- This is reasonable. Also I think attempting to use this to our strategic advantage could backfire MASSIVELY. Especially considering all it would take is a solid spin campaign or the whistle having gamed us all to burn a lot of reputations. We've (mostly all you, I'm just a fly on the wall anymore) worked hard to build community and facilitate fair play collectively in our own little areas of the Ingress Sphere of weirdness. This seems like a great opportunity for a smear campaign against us.

My biggest question as I read through the scroll back is more focused on how trust worthy our whistle is and why this is just now being blown. Who benefits the most from this all falling into the public space?

Also we have precious little time so sorry for the necro.

- Also this, definitely worth considering as a possibility.

- I wouldn't be surprised if this has been blown before. RES can be vicious with how quickly they burn a source and bury their source under a cloud of misinformation and timely spin posts to drive community chatter elsewhere.

- On this topic how many of you maintain RES circles? Might be worth cross referencing some of the names we see in screenshots against public G+ posts. Could get lucky and find something juicy already out there and buried.

- Sounds like AO more than physical home but then again heat mapping play and favorite portals sound like AO gathering and daily play style trends so it may very well be physical home addresses.

- Also WTF start date? How?

- Assuming it's not start dates of agents since the system has been running.

- Agreed on this.

- Culture change is the real winner here

- Everything else is just a nice bonus

- I'll never escape my Connecticut past.

- I feel like I need to just go full disclosure here and say that I was in attendance of Stegos first wedding. Just so it's understood how much this makes me want to rage about the whole vanguard thing but it's totally off topic so I do apologize. #justvainstuff

- 😭

- HOLY SHIT

- There is a name on that list that I'm not sure how to react to other than with HOLY SHIT

- I wonder if it's the same name I'm looking at now..

- Cause there is a Niantic Dev on that list.

- I've marked it.

- Also I'm immediately having regrests for IDing Slackfarmer. Just putting it out there. I can confirm though that the memory is correct and that was definately the Niantic dev I spoke to at Navarro for great length. He was a recent hire but player first. Possible that this tool was coded ahead of his onboarding? Not that it really makes a huge difference.

- What if the tool is being fed live data from the backend?

- If you were a player first and coded a thing, then got access to the backend and could improve tracking of said thing..?

- The inclusion of start date on the list makes me think otherwise. It makes sense that the tool could track start date of players who joined after the creation of the tool but what if it can provide any players start date? How would that have been obtained?

- Agreed and LOVE YOU ALL

- This

- I can prove that Slackfarmer is Niantic Dev if needed. I've got a few sources but my sources would need to be onboarded here.

- This. We desperately need more evidence. Member list is amazing but I can see this totally happening. I know this is a heated conversation but we need more.

- Actual results from the tools from our WB would be a good start.

- I'm seriously considering my own signal boosting post but I'm not sure I want to open that can of worms again.

- I feel like I don't speak up enough for this community. That needs to change. Everyone else is standing up!

- I think I'll work on this tonight and maybe drop a draft here for review before I post. Having left RES leadership for many of the dark alley dealings that this whole thing blows open.

- I'm seeing a lot of retaliation hits today in PA.

- Now I don't feel as bad about sitting here and double checking all my accounts and 2FA on EVERYTHING.

- Absolutely something I would suggest doing anyway, but something I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND to anyone making a public post about this. More so if you have a larger reputation and public face, easier target.

- I run 2FA on anything that offers it by default but I'm paranoid about my infosec.

- THIS

- [[Document, size 7'012 bytes]]

- This is what today feels like

- In the one means I can express atm - Hows everyone doing?

- Ooh this is juicy!

- Good read