Welcome to our class of 1964 website!
If you are new to this website, please read this entire page, as it should answer all of your questions on how to create your profile and password, update your personal information, how to upload pictures to your website, as well as, how to embed 'You Tube' videos in your Profile. You will also learn more about the "IN MEMORY" page & how to help us find people on the "MISSING CLASSMATES" page. Toward the end, there is a section detailing 'Privacy' & 'Security' & 'Passwords' & the 'Message Forum' issues, or any other questions you may have about the website.
You have the option of password protecting your personal profile which blocks the general public and search engines from accessing your profile details. Once you create a profile, you will also be able to see the 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 the classmates unless you "grant permission" on your profile. When someone clicks on your name, all they will see of your contact information is your city and state and whatever information about yourself you choose to put on your web page. Your email address is NOT viewable, though an email can be sent using the contact box at the bottom of your web page. However, if you send a message to someone through their profile, they will see your email address so that they can respond.
You will need to make your 'Individual Profile' in order to access any password protected pages on the site.
... BUT, FIRST ...
A Couple Points About Your PROFILES:
1.) The PROFILE INFO is the BASIS for YOUR 'BIO' In the REUNION MEMORY BOOK which is an Awesome Keepsake that you will receive At the Reunion, or if you can't make it this time, we'll send you one.
2.) You won't want to 'miss out' & not be included because you didn't fill out any Questions! This Info is the 'Glue That Binds & Bonds Us', the info helps us Identify & Care About Each Other, it's what make us "Family", so Please Answer the Profile Questions!
3.) You do Not have to answer All of them. The questions you do NOT answer simply won't show up on your Profile.
4.) Lastly, we don't want to lose track of each other! So, please make sure you PUT SOME NAMES on the "HIDE & SEEK BEST BUDS LIST" ~ even if it's a relative that will likely know where you are in the years to come!
SO ..... Start by clicking on the "Classmate Profiles" link. This will take you to a page with all your classmate names, including yours. Find your name and click on it. Follow the prompts to create your profile.
The password that you enter during this process will be used as your login password. By Answering the Profile Questions, You can personalize your page with information such as what have you been up to since graduation in '64, school memories, your family, etc. You can even Add Photos & Videos
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 sometime and can't remember your password; the password will be sent to you email inbox. You can login from computers other than your home computer but you will need to enter your password.
If you can not find your name on the "Classmate Profiles" page, please contact us to have your name added. We welcome classmates who went to school with us but did not graduate with us. If you feel more associated with this class than your own, we can provide you with 'a guest account'. Use the 'Contact Us' link.
If you change: your email address, snail mail address, or phone number, please update those in your profile so when we download a hard copy we will have your correct information.
If you see a green check by someone’s profile, it indicates the classmate's profile information has not been verified by the classmate and the information provided is only the last known. If you see a yellow star by someone’s profile, it indicates the classmate has been on this website and updated his or her profile with current information.
Please ADD our email address to your address book and adjust your spam settings to ensure you receive emails that keep you updated with the website and reunion details as they become available. The email address can be found by clicking on the Contact Us button. Very Helpful: 'whitlist' the following to your 'Safe Senders List': 'firstname.lastname@example.org'.
Always check back with the Home page, where main information and announcements are made.
We plan on keeping the Website New, Fresh, Fun, & Entertaining with lots of Updates,so Check Back Often !
After the Reunion, this will become our ....
SSHS Class of 1964
FAMILY Website !!! !!! !!!
So, If for some legitimate reason,
you are unable to Attend the Reunion,
Please Join the Site Anyway ! ! !
We Are Old Friends
With Whom You will
Want to Reconnect ! ! !
A NOTE ABOUT OUR "IN MEMORY" PAGE:
CAN YOU HELP. PLEASE?
Unfortunately, other than the NAMES of deceased classmates, no other information was recorded, or it has been lost. We would like to HONOR our deceased classmates with something more than just listing their names.
Our website has the built-in capability to provide a Private Discussion Area for each deceased. By clicking on their name, you may add an OBITUARY ENTRY. Comments in this box should be like those in a typical Obituary; so if you have any facts of that nature, please post them, and they will be reviewed by the Administrators. Or, if you have contact with the deceased FAMILY, perhaps, they would like to post the Actual Obituary of their departed loved ones.
There is also a place to "POST A COMMENT". Please enter any other information you have about this classmate: Memories from school, kind words, accomplishments, condolences to their Families, facts and history, etc.
Entries of any kind about a deceased Classmate will be so indicated by a ROSE ICON next to the their name on the 'CLASS PROFILE' Page. Thanks!
A Note About Our "MISSING CLASSMATES" Page
Can You Help Us?
The names on the list of Missing Classmates are considered to be all those Classmates with no email address or no street address entered into our system
If you know where these Classmates are please share our web address with them: http://www.southside64.com
If you know the "email address" for any Classmate Listed on that page, you can click on the Classmate's name to quickly send an email invitation to our site. Or if you know the "street address" for any Classmate below, please let us know via the "contact us" link to the left.
Always check back with the Home Page,
where "Announcements" are made.
Always check back with the Reunion Details Page,
where you'll find the latest Reunion Updates.
Enjoy and have fun with the website!!
How to upload pictures to your web page:
1. Be sure you are logged in on the home page. In the links on the left side under MEMBER FUNCTIONS, click on the link: Edit/Upload Photos.
2. The Photo page will appear and you’ll see a gray box titled: Upload New photo. Click on this box and you will be at the Add Photo page.
Sort: The sort number controls the order in which photos display on your page. By default your pictures will appear in the order you entered them, so this isn’t important for your first picture. But later if you want picture #5 to appear as #1, you will have to change the sort numbers on your pictures. If you delete a picture, the sort numbers for the remaining pictures do not change (e.g., if you delete picture #2 out of 4 pictures, you will show pictures #1, 3, and 4.)
Caption: Caption is the description you write for your picture.
Browse: This is the most important one, for this is how you find the picture on your computer and get it to appear on your page.
4. Your first picture will automatically be Sort Number 1.
5. Now click the Browse button. A list of folders on your computer will show up. Locate the folder that holds your picture. For most classmates this will be the My Pictures folder located in the My Documents folder. When you have clicked through to your picture file, click the view button at the top to show icons as pictures. This makes it easier to find the specific picture you want to upload.
6. Select the picture you want to upload by clicking on it once, and then click Open at the bottom of the box.
7. Now you will be taken back to the Add Photo page and in the Upload Photo box you will see the path to your picture.
Now go to your Profile page and look for your picture and caption.
If you are still having problems, please email us.
Always check back with the Home Page,
where "Announcements" are made.
Always check back with the Reunion Details Page,
where you'll find the "Latest Reunion Updates".
Enjoy and have fun with the website!
"A THANKFUL TRIBUTE ":
It's nice to collect kudos, but the work of many people went into this reunion effort, and it’s humbling to think of Jenny Hammerstein Sorg and Binky Beaudway Mavis who, together, ran all of our reunions for the first 35 years, virtually single-handedly, without the aid of the Internet and Google searches, without email, and without a large body of volunteers, since, at that time, most of us were still actively employed and maybe putting kids through school, etc. What did they have? Just themselves, telephones and the US Postal Service and a lot of hard work and dedication. Fast forward a few decades, to find we have the potential to have more volunteers, with many more collective years of experience in various fields to bring to the reunion effort and even, for some, a little time on their hands…with a big boost from technology. Yet one of the very first things our Core Steering Committee did was consult “The Reunion Gurus” from 1964 ,and began building on their input. They carried us for 35 + years & were indispensible for giving us our initial direction. Jenny and Binky, you and all your hard work are never forgotten, so a HUGE THANK YOU on behalf of the 45th Reunion Committee, of which you're both part, as well as our entire class!.
1. Can people find my Profile page by searching Google or other major search engines?
Answer: It depends. Your Profile page is fully indexable by major search engines, but you each have the ability to permit viewing of your Profile only to fellow registered Classmates. If Profile information has been restricted to only fellow Classmates (put a check mark in the Profile Visibility box toward the bottom of your Profile page), then search engines can not get into this information and index it, nor can any non registered Classmate get in. Please note that your public profile is found in the search engines when no restrictions have been set by you. This is the same information that anybody can see simply by visiting your web site unless you have restricted Profile viewing to only fellow Classmates. Your private information is not findable and will never be displayed even if your Profile is left open to the public. Specifically, your email addresses, mailing addresses, and telephone numbers are completely protected and not visible to the public, and not findable/indexable by search engines no matter what. Please note that anyone can still send an email to you by filling out the contact form at the bottom of any Classmate Profile page. This allows open communication between Classmates and non Classmates alike, while protecting Classmates' personal information.
2. If I do not password protect our Classmate Profiles page, can individual Classmates do anything themselves to protect their privacy?
Answer: Yes. Each Classmate can select an option that allows only registered Classmates to view his or her Profile. If this option is selected, search engines and the general public will be blocked from accessing the Classmate's Profile page. People have different security concerns for many different reasons, so we've put this security decision squarely in the hands of each Classmate. Note: Any registered Classmate who is logged in will be able to view all Classmate Profiles.
3. My Classmate's Profile and pictures are being seen when you Google her name. She has her Profile restricted to viewing by only logged in fellow Classmates. Why is this happening? It appears the Profile restrictions are not working.
Answer: The Profile restrictions are working fine. Your Classmate is currently logged into your web site. When she logs in a thing called a "cookie" is set on her hard drive that tells our system she is logged in. Even if she leaves your web site and goes somewhere else on the Internet (e.g. Google), she is still logged into your site. So when she goes out and Googles her own name, up comes a link to your Classmate Profiles page (or sometimes a link directly to the Classmate's Profile itself). Next she is going directly to her own name and clicking on it, which brings her to her Profile and her pictures. Remember, she can see her full Profile because she has remained logged in throughout this process. Logged in Classmates can see restricted Profiles as they are supposed to. Had she not been logged in, however, instead of seeing her Profile she would have seen a message saying her Profile was restricted.
If you or your Classmate wants to see this process like the public sees it just do this:
- Go to your web class site and click the "Log out" link on the left.
- Go to Google and search for your Classmate's name.
- Click on the result that takes you to your Classmate Profiles page.
- Now click on your Classmate's name.
- You will see that you get the Profile restricted message — you do not get access to the Classmate's Profile.
Bottom line, if a Classmate thinks his or her Profile restrictions are not working it is only because your Classmate is still logged in. Have the Classmate log out of your site first by following the steps above, and then search Google for his or her own name, and it will become apparent that everything is working properly.
4. On some other web sites I see a security code that must be entered in order to fill out forms or submit emails. Why isn't there a feature like this on our Classmates' Profiles? I'm concerned my Classmates might get spammed.
Answer: There is no need to worry about your Classmates being spammed. Class Creator utilizes an invisible-to-the-user form of spam protection that stops automated spam attacks cold. Our spam protection system works like some email spam protection systems, in that it uses a series of tests to find out if an email is from a legitimate user, or a spammer. These tests are sophisticated, and include things such as analysis of mouse movements and keyboard strokes. Simply, real email will get through, spam email will not. All of this is possible without making your Classmates type in hard-to-read text, and without blocking Classmates who are seeing impaired.
5. Will you display advertising on my site?
Answer: Unlike other systems, the idea behind Class Creator is to keep sites clean, professional, and uncluttered. We do not inject any advertising of any kind into class web sites. It is strictly against our policy. If you are seeing a popup ad, the ad has nothing to do with the Class Creator system. Most likely you have inadvertently installed some type of "spyware" that is launching these ads while browsing your class web site. If you need help solving issues like this, there are many tools online such as PC Pitstop that will scan your computer free and reveal if there are any problems plaguing the system. You can have full assurance that Class Creator does not, and will not in the future place any advertising or pop up ads on your web site.
6. Will you send unsolicited emails to me?
Answer: Only in these two circumstances: 1) A reminder to update profile will be sent to you if your profile has not been updated in more than 6 months, and 2) A New Year's Day reminder is sent to you suggesting that the start of the new year is a good time to update your profile. Other than these two reminder emails, the only person we will ever email is, the Site Administrator. We will never send you spam email or solicitations of any kind that do not pertain to Class Creator.
7. Do you rent, sell, or in any way profit from having my name and personal information?
Answer: No. We do not engage in renting or selling your information, or any form of solicitation regarding you whatsoever. You can have the utmost confidence that your information is held strictly confidential.
8. Do I have to pay anything to use the site?
Answer: No. Charging you a fee to use your site is the best way to ensure the failure of your site. It's that simple.
Below is a question you may have about Emails.
1. Some Classmates are not getting emails from the Administrator or fellow Classmates. Why is this happening, and what can be done about it?
ANSWER: In today's world so many spam emails are sent daily that many people and/or email service providers have resorted to very high level spam filtering. This unfortunately means that sometimes messages sent from the web site to Classmates, and even messages from one Classmate to another, can be marked as spam and therefore never read.
There are measures that can be taken to combat this problem.
A. Classmates can check their spam or junk email folders to see if emails are going there.
B. Classmates should personally "whitelist" the email address email@example.com. (PLEASE DO THIS!)
C. Classmates, if they subscribe to any third party email filtering services, such as spamarrest.com., need to add firstname.lastname@example.org as a safe sender.
FYI: "Whitelist" is the general term for allowing an email to come through from a specific email address every time, regardless of the content contained within the email. Whitelist is also sometimes referred to as a "Safe List" or an "Approved Senders List." If you and your Classmates whitelist email@example.com, messages that may not ordinarily get through will now be received and read every time.
PLEASE NOTE: the Class Creator system does not send spam mail of any kind to Classmates. And when they email directly to the Site Administrators,they will only send messages they think are important to the business of running your class web site. Thus you and your Classmates can "whitelist" firstname.lastname@example.org with confidence that spam email will never be sent by Classcreator. Taking these measures will help ensure that all Classmates participating in your site can freely communicate without losing legitimate messages to spam filtering technology.
One of my Classmates has forgotten his password. I see passwords are starred (****) out thus I cannot tell my Classmate what his password is. How can I help him log back in?
Answer: You have 2 things you can do when a Classmate has forgotten his or her password. You should do them in this order:
- Have the Classmate use the password recovery feature to retrieve his or her password. The Classmate needs to go to your home page and click on "Forgot Password?" in the gray login box in the upper right corner. This will allow the Classmate to retrieve the lost password without your assistance.
- If for some reason the Classmate is unable to do #1 (for example maybe the Classmate no longer has access to the original email address) you can log into the Classmate's account details and change the Classmate's password to something else. The password is starred (****) out for security purposes, but you can still change it to whatever you want. Once the password has been changed, have the Classmate log in using the new password. Once logged in, the Classmate can then change the password again if he or she desires.
One of my Classmates cannot log in. She is typing the login and password correctly. Now what?
Answer: You are having cookie problems. Read the Question below to solve cookie problems.
My computer is not retaining cookies. What should I do?
Answer: A cookie is a little piece of data stored on your hard drive and is used by Class Creator to maintain the login system. Although cookie problems are rare, when they do occur you have several resolutions. Try any of the following:
- Make sure you are logged into your web site. You cannot see your administration links, password protected areas of your web site, or restricted Classmate Profiles unless you are logged in.
- Upgrade your browser to the most recent browser.
- Switch browsers. For instance if you are using Internet Explorer, try Firefox.
- Clear your Temporary Internet Files (cache) and clear your current cookies so you are starting fresh.
- Make sure you are doing nothing to block cookies on your web site. Our login system depends on cookies working. If you are blocking cookies in general, you need to at least permit them for your web site so you can log in.
- Reboot your computer
Follow these items above and one way or another you'll get around the cookie problem you are experiencing.
Aren't cookies bad? I've heard concerns about cookies and privacy issues.
Answer: No. The "cookie scare" of the late 1990s was largely based on misconceptions that cookies stored on your computer's hard drive somehow violated privacy. Erroneous information regarding cookies has long since been corrected, and cookies are a common programming practice used today by some of the Internet's largest web sites. There is nothing Class Creator does with cookies that will in any way jeopardize your privacy, store personal information about you, or submit your personal information to other web sites.
Always check back with the Home Page,
where "Announcements" are made.
Always check back with the Reunion Details Page,
Enjoy and have fun with the website !
HOW DOES THE "MESSAGE FORUM" WORK?
When You Click On The Message Forum, You Can Chat With Our Fellow Classmates When They Login And Read The Message Forum. We Hope You Will Post A Response To A Prior Message Or Start Your Own Conversation By Asking A Question, Re-living An Old Memory, Or Share Your Thoughts On Life.
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CLASS REUNION MEMORY SLIDESHOW
The Steering Committee for our Reunion is creating SLIDESHOWS
To be shown during the Reunion Weekend !
“ BRUSH THOSE “DUST BUNNIES” ASIDE …”
~ OLD PHOTOS ~
~ NEWSPAPER & MAGAZINE ARTICLES ~
~ GENERAL MEMORIBILIA ~
Without sending the Actual pictures:
1) Photos can be scanned onto your computer and emailed to us
2) Photos can be scanned onto a CD or DVD at your Local photo kiosk.
To Scan to Your Computer : * ^
UsE a Printer with scanner capability, follow the Manual’s Instructions
To Scan photos from your scanner into your computer’s Email
Email to our Photographer @ email@example.com
* About 8 photos fit per email (depending on photo size) so you may have to send several email
Using your computer, scan or upload photos onto a CD or DVD
Mail to our Photographer (see address below)
To Scan at a Store Kiosk: * ^
Scan photos onto a CD
Stores who will show you how to do this
COST: About $2.25 ~~ $3.99 each & Hold about 200 photos
Mail CD to our Photographer (see address below)
To Scan Newspapers or Magazines: * ^
Photo Kiosks do NOT allow scanning of Newspaper or Magazine photos
Newspaper & magazine photos & articles MAY be copied & scanned at Office Depot, Staples, or Kinko’s
* Using a DARK MAGIC MARKER ,
LABEL ON ALL CDs & DVDs The “ WORD ”
~~ REUNION &
~~ Your NAME & PHONE #
^ Label, or Identify, the People in Photos
~ Using a Separate Sheet of Paper
Mike Young Photography (firstname.lastname@example.org)
6784 Settlement Drive South
Indianapolis, IN 46250
1. Photos sent should be of School Related Activitie
2. Photos need to be in jpeg format
3. Photos should be 300 dpi if possible (standard @ newer photo kiosks)