How to use this website

My thanks to all of you who have signed up as users on the Lake Fairfield website. This site is designed to support user-submitted material so that each of you can post news and leave comments for each other. Here's a quick primer on what you, as a user, can do on this site.

Blogs

Blogs on this site are a place to hold timely news and notices. These entries appear on the front page of the website, and are visible to all visitors to the site, whether registered as a user or not. As such, you may not want to include too many personal details, since anyone can see it. This is probably the best place for general announcements such as neighborhood events, etc.

Only the first paragraph of the blog entry appears on the front page. If you wish to see the rest of the article, click on the title for that post.

You can leave comments on specific blog posts. Just click on the "Add comments" link.

Discussion Forums

Discussion forums are meant to be more like a conversation. For example, someone might post an announcement about a street party in a blog entry as a general announcement, but then discuss details about what everyone is bringing to the party in the discussion forums. You can start a new topic under the forum, or reply to an existing topic.

Right now posting to both blogs and discussion forums is limited to text. We are working on a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor so that adding links and images is easier. Until we get that working, if you know HTML, you can add links to other web pages and images that way.

We don't have a lot of storage space at LakeFairfield.org. If you have images you would like to share, it might be better to use an online photosharing service such as Flickr, Webshots, or Photobucket. You can get a free account on these, and they provide code that you can copy and paste into your blog and discussion posts.

Local News

The news headlines on the right side of the web page are pulled from The Greenville News and WYFF's online news feeds. Clicking on the headline will bring up more details.

As always, if you have suggestions for improving the website, we would love to hear from you. This site will only work if everyone contributes.