I just learned that i’m no longer allowed to watermark my pictures with
my url (url of a portal site i use to promote my AE sites)

that site is not a part of adult-empire.com and we are unable to manage content and “sadistic” is strictly prohibited in Adult Empire, you can’t use depictions of “sadistic” scenes as well as any text on this theme

Was not aware that “sadistic” is also a banned term now. Unsettling, but ok.
Does that mean that the external links rule is also obsolete now?
No url on pictures while allowing a outgoing link somehow makes no sense.

5. Each site is allowed to have just one outside advertising link and in the member’s area only, the outside pages must be clear from all outside links. It’s not allowed to trick surfers making them believe that they won’t need to pay for the access to this site.