The nature of rules like this is very simple. If a mod really and truly wants to abuse you, they can probably do it.
this is why there is protocol, however, to get around that. Technically nothing stops me doing what you're thinking I might do, but there is tons and tons of reason now for other forum users to see exactly what happened and either to leave outright or to demand my head. If the former didn't happen, the latter would.
To clarify your issues though:
Topics change. I guess this might have been missed in your analysis. If someone brings up a point and that point sparks a bit of back and forth, you aren't going to be warned for that unless you, I dunno, totally and completely derail the thread and are utterly ignoring the main point of it. This is something which will actually be pretty easy to enforce, because we won't actually -have to enforce it most of the time.
Non-English speakers already exist here and are already supported where possible. This rule doesn't make it harder on them, it makes it easier on them because we aren't going to let others badger people for broken English.
Last point. Sometimes, there really are going to be cases where a topic needs shutting down. Please note that bit where we said we want to have a hands-off approach wherever possible. We'll do everything we can to let things fizzle out, but every so often, that won't be possible. Letting something burn out may do more harm than good. In that instance, we'll shut it down/ask it to drop, and we expect to be listened to.
I mean, I'm not sure what you're after here. If you don't want to be accountable at all, then why have any rules at all?
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