-In regard to using Ashley's work for avatars and the like, she has given permission.
-For advertising, it's fine if you put a link to your website through your signature, but don't clutter the board with what could be considered as spam. However, if want to start your own threads about it then send it here.
-You can swear, but try not to get carried away with it.
-Don't post adult content on the board.
-Smiley's are awesome, but you can go overboard with them. Having several, one after another, can be considered as smiley abuse.
-Don't excessively use ALL CAPS. It's murder on the eyes.
-Let's try to keep the spats to a minimum. There's a difference between debate and actual fighting.
Follow this thread for up-to-date rule review and discussion: Rules. And if you want a little more information, try the FAQ here.
Also, if you need help with something, such as registration, I encourage you to post in the Questions or Comments category. Anyone can post there and we can give you more in depth answers.