(Easy Instructions)


The MESSAGE FORUM IS INTENDED for reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. All of us on the Reunion Committee welcome and encourage your use of this forum to share memories and stories as well as providing updates on your lives since leaving Buena High School and making your venture into the "Real World".  :)

Please use good judgment when posting messages. Personal attacks, political and religious
messages, as well as inappropriate language will be removed immediately.

I don't know about you, but I need directions in front of me for anything I want to do. I just can't remember them after one reading, or even two. Therefore, to print any of the directions on this forum, All You Want To Know But Are Too Shy To Ask, do the following:

1. Have the desired information on your computer screen
2. Choose FILE from the top bar (left-hand side) of your Internet connection. A "drop down" list will, well, drop down.
3. Hit PRINT and a large box will appear.
4. Choose PRINT again, and your directions will, you guessed it, print.

1. Hold down the CONTROL key and hit the key "p."
2. The large box will appear. Choose PRINT, and your directions will print

The easiest way to send me a message (an email) is to use the black tab entitled CONTACT US at the top of the web page. A large message box will come up with my email address already in place. You can type in anything you need:
1. New information on a classmate
2. Corrections on any part of the site
3. Questions about how to do something on the site (I don't have all the answers, obviously; but Class Creator does.
4. Suggestions for improving the site
5. Material, or photos, you wish considered for a particular part of the site
6. Survey, page, or forum topics

I thank you for your participation and hope you'll help me make this the best class site out there.

COPY and PASTE allows you to take printed material from one source and place it in another. In other words, should you find a particularly interesting article you wish to send to a colleague, you can "copy" the text and "paste" it into an email. Not all material on the Internet, however, can be copied; it will be easy to tell when this is the case.*

1. Place your cursor and the beginning of the text and hold down the left mouse button as you guide the cursor through the desired text. The writing will be highlighted will a background color, usually black or blue.
2. When you reach the end of the material you wish to copy, release the right mouse button.
3. Hold down the CONTROL key (Ctrl, lower left on the keyboard) and hit the key "c." The information will be magically transported to the unseen clipboard.

1. Place your cursor on the page where you wish your text to appear and hit the right mouse button once.
2. Hold down the CONTROL key and hit the key "v." The information will magically move from the unseen clipboard to your chosen page.

Many pictures can be copied in the same manner; but, please note, you can NOT use this method to transfer photos to our web site.

*If you find that the information you desire does not highlight in step 1 under To COPY, this means the material can not be transferred.

At this writing, there are 13 possible pages that administrators have made avaliable for you to view. All those in current use will be listed in the black, left-hand column of the Home Page. Survey topics, if there are any, come first; page topics come next; and Missing Classmates is usually last.

To view any of these, click on the topic of your choice; and the desired page will come up. You will be able to navigate through the entire content by the green sliding bar on the right-hand side of the page.

To go to another page, just choose the topic from the left side and click on it. It isn't necessary to close one page before going to another.

To leave the site altogether, hit the white "X" in the red box in the top right-hand corner.

To email a classmate, begin by clicking on the black tab at the top of the Home Page entitled CLASS OF 1980. A list of all classmates will come up. Choose who you wish to email, and click on the name. His, or her, profile will appear. Then:

1. Go to the bottom of the page and you will find a box titled SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE TO___________ (Your classmate's name will be filled in as well as your name in the FROM box.)
2. Type a topic in the SUBJECT box.
3. Type your message, or comment, in the large box below the FROM and SUBJECT sections.
4. Choose the SEND MESSAGE tab to get your email on its way.

Remember: Your message can only be read by the classmate you send it to, like any other email that is sent via the Internet.

If you wish to leave a comment on the profile page, choose TO LEAVE A COMMENT and type in your message.
Keep in mind that this comment can be read by anyone who pulls up the page.

If you wish notification when this, or any other profile is updated, check the box marked NOTIFY ME WHEN THIS PROFILE IS UPDATED. You can UNSUBSCRIBE, or cancel notification, any time you desire.

SURVEYS are listed at the top of subjects in the black, left-hand column of the Web Site. They are listed by topic.

To take part in a survey:
1. Click on the SURVEY TITLE. A box with an introductory sentence or two will appear. Below this you will find the actual question(s) with space(s) for your answer(s). (Some surveys may have multiple parts.)
2. Enter your response(s).
3. Click SUBMIT and a "thank you" message will appear plus a tab saying VIEW SURVEY RESULTS. If you wish to view the results, click on that tab.

NOTE: You can only answer the survey once, but you can view the results many times as others take part. Your answer will appear when you click on the SURVEY TITLE once you've given your response so just go to VIEW SURVEY RESULTS.

You can SUBSCRIBE to receive new survey results by email if you wish. This feature is at the bottom of the page, and all you have to do is check its box. You can Unsubscribe later should you desire.

On the left side of our web site is a black column with a green header entitled MEMBER FUNCTIONS. It is directly under the Survey and Page topics.

An explanation of the topic, CHECK MESSAGES, follows:

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.

On the left side of the Home Page is a column entitled MEMBER FUNCTIONS. It is directly under the Survey and Page topics.

An explanation of EDIT CONTACT INFO follows:

Choosing this feature will allow you to view all of your contact information that you entered into your profile page. You can add to, or change, any info you wish by retyping over the existing words or by deleting the original words and then typing in the new information.

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

You can rewrite, or edit, your contact info anytime it is necessary.

Edit Profile contains all your personal information! WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU LOCK THE 'PROFILE VISIBILITY" BOX (CHECK THE BOX AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE).  This will stop the public and search engines from viewing your profile, but classmates still can.

On the left side of our web site is a black column with a green header entitled MEMBER FUNCTIONS. It is directly under the Survey and Page topics.

An explanation of the topic, EDIT/UPLOAD PHOTOS, follows along with information on how to delete photos from your profile:

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. Choose EDIT/UPLOAD PHOTOS under MEMBER FUNCTIONS from the left column.
2. The page which comes up contains all the photos on your Profile Page. Choose UPLOAD NEW PHOTO
3. Next choose ADD FILES. This is where you must be able to find the file containing the picture you want to add to the profile page.
4. Find the photo and click on it, which will highlight it.
5. Choose UPLOAD FILE, and it will appear on your page.

To DELETE a photo:
1. Choose EDIT/UPLOAD PHOTOS under MEMBER FUNCTIONS from the left column; and, as before, all the photos on your profile page will be displayed.
2. Choose DELETE on top of the picture(s) you wish to zap. The background for the entire area will turn red.
3. Choose SAVE ALL CHANGES. A pop up box will ask if you're really sure you want to delete photos. If you are sure, proceed to step 5.
4. Click "OK" and the photo(s) will be removed from your Profile Page. (It will, however, remain on your computer.)

On the left side of our web site is a black column with a green header entitled MEMBER FUNCTIONS. It is directly under the Survey and Page topics.

An explanation of the topic, PROFILE SUBSCRIPTIONS, follows:

Profile Subscriptions is a feature that sends you an email anytime a classmate adds new or changes information on his, or her, Profile Page. This is the easy way to keep up with your classmates. To do so:

1. Click on PROFILE SUBSCRIPTIONS and a list of all classmates and guests will appear. Next to each name is a box.
2. Click on the box, or boxes, of those you wish a subscription. Their name(s) will appear in the area to the right of the original list.
3. There is no need to save anything; you now have all the subscriptions you desire. Go on to another page by clicking another topic.

On the left side of our web site is a black column with a green header entitled MEMBER FUNCTIONS. It is directly under the Survey and Page topics.

An explanation of the topic, CHANGE PASSWORD, follows:

Should you wish to change your password, for any reason, 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.

Any password you use must have at least 5 characters.

For your information: If at anytime you forget your password and not be able to log on to the site, you must email me, as administrator. I will assign you a temporary password to use so you can log on. You can then change the temp to your own personal password.


On the left side of our web site is a black column with a green header entitled MEMBER FUNCTIONS. It is directly under the Survey and Page topics.

An explanation of the topic, LOG OUT, follows:

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.


Placing, or posting, pictures on the Forum is fun and easy as long as you can locate them on your computer. Each photo or illustration should have a unique name and be in a file, such as MY PICTURES. Then:

1. Click on the IMAGE ICON (the little yellow square in the editor box above. It's at the top left and to the right of the word "source.")
2. In the pop-up, click BROWSE, find your picture, and click on the picture.
3. Click on UPLOAD NOW and then OK when you are told its uploaded and you can see your image in the review box.
4. Click OK at the bottom of the IMAGE BUTTON box, and your picture will appear in your message box.
5. Click PREVIEW to see how it will look.
6. Click SAVE when you are finished.

Once your post is saved, you can edit or delete your own message.

Should you have any question,  please use the "Contact Us" icon, and we will get back to you proto!!