It is solely your responsibility to keep the information in your profile up to date. You should ensure that your email address is kept current. Aside from your username, you can alter all of the fields in your profile. Once you have registered your username, it becomes yours for life. In extreme circumstances, you may request that the administrator change your username, but he or she will require a very good reason to do so. To edit your information you can simply visit your profile, and click the edit button under your details.
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If you did not receive your confirmation email please do the following: Double check that the email registered was your correct email. Ensure that the confirmation email is not in your "Junk Mail" or "Spam" box, which could happen due to a content filter. If neither of these helps resolve your issue, please contact Admin. In the email, please include your username and email address.
We try to keep Pinkbike.com a family friendly website. Any user that disobeys the guidelines will be warned, or suspended. At Pinkbike.com we don't believe in first time bans; we will, however, suspend users at our own discretion. Why do people get suspended? Suspensions happen if a user is uploading inappropriate photos or videos, directly attacking any user, or directly attacking our website. If a user has been suspended multiple times, we reserve the right to ban the user.
There is a a tab on your profile page that reads 'Blog'. Clicking on that link will bring you to your blog. From this screen you have the ability to create a new blog entry, view your drafts, view your published blogs, as well as the option of submitting your blog to Pinkbike.com.
Once your blog has been published, you can submit it to Pinkbike.com. From your blog page, click on the left-hand-side link labeled 'My Blog' to view all the blogs you have published. Then click the link that reads 'Submit To Pinkbike.com'. Upon doing so, your blog will be submitted to Pinkbike.com for review, and have a chance to be shown on the main page. In the event your blog is not accepted to be on the front page, it will be put back in your blog with a reason for rejection. A link beside your blog entry will say 'Rejected, Read Why'. Clicking said link will tell you why Pinkbike.com has rejected your blog entry. There is no limit to how many times you submit any given blog to Pinkbike.com, or to how many blogs you can have at one time.
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Click the link on the top left-hand corner of the page that reads 'Inbox'. From this page, you can send, receive, forward, categorize, and remove any messages you have received or sent. If you are viewing your messages in your inbox, you are able to compose a message to anyone if you know their user name. If you are viewing a user's page, you have the option of sending them a message, and in this case, the user's name is automatically filled in.
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In its early years, Pinkbike.com was run from the basement of a house in British Columbia, Canada. The name Pinkbike.com was originally thought up as a joke, the antithesis of names like "extremebiking.com" and "hardcorebiking.com". As time passed, word spread, and Pinkbike grew into the world-renowned source for mountain bike news it is today.
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Pinkbike.com does support a store. We support purchases made with MasterCard, Visa, and through PayPal. In addition, for your safety, once your order has been processed your credit card number is encrypted, then the order is deleted. This way, Pinkbike does not store any personal information about your order. If you have any questions regarding store purchases please contact Tyler Maine.
Once registered, click on the tab associated with the item you would like to upload (i.e., 'Photos' or 'Videos') at the top of your screen. Above the list of photo or video categories you should see a link either called "Upload Photos", or "Upload Your Videos". Simply click on that link, and follow the steps that follow.
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Just email a photo from your phone (or any other device that supports emailing) to email@example.com. Your photo will show up in your 'Mobile' album. Click on the link to view a video with an example.
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In order to make an image invisible to other users, you can move it to your Trash folder, an album that is placed in your photo section. Just click on the 'Move' button, select the images/videos you would like to move to the trash, select the Trash album and click "Move Selected To".
In order to add a comment to a picture or video, you will have to be viewing it first. While you're viewing the picture or video, simply scroll down and type your comment in the empty text box and click the 'Submit' button, and it will submit your comment. In order to remove your comment from a picture or video, you have to be the owner of it (the person that submitted it to us). If that is true, you can click the red 'X' that is on the far right of the comment to remove it from your picture or video.
The tag POD/VOD refers to Photo of the Day (POD) and Video of the Day (VOD). Both of these items are moderator selected, however if you are interested in getting your video or image a review to be a POD or VOD, you are able to send them to Jordan Holmes who will review them, and possibly make them a POD or VOD. Note: We do not promote movies or photos that have been poached, or stolen from any other users. As well, we do not link to photos or videos off different sites. POD/VOD's are always chosen from Pinkbike.com. If you are going to submit an image or video for POD/VOD review, please ensure it is promoting the use of a helmet, because safety comes first.
If you have received an error while trying to upload a file we request you send an email to Radek Burkat along with the information about the file you are trying to upload, and an active email where can contact you back once the issue has been resolved.
Favorites is a system we implemented to aid users in finding a photo or a video that they really like. What does it mean? A user can add an image or video to their favorites list by clicking the "Add to Favorites" button, located on the right side, underneath the user's Headshot. Then, once added to your favorites, you can view your profile, click on your favorites, and your favorite photos and videos will be shown.
Posting in the Buy & Sell should be a fairly straightforward process. What you want to do is visit the Buy & Sell page to start. On the left side of the main window you should see Post Ad. Click on that, and follow the steps that are shown. Note: When posting a Buy & Sell entry, try to include any information someone would like to know (i.e. price, weight, active phone number for day and night, email, color and/or size).
Pinkbike.com does incorporate a repost function. What this means is that after your ad has been active for 48 hours or more, you have the ability to go and repost the item. In order to do this, view your Buy and Sell ad, and a button labeled "Repost" should be visible. Once clicked, it will repost the add.
Once your product has been sold, or you have decided you would like to remove your ad, you can either delete the ad, or mark it as sold. Deleting the ad will remove it completely from the database, leaving no trace of the item. If you would like, you can mark your item as 'Sold', which will remove it from the listing, but keep it in your history. A benefit of marking an item as sold could be if you sell a lot of items, you can build up a history, so people can see that you have been an active seller and can be trusted.
Pinkbike.com uses a left side navigation on the Buy & Sell feature. You have the ability to narrow your search right down to your town using our "Browse for your location" function. If you look at the left side of the main Buy & Sell page you should see listings for Canada, the United States, and any other countries that have ads posted in them. Clicking on each item will narrow it down to Province or State, and then down to Town or County. To return to the Country listing, simply click the << shown beside the Country name.
Pinkbike.com is in no way responsible for transactions that take place through the Pinkbike Buy and Sell. The Buy and Sell is a fee-free classified community bulletin board and is not associated with our online secure store server. Pinkbike provides no guarantee or insurance for payment delivery, product quality or product shipping. Persons posting ads are legally responsible for what they post and Pinkbike.com will openly assist law enforcement in the criminal investigation of matters that take place through this website. Never send cash through the mail; postal money orders, and certified cheques are safer, as they can usually be traced and can only be cashed by the person named on the face of the document. Just remember that the postal money order / certified cheque is as good as cash to the person it's written to and doesn't provide you with a method of stopping payment once it's cashed. If you become the victim of a fraudulent transaction, immediately contact your local police, file a report, and have them contact Pinkbike.com for investigation assistance.
Starting a forum topic is as simple as it is fun. To start a forum topic, click the category you'd like it filed under (e.g., Freeride, DH, Non-Bike-Related). Then, click the link labeled 'New Topic', which will bring you to a page where you can start your forum topic. Simply fill in all fields (correctly); once you have done so, you can click 'Preview' to preview what your topic will look like, or 'Create Thread' to submit the thread, creating it under the chosen category.
Pinkbike.com uses a cool notification system. A white username at the top left corner of the page means that you currently do not have any new notifications. If this username is yellow, it means that you have a new notification. Notifications show you everything from when a user has submitted a comment on your picture or video, to if one of your friends has uploaded a picture, and also if one of your forum topics has a new post. To turn this function off for forum posts, simply scroll to the top of your forum topic, and click 'Unsubscribe'.
Pinkbike's forum implements a few different abilities. When submitting a comment, or creating a new forum post you should see a number of available buttons to click. There will be a B for Bold, an I for italics, a direct URL Link button, a PB Image button, a PB Video button, Youtube Video link button, Google Video link button, a Quote button, and a smilies button. Each one of these will do different things.
Simply put, moderators are the police of Pinkbike.com. They monitor our forums, our photo sections, and basically make sure nothing bad happens to the website in general. To view who the moderators are you can visit the About Us page.
First of all, one of the criteria is to be able to set a good example for the community. Moderators are hired if the administrators feel that they need more people to help keep the forum clean and working properly, people who are responsible and can be trusted, who are dedicated and who are willing to spend time to make Pinkbike an awesome community. We hire moderators on a need-be basis. That means, when it comes time that we require them, we hire them. So please, don't apply.
Pinkbike.com implements a content filter to ensure that all ages can look at our site and be pleased with what is shown. We do filter the words through a checking system that will censor out any profanity or racial words.
Pinkbike.com requests that any inappropriate content you find to be reported to a moderator immediately. We try our best to filter out any inappropriate content that the forums, photo section, or video section may receive in order to make our website ideal for most users.