Got FIVE suggestions for the rules now, some things have been annoying me recently.
Have a part of the rules say that asking questions on the right section is vital. Recently, I've been dealing with a lot of misplaced questions on both Meta and the Battle Subway, and in past times the PokeBase as well. It does state in the rules to avoid doing this (in a way), however I feel it is not 'direct' enough to those who do not want to read the rules.
Add something like this to the rules. It should be one of the first things mentioned in there, before people get bored and leave the page. Something like this, maybe? >
Please make sure you ask questions on the correct section of the PokeBase. We have three sections, the PokeBase, the Meta, and the Battle Subway. Each of them work differently; the PokeBase is for Pokemon questions in general, the Meta is for reporting suggestions, bugs, and other site related things; do not ask anything other than that here. The Battle Subway is a section the follows stricter rules as described later on, and is for competitive rate-my-team questions - in game team questions are not allowed unless they are competitive in some way, e.g. PWT and the Battle Subway. Questions asked on the wrong section will he hidden by our senior users, so please make sure you are on the right section before posting.
This is also the reason I propose a converting ability for yourself, Mods and Editors; it'll be so much easier than people raging over their stuff being hidden. Definitely #1 on my list.
Have a part of the rules say not to ask questions that you know the answer to, or can only be defiantly answered by Game Freak themselves - too trivial.
This is getting a little out of hand now, stupid questions like 'Is Wattson based on Santa?' are getting more common, and questions that are for Game Freak are getting the same answer: Game Freak wanted it like that. People should know if their question is really that important or not; questions like that don't really matter. Questions that you know the answer to are pointless too - if people are going to ask for answers they found on Bulbapedia for points, they seriously need to get a grip.
Add it to the rules that you cannot guess an answer.
Recently, I've found several questions have been receiving answers that are technically guesses, and I see it happen too much. Add it to the rules that you cannot guess an answer, and if you cannot work it out by playing the game, a source of information is necessary. Just add it to the rules that you may not post an answer is you are not 100% sure it is correct.
Add it to the rules that you cannot claim part an answer/quote as your own.
Recently people have been editing the information from other answers into their own, and not giving any credit to the people they got it from; some people are also quoting something from another website but not providing a link to their information. This is likely intended to make their answer seem 'better' than others and try to compete for points - again, this site isn't a competition; it's a Q/A. The way people do this isn't fair to the other answerer or the site that happens to have the information that answers the question.
Add something to the rules about the approving/rejecting process.
Pretty straightforward, I've noticed sometimes that new users come into Chat asking about this. It would be nice if we had something in it about the rules.
Anyway, this is late, but the new rules page looks great! Just those few little addtions would certainly help keep the site functioning the way we want it to.