So, these days, spoofed links can be reinstated, with cross links allowed.
Can Niantic now implement the movement of portals via Wayfarer, without dropping links?
Why? Portal movements are often done for malicious reasons to drop links. Implementing link retention would negate a lot of false move requests whilst preserving links.
The only negative I can see would be if there were many moves in portal dense areas. Usually however, dense areas are also high turnover.