See also NamingConventions and RefactoringPolicy.
Ignore all rules: If rules make your nervous and depressed, and not desirous of participating in the wiki, then ignore them entirely and go about your business.
Supporters of this rule include LarrySanger, WojPob, JimboWales, AyeSpy, OprgaG
I now pleasantly ponder the paradox encountered by those who seek to rigorously follow this rule. --JimboWales
Well, what about the related paradox that there is no Rule to decide that something is a Rule (and so should be ignored) --OprgaG
Explain jargon: It would be great if you would hyperlink all jargon (area-specific terminology that someone who might happen not to have had a college course in your subject might not understand) and explain it, and then explain all the jargon you use to explain that, until you've reached terms that ordinary educated people can understand.
Supporters of this rule include LarrySanger JerryMuelver AyeSpy (fervently)
Avoid bias: Since this is an encyclopedia, after a fashion, it would be best if you represented your controversial views either (1) not at all, (2) on *Debate, *Talk, or *Discussion pages linked from the bottom of the page that you're tempted to grace, or (3) represented in a fact-stating fashion, i.e., which attributes a particular opinion to a particular person or group, rather than asserting the opinion as fact. (3) is strongly preferred. See the NeutralPointOfView page for elaboration.
Supporters of this rule include LarrySanger JerryMuelver AyeSpy
Delete patent nonsense: I propose that we delete PatentNonsense when we run across it, and then put it on the BadJokesAndOtherDeletedNonsense page. The problem with this is that people disagree about what is PatentNonsense. So be careful, anyway. It's possible that this makes me a ["wiki reductionist."]
Supporters of this rule include LarrySanger JerryMuelver
Supporters of this rule include AyeSpy