Well, I would think that we are extra nice to all members here. If members make an honest mistake, we never hold it against them if they do acknowledge it and they are being sincere about it.
As far as changing the rules: Rules are here for a reason and they were established and shaped based on all the history and experience of this forum. They are meant to make this community more efficient and productive, and I do not see them changing anywhere in the near future.
Finally, let's keep this thread on track. Such discussions can take place in our "HD Announcements, Help and Feedback" forum.