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To our valued Guests on 285Bound.com:
Welcome and thank you for stopping by! Here is some information on how to move around the 285Bound.com website. Please feel free to contact us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions you may have, we are happy to help.
Our goal is to be your go-to hub of centralized information on local resources, webcams, events, current weather, traffic and news, community forums and unique access to the local business community. We welcome all visitors to have an active voice!
What are the 285Bound Forums?
The word forum dates back to ancient Rome where the forum was the central assembly for business and judicial activity. Online forums are an area on an Internet website designated for discussion. It is divided by topic and can be compared to a bulletin board. Members can post notices about local or national news, upcoming events, community issues, etc. Plus in a new innovation in advertising our business partners discuss and take questions directly from our members.
Our online forum provides unlimited space for discussion, depth of conversation, and lively interaction amongst members. Like the Roman Forum, the 285Bound.com forums are the center of activity in the community.
In the past two and a half years, our 2,000+ members have created over 24,000 topics and 269,000 posts. Topics have run the gamut from local and national politics, sports, hobbies and numerous community events. We are looking forward to your voice to bring even more flavor, discussion and variety. Start making a difference in your community today!
Benefits of registering as a member on our forums:
Registration is not necessary to access content on 285Bound.com. However, members must register in order to gain access to the "members only" portion of the forums. Benefits of becoming a member include:
1. You get to pick a fun, colorful nickname and avatar (picture)
2. The ability to Subscribe to our Scanner & Emergency Info Forum (or any forum) and receive an email when a new topic is posted in that forum only, giving you a heads-up that there may be something happening that affects you (traffic accident on your route to/from work, a wildfire near your home). We also have Email alerts for big emergency situations (Level 2 or 3 Evacuation Notices for fires, highway closures)
3. Posting privileges (Let people know what you think)
4. Full access to the site (Including the insanity of 'The Ring')
5. You can use our Private Message features to contact other members.
6. Access to our search system to search for information and advertising along with other items.
7. Use of our Free business and personal classifieds.
8. Participate in member only contests and giveaways.
9. Enhanced navigational features.
10. We even have a Letters to the Editor section so you can give us your ideas to improve the site...
Some of our features to check on daily. Also, remember to make us your home page!:
1. Check your local 7 day forecast on our home page.
2. Our scanner forum has up to date medical/emergency, traffic, and weather information including road closures accidents and more. This is a very important part of our community outreach.
3. Join the community forum for news and info in your community or just to have some fun with your neighbors!
4. Check out our Community Calendar for local things to do. Submit your favorite non-profit events for free
5. Check out the EZ links page with tons of informative sites. There are links to newspapers across the county, community sites, weather and search sites and more.
6. You can find local and emergency numbers here.
7. 285Bound.com has an emergency alert email system for local emergency notification along with member only bargain alerts from our business partners and newsletters. Sign up for that here.
8. Our animal/pet page has local animals for adoption, animal/pet related links and fun videos and pictures. If you've lost a pet, or found a pet,The Pet Park is the place to post that information so furry loved ones can be reunited with their families. We also have another related forum for larger animals called The Ranch.
On our link menu at the top of the forum you can find many links from weather and traffic websites to area non-profits and county sites. If ever in doubt look at the top of the page to get somewhere else on the site
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