Thoughts On the New Rules
I'll keep this short and sweet, as there are a couple things (but not many) I'd like to talk about.
Please do not make light of serious issues (e.g. “This is cancer”)
This one slightly bothers me. The example makes me think that alluding to any ongoing topic that currently affects people shouldn't happen.
Sometimes, people won't have little-to-no dialogue on topics that are relevant. I don't see why not the OP could bump the thread to help the smoldering fire. Unless a topic has been physically exhausted, I don't see any reason to not just bump the thread because creating another thread just resets the entire discourse.
Please do not encourage negative behavior
I feel as if this one can be taken the wrong way entirely. It's decently vague, and I don't want to argue semantics, but in general, there are too many interpretations of 'negative behavior', and too many ways to constitute someone is 'encouraging' such behavior.
In the end however, this is Behavior's forum and they have every right to do what they want with it. Having discourse just becomes slightly harder.