I will express myself as I do. If I follow them, it is because I naturally do so. If I violate them, it is because I naturally do so. If I am banned from the forum, so it goes. If I am not, I will be relieved. But any 'rule' that violates a freedom of expression is incorrect. In my country, my constitutional rights grant me freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Admittedly, I do not know how international law handles such matters, but these forum rules are illegal in my country. Thus I have no intention to abide by them. Likewise, I have no intention to implicitly disobey them. Rather, I intend to treat these as though they do not exist. If anyone disagrees with my decision, throw your hissy fit. It may be that my way of simply being is illegal in the countries of some other forum-goers, but common ettiquette and law are not one and the same. Nor should one impose upon another (sensibly- idealistically, sure, but not sensibly).
New 'rules' stand simply as fore-planned excuses to exile opposition, considering people in general tend to understand civility and ettiquette and are capable of working out disagreements with no interference. (generally) If anyone feels harassed by the new rules, come to me and I will do what is in my power to support you. If I myself am ever exiled for being as I am, it is your own choice how to react. But the tighter the rules, the more opposition- thus, the worse the idea of having them in the first place. Unless antagonizing supporters makes for a good business model.
In any case, my opinion is clear. raises middle finger at any repression of opinion Until someone makes a stink causing problems for the rest of us (in which case, are theirself the main problem) there's no issue in this. I'll be continuing my day-to-day however I do.