I'll just repeat what I said over there, minus the unnecessary greentext and extraneous comments. I have listed the existing rule sets at the bottom of this post. Perhaps all three sets should be preserved, but they need to be stated concisely on the front page.
/site/ - Same as it ever was. Type #3 rules.
/arch/ - Same as it ever was. Rules don't apply since it contains everything.
/show/ - More intuitive name for /pony/. Change rules to Type #2.
/ot/ - For "off-topic," a merging of /oat/ and /chat/. Type #3 rules.
/fic/ - Same as it ever was. Type #2 rules.
/rp/ - Same as it ever was, except change rules to Type #2.
/rpp/ - More intuitive name for /occ/ (if it's even necessary). Change rules to Type #2.
/img/ - For "image," a merging of /art/ and /pic/. Change rules to Type #1.
/anon/ - Just as it is. Type #1 rules.
This would result in:
/site/ /arch/ /show/ /ot/ /fic/ /rp/ /rpp/ /img/ /anon/
I dislike the counter-intuitive name "/anon/," but can't think of anything better — /cess/ for "cesspool," perhaps?
I don't see anything on /oat/ and /chat/ that can't be absorbed by a squeaky-clean /ot/ and an "anything goes" /anon/ (or /cess/), but probably only the mods themselves know what the cultural reasons for /oat/ and /chat/ are.
I suggested combining /art/ and /pic/ into a single /img/ board because there aren't enough drawfags to support /art/ (and I'm an artist, incidentally). The opening posts alone are enough to separate artists' threads from image dumps.
This arrangement could be further simplified by merging /rp/ and /rpp/ (now called /occ/), but I assume they were separated for a reason. Looks like the issue is still controversial. I don't roleplay, so I don't know and don't much care.Rule Sets:
1) Mature content can be posted anywhere in /anon/ and /img/ as long as you spoiler it, but you don't even need to do that if the opening post is tagged #Mature.
2) In /show/, /fic/, /rp/, and /rpp/, mature content can only be posted in threads where the opening post is tagged #Mature; you can't post it otherwise even if you spoiler it.
3) Mature content is prohibited in /site/ and /ot/.
The current problem with the rules is that they're not stated concisely and they're scattered all over the place, but they're not too complicated. They're simple once you sort them all out, but they aren't easy to sort.