If you’re wondering why your name is missing from the leaderboard, Niantic has posted this information:
Thanks for your participation in the Dreamer 1 decoding challenge.
We’ve been watching the leaderboard and are aware that some of you have solved the challenge and entered the correct passcode but aren’t appearing there. It appears as if this is specific to any Agents who entered the passcode via Intel Map.
The team is aware of this issue and looking into resolving it ASAP.
In the meantime, we’re investigating options to address the leaderboard issue for any affected agents. I’ll provide updates on this discussion thread as they become available.
Thanks for your understanding!
and later with an update:
Thanks for all the additional input everyone. I’m happy to report that this issue has been addressed as of this morning and the Leaderboard should accurately reflect all passcode redemptions moving forward. Sorry to say that, unfortunately, we weren’t able to recover the missing entries. Thanks for your patience while we looked into this issue!
And the latest word:
Firstly, thanks to everyone who has provided input and shared their reactions to this unfortunate issue. I have been back and forth with our product team about this and, while they fully understand everyone’s frustration, it’s not currently possible to add anyone affected to the leaderboard. For that, I’m really sorry. I know many of you put a lot of work into solving this challenge.
We will be implementing is a second leaderboard that will be normalized, tracking your progress beginning with the second decoder challenge, and will exist alongside the original leaderboard, which will continue to track progress from the beginning of the challenge. We know that this isn’t a perfect solution but we hope this will help you have a more fair basis for comparison, while also keeping the full results for those who were not subject to the issue.
Finally, I want to remind you that this doesn’t completely knock you out of the competition, as the challenge will use your 8 best solve times, so you still have many more chances to get a great leaderboard score (or place highly in an individual challenge).
Again, our apologies for the issue and not being able to recognize everyone’s efforts, but we do hope that you enjoy the challenges and wish you great success in the upcoming rounds.
So it appears at the writing of this post, if you submitted your code while there was a bug on the intel, you might not be on the list and your chances to win have been reduced. You still have a chance though, so don’t give up. Do you have another solution you think would work? You should post it on the Ingress community forums if so.
Things happen. Possibly this is something to do with the speed update to intel, possibly it was just an error. Good luck with the next challenge.