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Message Board Instructions & Features

The paddling.com message board is packed with new features that we are sure you are going to love. This post will help you understand how to use the paddling.com message boards.

Logging in

Use your email address and paddling.com password on the left side of the message board.
https://forums.paddling.com/entry/signin

Your Profile Picture

  1. Go to your profile page https://forums.paddling.com/profile
  2. Hover over the existing profile image until you see the text "Change Picture" appear
  3. Select a photo (up to 10mb) to use as your new profile image

About You

Post public information about yourself by updating your profile activity.
1. Go to your profile page https://forums.paddling.com/profile
2. Add information (interests, location, skill level, favorite paddling spot, etc.), photos and links in the Activity section

Starting a New Topic

Look for the "New Discussion" link on the left side of the message boards.

Quoting others

Want to reply to someone's post? Just click quote and their text and their username will appear in your message.

Mentioning others

You can mention any user by simply entering the @ and their username. Note that you can mention anyone so you can easily include someone else in a discussion. You will need to type at least 2 letters for usernames to appear.

Formatting Posts

There are lots of options listed at the top of the text area. Here are some samples.

Text formatting: bold, italics, strikethrough

unordered lists (bullet points)

  • random thing one
  • random thing two
  • random thing three

Emojis - the only true way to express one's emotions
:) :D B) :#

numbered lists
1. First thing I love about the new paddling.com
2. Second thing I love about the new paddling.com
3. Third thing thing I love about the new paddling.com

Ready to get really fancy?
You can use Markdown tags in your post

Links

  1. Enter the text you want to use for the link
  2. Highlight the text you want to link to and click on the link button at the top of the text area
  3. Once the link is added, the formatting will look a bit strange but it should work fine (Hint: hit the preview button to make sure).

    Note that links are currently not underlined until you mouse-over them.

Photos and Files

You can upload photos and files via the link on the right side of the text formatting area:
Max file size is 10mb. Each post can have multiple images.
In most browsers, you can simply drag and drop the file or image you want to share.

Notifications

You can choose how you want to be notified of different types of activities by changing your preferences.
https://forums.paddling.com/profile/preferences/

Private Messages and Group Messages

One great feature of the paddling.com message boards is that you can send private messages to one or more members. To send a message, simply
1. go to your inbox https://forums.paddling.com/messages/inbox
2. Compose a new message
3. Enter in your recipient(s) (skip the @ symbol)
4. Compose your message and click "Post Message"

Comments

  • Notifications Fixed

    We have fixed the email notifications on the Message Boards as of April 30. There had been an issue where they were being flagged as spam for some e-mail servers. They are now in HTML and should not be getting flagged.

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