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I make things... Mostly dumb things. Occasionally great things.
I make things... Mostly dumb things. Occasionally great things.

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Appeal Category: Portal Removed
Portal Title: Boy And His Fish
City, Region and Country: Rancho Santa Fe, CA USA
Lat/Long: 33.045460,-117.165931
Reason/comments: Portal is in the public/commons area of the Cielo rec center.
Portal is in one of the sitting areas between the HOA office. pay phone and the gym as seen from Google Earth:
https://www.google.com/maps/@33.0450243,-117.1660836,65a,35y,39.51t/data=!3m1!1e3
Portal is definitely still there, and I talked to the property management company (Rancho Cielo Estates) and they did not ask that this portal or pokemon location be removed. As you can see from one of the photos, it's next to the HOA office, which I also popped into and asked if they knew anything about the removal and they did not.
Ingress Intel Link: https://www.ingress.com/intel?ll=33.045460,-117.165931&z=17&pll=33.045460,-117.165931

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Appeal Category: Portal Removed
Portal Title: Eve Statue
City, Region and Country: Rancho Santa Fe, CA USA
Lat/Long: 33.045381,-117.166310
Reason/comments: Portal is in the public/commons area of the Cielo rec center.
Portal is in the middle of the checkered area as seen from Google Earth:
https://www.google.com/maps/@33.0446372,-117.1664176,113a,35y,39.49t/data=!3m1!1e3
Portal is definitely still there, and I talked to the property management company (Rancho Cielo Estates) and they did not ask that this portal or pokemon location be removed.
Ingress Intel Link: https://www.ingress.com/intel?ll=33.045381,-117.166310&z=17&pll=33.045381,-117.166310

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Appeal Category: Portal Removed
Portal Title: Bell of Distinction
City, Region and Country: Rancho Santa Fe, CA USA
Lat/Long: 33.042287,-117.158851
Reason/comments: Portal is on the sidewalk adjacent to the parking lot in commercial area.
You can kind of see it in 3D Google Earth view: https://www.google.com/maps/@33.0426907,-117.1587978,62a,35y,180h,39.56t/data=!3m1!1e3
Portal is definitely still there, and I talked to the property management company (Rancho Cielo Estates) and they did not ask that this portal or pokemon location be removed.
Ingress Intel Link: https://www.ingress.com/intel?ll=33.042287,-117.158851&z=17&pll=33.042287,-117.158851

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Appeal Category: Portal Removed
Portal Title: Cielo Fountain
City, Region and Country: Rancho Santa Fe, CA USA
Lat/Long: 33.041619,-117.159454
Reason/comments: Portal is the fountain at the entry area of Cielo.
You can see fountain from Google Street View here: https://www.google.com/maps/@33.0414709,-117.1594164,3a,75y,344.12h,93.83t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sFMMfCHE5m15sgIjDpwHqpw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Satellite view:
https://www.google.com/maps/@33.0417236,-117.1594961,90m/data=!3m1!1e3
Portal is definitely still there, and I talked to the property management company (Rancho Cielo Estates) and they did not ask that this portal or pokemon location be removed.
Ingress Intel Link: https://www.ingress.com/intel?ll=33.041619,-117.159454&z=17&pll=33.041619,-117.159454

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Appeal Category: Portal Removed
Portal Title: Cielo Village Fountain
City, Region and Country: Rancho Santa Fe, CA USA
Lat/Long: 33.041804,-117.158486
Reason/comments: Portal is in commercial area of Cielo village. Publicly and safely accessible to all.
You can see fountain from Google Street View here: https://www.google.com/maps/@33.0414928,-117.1593089,3a,15y,62.5h,87.72t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s93VvePfvyvEEZMNODP1Qrg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Satellite view: https://www.google.com/maps/@33.0418537,-117.1585731,118m/data=!3m1!1e3
Portal is definitely still there, and I talked to the property management company (Rancho Cielo Estates) and they did not ask that this portal or pokemon location be removed.
Ingress Intel Link: https://www.ingress.com/intel?ll=33.041804,-117.158486&z=17&pll=33.041804,-117.158486

Another suggestion:

Have an area that shows all portals within say 50 meters that are pending review. Allow us to set checkboxes for each that are considered duplicate to the one we are reviewing.

I've seen tons of duplicates I've reviewed (as many as 5 for the same portal submitted by different people). If you could simply set a checkbox for 20 (or however many) submissions for the same thing I feel like we would get through the queue a lot faster (I'd wager more than half in the pending queue are duplicates).

Now that I have some reviews under my belt, here's a few suggestions:

- Make "Performance Rating" analog rather than Poor/Good/Great. Before my needle moved from Good to Great, it would have been nice if I could see the needle move a little in one direction or the other to know if I was on the right track.

- If a portal has been reviewed at least once, don't allow other portals within 100 yards to be reviewed until a final decision has been made on that portal. I've run into a lot of good portals that are duplicate submissions in the same place. If reviews in the immediate vicinity were disallowed until the first one is decided on, we wouldn't end up with a bunch of duplicate portals in the same area. I assume there are a lot of them if I'm happening to see duplicates just myself.

- Weight "rating power" based on performance rating. This would make fewer votes required to make a final decision on a portal if the people rating tend to have historical quality ratings. Would incentivize people to spend the time to do better ratings and might help get through the queue faster.

- If a portal is a duplicate, allow flagging of which image and/or location is better. There has been plenty of times I've seen a duplicate, but the duplicate image is much better than the original (same with location of the duplicate being better).

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I swear I would use Google+ more if they had an API that didn't suck.
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