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Can anyone (Including +NIA Ops) share insight as to why portal EDITS are being rejected so much?  The most common edits I submit that get rejected are:

1. Portal no longer exists -- SERIOUSLY, I am physically there, you are not, and the portal is GONE.  Yet these get rejected all the time.

2. Portal Location edits - again, SERIOUSLY, I am physically there, can see the actual portal, and it is NOT where it shows on the scanner.  Yet these are consistently rejected.

I don't submit the location edits unless its a problem.  But we have several where the location placed is both WRONG and on property that is not public...

I even did a Portal Appeals process here, did it right, got all the votes needed, and still nothing. 
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If it is on Google Maps then it is there. I have two that bug me. One is a razed church. The building is gone. Invalid portal submission rejected.

The second is a train station. They spent $150 million shifting the station 100m south and putting the road over the top.

Location edit rejected because the old station which no longer exists is still on Google Maps.
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More of a telecom industry perspective on what we are doing with Schools and Education Broadband. :)
Daniel shared how Kajeet started off as an MVNO back in 2003, bringing to market in 2007 one of the most innovative mobile data service at that time, what Daniel wittily refers to as an ‘extra virgin’ mobile service, given that fact that it is tailored to meet a very targeted market segment with very specific objectives. The market segment – kids aged between 8-14 years – was experiencing rapid growth and parents were seeking plans that provided ...
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The "BUMP" button.

- new button on scanner in portal view.
- unlocked at level 8
- only enabled if :
  - the portal is neutral or owned by your faction
  - you have no L8 Reso on the portal AND
  - you have an L8 Reso available in your inventory AND
  - you have enough XM to deploy/upgrade a Reso
- pressing the BUMP button will:
  - deploy an L8 Reso to an empty reso slot (at current location) OR
  - upgrade the lowest reso on the portal to an L8
  - if there is more than one (tie for lowest), randomly choose
  - remove the usual XM and award the usual AP for the action

I think this would be an excellent addition on its own.  However, if some feel it needs balancing, some suggestions for balancing are:

- after BUMP, the portal cannot be HACKed per the current HACK timer (as if it was just hacked)
- costs more XM than the usual deploy/upgrade
- awards less AP than the usual deploy/upgrade
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Not a terrible idea.  It would make group builds a lot less confusing and frustrating.  A lot of time would be saved if people weren't accidentally picking the same reso to upgrade and then having to try again.  No one would mind if a 'new' level 8 agent put a 7 on a portal when we were all only putting down 8s.  I like it--would foster more warm fuzzy team feelings and fun.
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Finally public!  Our largest channel partner launch yet!
MCLEAN, Virginia (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 -- Kajeet Education Broadband™ Provides School Districts with an Affordable, Safe Solution for Student Mobile Broadband.
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Congrats, Michael!

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Ready for #PortalAppealReview 21 to 1

Rejected Edit
Portal Title: Tree Story Bakery Mural
Location: 33.968168,-84.142546

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This is a valid portal of a wall mural in the Tree Story Bakery.  However, it is placed incorrectly in the back of a car dealership parking lot outside both reach and vision of the actual portal.  

Current location: https://www.ingress.com/intel?ll=33.968168,-84.142546&z=18

Current location on Google Maps Map View: https://www.google.com/maps/place/33%C2%B058%2705.4%22N+84%C2%B008%2733.2%22W/@33.968168,-84.142546,18z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0

Current location on Google Maps Satellite View: https://www.google.com/maps/place/33%C2%B058%2705.4%22N+84%C2%B008%2733.2%22W/@33.968168,-84.142546,496m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0

Actual Location shown in Photo below should be 33.9692507,-84.1427162
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Sooooo..... now what? +NIA Ops 
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I have submitted Location Edits for portals where the location was incorrect.  I know because I was physically there and it is incorrectly placed on the Satellite View as well as where you are standing.

Two of these edits have been rejected by Niantic.  In both cases, the location was off by less than 100 yards, but significant.

I am only trying to help.  I don't want to invest my time in an appeals process for what was obvious to see if they opened their own Google Maps Satellite View or if they actually visited the portal themselves to check.

Is it a waste of time to try and help +Niantic Project by submitting these edits to begin with?
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+Juanma Barranquero​ Next time don't invest so much in trying to create my part of the discussion. It will go smoother.
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Kajeet's new website focused on our Education Broadband solutions is now live at kajeet.net!  Check it out!
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Great article on the work in Green Bay to address digital access equity and Education Broadband off-campus!
The Green Bay, Wisc., district allows students, many of them from poor backgrounds, to check out mobile, wireless hotspots so that they have the Web connectivity to do online assignments.
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Vote for Kajeet's Education Broadband solution in the Washington Post Destination Innovation contest!!  Vote by Friday!  It takes only a few seconds!!!
For the second year running, Capital Business is teaming up with the Northern Virginia Technology Council to find the area’s most interesting innovations.
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Can someone share the GT campanille x-faction photos to this community?
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Done. Scroll up.
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It is easy to take for granted something we use everyday - Look, here you are using it now to follow this link.
If you're reading this, you probably take the Internet for granted.
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Blog Post from Michael Copps (former FCC Commissioner) on the upcoming February FCC vote on Net Neutrality / classification of broadband.
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    Education Solutions Practice Manager, 2010 - 2011
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    Education Segment Manager, South Region, 2006 - 2009
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Alumnus of Georgia Tech, Emory, AIESEC and AFS.  Still volunteering with AIESEC on their Board of Advisors. Worked in Telecom since 2000, mostly for Tier-1 carriers (Nextel, Sprint, AT&T) and now for a start-up (Kajeet) from whence the worlds change will emanate. ;)

Proud father of two lovely children and husband to the beautiful Larkke (minstrel and dancer in my heart).

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