to android devices and the problem still persists.

Reinstalling, Force Syncing, Rebooting does not solve the issue.

Currently Known Methods
• Glyph Hack until a certain amount is meant (Solution not verified)
• Wait for several days and account gets back to normal (Solution not verified)
• Send an email to Niantic Support

WHAT HAPPENS TO FLAGGED USERS
- Hack acquired no items over and over (like 19/20 times)
- Several hacks force you into glyph hack (yet still no items)
- Remote recharging drains XM but resonator energy does not increase (like fails 19/20 times). When recharging in range, XM only drains when the resonator's energy increase. AP increases regardless of resonators energy
- Hacking and Passphrase missions are still doable
- Deploying resonators fill up empty black slots where you cant fill again unless you force sync. Resonator gets deployed properly 1/10 tries. Resonators deplete.
- Mods get used up and cant install properly
- XMP Bursters are weakened badly. 10 level 7 xmps cant even take down an unshielded level 1 portal
- Trekker still goes up
- Upgrading another agent's resonator works

What is currently assumed
Probably, you have been flagged as a bot by Niantics anti-bot system. As of this writing, +NIA Ops has not released an official statement.

DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED OBSERVERS

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Please help +NIA Ops! My Ingress account is broken. For 3 days I have been unable to recharge portals. For 2 days now I am unable to hack any portals.

1. Hacking occasionally brings up a forced glyph hack.

2. Bypassing forced glyph hack results in "Portal Lockdown Glyph Hack Required."

3. Otherwise, hacking results in "Hack Acquired No Items".

I'm on iPhone 6+ running Ingress 1.69. Everything is up to date. I have Force Sync'd from within the Ingress App and rebooted my phone numerous times.

I'm being told by my fellow agents it's most likely I've been banned or flagged as a bot/cheater. I have only ever had one Ingress account on one device. I'm a real person, not a bot, who made it to L12 with a lot of time and hard work. I'm an active member and moderator of ResistSF in San Francisco and Northern SF Peninsula Resistance G+ Communities as well as /r/RedditResistance on Reddit. I do not cheat.

I genuinely have no idea why I would be banned or flagged. I would very much appreciate my account being fixed as soon as possible.

I did submit a support ticket on February 6. I received a canned email response that states for faster help post on G+ and tag +NIA Ops. I replied directly to the support email and posted this on G+


EDIT 2/8 To clear up confusion, yes I have tried glyph hacking 61 times. The problem persists. My XMP8 do 1% damage against unmodded EP7s. It's extremely nerfed.

To the people saying to take a break, I actually already am on break. For one week and counting I am on bed rest with an illness. I was not playing Ingress except to charge my portals. I discovered my account was broken while traveling between doctor appointments hacking from the passenger seat of my vehicle (not exceeding Speed Lock). As such, I do not have an exact date of when my account broke.

I have heard from so many people all over the world having the same exact issue as I do. No matter what side you are on, I wish you a speedy account recovery. I want this fixed for all of us. I want us to get back to playing the game we all so clearly enjoy. Stay strong fellow agents! 💙💚

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Please vote here so we may know how many people are having issues: https://plus.google.com/111496411867421889589/posts/1cXoDSxouc6
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EDIT 2/10: Adding list of issues affecting both iOS and Android users

What does work:

1. Upgrading teammate resonators works.
2. Intel Map works.
3. Redeeming passcodes works.
4. Recycling gear works.
5. Dropping keys works.
6. COMM and alerts work.
7. Hacks agent stat number increases.
8. Glyphs agent stat / Translator badge number increases.
9. AP increases and XM depletes as expected.


What does NOT work:

1. Installing mods does not work.
2. Claiming portals does not work.
3. Installing resonators in empty slots does not work.

4. Linking does not work. This results in "Neutral Origin Portal" or "No Linkable Portals".

5. Recharging resonators does not work whether remote nor in range. I simply can not recharge.

6. XMP7 & XMP8 do 1% damage no matter the level or mod status of portal you are attacking.

7. Normal quick Hacking results in "Hack Acquired No Items".

8. Glyph Hacking results in "Hack Acquired No Items" no matter how many glyphs you successfully input.

9. If you press Bypass from Glyph Hack mini-game this results in "Portal Lockdown Glyph Hack Required".

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Link to new post is here: https://plus.google.com/106769883920721426024/posts/6XgNJBEHrue

Please let me know if any information can be added or removed. I would also like to collect links to other posts. Thank you all for your contributions! Stay strong #Observers   #ThirdFaction  
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Free hugs inside Uncle Bitey's Cliff Side Playhouse.

Oh, the weird places Ingress takes me. Mori Point hiking trail is smelly and weird. Just like Uncle Bitey.
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lol used to play lazer tag with friends around that area as a kid.
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I hope this is not a repeat of the #ObserversBug all over again. Is anyone else having these issues with Ingress?
 
Looks like the server bug is back. I heard about this bug back in February and was hoping it would get resolved but unfortunately it has not.

It has been 3 days and I have not been able to hack, deploy, link, recycle or even view Missions. I am still able to view COMM and use it, as well as the Ingress Intel Map.

I have already contacted you about this issue by email and your response was "Thanks for your report, Agent. We believe what you were experiencing was a temporary issue, and should be resolved. Please try taking another action in your Scanner." I am still experiencing this issue and wish to have a full explanation.

+NIA Ops+Ingress​ This bug should have been fixed, especially since you introduced the new Sojourner badge around the same time the first bug reports were given.

Below I provided some screenshots of the issue. The blue portal is me trying to deploy a resonator, the portal immediately went back to gray. Then I tried to hack it, which gave me the message you see below. The next screenshot is what I see when I try to load up the Missions tabs.

Please respond as soon as possible as I (and many others who have this bug) want to secure their Onyx Sojourner badge and be part of Ingress.
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Thank you for putting together such a beautiful memorial project, Winona! It was an honor to work with everyone. <3
 
On Friday, February 27th, 2015 we learned of Leonard Nimoy’s passing. That very afternoon, a plan was hatched for Andorian (blue) and Orion (green) delegates to gather at Starfleet Headquarters in San Francisco, California to create a memorial for the late Ambassador Spock.

12 Resistance Agents and 22 Enlightened Agents gathered at 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 1st to build a series of fields in the shape of the Starfleet Insignia.

The day started off with many green fields over a several block radius, and half as many Resistance Agents as Enlightened Agents on the ground to clear them. We split up into 3 cross-faction car teams, 1 agent on bike, 1 agent on rollerblades and the the rest on foot.

The plan was to have the agent on bike and the car teams clear the perimeter first so that a bounding box could be created to prevent feral agents from interfering with our artwork. This proved to be quite difficult. In a highly populated and portal-dense city such as San Francisco, one blocking link going down only provides an opportunity for another to go up.

In the end, we overcame the links from feral agents and completed the field art in under 3 hours.

This was my first time planning and operating a cross-faction event, and many valuable lessons were learned. I was absolutely amazed by how well everything came together. My approach going into this operation was that if I wanted the Resistance to trust me, I would have to trust them. I would also have to treat all team members equally, regardless of faction. This meant that I would dole out resources equally if anyone needed anything. (And yes, I did hand out XMPs to the Resistance.)

The location of the field art was not ideal, because a portion of it was in one of the busiest parts of town. The command center was also off the map due to safety and space constraints and could have benefited from a more central location.

A more equal turnout from both factions could have been achieved if given more time to promote the event. The success of our team proved that great teamwork can overcome any oversight in planning.

Special thanks to the following agents on the ground:
@Nidaldik
@Thedoc31
@Littlesweetpea
@IconMonkey
@Wh1skeyB4nd1t72
@Diziara
@diamondCutter
@sigkill
@Holymeatballs
@vimsical
@Galerina
@stolenveil
@beyelzu
@ensignsteve
@sativa42
@w1zard
@SFHandyman
@Athertoncivic
@DoctorJarvis
@mobivme
@jasonwentcrazy
@Cellissimo
@Peregrinator
@shayba
@omael
@ScoobyDoobious
@Bonchesca
@wolfthorn
@AugustusMachin
@ibarra
@fatnino
@turabelle
@jaywobble
@wayfaring

And the Resistance Ambassadors who rallied their troops even though they were out of town/country:

@dorkus
@thekewe

Photos by @diziara

#ingress   #siterep   #livelongandprosper  
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That is BEYOND cool! Good job you guys!
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Here is all of the information I have gathered regarding the Portal Lockdown and Forced Glyph Hack bug happening to quite a number of Ingress players. Both Resistance and Enlightened agents on iOS and Android are having serious issues with a game breaking bug. We are unable to play.  

What does work:

1. Upgrading teammate resonators works.
2. Intel Map works.
3. Redeeming passcodes works.
4. Recycling gear works.
5. Dropping keys works.
6. COMM messaging and notifications work.
7. Hacks agent stat number increases. 
8. Glyphs agent stat / Translator badge number increases. 
9. Trekker agent stat number increases.
10. AP increases and XM depletes as expected.
11. Power cubes are able to be used as expected.

What does NOT work:

1. Installing mods does not work.
2. Claiming neutral portals does not work.
3. Installing resonators in empty slots does not work.
4. Linking does not work for me. This results in "Neutral Origin Portal" or "No Linkable Portals". Some agents are able to successfully link.
5. Recharging resonators does not work whether remote nor in range. I simply can not recharge. Some agents can recharge within range of a portal.
6. XMP7 & XMP8 do 1% damage no matter the level or mod status of portal you are attacking. 
7. Normal quick Hacking results in "Hack Acquired No Items" or forcing you to Glyph Hack.
8. Glyph Hacking results in "Hack Acquired No Items" no matter how many glyphs you successfully input. 
9. If you press Bypass from Glyph Hack mini-game this results in "Portal Lockdown Glyph Hack Required".

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NOW WITH SCREENSHOTS! https://plus.google.com/106769883920721426024/posts/BcXsdg2muRX
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FIXES also known as "Have you tried turning it off and back on again?"

1. Force Sync your device. In Ingress go to Ops > Device > Force Sync.

-  Android devices: From your device's Home screen, visit Settings > Apps > Ingress, and touch Force Stop followed by Clear Data.

- iOS devices: From your device’s Home screen, visit Settings > Privacy > Location Services and toggle Ingress off then back on.

2. Reboot your device.

3. Sign out and delete Ingress from your device. Reinstall.

4. Check this Help Topic and make sure you did not violate TOS: https://support.google.com/ingress/answer/4400939

5. Email Niantic and FILE A SUPPORT TICKET from the Help Center here: https://support.google.com/ingress/answer/4400939#contact=1&ts=3470799,3470805

6. Once you receive automated email response, reply. Post on G+ detailing your issues, tag +NIA Ops +Ingress.

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Please follow this link and VOTE to help us understand how many agents are affected: https://plus.google.com/111496411867421889589/posts/1cXoDSxouc6 (Thanks you +Arne Riis )

Please VOTE here to help us understand rooted/jailbroken VS stock agents: https://plus.google.com/105704046716520214397/posts/2RhiP5ihqem (Thank you +Anders Nielsen )
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List of People Experiencing The Bug.   #Observers / #ThirdFaction :

REMOVED

You may provide as much detail as you wish. Please let me know if you are experiencing any issues I have not outlined above or if you would like to be added to or removed from the list. Stay strong #Observers !

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LINKS:

+Kewe Emde original post & screenshot can be found here: https://plus.google.com/106769883920721426024/posts/bY5eZ3CGC84

All screenshots in one album by +Kewe Emde can be found here: https://plus.google.com/106769883920721426024/posts/BcXsdg2muRX

 +King Finger a.k.a Groot Gaming Summary post here:
 https://plus.google.com/107649342050294869350/posts/Auninnv8njs

+Anders Nielsen Stock vs Jailbroken/Rooted VOTE HERE: 
https://plus.google.com/105704046716520214397/posts/2RhiP5ihqem

+Arne Riis Broken vs Working VOTE HERE: https://plus.google.com/111496411867421889589/posts/1cXoDSxouc6

+Yuliya Bagriy FAQ Post here:
https://plus.google.com/112031690431688615885/posts/DhJzDjcADfN

 +Heter Ocera Describes Finland agents scanner issues here:
https://plus.google.com/111438300191382447839/posts/BiWFphRb3QT

NIA OPS G+ Post for SCAN FAILED ISSUE: "We've recieved reports from Agents of Scan Failed messages this morning; this is a temporary issue that will be resolved shortly. Thanks for your patience."
https://plus.google.com/100972947035928803293/posts/4iyNHfnU723

Reddit Posts on /r/Ingress:

http://www.reddit.com/r/Ingress/comments/2v249l/odd_issues_today_excessive_xmp_use_recharging_null/

http://www.reddit.com/r/Ingress/comments/2vg4rn/not_receiving_items/

http://www.reddit.com/r/Ingress/comments/2v6cug/third_faction_release/

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UPDATE 2/11: Several agents are reporting they have been returned to normal active status.

1. Load Ingress.
2. Attempt to charge a portal, use an XMP, or Hack.
3. If you were successful, report here and I will remove your name from the list.

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UPDATE 2/11 12:02: I have received an email from Niantic Support:
"Thanks for your report, Agent. We believe what you were experiencing was a temporary issue, and should be resolved. Please try taking another action in your Scanner."

FINAL UPDATE 2/12: Most agents have reported the issue is resolved. If your scanner is still malfunctioning, follow all directions listed above. Please check that you have not violated Terms of Service. Please file a support ticket. I do not work for Niantic so I can only advise you to keep trying and be patient. If it is helpful to have the list started again, or to keep discussions open here, let me know. I am happy to help as always.

Thank you Agents of both factions for coming together here peacefully and working together to find a resolution. I am happy that we are back in the game!
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Happened to me tonight. I went to a build and quickly realized I could only upgrade resos and wasn't gaining any items. I walked around hacking as I normally would. Hack aquired no items most of the time, but sometimes would spit out a single item. It starting forcing the glyph sequence more often. Originally once in 10 hacks down to every 3 hacks. Those often gave no items or a single item as well. Maybe 150 hacks in with both glyphs and regular hacks and everything started working as normal. Recharging and glyphing both displayed ap gains, yet it didn't actually tick any. Unlike a speed lock my gear would be consumed and not returned. I've never received an email from Niantic or broken any TOS. Hope anyone else that has this issue gets it resolved quickly.
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I made a Lego Tardis out of our random assortment of bricks. It's bigger on the inside. 😄
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That's cool! The Doctor would definitely travel in that. 
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Inside Uncle Bitey's Cliffside Playhouse. All creepy photos in one post because I can't believe I forgot to include the inside photo yesterday. Silly me.

There may be some free smelly candy in there for you too +Randall Watts. Uncle Bitey did grant me an ADA Refractor during my visit.

Uncle Bitey might want to take a stab at playing Ingress. Next "meat"up is at the Playhouse! Free hugs offer still stands. 💙
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