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Put PaddleBoarding.com to Work for Your Company

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{jb_info}Advertising Opportunities{/jb_info}

Boost your sales and get noticed at this fast-growing social networking site that connects Stand Up Paddle Boarders, paddle boarding enthusiast and sports athletes from around the world!

Paddleboarding.com offers several options for your advertising needs. Take a look at our opportunities below to see how you can increase your visibility and get noticed on this popular fast-growing website. If you have an idea how paddleboarding.com can work for you, but it is not included in this information, please contact us and we can discuss how to best serve your needs. 

Advertising space is offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please be aware that due to high demand of advertising space on paddleboarding.com, some options may be fully subscribed and are no longer available. Please note that all prices are in USD currency.

Do not hesitate to contact us with questions, concerns or suggestions.

Advertisers will also be able to track their banner's performance with password-protected access. Banner ads provide massive exposure for company logos and products to paddleboarding.com's growing membership-base and the general public. Changing your company ads frequently throughout your subscription time is the best way to maximize this option.

Office Address:
PaddleBoarding Inc.
1150 Bayview Drive

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304

Phone: 1-877-STOKED4 paddleboarding!

Page Banner Ads

Our banner ads sit on the top and to the right side of our web pages, where our members connect with each other every day. 

Right side of the page - all non-community pages:
Runs above all other blocks, on every page with large amount of eyeball exposure

Sizes and Price:
File Format - GIF, JPEG, PNG
Banner Size - 190 x 130px
Monthly Price - $50 USD (includes taxes)

Ads with white backgrounds must have a black border around the edge of the design.


Right side of the page - all community pages:
Runs above all other blocks, on every page with large amount of eyeball exposure

Sizes and Price:
File Format - GIF, JPEG, PNG
Banner Size - 190 x 130px
Monthly Price - $100 USD (includes taxes)


Top of the page - all pages:
Runs above all other blocks, on every page with large amount of eyeball exposure

Sizes and Price:
File Format - GIF, JPEG, PNG
Banner Size -  120 x 720px
Monthly Price: $250 USD (includes taxes)

Ads with white backgrounds must have a black border around the edge of the design.


{jb_info}Advertising Policies{/jb_info}

  • Paddleboarding.com reserves the right to refuse any advertising on the basis of editorial discretion.
  • Paddleboarding.com reserves the right to label an ad as "Advertisement" if it cannot be easily distinguished from content.
  • Products and/or services advertised on Paddleboarding.com are in no way endorsed by Paddleboarding.com.
  • Customer supplied artwork must adhere to any and all trademark and copyright laws.
  • Advertising is sold on a first come, first served basis.
  • Advertising is furnished by the advertiser

How Do I Get Started?

You must first CREATE a User or Business account with Paddleboardding.com.  Once your account is created, then click the Advertiser Control Panel link in the bottom menu of the website.  Follow all guidelines and prompts.

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Why Join paddleboarding.com?

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As a Member, you can:

  • Make Friends
  • Join groups
  • Write a blog
  • Share Photos and Videos
  • Sign up for Events
  • Voice your opinion, write reviews, make comments and vote in polls
  • Ask questions and get advice - directly from industry Leaders
  • Get useful Reviews on Companies, Products and Services
  • Get the latest on Gear and Accessories
  • Find paddle board Schools, Lessons, Rentals and Tours in your area
  • Find Hotel and Resorts that offer paddle boarding services when you travel
  • Find the latest Coupons, Deals and Specials
  • Find out what products are suitable for you

As a Company, you can:

  • Get Connected to thousands of Sup enthusiast
  • Create a Business profile - Post Videos, Photos, Products and more
  • Post and promote your company Events and Demos and Races
  • Target a niche market- lowering your costs of customer acquisition
  • Create brand engagement
  • Produce viral word–of–mouth
  • Build a reputation for quality
  • Gain perception feedback
  • Advertise your products and services in the marketplace
  • Launch a user generated ad campaign
  • Create a comprehensive profile in our business directory
  • Write a Blog
  • Upgrade to featured Company
  • Upgrade to featured Products
  • Connect and establish meaningful business connections
  • Communicate and exchange ideas and advice among your peers
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Welcome to the Community and Marketplace

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INFORMATION FOR ALL MEMBERS

PaddleBoarding.com is a Community and Marketplace for paddle boarders, paddle surfers, stand-up paddlers both amateurs and professionals. Please take time to read this document through to get a feel for what the Community, Marketplace and forums are like, how to start your life among us and how to make the best out of your time here. We are often referred as PaddleBoarding.com.

Foreword

The world's largest Paddle Boarding Community and Marketplace. At PaddleBoarding.com our mission is to provide stand up paddle boarders with information necessary to satisfy every aspect of the paddle boarding sport.

We will be offering comprehensive information on paddle boarding gear, apparel, paddling products and supplies and especially paddle boarding information such as up to the minute and latest News, Reviews, worldwide paddle boarding event information, paddle boarding reports and tips, paddle boarding advice and training techniques and race preparation, paddle boarding people and races.

The Paddle boarding Community and Marketplace provides Paddlers with access to hundreds of informative news articles, reviews, and paddle boarding clubs and groups around the world.

At PaddleBoarding.com we have a message board where discussions will be encouraged. When you have a question about anything in a review or Q&A post it on our message board.

Our Community, Marketplace and forum will include topics from industry insiders, racing paddle boarders and competitors to exchange ideas and share their experiences. Our goal is to encourage topics that interest you. ??Event Promoters and race directors will have the ability to promote their events and reach their audiences worldwide.

Mario St-Cyr
PaddleBoarding.com founder

The Paddleboarding.com Culture

When you start your journey with us you will notice a strange combination of relaxed mood and serious dedication to our sport. You will also notice how people who know a lot ,share their experience and talent without hesitation. This culture has been developed and refined over years, combining witty humor and having fun is what our members value most: the PaddleBoarding.com mood is unique and enjoyable.

PaddleBoarding.com has members from all countries, both professionals and amateurs, male and female and diverse ethnic backgrounds. Please respect this diversity and do not push your views down other people's throats.

Discussions, fun, knowledge, sharing and caring is what we value most.

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Then, let's get on to some practical issues:

Registering to Paddleboarding.com

Registering is free.

When you register you will receive an email which you must read and act upon before your account is fully activated. That mail is from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. often you will find it in your spam folder. Make sure that the email address you give is active, the mailbox is not full and you can access it.

Note that multiple registrations are not allowed. If you for some reason you registered more than once, inform PM moderators about it. If and when we detect multiple identities all those accounts will be banned.

Think carefully in choosing a user name which describes you best. Do not use email address as username. Use only western alphabet and numbers.

Lost your password?

You can have the forum software send you a new pass if the old one is lost. Make sure you write down what email you used when registering because that is the mail address to which PaddleBoarding forums will send instructions how to create your new password.

Posting

Paddleboarding.com uses the English language. We all can't speak perfect English (even those who are native English speakers), but with each try we all get more fluent with it. It's not a spelling contest. Firefox browser has a good English spell checker if you feel you need one.We write using western alphabet.

Take care where you post

Paddleboarding.com Community and Forums may be divided into several sub-forums.

Take the time to read the forum descriptions on the front page so that you know what is where. Pay close attention to the larger divisions:

  • Paddle Boarding Equipment & Gear Talk- means gear talk'
  • 'Sharing Knowhow' section - share paddle boarding knowledge, Paddleboarding community and pro discussion
  • 'Photo Sharing' section - places you post photos for others to enjoy
  • 'Marketplace' section - selling, buying, services, market discussions
  • 'Forum Feedback' section - things related to Paddle boarding forum software and server

When you post, you should take time to post in the correct forum as this will give you the widest and most interested audience for that particular subject. Note that share forums are only for sharing photos and discussing those photos, not technique or gear talk.

Think before you post

Think of Paddleboarding.com Community and Forum as public plaza where everyone can hear what you say and everyone can reply to you. A place where you meet regulars every day and all the strangers know you too even if you don't know all of them yet. Remember:

  • do not post when you are angry or under the influence (seriously!).
  • respect members (especially newbies) by giving full answers, "do a search" or "rtfm" is banned here.
  • personal attacks or harassment are not tolerated at all.
  • political and religious discussions are not allowed.
  • you must own copyright to all photos you post, or have permission from the author
  • image posting rules are important for making Paddle boarding forum more readable to all

Search first! When you think of posting a new question, do a search first to see if that has been already discussed.

When you post, the title of the post is what gets right people in and with a good title you increase your chances of getting replies. Title should be specific and describe the content of the post. Just posting "a question", "help!" or "anyone?" will not get as much as attention and helpful replies as "Best Flat water board", or "Need a paddleboarding lesson in Florida".

Rules

We do have rules. One of the most important is image posting rules in http://paddleboarding.com/forum/showthread.php?18-Image-posting-rules. Signature rules are also important, signature size is limited for readability reasons.

Main rules can be read in http://paddleboarding.com/forum/showthread.php?16-Forum-Rules-of-Use. Read it through. If you behave like you would normally behave with friends, strangers, family and elderly you'll be fine. Respect others!

REPORT IT!

You seldom see any spam in Paddleboarding.co Community and Forums. To fight it we rely on our members, you, to always report (by clicking report.gif ¬) any post that is either:

  • spam
  • rule violation (too many photos, rude, racist, politics, religious, hate, personal attack and so on).
  • in a wrong forum
  • you want your post removed
  • you see in title spelling errors that matter

Marketing ANYTHING using forums' PM or email system will be considered as spam, and that activity will end very fast into permanent ban for the offending member. Please report those as well.

By reporting you help keeping Paddleboarding community and Forums spam free and flowing well. When you report a post, all mods will see it immediately in their own moderator area, and it will be handled ASAP. Moving posts may not happen if mods do not feel it needs to be moved. Reporting a post is also a quick way to bring some urgent matter to moderator attention.

Thank you for reporting posts!

Spam

Posts deemed as being spam (unsolicited advertisements for products or services) will be deleted immediately. Users that post spam will be banned immediately.

Subscribing to threads

Subscribing to threads can be done in User CP. We recommend that you do not use emailed subscriptions because of the vast amount of data Paddleboarding forums gets every day, this saves our resources. Select "no email notification" inhttp://paddleboarding.com/forum/profile.php?do=editprofile and your subscribed posts will then appear in http://paddleboarding.com/forum/subscription.php?folderid=0 . If you wish to subscribe to threads manually do so by setting "do not subscribe" in User CP options and then using Thread tools.

Searching

We have a very fast search tool. Use it as much as you like! Put all keywords exactly as they should be, in whole. The engine does not have wildcards. So if you seek info on paddle board photos, try

  1. paddle board photo
  2. carbon paddles
  3. carbon fiber paddles
  4. sup paddle photos

and so on. Try searching titles first and then posts. If you see a recent thread which has just what you wanted to discuss continue that discussion instead of starting a new one.

Also, check out stickies on each forum. Master Sticky list is available on 'Forum Talk' forum. It is a good way to start, a vast array of information gathered by members.

Common problems

Where did my post go?

If moderators finds your post in the wrong area they will move it to correct one. If you misplace your own posts you see a list of them through your post subscription page.

If your post is deleted this was done for a reason. Think back and you'll know the reason why the post was removed. Sometimes mods move controversial thread to storage before the actual decision of removing or locking is done.

I get an error page when I try to post or reply!

Marketplace and some other areas may have restricted access. Read the stickies on those forums and you'll see how it works.

If you get an error page when reading a thread you have already been to, it is most likely that that thread has been removed from public view.

If there are database errors admin is instantly notified.

The Staff

The Moderator is your friend

Please respect and obey our moderators. They are volunteer workers, active members of Paddle boarding Community and forums, who help maintain Paddleboarding.com. If they ask you to do something or else comment on your behavior just learn from the experience and simply comply. Remember: if you start a fight with a mod, you will always lose. If you are polite and respect the voluntary work mods are doing, you will be treated well even if you blunder. Mods are there to help you.

..but when you are bad the moderator is your jury

Most serious offenders will be banned from the forums, forever or for a specific length of time. Moderators discuss ban decisions together, banning is not done on a whim. Complaints are put to the bottom of bottom drawer. Don't let things come to that, read the rules and oh, behave!

Admins

admins. They have absolute power on everything.

Donations

Servers cost money, Paddleboarding.com is free for all

If you feel Paddleboarding.com Community and Forums and great and should go on and on and on and you have some extra dough in your pocket feel free to donate some for server & bandwidth costs. See this thread for more info:

Have fun with Paddleboarding.co Community and Forums!

The Staff

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Paddeboarding.com: Terms of Use

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IN ORDER TO PROCEED, YOU MUST AGREE WITH THE FOLLOWING RULES TO USE THE SITE:

Agreement to Rules of use:

1. (The ownership legalese)

1. This website is an international discussion Community and forum about PaddleBoarding, PaddleSurfing, Stand-up Paddle Surf, Sup, gear and techniques.

2. By registering and making posts on the Paddle Boarding Community and Forums, you agree to abide by the Forum Rules of Use, both stated and unstated.

3. By posting messages to the Paddle Boarding Community and Forums you give forum owner and maintainers permission to permanently store all message content, present it for public viewing, backup it to any location and media, present it in other form, modify *, delete, or make any use whatsoever in the Community and Forums.

4. All images posted are copyrighted to their respective owners.

5. You agree to post only content that you have copyright for, or with written permission from the copyright owner.

6. Content copied in it's entirety from other websites, Forums or other media must be accompanied by a link or reference to the material, along with credit given to the original author.

7. Paddle Boarding Community and Forums is not responsible for the content of any uploaded files, nor is it in affiliation with any entities that may be represented in the uploaded files.

8. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of Paddle Boarding Community and Forums, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message.

9. Posts can be edited or deleted within 7 days by the poster. After that only mods can edit or delete them.

* Most often this is just the daily work of editing BBCODE problems, fixing non-working links or correcting blatant spelling errors. Content is, of course, not touched if it does not violate rules.

2. (The liability legalese)

1. Message content must conform with content guidelines outlined in each forum's description on forums front page.

2. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of the PaddleBoarding.com with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s).

3. You agree, through your use of the Community and Forums, that you will not post any material or links to any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, libelous, inaccurate, rude, racist, disrespectful, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, threatening, obscene, profane, pornographic, racially or ethnically offensive, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise in violation of any law.

4. You will not upload or attach files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.

5. You agree not to violate the rights of others, such as content which infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or violate any right of privacy or publicity, or otherwise violates any applicable law or reputation.

6. You will not impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.

7. You will not register to the Community and Forum with multiple identities.

8. Linking or giving information about any site that distributes illegal software, ROMs, media, or emulators, seeking help to circumvent any copyright laws, admitting to possessing and/or distributing illegal copyrighted material, or encouraging software or media piracy is grounds for an immediate ban.

3. (The "Anti-Spam" jargon)

1. Direct selling of any product and/or service on the Community and Forums, in any other area than Marketplace Section, is strictly prohibited and the rules enforced. In the Marketplace Section forum members can sell merchandise or services related to Paddle Boarding, Paddle Surfing, SUP, stand up paddle surf and accessories. You agree to Marketplace Rules when posting and replying there.

2. Message bumping is prohibited.

3. Chain letters, pyramid schemes, "spam", multi-level marketing, blatant cross-posting or other solicitations are strictly prohibited.

4. Private Messaging is for personal use only - using it as a mass-marketing tool is forbidden.

5. You will not collect, record or otherwise use any other users' e-mail addresses or other personal information for any purpose other than those pertaining to participation in the Forums.

6. Political discussions and promotion of political agendas or ideas in posts, signatures, images or avatars is prohibited.

7. User names may not be rude, racist, disrespectful, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, threatening, obscene, profane, pornographic, racially or ethnically offensive. Moderators have right to force a user name change if needed.

8. User signature should go into the dedicated signature box and NOT in the actual post. Signature must not contain large fonts or distractive elements.

4. (The "don't be a jerk" language)

1. Have fun!

2. See Rule Number 1!!!

3. We think empathy ,caring and sharing is cool

4. Intelligence is valued but not required

5. People can not see your face, use smileys when needed

6. Though we encourage members to engage in healthy debate, we do not condone personal attacks on members. Ideas can be disputed or challenged, but attacks on a personal level are unacceptable and when they are discovered or brought to the attention of the staff, will be dealt with accordingly. Ideas can be attacked, but individuals cannot.

7. You will not "stalk" or otherwise harass other members.

8. Goodbye posts (post seeking attention when you are abandoning the forums) are forbidden.

9. If you know an answer to a question either answer it or say nothing. Giving newbies blunt answers like "search the forum" is not allowed - please use the typing effort to giving the answer instead. Or just give the link to that post you wished the newbie should have searched for. Respect newbies - you were a newbie once.

10. Falsifying your identity to promote a site or business in which you are involved and/or solicitations are expressly prohibited on these Forums.

11. Falsifying your identity with numerous postings under different names is not permitted and can be cause for deletion of your postings regardless of the content.

12. You will not upload or attach files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.

13. You will not attempt to access any protected sections of the sites or Community and Forums, nor make use of any hacks, cracks, bug exploits, etc. to bypass or modify the features of the Forum software at Paddle Boarding Forums.

5. (And of course, Big brother is watching)

1. Community and Forum leaders such as Administrators and Moderators are entrusted with the ability and responsibility of removing objectionable posts. Warnings may also be sent out to the offending party or parties involved.

2. If violations to these rules are severe, or they continue after warnings, a user's privileges to this forum may be suspended for any length of time, up to and including a permanent ban..

3. You will, if asked by a Forums leader, cease posting any content, and/or links to content, deemed offensive, objectionable, or in poor taste by a Forum leader. NOTE: If you really need help in deciding if your intended post is acceptable, PM the text to admin or moderators for review.

4. Personal Messages (PM) between user and moderator are not to be discussed in public. Note that moderators may share moderator related PM content between other moderators.

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO READ http://paddleboarding.com/forum/show...-to-the-Forums BEFORE MAKING THE FIRST POST.

DISCLAIMER: Although the operators of Paddle Boarding Community and Forums do not and cannot review the messages prior to being posted, and is not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any or no reason whatsoever. Further, we reserve the right to make any modification we deem necessary or desirable to any message posted to the Forums.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE RULES THEN DO NOT DISCUSS IT IN THE FORUM. CONTACT AN ADMINISTRATOR OR MODERATOR AND PRESENT YOUR REASONING TO THEM.

If you do not agree to be bound by these conditions of use, or should you consider any future amendments made to these conditions of use to be unacceptable, you should not post to Paddle Boarding Community and Forums.

READING IS ALWAYS OK!

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