HOW To Use This Site

 Welcome Colts!

 
 
 
This is the Official Website of the Crawford High School Alumni Association and is maintained by fellow classmates: Jana Glasgow Ditmars ('81) and Kelly Childers ('81).
Membership on this website is completely free to all of our alums.
 
To access password protected pages on this website you will need to register and create your own password and individual profile. You can personalize your page with information such as what you have been up to since graduation, school memories, your family, and photos.
 
Class Creator is a personal, private website, solely for the use of of Classmates, Teachers and Staff. Class Creator is completely free of advertising. You will never see banner ads or pop-up windows. Class Creator does not rent or sell your information or engage in any marketing or solicitation.
 
 
INSTRUCTIONS TO JOIN  

CLASSMATES:

  • Click the Classes & Classmates link located at the top navigation menu.
  • Find your year of graduation and click on it.
  • Find your name and click on it.
  • Click on JOIN HERE.
  • Follow the prompts to create your Profile. The password you create and enter during this process will be used as your Log In password. 

TEACHERS & STAFF: 

  • Click the Teachers & Staff link in the top navigation menu.
  • Find your name and click on it.
  • Click JOIN HERE.
  • Follow the prompts to create your Profile. The password you create and enter during this process will be used as your Log In password.

GUEST MEMBERS: To request a Guest Membership, click Contact Us, on the left navigation menu and give us your FULL name and state your reason to be added as a Guest Member.


TIPS AND TRICKS

Do not hit the back arrow at the top of your browser while registering. If you do and you have already established a password, then go to this website's home page and log in as a member and edit your profile from the Edit Profile link, listed under Member Functions on the left side (you will only see these options after you log in). If this doesn't work, your password wasn't saved and you will need to start over.

 


FYI
 
PROFILE VISIBILITY: Your Profile page is fully indexable by major search engines, but YOU have the ability to permit viewing of your Profile only to fellow registered Classmates. If your Profile information has been restricted to only Classmates, then search engines can not get into this information and index it, nor can any non registered Classmate get in.  Go to your Profile page, and at the bottom of that page, place a check-mark in the box labeled Profile Visibility. (Member Functions > Edit Profile)
 
YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION IS PRIVATE: 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 your Classmates 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.
 
RECEIVING TOO MANY EMAILS?: Most likely you somehow have Profile Subscritpions set to notify you when anyone joins. To fix this, click on the Notify Me link, located under MEMBER FUNCTIONS, and at the bottom of the page click on Unsubscribe From All Profiles In All YearsProfile subscription is where you can choose specific classmates you would like to be notified about if they update their profiles or join this website.

DON'T LET OUR EMAILS GO INTO YOUR SPAM FOLDER: For those of you with spam blocking or email filtering capabilities, please add noreply@classcreator.net to your email account as a safe sender in order to receive email communication from this website. 


USING THE WEBSITE
 
MESSAGE CENTER: This is where you can view all your messages you've been sent via the site, and from where you can send messages to other registered members. The Threaded message system allows you to keep track of conversations on a specific topic.
 
EDIT CONTACT INFO: Use this to change your home address, email address and phone number.
 
EDIT PROFILE: Choosing this feature will allow you to add or change the information that shows on your profile page. (e.g., your personal stories, life history).  Be sure to click the SAVE CHANGES tab at the bottom of the page when you have finished. You have the following controls over your profile:
 
  • PROFILE VISIBILITY:  Allows only registered Classmates/Teachers/Staff to view your Profile details. This will block the public and search engines from accessing your Profile. Remember to use the Log Out feature when leaving the website.
  • CONTACT DETAILS:  By default, this information is hidden from your Classmates/Teachers/Staff. As of April 2013 Class Creator will no longer show street addresses or telephone numbers in Profiles even if the Classmate has allowed those items to be shared with fellow Classmates. Class Creator has taken this measure to ensure they are in compliance with current privacy laws and to protect your members from the potential unintended sharing of sensitive personal information. If a Classmate wants the street address or telephone number of a fellow Classmate he or she will need to contact the Classmate and ask for that information. These requests can be made through the Class Creator system.
  • BIRTHDAY:  This option allows Classmates/Teachers/Staff to see your Date of Birth (with or without the year--it's up to you) in your Profile.
  • CLASSMATE COMMENTS:  Allows Classmates/Teachers/Staff to enter comments under my Profile. (Most users opt to leave this feature on. You have the ability to edit or delete any comments left under your Profile.)
  • EDIT/UPLOAD PHOTOS:  Add, delete, tidy up and re-arrange photos on your profile. Detailed instructions are listed below.
  • PROFILE SUBSCRIPTION: Here is where you choose Classmates/Teachers/Staff you would like to be notified about if they update their Profiles or when it is their birthday.
  • CHANGE PASSWORD: This gives you the option of changing the site entry password you created.
  • TURN ON IM: Turn on your Instant Messaging program. Instructions below.
  • LOG OUT: You are no longer signed into the Crawford Alumni Association website.
     

How to Upload Pictures/Videos to Your Profile Page: (You must be logged in to do this function)

  1. Click on the Edit Profile link, located under Member Functions.
  2. Click on the camera box, to upload a photo or video box, to upload a video.
  3. The Photo Gallery window opens up. Click on Upload a new photo.
  4. A windows opens up, choose your photo file from your computer and click Open. File begins uploading.
  5. To edit a photo, using your mouse, hover over the picture until you see a pencil and select Edit Details.
  6. After you finished uploading and or editing photos, click on the Done button.
How to delete a photo/video from your profile:
  1. Click on the Edit Profile link, located under Member Functions.
  2. Using your mouse, hover over the picture or video you wish to zap, until you see a pencil and select Delete.
  3. Select Yes or No to question and window closes.
  4. After you have completed your deletions, click on the Done button.
 

INSTANT MESSAGING INSTRUCTIONS:

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Latest version of the Adobe Flash player. Go to www.adobe.com and download or upgrade to the latest version.
  • Latest version of your web browser: Instant Messaging will not work Internet Explorer 6 or below. You will need to upgrade your browser to the latest version.
  • Screen resolution: Minimum 1024 x 760. Recommended horizontal resolution: 1280 pixels wide or wider.

If you are unable to meet any of these system requirements you can permanently disable the Instant Messaging feature under your Edit Profile page.

SENDING INSTANT MESSAGES: The Members Online panel is positioned to the lower right of the web site. It can be expanded by clicking anywhere in the title (top bar) area. Clicking the title area again will minimize the window. To chat privately with a fellow member simply click his or her name in the Members panel. Each Members name you click on will open a private messaging window. You can open up to four private messaging windows at any one time.  Chatting with another member is simple: Click your mouse anywhere in the bottom region of the window to enter your message then press your enter key to send the message. That's all there is to it - you can now easily chat with fellow members as you browse the site.

There are a few additional things you should know:

SCREEN RESOLUTION: For best results use a screen resolution with width of 1280 pixels or greater. Any of today's wide screen monitors will have at least a 1280 resolution. 

YOUR PHOTO: Your "Master Photo" is displayed at the top of the Members panel. All messages in the chat window are also preceded by your Master Photo. If you have no Master Photo you will see a default image. Your Master Photo cannot be set from within the Instant Messaging interface. To set your Master Photo click on the Edit/Upload Photos link on the web site and follow the directions on screen.

SEARCH FOR MEMBERS: If there are many members logged in at the same time, you can quickly search for members by clicking "Search for members" in the Members Panel and entering the first few letters of the members name.

SOUNDS: A sound will be heard whenever a new member logs into the website. Another sound will be heard every time a member sends you an instant message through the website. Sounds can be disabled by clicking the speaker icon in the Members panel.

ICONS: To the right of each members name you might see some icons; an Online icon, Member is Currently Typing, or an Inactive Online icon. Inactive Online indicates that the member has not typed anything for five or more minutes. Should you forget what the icons mean, hover your mouse pointer over them and the members status will expand.

TIP: Hovering over a member's name will pop up a window allowing you to quickly jump to the member's Profile page.

TOOL BAR: The icons on the tool bar allow you to insert emoticons, bold and/or italicize your text, change font color, and quickly jump to these help instructions. You can also start a Private Chat session.

PRIVATE CHAT: Clicking the "Private Chat" button in the tool bar allows you to jump to a larger private chat environment that allows the sharing of photos, webcam feeds, and YouTube videos. You can also invite additional members to the private chat. You can start as many Private Chat sessions as you'd like (as long as you can keep up)!

CHANGING YOUR STATUS: At times you may not wish for members to see you online. In the Members Panel you can change your status to any of the following:

Online:

 

You are currently available and accepting Instant Messages.

Away:

 

You are online, but not currently at your computer.

Do Not Disturb:

 

You are online but wish to block incoming Instant Messages.

 

DISABLING INSTANT MESSAGING: If you wish to completely turn off the Instant Messaging feature you can do so by clicking on the Edit Profile link and deselecting "Allow other members to send me Instant Messages through the website." If you disable the Instant Messaging feature your status will automatically be set to Invisible, no other members will see you online, and you will also no longer see any other members currently logged into the website.