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Join hosts Jamal Harvey and Chris Bell for a weekly podcast dedicated to the Wide World of Niantic Wayfarer! Niantic Wayfarer provides the Points of Interests (POIs) that make these games run: Pokémon Go, Pikmin Bloom, Ingress Prime, NBA All World & More! Find us on Twitter @wayspotters or on our website www.wayspotters.com. Also available on pokemonprofessor.com
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On this weeks episode, The boys opine about eMiLy, the machine Learning bot Niantic is using to review random nominations. What do we know about eMiLy? ML like slam dunks, has trouble with nuance and can turn around photo edit in a New York minute. Chris and Jamal also wonder out loud if there will be another AMA before 2024 is over. Jamal has sugg…
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On this episode of the Wayspotters Podcast, The boys discuss some of the recent happening in Niantic Wayfarer. Specifically, the Twitter (X) mob running to discredit Niantic potentially without all of the facts. Also, you could have guessed this one. Chris goes on a rant and it's a really good one. The boys also talk about ways to bring back the TE…
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On this weeks episode, The boys debate the idea of demoting uninteresting POI's and promoting new more colorful and interesting POI's in the same cell. They also talk about how to build a wayfarer community with your locals. Jamal also make a call to all "non-dudes" to come forward and make podcast content. He's even willing to help! Chris shows hi…
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Published 2nd of June 2024 On this episode of the Wayspotters Podcast, Chris gets a little heated about a rejection he received and it sets off an epic RANT! The boys also discuss map integrity, consistency and removing POI's from the map. I thin kChris is now clam, you be the judge! ✅ Wayfarer News! ✅ TOPIC #1 -Map Integrity and Consistency ✅ TOPI…
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On this weeks episode, Jamal and Chris breakdown the 1st Wayfarer Challenge of 2024. Chris finished with 945 reviews and Jamal finished with 843 reviews. Way more than they did the last challenge. Jamal goes on to almost lose his mind when talking about location edits. The boys also have a blast talk about four 90's and early 00's Pro Wrestlers in …
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Published 19th of May 2024 On this episode of the Wayspotters Podcast, The boys go over the newly minted Wayfarer Criteria. The good the bad and the well. It's mostly all good. Make sure to click the link and read Chris' article on GoHub about the Wayfarer Challenge! https://pokemongohub.net/post/news/japan-us-and-germany-hosting-latest-niantic-way…
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On this weeks episode, Jamal and Chris talk about the positive effects eMiLy has had on the review times and the overall community! Then Niantic decided to drop the news about the latest review challenge as soon as they finished recording. So the boys jumped in the time machine and updated the episode. Published 12th of May ✅ News - Big News! ✅ eMi…
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Published 5th of May 2024 On this episode of the Wayspotters Podcast, Chris gets a chance to retire his many spreadsheets, why you may ask? Well Niantic has finally included edit on to the contribution page! Say it with us! #HeckYeah ✅ Wayfarer News! - and good stuff ✅ TOPIC #1 -What Am I Going To Ask For Now? ✅ Tales from Canada - We are living wi…
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This week Jamal and Chris explore different "beefs" with Wayfarer. Jamal tries to get rid of a Pixar movie. Published 28th of April ✅ News, Wayfarer style ✅ I have Beef ✅ But why tho? ✅ Pixar, which one goes? ✅Wayspot/Coal of the Week Jamal's daughter started a PODCAST! - ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/yappathon/id1720669701⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠…
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Published 21st of April 2024 On this episode of the Wayspotters Podcast, Chris gets a little fired up over Niantic's verbiage in their "educational emails". The fieriness (maybe a pun for the fire station?) continues when he and Jamal talk about how the PoGo team uses the map! ✅ Lots of Wayfarer News! ✅ TOPIC #1 - Wayfarer Emails ✅ TOPIC #2 - The P…
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Published 14th of April ✅ News, Wayfarer style ✅ Forums have moved and we love it! ✅ eMiLy has take all the easy things and people are not happy. ✅ Catchphrase explained for the people in the back. ✅ You've lost that lovin' feeling ✅ One’s gotta go - Marvel Edition ✅Wayspot/Coal of the Week Jamal's daughter started a PODCAST! - ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podc…
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Published 7th of April 2024 ✅ Lots of Wayfarer News! - Feat. AgentX1976 ✅ TOPIC #1 - Royal Court AgentX1976 Elffromspace MattyG SerAmanda xLilPoundcake ✅ What's your hill to die on? ✅ A voicemail from Lachlan ✅ How much time do you spend on a nomination? ✅ Wayspot of the week ✅ Coal of the Week✅Dad Jokes! Special Shout Out to our Executive Producer…
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Published 31st of March ✅ A little bit of Wayfarer News ✅ The forums are moving! ✅ Where are edits going? ✅ Ok, it’s against the rules, but should it be? ✅Wayspot/Coal of the Week Jamal's daughter started a PODCAST! - ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/yappathon/id1720669701⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Go follow Agent X on TikTok -⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠htt…
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Published 24th of March 2024 ✅ Lots of Wayfarer News! - There's a BUG! ✅ TOPIC #1 - Hello Niantic, are you there? The nomination crash bug Getting Niantic to do … anything. Upgraded Nominations pulled into Niantic Voting ✅ NEW SEGMENT: Tales from Canada - This week: Spring? What’s that? ✅ Wayspot of the week ✅ Coal of the Week✅Dad Jokes! Special Sh…
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Published 17st of March 2024 ✅ A little bit of Wayfarer News ✅ NianticAaron and the Trailmarkers ✅ A wayfinder says farewell? ✅ Socks and Shoes! ✅Wayspot/Coal of the Week Links from the show: https://community.wayfarer.nianticlabs.com/discussion/52552/trailmarkers-warning-received/p5 https://community.wayfarer.nianticlabs.com/discussion/comment/175…
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Published 10th of March 2024 ✅ Lots of Wayfarer News! - We get more appeals! ✅ GoFest was just announced, Wayspotters will be there! ✅ Topic #1 - Taboo Topic - Inclusion Rules, yep, we're going there ✅ What's an S2 cell anyway? ✅ Wayspot of the week ✅ Coal of the Week✅Dad Jokes! Special Shout Out to our Executive Producer! KatettheKonz! #Yeah Go ch…
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Published 1st of March 2024 ✅ A little bit of Wayfarer News ✅ Welcome to the new Ambassadors!! ✅ Are upgrades worth it? ✅ Voicemail from SerAmanda ✅ Hello, are you out there? ✅ Ones Gotta Go! ✅Wayspot/Coal of the Week Jamal's daughter started a PODCAST! - ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/yappathon/id1720669701⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Go follow Agent X on…
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Published 23th of February 2024 ✅ Happy Birthday Chris! ✅ The Latest Wayfarer News! ✅ Topic #1 - Let's talk edits ✅ Topic #2 Black History Month (Thread on Forums) https://community.wayfarer.nianticlabs.com/discussion/52181/february-is-black-history-month-show-off-the-poi-that-celebrate-black-history-and-culture ✅ Wayspot of the week ✅ Coal of the …
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Published 18th of February 2024 ✅ A little bit of Wayfarer News (Finally) ✅ I'll be back, I'm going to get a haircut ✅ Selling? I was told there would be no selling in Wayfarer ✅ Jamal made a forum post and we read from it. ✅ Listener Feedback and emails. ✅Wayspot/Coal of the Week Jamal's daughter started a PODCAST! - ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasts.apple.com…
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Published 11th of February 2024 ✅ The Latest Wayfarer News! Finally! Guess who's back on YouTube?? Niantic has joined the Overture Maps Foundation Cohort 3 Wayfarer Ambassador Applications are now OPEN! ✅ Pre Topic - Removing wayspots ✅ Pre Topic -We read some responses to the poll on Spotify ✅ Topic #1 Supporting Information ✅ Wayspot of the week …
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Published 4th of February 2024 ✅ A little bit of Wayfarer News (NOT!) ✅ How do you like your steak? ✅ Drinks in the bathroom? Is Jamal an animal? ✅ Topic #1 Who is eMiLy? Why is she so sassy? ✅ Topic #2 Can we talk about maps? ✅ What did Chris write on the forum? https://community.wayfarer.nianticlabs.com/discussion/51528/removing-wayspots-an-open-…
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Published 28th of January 2024 ✅ Arnold the Terminator! ✅ The Latest Wayfarer News! Finally! ✅ Topic #1 - Is AI or (ML) taking over? What is Machine Learning? How does Niantic use Machine Learning for Wayfarer? What is Niantic doing to ensure the model is learning the right things? My Problems with the current way Machine Learning is used. A Sugges…
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Published 21st of January 2024 We are very happy to be joined by SerAmanda and LizzyBDarcy on the show this week. Two superstar players from the Georgia Wayfarer Discord. ✅ A little bit of Wayfarer News (NOT!) ✅ TOPIC #1 The invasion is coming from Georgia ✅ TOPIC #2 Playground set, one too many? https://www.reddit.com/r/NianticWayfarer/comments/19…
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Published 14th of January 2024 ✅ A Wild Lachlan Appears! ✅ A Recap of Season Two ✅ Recap of our guests ✅ Recap of our favorite moments/episodes ✅ People LOVE the YouTube! ✅ What have we all accomplished? ✅ Wayfarer Edits - Lachlan rants! ✅ Wayspot of the week✅ Coal of the Week✅Dad Jokes! Special Shout Out to our Executive Producer! KatettheKonz! #Y…
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Published 7th of January 2024 ✅ A little bit of Wayfarer News ✅ TOPIC #1 Can we keep the game board fresh? Remove Replace Leave alone ✅ TOPIC #2 Evangelizing Wayfarer Queues are at an all time low Motivation is at an all time high Go tell a friend? Please? ✅Wayspot/Coal of the Week Jamal's daughter started a PODCAST! - ⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/u…
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Published 31th of December 2023 ✅ No News, but that's not bad news. ✅ 2023 A Year in Review ✅ We go month by month and break it all down ✅ 2024: A look ahead ✅ Chris' goals for 2024 ✅ Jamal's goals for 2024 ✅ Goals for the show in 2024 ✅ Wayspot of the week✅ Coal of the Week✅Dad Jokes! Special Shout Out to our Executive Producer! KatettheKonz! #Yea…
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Published 24th of December 2023 ✅ A little bit of Wayfarer News ✅ TOPIC #1 Aye Aye Captain Challenge has ended The boys break down the challenge Jamal gets really excited when the USA is added ✅ Topic #2 We got a Survey! The boys go over all the questions from the survey They also tell you how they answered the questions Chris is still mad about th…
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Published 17th of December 2023 ✅ Welcome to EPISODE #100 ✅ The latest Wayfarer News! ✅ We review the rewards for the Global Wayfarer Challenge ✅ Topic #1 - The AMA's!! ✅ Wayspot of the week✅ Coal of the Week✅Dad Jokes! #Sponsored Get 20% off + Free Shipping ⁠⁠⁠@Manscaped⁠⁠⁠ with the promo code "WAYSPOTTERS"at ⁠⁠⁠www.manscaped.com⁠⁠⁠ #ad Special Sh…
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Published 10th of December 2023 ✅ A little bit of Wayfarer News ✅ How do you post things to Facebook? We chat with Elffromspace, Admin of the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/share/K3yFN5WoNBccDSRX/?mibextid=CTbP7E ✅ Another review challenge is coming! Aye Aye Captain - Global Reviewer Challenge Japan! South Korea! Taiwan! ✅Wayspot/Coal of t…
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Published 3rd of December 2023 Right off the top! #Sponsored Get 20% off + Free Shipping ⁠@Manscaped⁠ with the promo code "WAYSPOTTERS"at ⁠www.manscaped.com⁠ #ad ✅ Season 3 is fast approaching! We are looking for your favorite moments from Season #1 and Season #2. Share them with us and you may appear on the show! ✅ Spotify wrapped: Top Podcast for…
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#Sponsored Get 20% off + Free Shipping ⁠@Manscaped⁠ with the promo code "WAYSPOTTERS"at ⁠www.manscaped.com⁠ #ad Published 26th of November 2023 ✅ Happy Thanksgiving (USA) ✅ A little bit of Wayfarer News ✅ Let's go Swimming! ✅ Chris and Jamal are thankful ✅Wayspot/Coal of the Week Funny News Story of the Week - https://www.indy100.com/viral/cnn-repo…
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Published 19th of November 2023 Right off the top! #Sponsored Get 20% off + Free Shipping @Manscaped with the promo code "WAYSPOTTERS"at www.manscaped.com #ad ✅ The final AMA for 2023 is coming! You have until Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 12:00pm PDT to get questions inAMA Community Post: December 1, 2023 https://community.wayfarer.nianticlabs.c…
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Published 12th of November 2023 ✅ Chris has Wayfarer News ✅ Road Verge? What's Road Verge? ✅ Is it private Property or not? ✅ In Voting to In Queue to Upgrades people are BIG MAD! ✅Wayspot/Coal of the Week Funny News Story of the Week - https://apnews.com/article/deer-restaurant-noodles-beloit-wisconsin-fe12419691c69d16e1955eae2e9b9540 ✅Wayspot/Coa…
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Published 5th of November 2023 ✅ The Reviewing UI has been updated! ✅ All nominations are back in queue? - https://community.wayfarer.nianticlabs.com/discussion/comment/236931#Comment_236931 ✅ We have two very special guests! Seaprincess Elijustrying ✅ Topic #1 The New UI ✅ Topic #2 Ambassadorial Conference ✅ Wayspot of the week✅ Coal of the Week✅D…
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Published 29th of October 2023 ✅ Jamal has another RANT! ✅ Chris has news...maybe? - Monster Hunter Minute is EPIC ✅ Aquablast64 has a great idea for improving Wayfarer, we dig in to the idea ✅ Monster Hunter Minute!! ✅Wayspot/Coal of the Week Funny News Story of the Week - ⁠https://apnews.com/article/phillies-alligator-service-animal-wallygator-c1…
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Published 22nd of October 2023 ✅ No news is good news? ✅ Monster Hunter Minute ✅ Topic #1 Approvegate bites back Elephant #1 - Niantic needs to be more transparent Elephant #2 - Tell me again how you didn’t do anything wrong? ✅ Topic #2 Supporting Information, The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly The Bad The Meh The Good ✅ Wayspot of the week✅ Coal of t…
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Published 15th of October 2023 ✅ It's the Wayfarer Discussion Discord's Birthday! ✅ Ready to participate in the review contest? ✅ We welcome ScrawnyMeowith1 from the WDD ✅ Monster Hunter Minute!! (New Segment) But first, the latest Wayfarer News! Rewards are still going out for the challenge, I don’t have mine yet but they have until the 18th Appea…
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Published 8th of October 2023 ✅ Chris has news! The challenge is complete, we’ll dive into it more deeply in a bit. The appeals backlog seems to be fairly clean? I don’t have any outstanding right now, I’ve seen appeals from as close as July 2023 being resolved. So if you’ve got older appeals you might want to consider reaching out to Niantic, as i…
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Published 1st of October 2023 ✅ Inside Out ✅ We have a guest! ✅ Chris has news But first, the latest Wayfarer News! Edits are back! Just in time for the Wayfarer challenge Niantic has introduced a couple of quality of life updates to edits There’s a toggle now to highlights the differences in the edits And a handy new report button for abuse! We’ve…
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Published 27th of September 2023 ✅ We asked for a Wayfarer Challenge, here are the details! ✅ Italy, France and German were the winners! Timelines: Challenge Kick-Off Italy: 09/27/2023 at 12:00pm PDT France: 09/29/2023 at 12:00pm PDT Germany: 10/02/2023 at 12:00pm PDT Challenge Ends 10/04/2023 12:00pm PDT Reward Distribution 10/05/2023 - 10/18/2023…
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Published 24th of September 2023 ✅ Chris has news! The day we’re recording, is NBA All World Sunset day. NBA all world officially shuts down today. RIP NBA All World Edits stopped being pushed into reviews, NianticAaron said that they were looking into it Wayfarer Challenge Voting happens until Monday All Aboard - Italy, France, Germany Aye Aye Cap…
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Published 17th of September 2023 ✅ A Few Good Men ✅ **BREAKING NEWS** Ladder steps 1: Warning Ladder steps 2: 30 days Suspension Ladder steps 3: 90 days Suspension Ladder steps 4: 10 years Suspension https://community.wayfarer.nianticlabs.com/discussion/46628/new-wayfarer-abuse-enforcement-ladder-policy ✅ Chris has news Wayfarer challenge - When it…
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Published 10th of September 2023 ✅ Chris has news! If you forgot to change your bonus location after the last Wayfarer challenge you should be able to change it now. A while back Niantic asked for Wayfarers to nominate basketball courts on K-12 grounds, and that entire experience was… a dumpster fire right from the get go. The Wayfarer team is up t…
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Published 3rd of September 2023 ✅ We're HUGE in Hong Kong! ✅ Chris has Wayfarer News Route stats are live for your created routes, my first route has been walked 1700 times! Wayfarer was down for 4 hours, no indication as to why. ✅ TOPIC #1 - When do Waypoints show up in-game? Pokemon Go: The POI map is typically updated once per day. We commonly c…
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Published 27th of August 2023 ✅ Chris has news! There have been reports that the “Coal bots” are rejecting nominations very quickly, so be mindful when you’re making nominations and either go in and edit them or put them on hold asap. I don’t think it’s rejecting them before the “hold” releases, but if you’re used to not getting resolutions for wee…
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Published 20th of August 2023 ✅ We're at Go Fest RIGHT NOW! ✅ Chris has Wayfarer News ✅ Niantic Wayfarer is in great hands! Trust us ✅ Had a great meeting with the Wayfarer Team ✅ NYC Themed Dad Jokes We'll see you next week Special Shout Out to our Executive Producer! KatettheKonz! #Yeah Join our Patreon!! ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/PokemonProfes…
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Published 13th of August 2023 ✅ Pulp Fiction? Wayfarer? ✅ Chris has Wayfarer News https://community.wayfarer.nianticlabs.com/discussion/45412/how-do-you-feel-about-the-current-incentives-in-wayfarer-for-reviewing-submitting#latest ✅ TOPIC #1 - Why do you Wayfarer? Selfish reasons Don’t want to have to travel to a grind spot Clout Want everyone in t…
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Published 6th of August 2023 ✅ Chris has news! Beta bad! Apparently anybody who had a Wayfarer account and was participating in the Monster Hunter Now Beta had their Wayfarer accounts reset.https://community.wayfarer.nianticlabs.com/discussion/45215/wayfarer-data-reset-issues-monster-hunter-now/p1?new=1 ✅ Topic #1 Curbing Wayfarer Abuse in Pokémon …
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Published 30th of July 2023 ✅ William Shakespeare's Hamlet makes an appearance ✅ Chris has Wayfarer News ✅ TOPIC #1 - What the DUTCH? Reference Material: https://community.wayfarer.nianticlabs.com/discussion/comment/218708 It appears there are bots running wild in The Netherlands, or a lot of explorers with time on their hands. Light poles being no…
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Published 23rd of July 2023 Special Shout Out to our Executive Producer! KatettheKonz! #Yeah Join our Patreon!! https://www.patreon.com/PokemonProfessor Go check out Chris' articles https://pokemongohub.net/post/author/glawhantojar/ Go follow Agent X on TikTok -https://www.tiktok.com/@agentx_wayfinder ✅ Chris has news! Are upgrades broken? https://…
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