Fixed it up real quick, but I don't have time to proofread it as i'm beak-deep in some annoying banking issues at the moment. If I missed something or forgot a change I was going to make please let me know.
As far as short and/or public RPs go, that's not something that needs to be in the rules, and frankly its something that you can all just attempt to run yourselves. Just state that the RP in question is one in the OOC. I might try running one myself in the future, but my plate is full of passion projects at present so the most I could do is lend a hand to someone else. Tl;dr I think its a good idea to try; putting a pin in it for now.
As far as everything else is concerned (the archives and the rewards thread), i'll probably have a dedicated topic up for those once i finalize my plans for them, not that discussing it here in the abstract is a bad thing.
If this draft is kosher, it will go into effect on Friday when i have a chance to destroy Aix's legacy and post my own rules thread. Any rp posted before then will be grandfathered in with the current ruleset. Practically speaking all that means (I think) is that rating tags aren't mandatory until the new rules go up.