Future OPR backlog and issues
Niantic just announced submissions are live in Germany for Pokémon Go users, suggesting it is on the horizon for other European countries.
This is/will hit the OPR community like a tonne of bricks, even restricted at L40 (L16 equivalent in Ingress). There are 37 L40 players in the discord I am in in the city I play in. This number is vastly underrepresented as this is just the small fraction that choose to use discord.
There are more L40 players in our city than there are Ingress players.
Does Niantic have any plans to mitigate any issues? An issue I see are a lot of submissions for POIs that already exist in Ingress but haven't converted over due to stricter S2 cell proximity rules.
On the topic of proximity itself I think the app should do a proximity check during the submission process so it won't let you submit if it is too close to an existing portal. It will save a lot of time for everyone.