I'm new to PPCG and I've seen a bunch of questions with this line in their requirements:
Standard loopholes apply.
A quick search on Meta tells me it's a series of restrictions, or disallowed things.
However today I saw a question with this statement:
Standard loopholes are forbidden.
(The original question has the word "forbidden" bolded so I also bold it here.) That made me confused:
Is "Standard loopholes" a series of permission or denial? In other words, what does the word "apply" mean? Allow or forbid?