I can’t prove, it’s just my impressions. I don’t think Funcom will start ban people for minor abuses. It’s an online game, and players will unplease other players somehow. Where I live, we call that “mere unpleasantness” in a literal translation. I can build small structures near my base to claim that area as a clear propose to build there in near future. I don’t think I will be banned for that, even if it makes other players dislike. But if I start to build small structures all over the map, I have a clear intention to disturb other players. And in that case, I may be banned. But you are right, Funcoms rules do not state this.
What I said is that some reports will take more priority than others, because Funcom won’t be able (and don’t need) to analyze all of them in game. So I think Funcom will desconsider some reports just because they don’t meet the requirements or they are not considered a banable issue. But I think they will read all of them