Helpful Hints

A Few Notes To Make Use of the Site Easier...

Forum Etiquette:  Member Chat Forums are intended for reconnecting with old friends and making new ones.  All of us on the Reunion Committee welcome and encourage your use of these forums to share memories and stories as well as provide updates on your lives since leaving EHS.  Please use good judgment when posting messages.  Personal attacks, political or religious messages, as well as inappropriate language, will be removed immediately.

Sending Messages to the Site Administrator:  The easiest way to send me a message is to use the black tab entitled "Contact Us" at the top of the web page.  A large message box will open with my e-mail address already in place.  Some of the most common subjects on which I receive e-mails:  Add a classmates name, new information on a classmate, corrections to any part of the site (especially true for classmate graduation year on classmate profiles), suggestions for improving the site, suggestions for forum topics, how to do something on the site (I don't have all the answers but I can find the answer to most of your questions).  I appreciate your participation and hope that together we'll make this site enjoyable for everyone.

Opening or Viewing a Page:  There are several possible pages for the administrator to fill with content.  All those in current use will be listed in the left-hand column of the Home Page.  To view any of these, simply click on the topic of your choice and the desired page will open.  You will be able to navigate through the entire content with the sliding bar on the right-hand side of the page.  To go to another page, just choose a topic on the left and click on it.  It isn't necessary to close one page before going to another.  I frequently add more active topics and change things up (don't want anyone getting complacent!) so watch for new content.

Sending E-Mails:  To e-mail a classmate, begin by clicking on the "Classmate Profiles" tab on the top left of the Home Page.  A list of all classmates will pop up.  Choose the person to whom you wish to send a message, click on the name and the profile will appear.  Go to the bottom of the page, to "Send a Private Message to _____".  Your message can only be read by the classmate to whom it is sent just like any e-mail sent via the internet.  To leave a comment on the profile page, choose "To Leave a Comment" and enter your message.  Careful...if you choose the wrong option you will expose that long held secret to all your classmates!  You may e-mail only those classmates who have registered on the site and entered their contact information.  If you want to receive notification when a classmate updates their profile, check the box "Notify Me When This Profile Is Updated".  You can "unsubscribe", or cancel notification, any time.

Member Functions:  Message Center:  This feature lists all the e-mails you have sent (Out Box) or received (In Box).  Messages will remain until you delete them.  Clicking on the sender's name (in the In or Out Box) will retrieve the e-mail.  To delete an e-mail, click inside the box on the far left or on the red "X" on the far right.  The background will turn red and the e-mail can be deleted by choosing the tab at the bottom of the page that says "Delete Checked Thread".

Member Functions:  Edit Contact Info:  Choosing this feature will allow you to view the contact information on your profile page.  You can add or change any information by typing over the existing words or by deleting and then typing in the new information.  Be sure to click "Save Changes" at the bottom of the page when you have finished.  You may edit your contact information anytime.

Member Functions:  Edit Profile:  Much like "Edit Contact Info" this feature allows you to make changes and/or additions to your profile information.  Once again, be sure to "Save Changes" at the bottom of the page when you have finished.

Member Functions:  Edit/Upload (and Delete) Photos:  To add photos to your profile you must be able to locate exactly where the picture is on your computer.  Most of the time it will be in the folder titled "My Pictures".  

To UPLOAD a photo:  1)  Click on "Edit/Upload Photos".  2) Choose UPLOAD NEW PHOTO.  3) Click on "Browse".  (This is the step where you must be able to find the photo on your computer).  4)  Click on the photo you want to upload.  5)  After the upload is complete, click "Save Changes".  6)  Click "Okay".  7)  Close the image editor by clicking on the "X" in the upper right corner.  The photo will appear on your page

To DELETE a photo:  1)  Click on "Edit/Upload Photos".  Your photos will be displayed.       2)  Click on "delete".  3)  Choose "Save All Changes".  A pop up box will ask if you are sure you want to delete the photo(s).  4)  Click "OK" and the photo(s) will be removed from your profile page (but not from your computer).

Member Functions:  Profile Subscriptions:  This feature sends you an e-mail anytime a classmate adds or changes information on his/her profile page.  This is a great way to keep up with your classmates.  1)  Click on "Profile Subscriptions and a list of classmates will appear with a box next to each name.  2) Click the box next to the names of classmates to whom you wish to "subscribe".  You do not have to "save" this information.

Member Functions:  Change Password:  If you want to change your password click on "Change Password" and a page will appear.  You are required to enter the following information: 1)  Present Password; 2)  New Password; and 3) Re-enter New Password.  Be sure to save.  Passwords must have at least five characters.  If you forget your password you will have to e-mail me and I will assign a temporary password so you can log on.  After logging on, you can change the temporary password to one of your own choosing.

Member Functions:  Log Out:  If you click this function, you will "log out". The site allows users to bypass the log-in screen when they return to the site simply by not ever "logging out".   Any e-mails or private messages you have sent or received are always secure and no one, not even the root administrator, can access these areas even if you choose to remain logged on.  Your name will appear in the "members online" information on the Home Page only when you are "actively" on the site.

Replying, or Posting in Member Chat Forums:  Member Chat has different forum titles and new topics are added frequently.  We urge you to add forum topics you find interesting.  1)  Click on a Topic.  2)  Click "Reply".  3)  Type your message.  4)  Click PREVIEW if you want to see how your message will look when posted (optional).  5)  Click Save when your post is complete.  You can edit or delete your own message once it is "saved".  NOTE:  You can "subscribe" to receive new forum posts by e-mail.  This feature is at the bottom of the page and you just have to "check" the box. You can "Unsubscribe" at any time.

Posting a Photo In a Member Chat Forum:  Posting pictures in the Forums is fun and easy as long as you can locate them on your computer (as we discussed in "Edit/Upload Photos" above).  1)  Choose a Forum.  2)  Click on the "Image" icon (the square green/yellow box to the right of "Source").  3)  In the pop-up, click "Choose File".  4)  Find the picture you wish to upload and click on it.  5)  Click "Upload".  6)  Once your picture is uploaded (and visible) click "Submit".  TO HAVE BOTH TEXT AND PICTURES IN THE SAME POST: 1)  Choose a forum.  2)  Click on the "Table" icon (on the same line as the "Image" icon, seventh icon from the left).  3)  When "table properties" pops up,indicate how many "rows" and how many "columns".  (For example, if you want one picture and accompanying text, you want "one" row and "one" column, if two pictures and two text paragraphs, you want "two" rows and "two" columns, etc.)  4)  For text, place your cursor in the text bow and type your message.  5)  For the photo, again place your cursor in the box where you want it, Click on the "Image" icon and follow the instructions given above (in this paragraph) for posting pictures.  6)  Click "Submit" or "Save", whichever option is shown.  (I know this sounds difficult but it's not as bad as it sounds.  Experiment.  That's what I had to do.  You can always "delete" your goofs.)

Creating a New Forum Topic:  1)  Click on "Member Chat Forums.  2)  Click "Add/Edit" Forum.  3)  Click "Add New Forum".  4)  Enter a "Name" for your forum and a "Description".  You have the option of creating a "password" if you want your forum to only be available to the selected classmates with whom you will share the password.


Hope some of this information is helpful,