I thought calling people a "fanboy" was against rules. I got warnings for doing so years ago but I see people do it all the time. Their posts are not removed and nothing is done about it. One of my biggest gripes with Neowin is the inconsistency with warnings and how certain things are handled.
I thought it was as well, but with the rate a lot of people keep throwing that around, I would have to suspect it isn't. There is a inconsistency problem, but I think the bigger problem is that each sub forum has it's own rules. In the news sub forum, you can't rag on any channel with silly names, but it seems that in the gamers forum you can. You can't personally attack anyone with insults, unless its in a religious thread, then it is done all the time.
I've learned from my mistakes in each different sub forum, but honestly, it is a little hard to remember what is acceptable, especially some of the silly, yet well meant rules, like the media one and not calling the channels by silly names. ( though I have that one memorized as I learned from my mistake )