After publishing the new rules, the folks over at /v/protectvoat fell down on this sub like a ton of bricks. I don't know if they actually use this sub but since it's a system sub I'm not going to question it.
Oh, please don't take the title seriously, that's just a bit of a joke. And the CSS too. Ignore that.
The point is, I don't have the time to thoroughly sort through this immediately and it's clear most people here don't even want to give the benefit of the doubt (so much for the trial period), so until further notice (basically, when I can get this sorted out), all rules are suspended and moderation should not be happening except for the sitewide rules and on illegal content which we will continue to deal with if discovered.
tldr: rules are suspended until further notice.
Use the sidebar's background as an indicator of when the rules will and won't be active.
Edit: wow look at all the vote counts here, everyone is getting upvoted and downvoted heaps. It's like a civil war in here.