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  1. Phases

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    Do you see other players on the map too? Or any indication? That'd be kinda cool.
     

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    As of now no you can't see other players on the map. However I have heard that you can see what other players are fighting a gym while your fighting it. I haven't been able to test this yet.
     
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    I think there would need to be some kinda parental control feature for it. Or is that what Pokémon trainer club is for already?
     
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    Why a parental control feature?
     
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    Because there's potential for abuse, and people tend to re-use usernames.
     
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    Serious question. What kind of abuse and what would parental controls prevent?
     
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    Paedophiles looking for minors to groom, or other horrible things perhaps. Something Niantic would have to be very careful and aware of, especially with a social game that might be popular with younger players
     
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    There's potential for stalking a kid's exact whereabouts if you know his/her username in the game and could see the location of that username. That's just my worry, nobody wants the kinda thing.

    A simple switch could prevent the use of that feature similar to the way there are controls for disallowing or allowing kids to purchase stuff within the game.
     
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    It doesn't even have to something as bad as paedophiles, what about say a school bully tracking the kid they are bullying?
     
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