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+NIA Ops Could you please explain the point of the community when any negative comments or questions are simply deleted by the agent submitting the portal appeal?  There was a long detailed discussion on this portal which the agent simply deleted everything other than the single comment he liked.  Did you assess the negative comments that were deleted before approving this portal?

What is the point of the community making the effort to comment when it appears success is achieved through removing all dissenting voices. 
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There are several portals that I've seen get approved or denied due to community comments. I personally have suggested adjusting the location of another portal to make room for a worthy submission NIA agreed that was a good suggestion and did so. I found the actual location of a portal that had been reported as a false portal. NIA Ops has thanked the community input several times stating that it was key to their final decision. Not every time but occasionally we do exert direct influence on the outcome of portals.

More often our questions elicit key details that give an appeal more credibility, or we find the fact that destroys an appeal.

The community does have direct effect.
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- Portal Title : Stoke Prior Post Office
- City, Region and Country  : Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove, England.
- Lat/long(s): 52.302423,-2.085389 - Appeal category: [Invalid portal appeal] 
- Reason/comments:
This is the post office in stoke prior, the email rejections suggest I may have entered the title as "R", which obviously is an unsuitable title.

Is it a post office? Yes

From royal mail branch finder website

Stoke Prior
11 - 13 Ryfield Road
Bromsgrove
Worcestershire
B60 4NA
Opening hours Lunch
Monday 09:00 17:30 13:00 14:00 
Tuesday 09:00 13:00  
Wednesday 09:00 17:30 13:00 14:00 
Thursday 09:00 17:30 13:00 14:00 
Friday 09:00 17:30 13:00 14:00 
Saturday 09:00 13:00  

And here on Google+
https://plus.google.com/112921956968257008925/about?gl=uk&hl=en
And here on Big Red
http://www.bigreddirectory.com/stoke-prior-post-office-stoke-prior-bromsgrove

Is it a chain store with a post office counter in it : No, it is a local post office (for local people ;))

Is it my own photo : Yes.

I have included a close up of the post office sign (which is not totally visible on the original picture).

Is it the only Post Office in Stoke Prior : Yes.
 
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Apologies for the delay in response, but we wanted to get back to you and explain that we generally don't accept post offices that are inside other businesses, but we decided to make an exception in this case since it's the only post office in the area, and the Portal density is low. Happy Hacking, Agent, and have a great weekend.
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Nigel Underhill

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+NIA Ops I think we all need to understand what your current stance on Public Houses & Post Offices is. I am on 96 portals accepted 30 of which are one of the above.
Note that even at this small number of portals I can tell the difference between the 'too close' rejection and the 'fails to meet criteria' email. So are public post offices no longer accepted? Are independent public houses no longer accepted as in you current 'rush' to clear the backlog I am getting several of these rejected for not meeting criteria every single day.
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+Nigel Underhill
Do keep in mind that for the past few months, they've had a huge backlog, and they started getting pretty careless with rejections. If you have some rejected pubs that have the history and the architecture, do appeal them, and see what they say. Everyone loves a beer portal. :)
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Can anyone please explain why parts of the Birmingham Lock network are acceptable yet in rural areas unacceptable,  I have now had Astwood top lock rejected.  This is not privately owned so should not have fallen foul of  +NIA Ops  declaring it as privately owned (ie Astwood lock keepers cottage).  There are plenty of locks where I live been accepted for example "Navigation Lock" which is significantly "younger" than Astwood top lock and of a lot less historical value, So why is "Navigation Lock" an acceptable portal, but Astwood Top lock not.  There really is no consistency I can see and the submission guidelines say nothing meaningful on this at all. Anyone know if it is a mistake that any locks were accepted?  Or is portal acceptance a bit random?
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+Marcus Wennrich that would be offensive mate.
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Astwood Lock Keeper's Cottage 
GPS : 52.283435805555555,-2.094091166666667
(The photo has the GPS in it as it is the original)
Note this is famous enough you can buy posters on-line of it see here :
http://www.allposters.co.uk/-sp/Lock-Keepers-Canalside-Cottage-Worcester-and-Birmingham-Canal-Astwood-Locks-Worcestershire-Posters_i2658644_.htm
Please reconsider.
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Just a note on this, now I have been following the community actively I understand better the definition of private residential property being used and now understand +NIA Ops decision to reject this appeal.
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Nigel Underhill

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+NIA Ops there may be a better a better place to report this, but there seems to be a bug that 'seers' using the share with NIA Super Ops to submit portals experience. I think the problem is when there is no data connection there is no mechanism to get the portals submitted when the data connection returns. As a result I end up submitting a duplicate portal which then kicks off all the submissions that have been shared when no data connection. A great feature would be for the scanner to see they were unsent as you launched it, not sure if it is possible, but would keep the number of duplicates down ;-)
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One time I have lost my data connection while typing a submission. I can tell you that unless (1) the "Your portal submission will be reviewed" box appears, and (2) they send you an acknowledgment email, then no, they don't have it.  Ensure you are online before hitting <Send>...
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Does anyone know why the data usage on a mobile phone (N5) has suddenly switched to telling me how much data I have used over WiFi, removed my usage warning and essentially rendered this area utterly meaningless. I can not see an obvious way to put this back to a way that works (ie allow me to see me approaching my mobile limit which is all that matters)....

Note the mobile usage buttons are gone as are the warnings and the help no longer resembles the screen :

https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/2819524?p=settings_data&hl=en-GB&version=19&rd=1

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+Saul Sutherland the show WiFi usage is disabled as it has always been. I have just tried the phone in airplane mode and it continues to work as before (not like the screen shot). I am a tad concerned since this morning Ive been forced to reboot the phone twice with it claiming the sim had been removed. Looks like this one may need to go back as unless 02 transmitters are playing up I've also not got anything above an edge connection in areas I normally get h+. Anyway guess I just keep an eye on it.
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Lets talk about difficulty & End of game.


Has anyone else found Darksouls II to be considerably easier than either Demon Souls or Dark Souls.  I am not one of these types who like the "humble brag" I am not a twitch PvP player who slays all who come before them.  I like my PvE, like being invaded and having a go, but usually lose.  However having just beaten Nashandra on my third attempt (seriously only 3 attempts).  I am left a little.....surprised, in fact I just had to look up her name she made so little impression on me.  I have also now looked at the trophy list as I will not get my platinum, and I have to say I don't see anything light the Knights Honour trophy there.  Also I finished my first playthrough with nearly 60% of trophies, I was guessing I was going to be on about 20% like with DS....

I would be interested in what others think, I reckon DkS II is a good 8.5/10, I would put DS at 9/10 and DkS at 10/10.  I personally found the finite mob re-spawn made the game a little too forgiving and I would like DkS III to return to limitless respawns.  I also found the world design odd, several areas I  cant remember I went through them so quickly and found the teleporting around right from the start meant I personally lost track of what was going on.  One the positive side, I thought the game engine was vastly improved I never noticed the frame rate drop and loved the mobs changing the direction of swings as you rolled around them.  I also thought being able to re-spec your character if you pumped all your str into the dragon tooth only to find it inferior to the great club was fantastic ;-)  

Anyway I am off to polish off the platinum, a quick read of the trophy guide suggests I will need to go into NG+ having missed Pyromancy and Magic trophies, however I seem to have every boss souls in the game in my inventory for...well no good purpose....lol
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Turns out the platinum may be trickier than it looked, but there should clearly be a "Knight Honour" trophy.  Also never has killing one NPC f****d up so many trophies, it just looked like a moonlight great sword, I soooo wanted it.
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James using his 39 point handicap to beat daddy 2 games to 1 ;-) 
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Good, thanks for asking.
How about you? 
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