No rules is detrimental to any board unless the path to be taken is to be /b/ #7628 v4.88
Relying only on rules to moderate instead of case by case basis of individuals and failing to figure out who is acting stupid for the hilarity of it instead of those who are just acting stupid and/or disruptive for the detriment of the board in general, is what makes the average admin an irremediable janitor.
The best is a balance of low moderation and lax rules, unless the situation warrants for it with examples such as: raids spamming a board to the point nobody can feasibly use it for anything or being such a flaming fucking faggot that half the users on a board just outright report you to be deleted.
Then again, I personally adhere to hehpill standards and spam is free speech so fuck any rules in general, you never need them if you have cool dudes posting OC to hang around not faggots.
I can use PLW are the downtimes localized?