I was just thinking of posting in the reviews section of GD and, naturally, I read the stickied threads. However, I remembered this which made me think.
Why not have a little "Announcement" box at the top of each forum's page with a very brief synopsis of the rules for that forum and links to the appropriate stickied threads? Something similar in format to the "You're not registered/logged in" box that people browsing the forum anonymously get. I think it would help prevent total newcomers to forums in general, let alone the Relic forums from breaking the rules and introduce them to the concept of stickied threads.