And name calling is what?
Are you suggesting that me calling you a troll makes me a troll? That would be a pretty slippery slope.
By the laws of exponential growth, if we all decided that calling someone a troll automatically makes you a troll, every person on the planet would be a troll by the end of the day.
Also, when you say “ simple point of fact” I have to pull you up on that. it’s not a fact, it’s an opinion shared by you and some others. It make be more correct that not, but it isn’t a fact. You can’t quantify how much someone cares.
Plus, I’m constantly baffled by this “money grabbing” accusation that gets thrown around a lot. Niantic are far from innocent, and they haven’t handled this very well, but they aren’t a charity. They don’t run a homeless shelter. They are a company run on profits, and the more money a company makes the more successful that company is said to be.
Having said that, I don’t think they’re going about it the right way to maximise their profits in the long run, but I can’t fault them for wanting to make money.
Stop personifying intangible units like companies. Individuals within any given company can have ideals and want to make the world a better place, but companies make money.
I worked as a freelance SEO consultant for a while, and I would have loved to provide my services for free to charities and non-profits, but I also felt this overwhelming urge to pay my rent. Unfortunately for the world, my own selfish needs won out. That’s life.
In the same vein, saying “ Niatic doesn’t give two hoots for it’s community” may be technically true, but individuals within Niantic probably do care (just statistically, there must be some) so lets all hope that Niantic get it sorted sooner rather than later, for the betterment of themselves as well as us.