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How to fix location error using Win10 Edge to surf ingress.com/intel?

How do I fix a location error while browsing http://ingress.com/intel with Win10 Edge? It shows me about 5 miles west of my real location. This happens on my Lenovo X220i just upgraded from Win7 and ...
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What happens to links, fields and long term ownership if a portal is moved?

It's possible to submit a location correction of a portal through the scanner. Unfortunately that is being abused by players of the opposing faction every once in a while to move home portals away. ...
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What determines where XM is generated?

As far as I can tell, XM seems to be almost randomly placed, except for certain places which have an unusually high concentration: For example, our town recently opened a Five Guys Burgers and Fries ...
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How can I report misplaced portals in Ingress?

Yesterday a lot of new portals appeared. Some of them are misplaced more than a hundred meters. How do I report those and supply a better position?
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How can I farm most effectively for portal keys in a short timespan

When planning Ops that require many keys for a particular portal, I find farming these keys can take a very long time, for example: capture the portal drop any existing keys for that portal (or pop ...
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Do ADA Refactor/JARVIS Virus count as a portal capture for missions?

When doing an Ingress mission waypoint does a ADA Refactor/JARVIS Virus fulfill the "capture or upgrade portal" requirement? Assuming the portal is changed to your faction.
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How to fit Mission Banner

I'll will do a Mission Banner that is 2x6, but my missions are not "squared" Right now looks like that: So In a future If I do more missions I dont want to be the banners messed up. What I have to ...
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MUFG Interest/Duplication Rates

I had 6 VRHS inside my MUFG and a new one was created in under 24 hours. I also had 4 ADA's and 4 Jarvis's that weren't touched. So my question is how do the duplication rates get determined? Is it ...
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Easily getting rid of items

I'm hitting the 2000 items limit. I find it very time consuming to drop or recycle every item with 3 taps. The easiest way to get rid of xmps is to just fire them. But what about the other item types? ...
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Stuck with “observer ban” - how do I get out?

My scanner was behaving rather oddly last night and I put it down to a possible server glitch - but after it doing the same thing this morning and searching around, it seems I'm stuck with an observer ...
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Loosing Mu's if you do the “Jetlink” on Multilayer fields

When you do a multilayer fields you are get XXX Mu's, so, when they pass the checkpoint, you add this to the global layer. Lets supose 2 fields. First 10.000Mus, and second 20.000Mus. So at checpoint ...
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When upgrading a portal, what happens to the existing resonators on it?

Does the upgrade destroy the existing resonator or is the old one swapped into your inventory?
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Seer Medal after 2014

What is the current state of the Seer Medal? I thought it got "temporarily suspended" in that way that: The locked medal does not appear on the scanner any longer Portals submitted until December ...
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Does ingress have offline mode?

I just gotten Ingress for 2 minutes now and already i'm facing a problem. I'm a pre-paid user and that means i don't have internet where i go except for Wi-fi locations. I was thinking that Ingress ...
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What is the formula for damage mitigation in Ingress?

How does damage mitigation work on a portal? I heard that links and shields make it sturdier and harder to take down, but exactly what's the math behind this?
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How much protection do the various shields give [duplicate]

With the new levels of shields available as of 3 June 2013, is there an indication of how much protection each shield will give a portal? Similarly, do they contribute to the XM drain on the ...
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How can I determine the distance between two portals in Ingress?

How can I determine the distance between two portals in Ingress? The intel map doesn't have a scale. Figuring out a linking strategy whilst at home is difficult without a scale.
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What is the best method for a single user to key farm a portal?

Let assume a player is next to a portal and has about 1 hour to key farm the portal. What is the best strategy (shortest time, maximum hack count) to key farm a portal for a single user with no item ...
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Why do I keep getting “Hack acquired no items” in Ingress?

This just started happening to me. For a long while I was getting something pretty much every time I hacked a portal. Tonight I'm frequently getting the message "Hack acquired no items.". Sometimes ...
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Do nested/layered fields provide any advantage?

In Ingress you can create fields completely within fields, e.g. like in this screenshot of north-eastern Oslo: On the intel-map, they are even indicated in a more intense colour. Does this bring any ...
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What are the meanings of most common abbreviations in Ingress?

There are few abbreviations and acronyms in Ingress which might be confusing at first to new players, can you list them?
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What is the maximum portals per mission?

I want to create a very difficult mission with 200-400 portals. Creating such a mission is a lengthy task. I want to plan ahead how many and which portals I can use, because the layout would be very ...
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Why is link not possible over short distance with no apparent link in the way?

Firstly, here's the area I'm working in. Here's a diagram created from the map: For reference, these are the locations in the diagram: (apologies that it's not in English, that can't be helped) ...
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Glyph hacking failure same as normal hack?

Are there any consequences in a total failure when glyph hacking as opposed to just hacking normally? Or is a total failure essentially the same as a normal hack?
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What's the reward for completing missions?

It's pretty unclear what's granted for completing missions. Even the web doesn't agree on the answer: This Reddit's Q/A says there's no AP This Decode Ingress' page talks about missions rewarding ...
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How much XM clusters around portals?

How much XM is generated around a portal when it's left alone for awhile?
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How is “Distance Walked” determined?

A badge for "Distance Walked" was recently released. But, I saw this value increase by 2km after driving through city streets at 20-30mph (running Ingress, screen on, occasionally hacking, etc. at ...
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Can you view your AP history

Can you view your AP history somewhere on the Ingress site? Like a list of your actions and how much AP you have got for each action? Something similar to Stack Exchange reputation history in your ...
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Ingress Inquiry from new player

Is there a specific strategy for creating wide control areas within a designated area and what is the most acceptable way to protect those given areas. I currently hold control over a specific area, ...
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Is there currently a way to get the Stella Vyctory badge?

Is there any way to get this badge? This page tells: These are only obtained via passcodes at Shōnin Pasadena, or by participating in the website Endgame - Ancient Societies. Shōnin clearly is ...
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What happens when I remove a portal shield?

You can protect a friendly portal by adding portal shields, but it is also possible to remove them afterwards. If I use this option to remove (my own) portal shield, what happens to it? Will it return ...
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What does deploying “spot on” mean?

I recently started playing Ingress and overtook a few portals - then had a message from someone (on the same team) saying: We got turned over last night. Capture all you like but please deploy ...
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I've dropped items for friends. Why are they not appearing on the map?

I've tried in a few locations to drop items, yet friends are not able to see them to pick them up. Do they take time to appear? Do users need to reload data to see these items?
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What is the use of enemy's portal key

I'm new to ingress and I'm totally confused about the items in my inventory. Recently I hacked few resistance portals and I got their portal keys I know what to do with my own keys and I know that I ...
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Is it possible that I can claim portals created by me

I'm new to ingress and I've a doubt about portal claiming. Is it possible that I can claim portals created by me
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Rearrange mission badges

There are some mission series you need to complete in correct order so the badges create a larger picture. In case one managed to mess things up and made missions not in correct order, is there a ...
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What's the fastest way to level up to level 2 in ingress?

I've started playing ingress recently, and it's fun, but it's really annoying to be unable to use most of the items you get when you're at level 1. The level 1 xmp's are too weak to take over much of ...
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Why do L8+ agents attack portals but then do not claim it

I have noticed that some agents (mostly L8) will attack my portals but then they leave them unclaimed. Is this some kind of strategy or do they run out of XM? This has happened many times so the ...
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When a portal is burned out in ingress, how long until it's hackable again?

I just started playing and really needed to build inventory, so I found some portals close together, and walked a route to hack them over and over again. After a little while the hacks started to ...
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How are the glyph hack bonuses calculated?

Did anyone come across a formula for the calculation of the glyph hacks? There seem to be many questions and attempts at it but I couldn't find any definite answer.
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What does selecting a badge in the profile view in the scanner do?

I have recently managed to select badges in my profile. It happens if you press and hold on a badge for a couple of seconds. They appear with yellow brackets around them. It's possible to select ...
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How to change the time of Sojourner medal?

In ingress I can hack along all the day. So the sojourney medal was not a problem, but in a few weeks I will be able only to hack in the morning, between 8.00am -10.00am. The problem is that my ...
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How to get Ingress portal ownership duration?

I wanted to know whether I can see a list of all my currently owned portals in Ingress, and I found this. So there's no way. But is there a way to know how long has a portal has been under ownership? ...
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What is the logic behind the timer of the Sojourner Badge?

Does the 24 hours timer start: when you hack a portal on a particular day or does it use the calendar days and check if you did hack a portal on a particular day or does it simply ...
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What is the most efficient way to upgrade a portal?

When I destroyed all resonators on an enemy portal, I have various options to place the resonators. I can either set the highest resonators right away or start with lower resonators and gradually ...
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is there any way to find ingress missions in other areas outside of your own local area?

I like to do missions, but like to plan ahead. How can I find missions in areas not local to me?
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What do you do and get once you are Ingress level 8?

The goal of some (or most?) Ingress players is to reach level 8. Honestly I am confused why. What do you get or do when you hit level 8? Do you get a new role? What's new versus playing in lower ...
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Is there a owned portal list available?

Is there a way to get a list of portals I own? I am trying to find out where all my portals are, so I can make sure I have keys when I need them, but I can't manually keep track of them all.
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Access Ingress logs

Is there a way to get access to the logs for the last few weeks, with all actions in a given map area/everything? Is there an API? I'd like to create some art projects on Ingress about fields, ...
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How can I play Ingress while in China?

I read that Google Servers are restricted from DNS in China. What is the best and safest way to play ingress with a local Chinese mobile operator? I see 2 options 1-Change host file on my rooted ...