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How to Use This Site

Getting Started
E-mails and Junk Mail
Forgot My Password
I Don't Want to Log In Every Visit
Log-in Trouble
Change My Mailing or Email Address
Using the Website
How to Upload Pictures
Member Functions
Forum etiquette
Help!  I Need Extra Help!

 

How to Use This Site

Welcome TheWildcatter.com, web site of the Wildcat Homeowners Association!
 
If this is your first visit, read below to see how to get started. Make your profile page and personalize it by adding pictures. Discover how to do it all right on this page!

As time goes on, please remember to keep your profile up-to-date with current contact information, and enjoy using this site as a portal to reconnect with old friends.

GETTING STARTED: Please take a few minutes of your time to create your Classmate Profile. Click the Classmate Profiles tab in the top left navigation. You will be taken to a listing of the class. Click on your name and follow the instructions to create your login. Once you create a profile, you will also be able to see the profiles of your fellow classmates and interact with them. You don't have to finish your profile all at once. Come back whenever you want to add to or update your information, or add more photos.


DON'T LET OUR EMAILS GO INTO YOUR JUNK FOLDER: Please add (or allow) the following email address to your "Safe Senders" list so that your spam blocker will allow emails notifications from this web site: noreply@classcreator.net

FORGOTTEN PASSWORD: If you forget your password, just click on "Forgot Password?" under the login feature, and it will be emailed to you.

I DON'T WANT TO LOG IN EVERY VISIT: If you click "Keep Me Logged In" when you log in, you will not need to log in next time you go to the site. You can log in from computers other than your home computer but you will need to enter your e-mail and password. 

When using a computer other than your own, please remember to "Log Out" when you leave The Wildcatter.

TROUBLE WITH EMAIL AND PASSWORD LOG IN: Your computer is not retaining cookies. 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.
  • 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 the web site. Our login system depends on cookies working. If you are blocking cookies in general, you need to at least permit them for this web site so you can log in.
  • Reboot your computer.

 

CHANGE OF EMAIL OR SNAIL MAIL ADDRESS: Please change your contact information when you get a new internet provider or move ... we don't want to lose you. We keep our Class List current by downloading your contact information from this web site.

web site ADMINISTRATORS: This web site was created using the web hosting company, www.classcreator.com and is maintained by Woody Hamrick. You can reach us by using the Contact Us button.

 
Homepage: This is where the main information and announcements are made. Your administrator will email you when there is a new Survey or new Poll. Please participate.

Questions: Just click on the "Contact Us" button and we'll reply as soon as possible.

How to upload pictures to your profile:

  1. You can upload .jpg, .gif, .bmp and .png files, but not .tif. If you want to edit your pictures but don't have a picture editing program, you can download a free one from www.irfanview.com. You can crop out anything you don't like. You don't need to resize your pictures, as they will automatically be resized when you upload them to your web page.
  2. When you are ready to add your picture to your personal web page, make sure you are logged in from the Home Page.
  3. In the links on the left side under MEMBER FUNCTIONS, click on the link: Edit/Upload Photos.
  4. The Photos for (your name) page will appear and you’ll see a box at the top titled: Upload New Photo. Click on it and you will be at the Upload page.
  5. Click on the box Add Files. A dialog box with a list of folders on your computer will appear. Locate (browse to) the folder that holds the picture you want to add. For most classmates this will be the My Pictures folder located in the My Documents folder. If you are in the icon view, change your view button (at the top) to show icons as pictures. This makes it easier to find the specific picture you want to upload.
  6. Click the Upload button to add the picture to your photos. You will now be back at the page Photos for (your name). The next step is to Sort your photos and add a Caption (optional).
  7. Sort: The Sort number controls the order in which photos display on your page. There are 99999 sort numbers. If you assign Sort numbers 7, 45, 99999, 1, 300, your pictures will show in this order: 1, 7, 45, 300, 99999.
  8. Add a Caption: Caption is the description you write for your picture.
  9. If you want to choose one of your pictures to be your Master Photo, click in the Master Photo circle for that picture. Your Master Photo will appear in your emails and forum posts.
  10. Click the SAVE CHANGES button.
  11. Now go to your Profile page (Click on Classmate Profiles in the left navigation bar) and look for your picture and caption.
  12. If your photos are really large on your profile page and you would like them smaller, it’s easy to do. Go back to Edit/Upload Photos. Scroll down to the photo you want to resize. Click on the Resize button underneath the photo. A box will pop up. There will be a slider bar at the top of the box. Drag it to the left to make your photo smaller. When it’s the size you want, click Save. Return to Classmate Profiles and your profile page. If the photo isn’t smaller, click the Reload button on your browser (the button that looks like an arrow or arrows going in a circle) and it should reload and be a smaller size.


    How to delete a photo from your profile:

     
  13. Choose EDIT/UPLOAD PHOTOS under MEMBER FUNCTIONS from the left-hand navigation column. All the photos on your profile page will be displayed.
  14. Click in the DELETE box above the picture(s) you wish to zap.
  15. Choose SAVE ALL CHANGES. A pop-up box will ask, "Do you really want to delete this 1 photo."
  16. Click "OK" and the photo(s) will be removed from your Profile Page.

If you are still having problems, please Contact Us.

 
MEMBER FUNCTIONS:

On the left side of the web site are links to the things you can do when you are logged into the site. An explanation of each follows:

Member Functions: Check Messages

This feature lists all the emails you have received (IN BOX) as well as those you have sent (OUT BOX) through this web site. Your messages will remain in their respective boxes until you delete them.

A KEY at the top of both the IN BOX and OUT BOX shows symbols representing the status of an email. You will find one of these symbols to the left of each email listed.

Each listed email shows: (1). A box to check, (2). Its status; (3). Either who sent it to you (IN BOX) or who you sent it to (OUT BOX), (4). Subject and date of email, and (5). A red "X."

In both the IN BOX and OUT BOX settings, clicking on sender's name brings up that person's profile page and clicking on the subject brings up the actual email.

Clicking inside the box on the far left or on the red "X" on the far right, will turn the background red. This means that the email 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 all of the contact information you entered into your contact information page. You can change your contact info anytime it is necessary.

Be sure to click the SAVE CHANGES tab at the bottom of the page when you have finished.
 

Member Functions: Edit Profile

Choosing this feature will allow you to change the information that shows on your profile page. Be sure to click the SAVE CHANGES tab at the bottom of the page when you have finished.
 
[Member Functions: Edit/Upload 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. Follow the directions further up on this page for adding, deleting, and editing photos.
 

Member Functions: Post Announcement

When you have information you think would be of interest to classmates, you can create your own announcement. The announcement will be forwarded to the administrator who will make it go live on the Home Page.
 

 
Member Functions: Change Password

If you wish to change your password, click on CHANGE PASSWORD under Member Functions. A page with 3 sections for you to fill in will appear.
  1. Type in your PRESENT password.
  2. Type in your NEW password.
  3. Type in your NEW password a second time.
  4. Click on SAVE button.

If you forget your password, click on the forgot password below your log-in email name, and a new password will be emailed to you.  The Administrator cannot see your password, only reset to a new password.  The new password will be emailed to you and you will need to change it to enter a password of your choosing.



Member Functions: Log Out

I
f you are using a public computer, please select "Log Out" when you are finished using the site. 

The majority of our users select the "stay logged in" option when they log in. Therefore, they will always be logged onto the site until they click the LOG OUT link under Member Functions.

When somebody selects the option to stay logged in, our system allows the user to bypass the login screen when they come back to the site.

If you LOG OUT, the next time you will need to enter your email address and password to get into the site. Also, if you access the site from a different computer (for example a laptop), you will need to reenter your email address and password next time you use your main computer.



FORUM ETIQUETTE:

Postings to the forum can be viewed by all WHOA Members.  Please keep your postings "family rated" and
avoid controversial political and religious topics.   Postings considered offensive will be removed at the sole discretion of the Administrator.



EXTRA HELP FOR CLASSMATES WHO SELDOM USE COMPUTERS:

 

Printing Directions
 

  1. Have the desired information showing on your computer screen.
  2. In Vista, print is on the top left icon. In X-P choose FILE from the top menu bar (left-hand side); a menu list will drop down.
  3. Choose PRINT and a large box will appear.
  4. Choose PRINT again, and your directions will print.
  5. You can also highlight a section you want to print, and on the print menu, choose "print selection."
  6. You can also get to your print dialog box by holding down the CONTROL key and pressing the letter "P."


Sending Messages To The Site Administrator

The easiest way to send a message (an email) is to click on the navigation link CONTACT US on the left side of the Home Page. A large message box will come up in which you can type in anything you need:

  1. Where to find something on the site.
  2. Corrections for the site.
  3. Questions about how to do something on the site.
  4. Suggestions for improving the site.
  5. Material or photos you wish considered for a particular page of the site.

 



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