It is usually out of what seems to be necessity and good intention that rules and regulations are formed. It reminds me of how the Pharasees originally made such rules to prevent people from transgressing the Law. What started out as good intentions, became burdensome and oppressive.
While I'm not saying such a situation is identical to what is happening here, it does illustrate that when rules are introduced to control people's behavior, oppression and lack of freedom is never far away.
Of course, we don't live in an ideal world where each person will conduct themselves responsibly and respect the freedoms of another. For the most part though, most here seem to grasp basic Christian principles and appear to govern themselves responsibly. This is what makes this place particularly attractive.
My suggestion Simon is to hold the course for the time being. Besides, when one cannot enforce the rules, of what benefit are they to anyone? One rule simply leads to the next.