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Using the Site: Home Page

Here is a brief overview of using the Home Page of the site. 

Home: You can use the Home button to return to the front page at any time.

Top Bar Menu: The Top Bar menu has drop down locations to navigate to links and to places within the site as quickly as possible. This menu stays the same on each and every page, while the side menus will change.

Modules: Each of the modules on the front page can be repositioned to other locations. You can customize the look and feel of the page to suit your needs. Use the "Restore Default Settings" to get back the look.

Latest Releases: These are select releases from NCAA teams that are published via an RSS feed and published here in semi-real time. Only teams that provide an RSS feed are listed. Media relations personnel, please contact the site if you wish to be added. The feeds are updated hourly.

News from the Web: These are articles collected from various web sites and republished here. Click the "read more" link to read older articles. Articles on the web do expire, so you may find that the link becomes broken. These articles all must relate to college gymnastics or potential recruits. You can currently submit a link for consideration by using the Submit Web/News Link using the link on the User Menu. This will take you to a form. Select the appropriate "Category" ("News from the Web") to submit a link. Put the title of the article under "Name", the link under "URL", and the source name and date of publication under "Description".

Today's News: These are original content items from the site. By clicking on each title, you get the full article, links and embedded photos/video. Using the links in the left bar menu, you can sort and view articles by category. Also, by going to the Latest News section under the News section of the top bar menu, you can have additional search and sort options.

Featured News:
These are lengthier articles, illustrated with photos, that will hold a featured position on the site for some time.

Search: The Search box in the top right will search on both articles from the site, and the news feeds from the various schools. The system defaults to search on ALL keywords you enter. So, if you want a broad search, just enter one word, as the next screen will allow you to narrow down your search further.

Registration: Registered users can access functions that are not enabled for Guests. Registration is simple if you have a Facebook account. It will import a limited set of information and your profile picture. Otherwise, the form to register is quite simple. Check your email, however, for a registration confirmation email. You must click on the link in that email to verify your registration.

Poll of the Week: From time to time, we'll add user polls.

CollegeGymFans Chat: CGF Chat is a 1:1 chat system for Registered Members who have added Friends. There is also a group Chat Room for regularly scheduled chat events.

My CollegeGymFans: This section (for Registered Users) gives an overview of key activity in your profile. These shortcuts will help you keep up to date and message with other users.
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