I agree with icepack that if someone was looking for rules on rating they would not be able to find it via the rules tab. This is one specific example of how the rules page could be improved.
I am not saying that the rules laid out in the forum are not good. I think that they should be more readily accessible and easy to navigate for the customers and people interested about what the rules really are. The expand/collapse function that is available for forum posts would be nice to see on the rules page so you could expand/contract the areas that you want to navigate and make it easier to navigate.
I also agree that the introductory letter as posted from the WOW page would be a good idea.
"Having stricter rules more clearly listed allows for people to use loopholes"
-Possibly but the rules could be amended to close these loopholes.
-Having less strict rules and more grey area allows for people to make decisions based on personal beliefs or wants as opposed to what should really be done in the effort of complete fairness and equality.
I also agree with whoever said I picked a poor example. I do want a discussion of the rules page and enforcement by mods overall. I have always thought that the rules page should be more clearly outlined this specific instance is just what caused me to make the op.