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.