Here’s some general site information including a few simple policies and basic “how to” information.
Visitors are allowed to submit comments to pages and posts. Comments will not be posted until reviewed and we reserve the right to edit and delete. Please keep things positive and appropriate! There are some technical safeguards against “spam” (posts promoting products, people, and unrelated sites). The primary purpose of the site is to provide information about the grange in Maine and serve as a resource to members. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the webmaster.
The word “site” is something of a misnomer; this would more accurately be called a “blog” (short for web log). It can be seen that the fundamental structure is a log or journal of posts (most recent last) supplemented by pages that remain more static in nature.
Navigation around the site using much of the familiar “click.” We’ve risked repetition in order to make things easy to locate. You should not hesitate to try the “search” function at the top right of the page. Type in a word or two and see what you find! If you get lost, you can always click the “home” tab and start all over.
Some terms you may find helpful:
Posts are the heart of the site, found in the large window. The will vary greatly—from short items like fraternal concerns to longer articles and, in general, the most recent will be at the top.
Events are handled as posts, with a few minor differences including the fact they will not show up in the “home” section. Events which are approaching soon will appear in the sidebar… along with a link that will open a calendar allowing the user to look by date.
Pages are a bit more static and contain a higher level of information that typically doesn’t change much. Pages are also listed across the bar at the top of the page.
Categories are a bit like an indexing system. If, for example, you click the category “Membership,” you will get a display of all posts that have something to do with that category.
Tags are words or phrases used to “tag” posts and further identify what may be included. They speed searching. (Look for the tag menu in a sidebar further down the page.
Links are direct connections to other sites that may be of interest. (These links are also grouped by categories to help you find things.) Note that these sites are not managed by the Maine State Grange. Our general policy is to include sites of organizations and resources that will have some direct or indirect connection to the Grange and our programs. If you know others that should be included, please send the information to the webmaster. Also, report any broken links that do not work. And please encourage other sites to “link back” to ours.
Archives is a section that allows you to review all of the posts for a given month. This is similar to the categories function, but date based.