No it doesn't it applies everywhere but this thread..or maybe these forums for that matter.
yes it does, see the below quote (bold bit)
Originally Posted by Teo
Please don't double =9 Bumping your thread isn't allowed. The only time you're allowed to double post in your thread is if it has been inactive for over a week. Also, there is a 4 word rule limit per post. Anything shorter than 4 words to a post is considered spam.