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Terms Of Use and FAQ
By accessing RangeFinderForum.com you are agreeing to the following terms and rules which are designed for the protection of the community as a whole and to prevent abuse, conflict and disharmony within the forums. Unlike some forums, registration at RangeFinderForum is free. Once registered you become a member of RangeFinderForum (RFF). Registration allows members the privilege of participating within RFF by posting comments, creating new thread discussions, posting images, and being able to buy or sell items in the classifieds. Take note your free RFF membership is in no way a contract nor a guarantee of participation.

Is your email banned during registration?
If you try to register and you get a message saying your email is banned, it is due to abuse from spammers using anonymous email addresses. RFF does not allow registrations using emails such as yahoo, hotmail etc ... To register, just use another IP address.

Contact us via email
[email protected]

The Golden Rules of RFF
Rule No. 1 - No "Flaming"
1) You will not post any messages to the forum or send by PM (private messages) that harass, insult, belittle, threaten or flame another member or guest.

Rule No. 2 - No "Trolling"
2) You will not post any topic that disrupts the peace and harmony of this forum. Don't create meaningless threads with the sole purpose of starting a dispute. This includes messages in profiles, avatars, and signatures. You will not promote, belabor, or condemn any political or religious ideology during forum discussion. You will not argue your point over and over again. RFF is about discussion, not about arguing.

Rule No. 3 - No "Spamming"
3) You will not double post or cross-post the same message in multiple forums. You will not mass-PM or mass-email multiple members of this site the same message. You will not post for the sake of increasing your post count or hack count.

Rule No. 4 - No "Offensive" Posts, Links or Images
4) You will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, threatening, racist, sexist, discriminatory, or otherwise violative of any local or international laws. This includes links in your signature, profile, bookmarks as well as posted images, photos and avatars. Staff will ultimately decide if something is appropriate or not.

Rule No. 5 - No Self-Promotion
5) Members will not post any messages anywhere on this site that are primarily for the promotion or advertising of any website, forums, email address, business, MLM, activity, or other entities that you have an affiliation with (ie. no self-promotion). Additionally Self-Promotion links will no longer be allowed in your signature. This is intended for commercial establishments that try to advertise on RFF without going through the proper process. Promoting a website or product that you are in some way involved with, without divulging that involvement, is sufficient reason to be banned. This does not apply to sponsors, who have paid for advertising in order to promote themselves on RFF. Nor does it apply to linking to your own site showing or selling your own photos.

Rule No. 6 - No Public Posting of Copyright Material
6) You will not upload, attach or post any material you are not the creator and/or copyright holder of. It is however acceptable to post links to publically accessible material.

Rule No. 7 - Be NICE to one another!
RFF has a worldwide membership coming from many different backgrounds, offering an unlimited number of viewpoints. Treat each other with civility and respect. Rude remarks, and worse, have no place here.

What happens if I break a rule?
If you get a PM (private message) from an administrator or moderator, please give it careful consideration. The administrators and moderators of RFF have the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread, post or posted image. Administrators and moderators may modify or end (ban) membership privileges at any time, for any breach of the rules or for any other reason with or without warning or notice. If a member is banned, it is generally without public announcement or acknowledgment.

What if I see a message posted that breaks a rule?
Please report these posts or threads to the administrator or moderator of the forum by clicking on the "Report" link at the bottom of the offending post or thread, and the post or thread will be reviewed and action taken as soon as possible.

What is my responsibility as a member?
Please keep these rules in mind when you post. The administrators and/or moderators have the right to change these rules at any time without notice. It is the responsibility of every member to remain updated with the current rules.

Why have rules in the first place?
The rules are there for the protection of the community as a whole and to prevent abuse, conflict and disharmony within the forums.

User Maintenance
This section contains lots of information about maintaining your own user profile, avatars and browsing options etc.

General Forum Usage

Reading and Posting Messages

Classified Ads

IMPORTANT: It takes about 15 to 20 minutes AFTER you pay for your ad, for it to show up. Please be patient!

If you placed an ad, and used paypal for payment, it is very important that you follow the process all the way through. Failure to do so, will result in your ad going into an approval required state. The correct process, will redirected back to the ad page where the ad is approved.

IF you are having problems with your classified ad, PM or Private Message Classifieds, describing the problem. Please allow 24 hours for a response.

Become an RFF Sponsor
Thank you for your interest in becoming an RFF sponsor.

RFF is probably the most visited rangefinder camera site on the Internet. With a target audience interested in Leica, Canon, Voigtlander, Zeiss and others. Rangefinder topic based searches in Google consistently appear in the top 5 search results. Our visibility on the Internet keeps growing every day.

RFF offers banner space on EVERY page served. In addition to the banners, sponsors get the front page center section to promote their weekly or monthly special. Our sponsors have told us they have a better ROI advertising on RFF than on Google.

Contact us for more details. Our email is listed below.

[email protected]

Can I Promote my Website or Forum or Product on RFF?
RFF is for photographers. Linking back to your photography website (sharing or selling your photos) is fine. However you may not promote your commercial web site or forum or photo related product on RFF unless you are a RFF sponsor. RFF sponsors are easily identified by their banners on the RFF home page. Websites selling products or cameras as a "hobby" are considered commercial websites for these purposes. If you want advertising on RFF, get it the old fashioned way, buy it! Promoting a commercial website or product that you are involved with, with or without divulging that interest, is sufficient reason to be banned. The exception to this rule is a member promoting themselves as a photographer, such as linking your profile to sites showing your own photography, or sharing events in your photographic life such as shows or publication.

RFF Privacy Statement

As a member of RFF you may ask if your email address is kept private. RFF has this very straight forward and simple privacy.

RFF will NOT share or publish or sell your email information, the exception being law enforcement.

Only the administrators and mods have access to your email address.

You may decide to publish your information to the forum community in the form of a post, private message, email. signature or any other way. If you do this please keep in mind it was your choice to do so and RFF did not.

Others are also entitled to their privacy. You may not post another member's e-mail address or email message or PM's (private messages) here or elsewhere without the author's consent.

Copyrights and Permissions of RFF Contents
ALL material posted in RangeFinderForum (RFF) is Copyright protected. All photographs published on RFF are owned and copyright protected by their respective owner. Do not violate other's copyright by posting their text or photos on RFF without their consent. Any publication of material from RFF without a written consent from the author or photographer is in violation of US Copyright protection law. By posting your comments or images on RFF, you are giving permanent irrevocable permission for those posts and images to be used at RFF on the RFF site, even if and when you are no longer a RFF member. This includes but is not limited to others quoting your posts, others using your images in their posts for discussions, your posts being visible in the forums, your images being visible in the gallery or in the random gallery images. Please take note members in good standing can delete their own posts or images at any time.

Premium Membership
All Premium Memberships have expired, and will not be renewed. Premium Membership is no longer needed to help run the forum. RFF will solely rely on revenues from sponsors to stay up. That being the case, no more Premium Memberships will be accepted. Former Premium Membership members may retain their Icon showing support for the forum in the growth days :)

Thanks to all former Premium Members. Your contributions helped keep RFF up and running!

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