Your Profile Set-up QUICK-START GUIDE
1. Click on "Classmate Profiles"
2. Click on your name
3. Click on "click here now"
4. Follow the five steps to set up your profile
5. The email and password that you enter will also become your site log-in information.
If you click "Remember Me" when you log in, you will not need to log in 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 email inbox. You can login from computers other than your home computer but you will need to enter your password.
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 how to use the website.
Frequently asked questions are at the end of this page.
This website is maintained by Pam Turner and Debbie Lundell. 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.
If you have not already done so, you will need to create your individual Profile in order to access any password protected pages on this site. Start by clicking on the Classmates Profiles link. This will take you to a page with all Classmate names, including yours (if your name is not on the Classmate Profiles link, use Contact Us to notify an admin).
Find your name and click on it. Click the link at the bottom of the page to join the site, and 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 1970, school memories, your family, and photos. Before you will be able to access any protected pages, your profile will be reviewed and compared to a spreadsheet of known information about you to see if you are really a classmate. If the profile cannot be verified in this way, special trivia questions will be asked about FCHS. If the profile cannot be verified, you will not gain access to the protected pages.
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. Once you create a Profile, you will also be able to see all Profiles of your fellow classmates and interact with them.
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. 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 email address is not visible, although an email 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 receive your message but will not be given your e-mail address. They will need to respond to your message through this website.
In order to continue receiving e-mail from this website (for example, reunion notices), please whitelist* the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
If you cannot 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 change your email 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!
* "Whitelist" is the general term for allowing an email to come through from a specific email address every time, regardless of the content contained within the email. Whitelist is also sometimes referred to as a "Safe List" or an "Approved Senders List." If you and your Classmates whitelist email@example.com, messages that may not ordinarily get through will now be received and read every time.
Please note the Class Creator system does not send spam mail of any kind to your Classmates. And when we e-mail you directly, the Site Administrators, we will only send you messages we think are important to the business of running your class web site. Thus you and your Classmates can whitelist firstname.lastname@example.org with confidence that spam e-mail will never be sent by us. Taking these measures will help ensure that all Classmates participating in your site can freely communicate without losing legitimate messages to spam filtering technology.
How to upload a photo:
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.
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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
These are FAQs which answers all questions pertaining to this site as well as the reunion.
This is my first visit to the website. How do I login?
Please click on "Missing Classmates" then click on YOUR NAME to set up a FREE member account. Provide your work or home e-mail address, select a password (which you can change at any time), and tell us about your life since Falls Church High School. Add your married name, if applicable, photos, etc.
I forgot my login information and/or password. What should I do?
You login with the e-mail address you provided during your member account set up (include domain name, such as @hotmail.com). If you have several e-mail addresses and cannot remember which one you used or if you no longer have access to that e-mail address, click on "Contact Us" and provide your new e-mail address. Your website administrator will make the change and then e-mail you a temporary password. Once you've logged in using your new e-mail address and temporary password, change your password by clicking the "Change Your Password" link under the Member Functions menu on the home page.
If you remember your e-mail address but you forgot your password, click on the "Forgot password?" link right above the green "Log On" button, and the website will automatically e-mail your password to you within a few minutes.
Who has access to my "Classmate Profile" and personal contact information?
You can choose whether your "Classmate Profile" is publicly viewable on the website (e.g., by other classes, friends, and the general public) or restricted to registered Falls Church High School 1970 Classmates only. If restricted, search engines and the general public will be blocked from accessing your Classmate Profile page. You can also choose whether or not your mailing address and phone number are displayed; otherwise, only the City and State/Country where you live will be listed. Click on the "Edit Profile" link under the Member Functions menu in the side column, then scroll down to the bottom of the page to make your choice.
Can I be notified if other Classmates update their "Classmate Profile"?
YES! Click on "Classmate Profiles", then click on the name of the Classmate you'd like to keep track of. Once he/she has registered, his/her profile will be displayed. Scroll down to the bottom of his/her profile page, click on the box that says "Notify me whenever [Classmate's] profile is updated", and click on the "Notify Me" button. You will be notified by e-mail. You can also subscribe to multiple classmates by using the "Profile Subscriptions" link.
Does the public or other Classmates have access to my e-mail address?
No. To protect your privacy, your work or home e-mail address is stored only within the website, so Classmates can send you a Message. You can decide who you want to provide your own e-mail address to. To check if you've received any new messages, click on the "Check Messages" under the Member Functions menu in the side column.
What are examples of the e-mails that I may be sent?
You will be e-mailed information about new website features; details about upcoming class reunions, fundraisers, or events; general announcements about classmates; and other important news.
Can I post my own photos or videos on the website?
Yes! You can upload a current photo of yourself, your family, pets, vacations, old photos from days gone by, past reunions, etc. -- anything you want to share -- by clicking on "Edit/Upload Photos" under the Member Functions menu on the left. There is no limit on the number of digital photos that you can store on your "Classmate Profile" page. Each photo is automatically resized to fit on your Profile page. You can also upload your own videos that you've posted to YouTube.com by clicking on the "Classmate Profiles" link, then following the instructions. And yes, you can add, delete, or replace your own photos or videos at any time.
How does the "Message Forum" work?
Click on "User Forums" above and you can chat with our fellow classmates when they login and read the "User Forums". Post a response to a prior message or start your own topic of conversation by asking a question, re-living an old memory, or share your thoughts on life.
Does Class Creator rent, sell, or in any way profit from having our Classmates' names, addresses, and personal information? How does it make its money?
No. Class Creator does not rent or sell any Classmate information or engage in any marketing or solicitation to Classmates. All personal contact information is held strictly confidential. Class Creator does not sell advertising on the website or display banner ads or pop-up windows. Class Creator does sell domain name registrations to Classes through its ClassNames.net subsidiary for $19 per year, but using that service is optional. Our website is owned by our Reunion Committee--not by Class Creator.
What is the purpose of this website?
This site was originally created for the purpose of connecting with all the past students in order to have a reunion. However, since the site allows students to connect with one another thereby re-establishing old friendships, it has been decided that the site should serve a dual purpose. So not only is the site just for the reunion but for anyone in the year group who justs wants to reconnect even if they are not going to the reunion.
Can I join the site even if I don't plan attend the reunion?
Yes. Even if you do not plan to attend the reunion, it is hoped that there are old friends on this site that you would like to reconnect to and for that purpose you can still join the site.
Can I volunteer to help with the reunion?
Yes. As time goes on, volunteers will become necessary to make sure that the reunion is a success.