Welcome to the Garland County GOP website. This website is designed to promote community communications on political items of interest locally, statewide, and nationally, and to provide information on the activities of the Garland County Republican Committee.
This page is designed to help new users understand how to use the site effectively. When you enter the site you will find a list of items across the top of the page. These are relatively permanent subjects to view on the site. On the left side of the page you will find a list of “Categories” which will help you to find posts which might be of interest to you on the site. On the right at the top of the page is a search window which can also help you to find specific items on the GarlandGOP site.
Anyone is welcome to view the public areas of the site and once registered anyone may comment on existing posts. Only US residents may register on the site. At the left side of the page you will see a section with the header “META”. The first couple of items under that will be “Log In”. If you are not currently registered you may do so by sending an e-mail to the Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your request will be processed as soon as possible, but expect a few days.
Anyone with a valid US address may register on the board. To register please send an e-mail to email@example.com with your name, your mailing address, your e-mail address and a simple user name to identify yourself on the site. If your name is John Jones, a good name might be “jjones” or “johnj” or “Junior” if that is what you prefer. Please do not use spaces in this log-on name. Also remember “JJones” is different from “Jjones” or “jjones” or “J_Jones” to a computer so remember what you put here as you will have to type it exactly the same each time you log onto the site.
When your registration is processed you will receive an e-mail welcoming you to the site and giving you a password to log onto the site, at least the first time. Once you log on the first time you can change your password to something you can remember more easily.
When you receive this e-mail go back to the site and log on by clicking the “Log in” label under “Meta” on the left side of your screen. Follow the instructions and once logged on, you will get a screen labeled “Dashboard” at the upper left. This is the screen you will use to make changes, enter posts or most anything else you want to do on the web site. Initially there will only be a couple choices here. The first thing you should do is to look under the “User” label on the left and pick the option for “Your Profile”. There you will find a place to change your password to something you can remember. You will have to enter it twice and they must match for the new password to be accepted. You will also find a place to put your real name. Please fill that out.
Neither your real name nor your e-mail address will be made public information and will not be accessible to others on the site. They will not be given out to anyone but are needed for identification for administrative tasks like sending your password and to upgrade your access rights on the board.
Also on this page is a place for you to enter background information. This information will be public. Here you would put information that you want to be known such as where you live (general terms – “Hot Springs”, “Garland Co”, “The Village”, etc) to identify you as a participant on the web site. Please do not put personal information here that you do not want to be freely distributed as this will be visible to general users of the site. If you are an officer of the Garland GOP Committee, a candidate, or one who currently holds public office you might want to enter that information, or possibly not at your choice. You might even want to put a SHORT resume here if you wish. Once finished here click on the “Update Profile” button at the bottom of the page.
Once you have done this click on the “Garland County GOP <- – visit site” button at the upper left corner of the screen and you will find yourself back at the main page. Here you can read any posts or comments on the site. Some posts are designed to accept comments and will have a fill in block for that purpose. Feel free to enter a comment if you wish. Comments are limited in length and you will see a counter there that will show you how much space is available.
As a new user you will be designated as a “subscriber” and you will be able to read anything on the public areas of the board and to comment on Posts on the board. Your first comment will be reviewed by an “editor” or “administrator” before it will be made visible to others on the site.
In order to create new “Posts” you must be designated a “contributor” on the site by one of the administrators. If you are a member of the Committee your membership will be upgraded by request to “contributor” status. “Contributors” can make comments on existing posts and can create new “Posts”. Their posts will be reviewed by an “editor” before being published on the site.
At the discretion of the administrators individuals may be upgraded to “author” designations. An “author” is simply a “contributor” that can publish his information directly without review by an editor or administrator.
Each time you log onto the site you will find yourself at the “Dashboard”. This is the location where you will find the links to create new Posts, edit your existing Posts, access your personal profile, or do most anything else that your registration status allows. When you are logged in you can get to the “Dashboard” by clicking on the “Site admin” label under the “Meta” label on the front page. From the “Dashboard” you get to the main page by clicking on the site name at the upper left of the page.
Please use the board in the way it was intended. Remember this is a “G” rated site. Obscene or vulgar posts or comments are not welcome here and as such will be removed and the contributors may be barred or have privileges removed. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. You don’t have to agree with them, just respect their rights to have a different opinion no matter how wrong you might consider them to be.
Information published on this site reflects the opinion of its author, and not necessarily that of the Garland County Republican Committee, its officers, members, or the administrators of this board.