We want to run a benefit silent auction from our Yola website, any suggestions?

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Hi. We have a Yola webpage dedicated to our sister who was recently paralyzed in an auto accident (www.angels4meg.yolasite.com). The webpage has been a huge success (thank you). We want to run a temporary silent auction from the website, where visitors can see an image and/or a written description of an item and then place a bid. I'm thinking some type of guestbook widget or something similar. Do you have any suggestions on how we might carry this out? Thank you.
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You can make a form in Google docs for your site....The information entered on your site goes to a spreadsheet in your Google docs account.You can make it hidden in your docs to make sure only you see it.
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thanks John. I'm a total newbie and I've never heard of Google docs before. I will see what I can find out.
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Do you have a Google account?
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I do not. Guessing I should get one?
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Here this is where Google Docs is http://www.google.com/intl/en/options/ Look under...Communicate, show & share and click Docs

After you sign up and get set up I would be happy to help you further.
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Alright John, I have an active Google Account now.
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And I have logged into the google docs as you indicated
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Great...If you are at Goole docs you should be seeing a spreadsheet.
Look to the top left and see New...click that and choose Form.
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okay, i've got a form title and am at the Question Title block now
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OK...Type your question there. Do you feel comfortable posting what your question will be here ?
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I feel very comfortable. But I'm not sure what the purpose of this block/question is on the form. Is this a question that a bidder will see and have to answer? Like I said, I've never done this before, but I guess we want to record, what? a name, date, time, item #, brief item description (for validation of item #), e-mail address, and bid dollar amount?
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Yes exactly....So really all you need to do after each questions is choose...text for question type then make each one required....After you have them all finished....Click save...Then click More Actions and choose Embed....Copy the code they give you.....Go to your page in site builder where you want to add the form and use the HTML Widget to put the form where you want....Save and update your site. After that we can test it if you like.
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Thanks John. Is there a way to record the date and time that a bid is made, besides outright asking the bidder for the date/time? I see in the spreadsheet for the form that the leftmost column is "timestamp." Is that our answer? Also, IE crashed on me before I finished, and when I got back, I could view the spreadsheet but how do I reopen the form if I want to edit it? I realize much of this is Google docs questions, but I am way under the gun to get this up, so if you could offer any other help/suggestions we'd be very appreciative.
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Go back to the spreadsheet...On the title bar between tools and help you will see form...click it and you will see Edit form and that will bring you back to where you were.....Time stamp will be automatic so no need to add that really.