The rule has been removed and all rejected runs have been re-verified. On top of that, offtopic, clearly rude and/or jokey replies on the rules forum post have been deleted. This post will remain locked for a while until things calm down.
Any new threads further discussing this will be deleted, enough has been said and a conclusion was reached.
The entire Console ruleset has been improved into a single, clear and detailed post as of today. This post has great organization and all previous and current rules have been re-worded and re-formatted for better readability and no ambiguity.
In addition to the above, 1 rule has been added: time limits on IGT (RTA for AA) have been set for all categories in the board, where runs submitted from today onwards that are slower than this limit will no longer be accepted, and all current runs below these limits will be deleted from the board one by one. There are 3 main reasons for this rule:
To save moderation time, which is significant considering how popular the game is and how long average runs are, let alone the really slow ones.
To hopefully make people avoid doing casual runs and actually learn proper speedrun strats and routes, which is the whole point of a speedrunning board.
It'll make the boards look less cluttered and more competitive.
The time limits are very lenient overall so this won't affect the vast majority of active runners.
You can find the full rules update post here. In addition, you can still find the rules through the "Show rules" button on the main board which has now been divided into Game Rules and Category Rules. Runs must comply with both of them simultaneously.