In all honesty, I agree with this new set of rules.
NWR is a great community and all, but lately I've been getting a tad annoyed by some things. A lot of threads lose their appeal because of too many irrelevant one sentence posts or failed attempts at humor. Most of the time, the thread is wasted on this. Not saying that we shouldn't be funny or be witty with our posts, but the point of discussion threads is to contribute ideas and opinions to a subject.
And before anyone says "butz dis is the interwebs! wi can do this LOL!", yes, we are on the internet and yes, you can get away with A LOT of stuff, but we are on NWR, which is a closed and private place on the net. If NWR says you can't do something you either accept it or move on. We all sign the ToS, and if we disagree with them we are kicked out.
Its as simple as that.