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Sponsorships and Commercial use of the Acoustic Guitar Forum
Our Mission: To build and support the acoustic guitar-playing community.

Welcome to the Acoustic Guitar Forum - Founded in year 2000 by J.R. Rogers, the Acoustic Guitar Forum is the world's largest and most active acoustic guitar community bringing communication, realtime discussion, and relevant information to acoustic guitar enthusiasts, artists, guitar builders, manufacturers, and retailers. The Acoustic Guitar Forum has over 80,000 registered members and more than 20,000 individual acoustic guitar enthusiasts reading the forum every single day. Sponsoring the Acoustic Guitar Forum gives your company access to interact with thousands of acoustic guitar enthusiasts, post your latest press releases, join in the discussions, and even sell your products. For less than the cost of a classified ad in your local newspaper, you have opportunity to reach a global marketplace with information on your product(s). In a way, being an AGF Sponsor is like having your name at the doorways to a giant convention of acoustic guitar lovers from around the world, many of whom have the interest and the wherewithall to own fine instruments and accessories, often in multiples. It's easy to see how you can build a thriving business using the AGF Community as your primary means of exposure.

Sponsorship levels:
Link + Marketplace: $299/yr This allows you to gain exposure for your brand, products, and/or store through discussions on the Acoustic Guitar Forum. Includes your name and text link on the right hand side of the screen for excellent visibility of your brand, ability to post For Sale items in the AGF Marketplace, and your company logo appearing with your posts (150x50 size)

Marketplace Only: $99/yr (or $49/mo) This membership allows you to gain exposure for your brand, products, and/or store through discussions on the Acoustic Guitar Forum. Includes the ability to post For Sale items in the AGF Marketplace, and your company logo appearing with your posts (150x50 size).

Logo: (For pricing information contact J.R. Rogers) Includes your logo and link on the right hand side of the AGF (90x50 size), for excellent visibility of your brand. This is designed for commercial organizations looking for maximum exposure. For more information and pricing, please contact the Acoustic Guitar Forum owner J.R. Rogers

Becoming a Sponsor is easy. Simply Register for membership with the Acoustic Guitar Forum. Once you have logged in, simply click HERE. Choose your subscription option and complete the transaction using a major credit card or electronic check. For assistance or any questions regarding sponsorships, please contact the AGF owner J.R. Rogers via Private Message.

Charter Memberships
For members (non-commercial) who would like to donate to support the operations of the Acoustic Guitar Forum or use the AGF Classifieds, we offer Charter Memberships for $25/yr. These include:

Custom Avatar
Custom Title of your choice
Increased private message storage (100 messages)
Ability to post For-Sale items in the AGF Classifieds
And of course... The satisfaction of knowing that YOU helped keep this place alive!

If you'd like to support the forum, simply click HERE. We accept all major credit cards and checks through PayPal (checks take a few days to clear before your membership is upgraded.)

Thanks for your support,
J.R. Rogers
AGF Owner and Founder

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Forum Rules

Message from the Administrators - Welcome to the Acoustic Guitar Forum! There is one rule that you must always follow on the Forum:

BE NICE! The Acoustic Forum is a happy place. Mean people are not welcome here. If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. Treat others with respect. If you bumped into each other in the guitar store, you'd probably be cordial. We ask that you be the same way here. The people on the forum are your neighbors, and share similar love for music and guitars. *Please refrain from "brand-wars", or discussions on which brand of guitar is better than the other.* The philosophy at the Acoustic Guitar Forum is that the best guitar for YOU is the guitar that you fall in love with - the guitar that speaks to you. Tone is such a subjective thing... What sounds great to one person might not sound so good to another. That's okay! If you can make music with it, if you love it, it's the right guitar for YOU! At the Acoustic Guitar Forum, we respect each other no matter what brand of guitar we play. This is a family-friendly forum. Vulgar, obscene, or otherwise inappropriate language or content (pictures, etc.) has no place on this forum. Messages considered by the Administrators or Moderators to be inappropriate will be deleted without warning.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

We respect your opinions and you are welcome to express your opinions in a thoughtful and respectful manner. At times we all disagree, but it's the manner in which we disagree that is important. Slander, libel, harassment, belittlement, hatefulness, racism, sexism, threats, degrading comments, insults & flames will not be allowed.

Please keep in mind that we have members of all ages. In addition to what's listed above, please do not post messages or images that are obscene, vulgar, or sexually-oriented, or may be in violation of any local, state, federal or international laws. This includes but is not limited to: links in your signature, profile, posted images, photos and avatars. No swearing will be allowed in posts. This includes masking of text using symbols instead of letters (ie. ****, @#$%, etc…). We, the Staff, will ultimately decide if something is appropriate or not.

Some topics (ie. religion & politics, etc.) can create very strong feelings & reactions, therefore religious & political discussions will not be allowed on the general forum. If any discussion becomes too heated or turns political or religious, the thread will be closed or edited at the discretion of the Staff.

Do not start fundraisers on the forum, advertise raffles for your local church, etc. (Note: Relevant, music-related kickstarter announcements are okay in the appropriate section)

We require that you respect the privacy of others. Using the forum as a way to obtain e-mail addresses to solicit sales, donations, etc., is strictly prohibited.

*** ATTENTION DEALERS *** You must be a sponsor to participate in the Acoustic Guitar Forum. Your support keeps our community alive. Thank you for considering sponsorship

*** ATTENTION Manufacturers *** You Must be a sponsor to represent your company on the Acoustic Guitar Forum. (See above information on sponsorships) Your support keeps our community alive. Thank you for considering sponsorship

*** ATTENTION BUILDERS / LUTHIERS *** You may participate as an individual but you must be a sponsor to link to your business from the Acoustic Guitar Forum. Your support keeps our community alive. Thank you for considering sponsorship

Commercial Links: The AGF strictly prohibits commercial links in signatures and profiles. The only commercial links we allow are from Sponsors. However, we do make an exception when it comes to individual artists or band links.

If you feel a post is in violation of any of these guidelines, please report it to a moderator immediately.

Guidelines for commercial use of the Acoustic Guitar Forum: You must be a sponsor to link to your commercial site from the AGF. The Acoustic Guitar Forum has provided the Marketplace as an appropriate place for sponsors to post advertisements. Posts elsewhere on the AGF must be informative and designed to add to the conversation or they may be moved or deleted without warning. Please limit use of the Marketplace to TWO ADS PER DAY. (Two bumps of existing ads or two new ads.)


CLASSIFIEDS POLICY

The Acoustic Guitar Forum is a place for guitar enthusiasts to get together and discuss the instruments they love. All other functions are secondary to this goal. All buying, selling or trading on the AGF should be within our Classifieds, and not included in posts outside Classifieds. The one exception is that links to an ad in our Classified are allowed in a signature. Specific Classifieds Rules are contained at the top of that section of the AGF. The Classifieds section of this forum is provided as a secondary courtesy to allow you to place classifieds for guitar-related items for sale. We do not provide a secure transaction environment. The actual transactions and interactions are, and should be, entirely separate from this forum. This is NOT a trading community. As a result, since it is part of the transaction, transaction feedback, positive and negative, is NOT WELCOME. The AGF Classifieds are intended for individuals selling personally owned musical instruments and music related items only. Selling items for others is not permitted. In the event of excessive use of the classifieds as determined by the staff, a member will be required to upgrade their membership to a Marketplace membership.


SPAMMING & TROLLS

No spamming will be allowed. If you are caught spamming the board or the members, you will be banned.

What is a troll?

A troll is a person who enjoys causing discord in communities like ours. They will *flood* the board with meaningless posts in an attempt to start arguments and generally upset members of the board.

Trolls will not be tolerated. If you are deemed a troll by the moderation team, your membership will be deleted.

A quick reminder regarding trolls. The best way for the membership to deal with trolls is to ignore them. If you ignore them, they don't get the responses that they crave. So, please ignore the trolls. Feel free to Private Message (PM) a Moderator or report the post so that it can be removed and the troll dealt with accordingly.


THE BOTTOM LINE

The Staff reserve the right to delete or edit any posts. The Staff also reserves the right to suspend and/or ban any member that doesn't follow the Board Guidelines. Staff decisions are final and the Staff has complete discretion over what is and is not acceptable on the site. Public discussions of Staff decisions are not permitted on the site. If you have any concerns or queries relating to a Staff decision, please take it up in private with a member of the Administrative/Moderation team.

Failure to follow these guidelines will result in immediate disciplinary action. This will be in the form of a warning, suspension, or permanent banning from the forums.

Please keep in mind, you are only allowed one account on the forums, if you are banned from the forum, you will not be allowed to re-register using a different user name.

Lastly, in the event of a disciplinary action, Charter Membership fees will not be reimbursed.


THE FINE PRINT

We reserve the right to modify, remove, or add any rule to this site with or without notice to members. It is a member's responsibility to read and abide by all community rules.

Under any and all circumstances any liability is that of the individual author only. The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing our conditions. We reserve the right to release any and all information in our possession at the request or assistance of any law enforcement agency.


Thank you for your cooperation and support of the forums.

The AGF Staff


How to post a picture/YouTube video/SoundCloud track
How do you insert a picture into your posts? The picture must be held on a website: you may not post an image directly from your computer. There are a number of websites where you may upload pictures for free such as photobucket and flickr.

Locate the image (on the web) that you'd like to display in your post, right-click on it and select Properties from the menu. Copy the entire address (URL) of the image to your clipboard [Ctrl-C]. In your post, click on the Insert Image icon (The yellow box with the mountains). A prompt will appear asking you for the URL of the image. Paste the link you copied to your clipboard [Ctrl-V], then click OK. This will insert the image into your post. (Note: You wont see the image until you preview or submit your post.)

Registered members may easily upload images of their Acoustic Guitars to our gallery at The Acoustic Gallery

How do you embed a YouTube video? For instructions on how to do it, please visit this page

How do you embed a SoundCloud track? For instructions on how to do it, please visit this page

*Remember, embedded content must adhere to the forum rules*

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy Statement

For each visitor to our website, our Web server automatically recognizes only the visitor's domain name. We collect user IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server and administer our Web site, to analyze trends, to track user movement and use, to gather broad demographic information, and to track and investigate abuse of our systems. Personal information provided by the user may also be collected for the purposes of internal marketing research, user trend studies and sitewide improvements. Such data will not be shared with third parties and is used solely to improve our understanding of our audience.

We collect only the e-mail addresses of members who post messages to our bulletin board, and the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail.

The information we collect is not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes. We will not divulge your e-mail address or other personal information to anyone, except as required by law enforcement, or as part of an investigation into abuse of our forum, software, or servers.

With respect to cookies: We use cookies to store visitors preferences, customize Web page content based on visitors' browser type or other information that the visitor sends.

Your level of privacy on the forum is up to you. Members may make their personal information such as e-mail address public so that they may be contacted by other members of the forum, or they may opt to keep their e-mail address private. Members are responsible for their own information, which can be changed by editing their profile on the forum. (Edit your profile under UserCP)

With respect to security: This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Access to such information is limited to those who administer the forum website and software. We have implemented reasonable information security measures on all of our systems and software to protect your information. We also have information security measures in place at our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you.

We reserve the right to change this policy at any time, without prior notice.

Please note: This forum is a private forum for acoustic guitar enthusiasts. Use of this forum or the content contained herein for any commercial purposes without express permission from the forum owners is strictly prohibited.


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