Claremont High School
Class Of 1961
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 use the website.
This website is maintained by Guy K. Haas and Sharon Esterley, CHS Class of 1961. 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.
You have Contact Information and you have a Profile (notice the two links at the left). 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. Once you create your Profile, you will also be able to see all Profiles of your fellow classmates and interact with them.
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.
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 e-mail address is not visible, although an e-mail 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 see your e-mail address so that they can respond.
You will need to create your individual Profile in order to access any password protected pages on this site. Start by clicking on the Class Roster link. This will take you to a page with all Classmate names, including yours. Find your name and click on it. Just 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 1959, school memories, your family and photos.
Every time you edit your Profile, the date is reported at the very top of the page. So, if you talk about the ages of your family members or about a particular event (like a local disaster or an upcoming party), the only date a reader will see is that one. If you say there is a flood going on, then a year later you say something about a high school memory, a reader who visits the Profile after that may think the flood occurred on the date shown at the top of the page. So, any time you go in and insert new material, you might think about putting a date there with it.
Note: Whenever you change your Profile (with text or photos), anyone who has "subscribed" to it will be notified that it has changed.
If you click "Remember Me" when you log in, you will not need to enter your name and password 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 your e-mail inbox. You can log in 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. Contact us if you wish to obtain guest access for this site.
If you change your e-mail 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!
How to upload pictures to your web 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 first, 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Add Photo page gives basic instructions for uploading your photos. There are 3 places on this page to make entries.
- Your first picture will automatically be Sort Number 1.
- 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 probably 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.
- Select the picture you want to upload by clicking on it once, and then click Open at the bottom of the box.
- 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.
- Enter the Caption for your picture in the box.
- Click the SAVE CHANGES button.
Now go to your Profile page and look for your picture and caption.
Shortcut for multiple pictures: If you are uploading several pictures that are in different folders, you can copy them to your desktop, then delete them later. Make sure you COPY, not move, your pictures, so you won’t delete the original.
If you are still having problems, please contact us.
*Note: The first time you want to post on the Forum, you will be asked to set up a forum profile. This only consists of 3 short items, all optional.
- a signature, if you desire one
- your location
- setting your time zone.
You will be able to edit your settings later in "My Settings", at the top of the Forum page.
"My Signature" (optional) is anything you may want to appear at the bottom of each of your messages. For instance, your name, a short proverb or witty saying, etc.
If the picture that you want to use is already uploaded to your profile page, just click "Make This My Master Photo". If your photo is not already there, you will need to upload it (see "Upload Photos to Profile" under the "Using Our Site" category).
If you want to use your senior grad picture, but you don't have one to upload, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be uploaded for you. email@example.com
How to put photos in your messages
Posting pictures in the Forum is easy! See the attached pix at the top of the page for illustration of the following steps:
1) Click on the Image icon (the little yellow square in the editor, at the top left, to the right of the word 'source').
2) In the Image Button popup, click "Browse".
3) Find your picture in your files and click (or double-click) on the picture.
4) Click on "Upload Now"
5) Click "OK" when it tells you it's uploaded. You can now see your image in the preview box.
6) Click on "OK" at the bottom of the Image Button box, and your picture will appear in your message box.
7) Complete your message (any text you want to add), then click on "Save". You can also preview your message if you desire, before clicking Save.
Using the text editor:
Experiment, if you want, with the editing tools. Changing the size and color of your font is fairly easy.
Use the Preview button to see how your message looks before saving it. After saving your post, you will still be able to edit or delete it.
You can also attach files to your message.
Click on "Browse" at the bottom of the message box.
Locate and click on the file you want to attach.
After you save your message, your file will appear as a link at the top of the message (see attached pic of attached file at the top of this message).
(Note: Do not click on Preview after attaching your file because your attachment will be lost and you will have to attach it again.)
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Question: I clicked the webcam icon but my webcam did not come on. What should I do?
Answer: Generally, most webcams will activate when you click the webcam icon on the Control Bar. If yours does not, make sure you can see your webcam feed using the software that came with your webcam. Once you can, close down your webcam software and then try clicking the webcam icon on the Control Bar again. If you have an issues, first check to make sure the webcam is working properly. This can be done by turning off your computer, unplugging the webcam, turning your computer on and then plugging it back in. Let the system pick up the webcam, possibly reinstall or repair drivers and then see if that works. If not, chances are another problem is occurring between either the webcam or its connection.
Question: My webcam is on, I can see my feed using the software that came with my webcam, but after closing that software and then clicking the webcam icon on the Control Bar I still cannot see my feed.
While most of the time your webcam will be auto recognized, many things can affect Live Chat's ability to accurately detect your webcam, such as the age of your webcam, method by which it connects to your computer, and version of your Operating System (OS). Older operating systems are more likely to have difficulties detecting your webcam. One thing you can try is downloading Skype from www.skype.com. Skype is one of the most popular services online where webcams are frequently used. Does your webcam work with Skype? If it does not, it's a good indicator it's time to upgrade to a newer webcam.