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Question
·  What is the AvantGo feature used for?
·  Can I post an event to the calendar?
·  How can I post a free classified with photo?
·  What is in the Downloads section?
·  How can I make suggestions about your services?
·  What are Forums?
·  Do I have to log in or register to use Gulf Harbors Life?
·  What's in the Content Section?
·  How can I search for items I'm interested in?
·  What are Journals used for?
·  Can I submit a story for publish on this site?
·  What are Private Messages?
·  I can't find an answer to my question - help!
·  How do I add a picture to the Add Story column?

Answer
·  What is the AvantGo feature used for?

AvantGo is a service provider where you can set up a free account to port stories, news, and other information to your portable device, such as a Palm Pilot, some cell phones, and other PDA (Personal Data Assistant) devices. Simply go to http://www.avantgo.com and set up an account. Once you set up the account you can go to https://my.avantgo.com/account/edit_sub.html to create a custom channel. You will be asked for a name and path. Enter the following: Name: Gulf Harbors Life Path: http://www.gulfharborslife.com/modules.php?name=AvantGo After you complete this you will start receiving Gulf Harbors Life headlines and other information the next time you sync with your Palm Pilot or other device!

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·  Can I post an event to the calendar?

Yes. However, all posts will be reviewed and approved by the Editor prior to going public. The Editor reserves the right to decline or approve any calendar event request. Event requests must be of a community interest.

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·  How can I post a free classified with photo?

All classifieds are free! Simply enter the Classifieds section and select "Place Ad" on the menu. Follow the prompts from there. For more help on classifieds select the "Popup Help" or "FAQ" from the Classified's menu.

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·  What is in the Downloads section?

From time-to-time Gulf Harbors Life or fellow users will post useful utilities, documents, or other resources that will be made available to you. You will be able to download them from the Downloads section. Specific information about each download will accompany the item.

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·  How can I make suggestions about your services?

We would love to hear from you on how we are doing or how we can improve our service to you. Please use the "Feedback" item on the modules' menu.

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·  What are Forums?

Forums is a place where the community can interact and discuss issues, make announcements, or discuss up coming events. Forums are categorized by interests. Simply select a category and start reading what everyone is talking about. You can reply to any entry or create a new topic of your own! You'll even find or create topic related polls and get an understanding on how the community feels about a subject.

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·  Do I have to log in or register to use Gulf Harbors Life?

No. But you'll have more features if you do, such as definable avatar images, private messaging, emailing of fellow users, usergroup subscription, and much more!. It only takes a few moments to register and it's all FREE! In addition, Gulf Harbors Life respects your privacy and will NEVER provide your information or email address to any outside source unless you elect that you wish to be contacted. So, we recommended you register and get plugged into your community!

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·  What's in the Content Section?

This section contains different pages of information, or content. In Contents, you will find officially released information from the Board of Directors, such as, audio recordings of the Board meetings, President's reports, budgets, and more.

Additionally, you will find our Coupon $aver page here where you'll be able to print out local merchant coupons and save money!

Once in a while you might find a special investigative report or an indepth community member's profile - so continue to check out this section.

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·  How can I search for items I'm interested in?

There are several ways to locat information on a topic. An easy method is to simply select "Search" from the side menu. From within Search, you will be able to type in words that associate the stories you are seeking. For instance, if you want to locate stories on Gulf Harbors Life about recent elections, you might type in the word, election then press the Search button. Links of any matching stories or releases will be display.

You will also find a Search box on the side of all screens so you can quickly type in and search on keywords.

You can also select "Stories Archive" from the side menu. Here a list of all stories will display grouped by topic and sorted by date.

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·  What are Journals used for?

The Journal section is where you can write in-depth about anything you wish (within site decency guidelines) and then publish your entry for public response. It's one of the fastest growing areas of the Internet and promotes thought and knowledge sharing among peers. You can also keep the journal entry private if you wish.

Remember - you can also bring your soapbox to the Forum area to add your voice on specific topics.

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·  Can I submit a story for publish on this site?

Absolutely! Stories that are of community interests will be considered for publishing on this site. Simply use the "Submit News" side menu item to submit your story.

Gulf Harbors Life is looking for stories of community interest. They can be reports on coming events, investigative reports, cartoons of local theme, and reviews of local restaurants or theaters. We also need reports on Association meetings and conclusions. Articles from minors are encouraged and may be submitted with parent or guardian written approval.

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·  What are Private Messages?

With Private Messages, you can contact and write to other members privately. Just like email. And just like email, the system needs to know where the message is coming from, so you will be required to log in - but it is all free and your information is kept strickly confidential.

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·  I can't find an answer to my question - help!

No problem! Just send us an email at editor@gulfharborslife.com with your question and we'll answer promptly.

You can also try the Forum section and post questions or read responses to others there.

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