Site FAQs

If you are new to the website please read this page as it will answer all of your questions on how to get a password, make a profile and how to use the website.

This website was built and is maintained by Debbie Schroeder. It is completely free to our classmates. You will never be asked to pay to make a profile or to be able to access other alumni profiles.
 
If you have not already done so, you will need to create your individual Profile in order to access any password-protected pages on this site. Start by clicking on the Classmate Profiles link. This will take you to a page with all Classmate names, including yours (if your name is not on the Classmate Profiles link, use Contact Us to notify the administrator). Find your name and click on it. Click the link at the bottom of the page to join the site, and follow the prompts to create your Profile. The password that you enter during this process will be used as your login password. You can personalize your page with information such as what have you been up to since graduation in 1965, school memories, your family, and photos. Before you will be able to access any protected pages, your profile will be reviewed and compared to a spreadsheet of known information about you to see if you are really a classmate. If the profile cannot be verified in this way, special trivia questions will be asked about SHS. If the profile cannot be verified, you will not gain access to the protected pages.
 
You have the option of restricting your personal Profile to only fellow Classmates, which blocks the general public and search engines from accessing your Profile details. At the bottom or your profile page, there are several privacy options. Please read these and put a check in the appropriate boxes. The first option is the one that blocks your information from the general public and we highly recommend you place a checkmark there. Once you create a Profile, you will also be able to see all Profiles of your fellow classmates and interact with them. 

All contact information that you enter into this website will be kept confidential. It will not be shared or distributed. Your contact information is private: your address and phone number can't be seen by other classmates. When someone clicks on your name, the only contact information they will see is your city and state and whatever information about yourself you choose to put on your Profile. Your email address is not visible, although an email can be sent to you using the contact box at the bottom of your Profile page. Note, however, if you send a message to someone through their Profile page, the Classmate will not be given your e-mail address. They will need to log in to the website to read and respond to your message.
 
In order to ensure you receive important messages from our class website (for example, reunion notices) as well as messages sent directly to you from other Classmates, it's important that you add noreply@classcreator.net to your address book or contact list to ensure you receive these emails. Class Creator, the system that helps us operate our class website, uses this address when sending out email messages. Be assured that all emails sent through our site are valid. The Class Creator system does not send spam mail of any kind nor does it share your information with anyone else. Making sure that email from this address is delivered to your inbox is the single most important thing you can do to ensure you don't miss anything happening on our site or miss receiving emails from your fellow Classmates.
 
   
Stop and take a moment to add noreply@classcreator.net to your address book right now, and ensure you stay connected!
 
Please bookmark the Home Page and pass this link on to anyone who has not joined yet. We need all the help we can get in spreading the word about our new site. Please take a few minutes to browse the Missing Classmates list; you may know the whereabouts of someone on it. If you know a classmate's email address, all you have to do is click on their Profile, paste their email address in and hit Send. An invitation to the site will automatically be composed and sent. Only registered users will be permitted to view password protected sections of this site and post on the message board.
 
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
 
These are FAQs which answers all questions pertaining to this site as well as the reunion.
Questions:
 
  
This is my first visit to the website. How do I log in?
 
Please click on "Classmate Profiles", then click on YOUR NAME to set up a FREE member account. Provide your work or home e-mail address, select a password (which you can change at any time), and tell us about your life since Start High School. Add your married name, if applicable, photos, etc.
 
I forgot my login information and/or password. What should I do?
 
You log in with the e-mail address you provided during your member account set up (include the domain name, such as @hotmail.com). If you have several e-mail addresses and cannot remember which one you used or if you no longer have access to that e-mail address, click on "Contact Us" and provide your new e-mail address. Your website administrator will make the change and then e-mail you a temporary password. Once you've logged in using your new e-mail address and temporary password, change your password by clicking the "Change Your Password" link under the Member Functions menu on the home page.
 
If you remember your e-mail address but you forgot your password, click on the "Forgot Password?" link right above the green "Log In" button on the 2nd page of the Log In process, and the website will automatically e-mail your password to you within a few minutes. 
 
Have you changed your email address but didn't change it on the site? You will have to use your old email address to gain access to the site, then go to "Edit Contact Info" and add the correct email address. Be sure and scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "Save Changes".
 
Who has access to my "Classmate Profile" and personal contact information?
 
You can choose whether your "Classmate Profile" is publicly viewable on the website (e.g., by other classes, friends, and the general public) or restricted to registered Start High School 1965 Classmates only. If restricted, search engines and the general public will be blocked from accessing your Classmate Profile page. Only the City and State/Country where you live can be seen by other members of the site. Click on the "Edit Profile" link under the Member Functions menu in the side column, then scroll down to the bottom of the page to make your choice. 
 
Can I be notified if other Classmates update their "Classmate Profile"?
 
YES! You can also subscribe to one or more classmates by using the "Notify Me" link in the left-hand menu. Scroll down to "Profile Subscriptions" and make your selections.
 
Does the public or other Classmates have access to my e-mail address?
 
No. To protect your privacy, your work or home e-mail address is stored only within the website, so Classmates can send you a Message. You can decide who you want to provide your own e-mail address to. To check if you've received any new messages, click on the "Message Center" under the Member Functions menu in the left-hand column. 
 
What are examples of the e-mails that I may be sent?
 
You will be e-mailed information about new website features; details about upcoming class reunions, fundraisers, or events; general announcements about classmates; reminders to keep your profile and contact information up to date; and other important news. 
 
Can I post my own photos or videos on the website?
 
Yes! You can upload a current photo of yourself, your family, pets, vacations, old photos from days gone by, past reunions, etc. -- anything you want to share. There is no limit on the number of digital photos that you can store on your "Classmate Profile" page. Each photo is automatically resized to fit on your Profile page. You also have the ability to upload videos.
Start by clicking on Edit Profile, under Member Functions, in the left-hand column. You will see two icons in the upper right corner, one for Photos and the other for Videos.
To add photos - Go to Edit Profile, under Member Functions and click on the Photo Icon in the upper right corner of the page. Click "Upload a new photo" in the new box/window that opens. Browse to where those files are stored on your computer and make your selection. You can also upload multiple images this way.  Hover your cursor over a photo and you will see a pencil icon in the upper right corner. Hover over that and you will get a drop down menu with 3 options:
  1. Edit Details, which will allow you to add a caption.
  2. Adjust Photo, which will give you several editing tools, including one to rotate the photo.
  3. Delete Photo, you can if you want but I hope you will just add to your album and not get rid of any you have already uploaded. There is no limit on how many you can have, so add away. Make sure there is a green check mark in the upper left corner of your photos. Just click on the photo if there isn't one and it will appear. If you don't want one to be visible, uncheck it.

You can rearrange the order by dragging and dropping. Be sure and select a Master, Then and Now photo for your profile. Click on "Done" when finished.  

To add a video - click on the Video Icon and then "Add a new video" in the new window and just follow the instructions. Be sure and click "Done" when finished. The video will now play on your profile page.  And yes, you can add, delete, or replace your own photos or videos at any time. 
 
 
You can use either to chat with our fellow classmates. The Message Forum is an ongoing dialogue between classmates. There are no items, topics, subtopics, etc. The Spartan Forums have specific topics and any member can post a response to a prior message or start your own topic of conversation by asking a question, reliving an old memory, or share your thoughts on life.  
 
Does Class Creator rent, sell, or in any way profit from having our Classmates' names, addresses, and personal information? 
 
No. Class Creator does not rent or sell any Classmate information or engage in any marketing or solicitation to Classmates. All personal contact information is held strictly confidential. Class Creator does not sell advertising on the website or display banner ads or pop-up windows.  
 
What is the purpose of this website?
 
It serves a dual purpose. Not only will it allow us to maintain an accurate list of all our alumni, which will be used for future reunions, it will also allow us to connect with one another thereby re-establishing old friendships. For several of us who are unable to attend a reunion, for one reason or another, it will be an easy way of keeping in touch and finding out what everyone has been doing over the last several decades. 
 
Can I join the site even if I don't plan to attend the reunion?
 
Yes. Even if you do not plan to attend the reunion, it is hoped that there are old friends on this site that you would like to reconnect to and for that purpose you can still join the site.
 
If you click "Remember Me" when you log in, you will not need to log in next time you go to the site. Note there is a password retrieval feature to click on: "Forgot Password?" in case you need to log in some time and can't remember your password; the password will be sent to your email inbox. You can log in from computers other than your home computer but you will need to enter your password.
 
If you cannot find your name on the
Classmate Profiles or Missing Classmates pages, please contact us to have your name added. We welcome Classmates who were in our class but did not graduate with us. 
If you change your email address, snail mail address, or phone number, please update those in your Profile so we have your correct information at all times.

Always check back with the
Home Page, where main information and announcements are made.

Most of all, enjoy and have fun with the website!

 

The contents of this website are Copyright © 2010 Deborah Schroeder.