There was never anything quite on the order of what some of you guys went through in my congregation(s). Though I've only been in 2 for any length of time.
My childhood congregation did have rules regarding a minimum time in the ministry if you wanted to carry the mics (which, at the time, I saw as a disincintive to go in the ministry - you mean if I don't go out 6 hours this month, I don't get to stand for the whole meeting instead of sleeping/daydreaming in my seat?)
Oh, and one brother in my childhood congregation once proudly related a story about how he and 2 other elders continually denied a study who wanted to get baptized because he didn't wear a suit jacket to the meetings. They also refused to tell him why he'd been denied, but when he asked one of them would simply remark "you know, I don't think I've ever shown up at a meeting without a suit jacket on." He seemed pretty proud of how he handled the situation. That's one mindset I'll never understand - the elders who want to make a rule for some reason but realize that there's no scriptural backing so they have to mistreat people and subtly imply the rule until people fall in line. Do people really have so little going on in their lives that this level of effort is justified?
I've heard of other congregations that had rules on sport coats on the stage, cowboy boots were also a no-no there.
Apparently there's a rule at my current congregation that you have to give lots of comments in order to be used as a reader on the stage. Bummer for me, I just loved getting asked last-minute to read that weeks indoctrination material!