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#2299

Just started Disney+


#2300

Was reminded this morning how dumb many profanity filters are when I tried to apply my naming convention to a Butterfree with 60 IV and the best moveset (according to Poke Genie). But “Butter60AA” was rejected, because it includes in it the sequence of letters “B-U-T-T”.

Notice, of course, that the game’s official name for that Pokémon also violates that rule. The same over-sensitive idiocy is evident with the Pokémon called “Lickitung” (any string containing the sequence of letters “L-I-C-K” is also strictly verboten).

Muttering “big f’n’ deal” I typed “BFD60AA” instead (an acronym that actually IS profane) and the game accepted it without complaint or warning.

The most prevalent form of “artificial intelligence” has at it’s heart a brute-force inference engine that requires a lot of special-case exceptions just to function and is prone to producing results as unintelligent as this.

(So keep yer ‘self-driving’ cars away from me … way the hell away.)


#2301

I don’t even know what a profanity filter is, but F that.


#2302

You can’t name your Pokemon “West Virginia” because of virgin


#2303

:rofl:


#2304

Hi guys. I got a quick question for y’all. How much time does it take for wayspot nominated in wayfarer to be put in game? Like once they presumably got accepted?


#2305

A few days


#2306

Today must be one of my best days in Pokemon GO history, if not THE best.
It all started with a wild Swampert that popped up. That must be rarest spawn I’ve ever encountered as of today.


Managed to catch it with Silver Pinap too. :stuck_out_tongue:

But it all got even better: after three years, I’ve FINALLY got a PokeStop in my home!

:star_struck::star_struck:

It’s only been three days since I submitted it, by the way.


#2307

OMG, lucky you! May I ask what exactly is your Poke stop since it’s close to your home?


#2308

Congratulations. Does your submission have to say why they should put a stop right there? (And if so, I would assume you didn’t say “because it’s within reach of my home”; what did you give as a reason to have a stop there?) I’m hoping to get ideas for how to make requests.


#2309

“reasons” do not matter. just make sure your submission is eligible. there are a bunch of rules, and as a lvl 40 player, you should already have an idea what spots can be pokestops/gyms. I also suggest taking pictures in the daytime, because I have a submission now that was rejected, even though visible, it wasn’t a very clear picture because I took it at night time.


#2310

Thanks for the info. And again, congrats for getting the stop!

Maybe for the spot where I want a stop I can put a historical marker that says “On this spot in 2019 a Pokéstop was erected.” and have my submission say I want a stop there to go with the historical marker.


#2311

Sure. This is the PokéStop.

Translations:
‘Speeltuintje’ = playground
‘Speeltuintje waar kinderen graag spelen’ = playground where children like to play


#2312

You do have to say indeed why you think there should be a PokéStop on the nominated location, indeed, but I think you can also leave it blank or just leave a random letter in it. I did not say that the PokéStop is close to my home because it is 1). not a good reason and 2). I don’t want to have all the locals here knowing where I live. The reason I used is that I think the location should be a PokéStop, because all playgrounds are eligible and another PokéStop is always good Pokémon GO community (and other Niantic games can use it, too).


#2313

Did you get new spawn points with the Poke stop?


#2314

If I slap some swings and a slide in my backyard, submit it as a "playground (complete w/pics), do you think it will work? :smiley:


#2315

Yeah had the same. I gave my Butterfree a name, but was unable to recall it Butterfree. In apropriate name.:joy: If you then just leave it empty the game itself still names it Butterfree.:man_facepalming:t3: I always note the IV with it, so now it’s called Buterfree 100%.


#2316

Fun fact: You also cannot rename Lickitung back once you’ve changed it. :X


#2317

If I’m right you can change ‘Lickitung’ back to Lickitung by leaving the name blank when editing it.


#2318

Unfortunately I didn’t😖