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Forum Rules -- Please Read

Postby RLS » Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:04 pm

Rhode Island Firearm Owners League Terms of Use and Forum Rules
By your continued use of the RIFOL website, you AGREE TO and ACCEPT the following terms of use as outlined below:


Freedom of Speech

The first amendment is greatly respected here. However, RIFOL is a privately owned site, and, as such, your freedom of speech does not grant you the right to post anything you desire. Those who break the forum rules cannot invoke US Constitutional protections against censorship or freedom of speech. If you do not like the terms of use or rules of conduct, seek out a new venue, or, start your own.

We do not intend to censor messages based on the opinions expressed within posts; however, keep in mind that we intend to elevate the image of gun owners as ethical and responsible law-abiding citizens. The forum will be viewed by people who may not be gun-friendly; thus, we must make a good impression to those who view our community, and, likewise, represent Rhode Island gun owners in a positive light. Topics or statements will be removed that reflect poorly on the shooting sports or indicate a stance against the rights of law-abiding firearm owners.

In establishing the following rules of conduct, we hope the site will be enjoyable for all, as well as avoid conflicts or misunderstandings. Please enjoy the site and participate in the discussions, as you are the reason these forums exist. We welcome questions, opinions, product reviews, humor, and more.

Welcome Aboard!

Terms of use for RIFOL Website and Forum

Community Standards

1.New members must introduce themselves in the “New Members” section on their first post.
2.Do not include a large and disruptive picture in your signature line. Keep signatures to a minimum.
3.Multiple user names are not allowed.
4.While we encourage lively debate, personal attacks/ad hominem abusives will not be tolerated! Tackle the issues -- not the person. Handle disagreements, criticisms, or opposing viewpoints with tact and maturity. If you notice mistakes or incorrect information, politely direct it to the poster via PM, email, or offline to provide them the opportunity to edit their post.
5.You agree to not post any:

1.vulgar, obscene, or sexually oriented material
2.threatening, hateful, abusive, or slanderous material
3.flaming, baiting, or trolling material
4.spam or repeat topics
5.copyrighted material; a small excerpt is ok with a link to the original
6.thread crapping (off topic remarks) or thread hijacking
7.purposely misleading, incorrect, or hazardous information
8.links to anti gun groups; if you need to post the link use spaces in the url: for example would be www_._rifol_._org (the _ represents a blank space); this will prevent our site address from showing up on the anti’s site
9.links which violates any of the forum rules
6.No posting of someone else’s personal contact information (phone number, address, e-mail address, etc.).
7.No posting comments or links in support of illegal activities including, but not limited to: threats against the life of any person; doing harm to a local, state, or federal official; advocating the overthrow of the government; or, illegal firearms or the manufacture of any material or hardware that is illegal in Rhode Island or the United States. This includes, but is not limited to: the manufacture of explosives or altering of firearms to make them illegal, etc.

Classified (Equipment Exchange) Rules

1.These rules do not apply to sponsor members.
2.Prefix your ad with:
1.WTS – Wanted to sell
2.WTB – Wanted to buy
3.WTT – Wanted to trade
3.Post your ad in the appropriate forum. Do not link to ads on other sites. Keep comments related specifically to the ad. No ad bashing allowed!
4.By using the Equipment Exchange forum to buy or sell merchandise, you understand that you assume the burden of following all local, State, and Federal laws pertaining to the transaction. This site, its staff, and owners cannot be held responsible for any damages, direct or indirect, caused by the result of any transaction made between buyer and seller.

Legal Disclaimer: We do not buy or sell guns. Any firearms for sale on this site are private classified ads from unverified members. It is the responsibility of the buyer and the seller to abide by all local and national laws of firearm sales. It is also the responsibility of the buyer and seller to verify the validity and verify the transaction of any such sale. Proceed solely at your own risk. Caveat emptor: let the buyer beware! Caveat venditor: let the seller beware!

While we make every attempt to edit or delete erroneous classified ads, neither the Moderators or Staff can preview every single ad. By agreeing to these terms, you also agree that the responsibility for any ad lies with the individual buyer/seller, and, any consequences which result from acting on the information found herein lies solely with you.

We are a private venture enabled by an all volunteer staff. Forum Administrators or Moderators shall make the final decision as to what violates community standards. We reserve the right to: take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure the forums are not disrupted or abused in any way; to delete any post for any or no reason whatsoever; and, to refuse access to the website to anyone without explanation.

By posting in the forums, you acknowledge and grant RIFOL and its affiliates your permission to publicize your posts and use your submissions as it becomes the property of RIFOL without limitation or compensation. RIFOL has the right to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, reproduce, edit, translate, and reformat your submission.

Rules Specific To Sales & Site Partners:

1.Gun store owners may post ads only within their designated forum.
2.There will be no disruptive comments made about a store within these forums and no negative comments about one gun store made by another.
3.Store owners may request any thread locked, deleted, or stickied within their forum.
4.Fraudulent practices or attempts to defraud another person or group will be dealt with very seriously.

Legal Disclaimer: We are not formally organized to teach firearms proficiency. Our members and Moderators are a confederation of individuals offering individual opinions only. Opinions can never preclude the mandate to seek professional training in the areas of firearms use, firearms modifications, or hand loading. Proceed solely at your own risk.

While we make every attempt to edit or delete erroneous posts, neither the Moderators nor the Staff is capable of previewing every post. By agreeing to these terms, you agree that responsibility for any post lies with the individual author, and, any consequences which result from acting on the information found herein lies solely with you.

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