We commend you on your decision to help improve the Portal Network by participating in the Operation Portal Recon - Live this weekend.
Note that while a fast-track does not guarantee the acceptance of the Portal/Edit/Photo, you will receive additional information on the rejection to help you improve the chances of an approval in the future. Final decision lies with NIA OPS. Here are some tips to help you make the most of the event.
Tips for New Portal Submissions
Here’s a quick overview of candidates that can be added to the Portal Network:
- A location with a cool story, a place in history or educational value.
- A cool piece of art or unique architecture
- A hidden gem or hyper-local spot
- Public parks
- Public libraries
- Public places of worship
- Transit stations
- Candidates on the grounds of primary/secondary schools
- Candidates on private residential property (including farms)
- Candidates that obstruct the driveway of emergency services and may interfere with the operations of fire stations, police stations, hospitals, military bases, industrial sites, power plants, and air traffic control towers
- Candidates that are not permanent , including seasonal displays that are only put up during certain times of the year
- Candidates that are natural features (Includes pictures of landscapes as well as submissions where the subject is a lake, river, stream, mountain, volcano, waterfall, etc.; photos that include man-made points of interest - plaques, signs, etc. - near natural features are acceptable).
For candidates that meet the criteria, adding a high quality photo or a good title and description can improve the chances of your candidate getting accepted. For more tips go to this link.
Tips for Title and Description Edits
IMPORTANT: With Title, Description, and Location Edits, the best fit for the candidate will be selected. If there are more than one suggestion for the Portal, NIA OPS will select the one that is the most appropriate and adds the most value to the Portal.
Submitting Title Edits
- Titles may be submitted in any language
- Where there is no “official” title for the Portal (i.e., fountains and statues without names), we welcome creative titles to distinguish the candidate Portal from other similar Portals
- Please do not include real names, codenames, faction or group names in titles
- Please do not include HTML in Portal titles
- Note: We cannot accept title or description edits for historical markers or Sponsored Portals.
Submitting Description Edits
- The “Description” field on candidate Portal submissions may be used to populate the More info >> link from the Portal details page on your Scanner.
- While not required, if you choose to enter a description for your candidate Portal, please include detailed information that other players might find interesting about the Portal; for example, interesting facts about the art or building, historical significance, etc. You can also use the description to tell why the Portal is unique, historical or significant.
- Descriptions may be submitted in any language.
- Please do not include HTML in Portal descriptions.
- Please do not include URLs in Portal descriptions.
- Please keep our Terms of Service in mind when providing descriptions.
Tips for Photos
Take your time to make sure you capture the best representation of the Portal Candidate. If the Portal candidate already has additional photos, try to capture a different angle from the ones that are already present.
- Photos that include people, animals, or other obstructions in the way
- Low-quality photos (e.g., pitch black, blurry, or photos taken from a car)
- Highly processed photos; no filters please
- Long shots of the Portal candidate, ensure the focus of the photo is the Portal candidate