No Consequences In Ingress

In an effort to generate more clicks, the geniuses at published Why NOT to Use Self-Correcting Quills: An Update on Cheating and Consequences including the following:

The most well known example of breaking the ToS would be the month long suspension of Brandon Tan, arguably the most hardcore Pokémon GO player to date, who was temporarily suspended for offering a Mewtwo farming service. While there has not been such a high profile case in Wizards Unite or Ingress, Niantic certainly made their point when they suspended the account of a widely known player. High popularity is not a safeguard against breaking the ToS.

I don’t know why they’ve never heard about the lawsuit against Global++? However, in scale, nothing compares to Niantic’s reaction to Cleaningress:

Over 300 Ingress agents received 30 day temp bans, several Slack administrators, who happened to be Resistance agents, received Cease and Desist letters ordering them to no longer play Ingress (for some reason they can still play Pokemon Go and Harry Potter though), and an Enlightened agent was permanently banned (the rumor is a Community Manager walked them through creating a replacement account before all the other 30 day temp bans were over).

If you think Cleaningress wasn’t high profile, just check out the reaction at any Ingress anomaly where one of those C&D recipients shows up and takes photos or hands out water. Does anybody know what Brandon Tan looks like?