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OPERATION PORTAL RECON
MEMORANDUM: CANDIDATE ACTION GUIDE
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***UNCLASSIFIED***
***FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION***

This document discusses various candidate types for agents participating in Operation Portal Recon.

NOTE: When the general policy is Accept, then please rate using 2 to 5 stars using the guidelines outlined in the training/help. See the help section Ratings Scale on the OPR site for more detail.
NOTE: When the general policy is Reject then please rate 1 star unless there is an exception in the policy detail.


***BEGIN***

Candidate: Antique/Rustic Farm Equipment
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT if on private residential property or a farm. ACCEPT if on display in a public park or museum and is visually unique or historic.

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Candidate: Apartment/Development Sign
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT unless they are historic or have some significance.

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Candidate: Cairn (Stacked Stone Monument)
Policy: Accept
Suggested Vote: ★★★★
ACCEPT if significant in size and unique and meets other criteria in terms of being publicly accessible and safe to access. Falls under the criteria of adventurous tourist attractions.

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Candidate: Cemetery
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT unless the cemetery is historical or has special significance in the community (see guidelines for gravestones/markers).

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Candidate: City/Street Sign
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT regular street signs/city signs that have no historical significance

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Candidate: Exercise Equipment
Policy: Accept
Suggested Vote: ★★★
ACCEPT if the candidate is in a park or community gathering place; falls under the criteria of public spaces that encourage walk and exercise. If there are multiple pieces of exercise equipment, ACCEPT one submission for the whole group and not for each individual piece of equipment.

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Candidate: Fire Department
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT unless the candidate is a memorial/museum that does not obstruct the path of the emergency vehicles. ACCEPT candidates in low density areas if it does not obstruct the path of the emergency vehicles.

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Candidate: Fire Lookout Tower
Policy: Accept
Suggested Vote: ★★★★
ACCEPT if open to the public. Falls under the criteria of adventurous tourist attractions. REJECT lookout towers being used as private residences.

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Candidate: Fountain
Policy: Accept
Suggested Vote: ★★★★★
ACCEPT if it has pedestrian access, i.e. agents can walk up to it. REJECT spouts in the middle of the lake with no access.

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Candidate: Gazebo
Policy: Accept
Suggested Vote: ★★★★★
ACCEPT if the candidate is in a park or community gathering place; falls under the criteria of public spaces that encourage walk and exercise.

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Candidate: Golf Course
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT hole markers and other locations ON THE COURSE. ACCEPT if in areas where agents can sit and socialize (like cafes or club areas).

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Candidate: Gravestone
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT unless the gravestone belongs to a famous/historic person or notable member of the local community and is more than 50 years old and community norms for use of the cemetery are open to historic visits and other uses.

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Candidate: Highway Rest Area
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT unless the rest stop has any significance like being a popular tourist spot or a historic location. ACCEPT in low density areas if it has character or amenities.

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Candidate: Historic Home
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT unless the home is not a private residence and is open to the public.

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Candidate: Hospital
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT if the candidate is on or inside the hospital building or is in any location where it could obstruct emergency services and access to the building. ACCEPT candidates in hospital gardens if they are not in the path of emergency vehicles.

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Candidate: Hotel/Inn
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT unless the hotel/inn is historical, has an interesting story or is a unique local business.

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Candidate: Mass Produced Corporate Art
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT unless the candidate has some significance such as being the first or having an interesting story behind it.

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Candidate: Memorial Bench
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT unless for a notable member of the community or in a low density area.

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Candidate: Memorial/Dedication Plaque
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT unless for a notable member of the community.

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Candidate: Mountain Top Marker
Policy: Accept
Suggested Vote: ★★★★★
ACCEPT permanently attached logbooks, structures, or signs.

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Candidate: Playground
Policy: Accept
Suggested Vote: ★★★★★
ACCEPT if the candidate is in a park or community gathering place; falls under the criteria of public spaces that encourage walk and exercise.

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Candidate: Post Office
Policy: Accept
Suggested Vote: ★★★★
ACCEPT. Connects and unites people around the world.

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Candidate: Ruin
Policy: Accept
Suggested Vote: ★★★★★
ACCEPT. Falls under the criteria of tourist spots that showcase local flavor and culture and that make your city/neighborhood unique provided that the site is open and accessible to the public or can be accessed from an open sidewalk or viewing area.

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Candidate: RV/Mobile Park
Policy: Reject
Suggested Vote: ★
REJECT unless it is historical, a community gathering spot, has an interesting story or is a unique local business.

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Candidate: Survey Marker
Policy: Accept
Suggested Vote: ★★★★
ACCEPT if on a trail or helps you explore the location. Falls under the criteria of off-the-beaten-path tourist attractions.

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Candidate: Trail Marker
Policy: Accept
Suggested Vote: ★★★★★
ACCEPT. Falls under the criteria of adventurous tourist attractions and encourages walk and exercise.

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Candidate: Water Tower
Policy: Accept
Suggested Vote: ★★★★
ACCEPT if accessible without entering a restricted area, is uniquely decorated, or are otherwise a notable monument.


Agents that have failed the OPR training more than 30 days ago may now access OPR to retake the test one time. Please study the training material again and carefully consider your answers.

Agents,
We have reset test results for users that have joined Operation Portal Recon (OPR) since January 23, 2017. If you joined after this date and did not pass the test you may now study for and retake a new test to try and pass a second time. Best of luck.

Public
Agents,
We have implemented measures to reduce the number of messages in COMM from unauthorized item resellers. Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to improve Ingress.

Public
Agents,
We have seen questions regarding the use of drones recently. As a guideline, we discourage players from using drones or other remote controlled devices. Ingress is not about your phone’s location, it’s about your location. We encourage people to have adventures, explore the world around them, and to support the spirit of the game within their own communities.

Edit: Further clarification - Using drones to falsify your location is against the spirit and rules of the game. Don't do it. 

Public
Agents,

We are aware of a memory issue affecting a small percentage of iOS Users. We are working to resolve this and will provide additional updates when they become available or the situation is resolved. Thank you for your patience.

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This community is not for the submission of new Portals. Any new Portal submission posts will be removed. Pokémon GO players should visit http://bit.ly/PokeStopHelp for more details about that product.

The goal of this community is to enable Ingress players to help us identify high quality portals that were rejected or taken down and worthy of another look.

Use this community to appeal a rejection email from NIA OPS for:
-Submitting a new Portal
-A Portal edit
-A Portal removal request

If you have noticed that a Portal has been removed - you can appeal that action using this community as well. Any other submissions will be removed. Please use the submission template at the end of this post for your appeal. Any posts not in this format will be removed. Any posts containing more than one portal appeal will be removed. Please submit one appeal per post.

We evaluate all Portal Appeal candidates against our Portal Criterai found here - https://support.ingress.com/hc/articles/207343987-Candidate-Portal-criteria. If we overturn our decision we will add a #CoolPortal to your post and if we decide to stick to our original decision, don’t be disappointed, just #KeepDiscovering .

We will also remove Portals if they present immediate physical danger (e.g., in the middle of a road or on railroad tracks). Portals that present immediate physical danger should be reported here: https://support.ingress.com/hc/requests/new?ticket_form_id=164378. We take these reports very seriously. Reports about other types of removal requests will not be addressed and abusing this form may result in your account getting suspended.

====== APPEAL TEMPLATE =======
Appeal Category: <Rejected Submission, Rejected Edit, Rejected Takedown, Portal Removed>
Portal Title:
City, Region and Country:
Lat/Long:
Reason/comments:
Ingress Intel Link:
<Attach photos of the Portal, maps, or other information to support your appeal>

UPDATE: Latency should be resolved. Stats are still catching up. Thanks for your patience Agents.

Attention Agents: Thank you for your reports. We are investigating the latency being reported. Thank you for your patience, we will update this post as we know more. 

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Recently, we’ve seen an in increase in questions from Agents about Current Hacking Streak/Sojourner medal count, and we’ve added some new content to address the common inquiries and concerns we receive. Check out the quick tips below, or read the full article (in English, more languages to come!) https://support.ingress.com/hc/en-us/articles/217695438

- The Sojourner medal tracks the number of consecutive 24 hour periods in which you have Hacked a Portal, so to keep your Current Hacking Streak going, your next Hack needs to come within 24 hours of your previous Hack. 

- If you do not have strong connectivity, sometimes Hacks don’t register; if you get the message “Hack acquired no items,” Hack again just in case. Or be on the safe side and always Hack many times a day so that your streak will never be broken.

- It’s not possible to pause or restore your Hacking streak.

- If your Current Hacking Streak count has stopped, it means you’ve missed a Hack or that you Hacked, but due to the connectivity issue mentioned above, your Hack was not successful and didn’t count.

- Hack many times a day, and please understand that we cannot adjust individual stats for any Agent or manually restore broken streaks!
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