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Ticket#2014021210004729 Almost 3 months now waiting after confirmation that the manufacturer was sending back my Graphics Card for repair. +hardwareversand.de where is the graphics card!? This is getting ridiculous I could have walked to the manufacturer HQ and back by this point. How hard is to sort an RMA!
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Morning Cell Check! Dublin, IE - Less than 48 hrs remain and the gap is slowly closing between ENL and RES. #ingress
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Plus the fact that the top 3 agents are green... Damn.
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Hi Ingress community of Ireland. How are you today? I'm R0ot for anyone that doesn't know.

I would like to raise the topic of one sided discussion within the community where when one side doesn't like what the other does they remove said words. This to me seems incredibly childish but hey that's just my opinion.

+John Bartlett since you always have input in everything ingress related I'd love to have one our at length discussions on this topic.

+Alex Chernenko you definitely need to be in this thread. +Frank Maxwell as you were very much in agreement with the portals in question you can probably add you two cents.

+Anton Sweeney +David Sexton you guys being the voice of reason in the community from either side will need to add to this discussion for sure.

Why you ask do I need to post this here in Ingress Ireland and not directly on the post in question? Well as you can see every time I do my posts (and others ) are removed. So I'd like to discuss it here where comments won't be removed. This isn't designed to be a complete out and out smack talk session, we all have differences of opinion of course but I'd like share all those opinions!

To the point - I and many others do not believe these portals to be valid in Alex's appeal. Hence why I appealed the decision to not remove them in the first place. NIA Ops respond with 'At this time our decision stands' so I left it at that. A few days (week?) later the stones were removed and PGi HQ was reinstated. So I can live with this, there are other examples of PGi around the country that set precedence. I don't agree with it but hey that's my bullet to bite. The PGi stone itself I actually think is a more viable portal than the building, go figure right?

Now to the more annoying point, we keep getting accused of mass reporting these portals. Okay there is not some big conspiracy against Alex or anyone else in Ireland other than targeting your portals and fields for destruction but that's part of the game. As mentioned before I reported these portals and got told PGi was invalid and removed and told the stones meet portal criteria. I can't speak for any others and they can add if they also reported the portals.

I also reported the non-portals in Blanch and if anyone would like to argue those feel free, most didn't exist or were parking pillars or even one was one of the top images when you search for the word fountain. I get it I've chanced my arm with some portals too. We as a community should be able to set a good precedent on valid portals and not be arguing over someone's personal farm that was removed and siding with them just because they are the same faction. Also I know of valid portals which have been victims of reports. I'm not saying these were mass reports or false reports I am just saying someone reported them when they existed if they weren't interesting and Niantic agreed then oh well.

On this point as Anton posted an appeal about this there are a huge amount of false portals in Dublin. We should start reporting these as we see them regardless of colour. E.g. those power junction boxes.

Comments /Criticism / Call outs / Discussion welcome.
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+Anton Sweeney potentially. Was thinking more along the lines of mods which alter the behaviour of portals (without creating a situation for Frankenportals).

Stuff like:
/Portals which can hold more than 4 mods or which allow a single agent to deploy more than a single L7/L8 resonator.
/Portals which dispense a particular type of item or increase the chances of dispensing a very rare item.
/Portals which require more (or less) than 8 mods but still use the same calculation to determine level (e.g. a portal with 12 resonator slots won't be an L8 portal until all 12 slots are filled with L8 resonators).
/Portals which are intentionally transient.
/etc.

Of course, there are practicalities to these which I haven't thought of that are potentially detrimental, and to be honestI haven't spent that much time thinking about it. Could be good though. 
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Ingress Community - Recommend me a phone (available to Ireland, that discounts anything I have to order from the US thus incurring the chance of customs wrath).

I've been without an Android phone for too long now since I accidently'd the whole thing. I've had various recommendations most specifically the Nexus 5, Moto G and HTC One. In the past I've mostly been a HTC user as I like devices with a little bit of weight and less flimsy feeling like the Samsung Galaxy S models. 

I've had a look at the new and upcoming devices at MWC - Top 10 best smartphones of MWC 2014 
And I don't mind waiting another month or so if something is coming out. So Ingress folks help me out here and recommend me a device! (assume budget isn't an issue, performance and battery are the most important aspects)
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nexus 5 or moto x is nice.. also galnote 3 good, but too expensive, is it? 
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There are no words to describe how dumb this is. http://www.ourhollowearth.com/
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This doesn't shake my faith in the flying spaghetti monster 
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Hi Ingress Community I would like to get your opinions on the following portal appeal. Sadly I can no longer add any discussion as the poster has blocked me from all his activity .

He appears to believe these portals are ENL only and that any opinions to the contrary are removed. I am a RES agent however I would ask that all ENL and RES show this misguided agent the error of his ways and also add your opinion to the thread whether you think these are valid portals or not.

+Ingress +NIA Ops
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In  my opinion these are signposts for things which are not of general interest and as such are not valid portals . however  The final decision is with Niantic and I do not see what is to be gained by arguing over it. If you think they are invalid  then submit a report  and re-submit if needed 
 
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Every time someone attacks a portal I own that I don't have a key for / necessary cubes / mods to recycle to keep alive.

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