So there was a very long thread finally closed recently, with the trolling user finally banned. It will never be clear if the user in question was trolling us, or if he honestly believed the incorrect things that he was posting about OPR rules. We do know for certain that that user was indeed submitting rules-violating portals.
But he has also now caused several users to receive unfair Warnings and Blocks on our forum accounts, myself included. My sin was posting the lyrics to a public domain song, in protest of Niantic staff's inability to shut down the thread.
We collectively feel that most of the warnings and flags on the affected accounts should be reevaluated, and removed. But we don't really have much hope that this will happen.