Instructions for First Time Visitors

Please read through these instructions. You'll find important information here that will maximize your experience using our site.
 
 
 

On this page you will find the following:

 
 

1. THE PURPOSE OF THIS WEBSITE

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This site was created to communicate with the OEA-Retired membership.  Our secondary goal is to allow members to communicate amongst themselves. Our site is private!

Everything you need to know about setting up a profile to gain access to the rest of our page is on this page. If you have questions, please contact Scott McGinty.

 

2. PRIVACY NOTICE

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All contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address) that you enter into this website will be kept confidential. The host of this web site, ClassCreator.com, is a locally-owned business. They understand the importance of your privacy. Your personal information will never be sold to other sites. It will not be shared or distributed.

Your contact information is private; your street address, e-mail address, and phone number cannot be seen by the members. Each member has the ability to limit the visibility of his or her profile to only fellow members by clicking on the appropriate answer in the Profile Visibility section during profile setup. If you do not opt for privacy on this line your profile can be viewed by non members such as your friends or family, but also note your profile will be fully indexable by major search engines.

Finding your class web site Profile pages by searching Google or other major search engines:

  • If you are signed on to the site and restricted your profile to only fellow members, and then use a search engine to see if the privacy options above are working, it will appear they are NOT. This is only because you are signed into the site. Sign out and check again. You will see that none of your profile information is viewable by non members.

 

Emails may be shared within this site using the contact option at the top of each member's profile page (just look under the member's main photo in the upper left). This way you will be able to contact members without sharing your private email address, unless you choose to do so.

All Email news sent from us to you via this web site: For those of you with spam blocking or email filtering capabilities, please add noreply@classcreator.net and noreply@oearetired.org to your email account as a safe sender in order to ensure you receive email communications from us.

Please note that if you do not want your name and picture on this site it may be removed by contacting Scott McGinty. Once removed, this will end all communications from us.

 
 

3. SETTING UP YOUR PROFILE

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In order to access the pages that are password protected on this site, you must set up a profile by providing a minimum of your email address, and a password.

To set up your profile: locate the "Member Profiles" link at the top of the page, click on it and locate your name.  Click on it.  Follow the prompts to create your profile.

Private information like your email address, home address, and phone numbers will not be visible to fellow classmates. We collect mailing addresses in the event that we need to contact you by snail mail or phone. Your information will never be given to other classmates without your permission.

We encourage you to add a current picture to your profile as a master photo. This photo will be displayed in various areas around the site. It's also helpful to upload an additional "Now" photo, and a "Then" photo.

If your name is not already on the site, but you are part of OEA-Retired, contact us and your name will be added.

Updates: If you change your email address, snail mail address, or phone number, please update your Contact Info so we have up to date information. That way you'll always be in the know.

Passwords:

Choosing a password: Passwords do not need to be the high security style recommended for some sites. Choose something simple that you are certain you will remember. Clicking the "Remember Me" will allow you to bypass entering the password each time you visit, but eventually the "remember me" will fail (for instance when you get a new computer). Please make note of your password!

If you forget your password simply click on "forgot password". If you have several email accounts, and you don't remember the one you used to set-up your account, contact Scott McGinty. This could take a while so please be patient.

 
 

4. "MISSING" CLASSMATES

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The wonderful part about this site is that it came pre-setup by Class Creator. I just had to enter names. The site assembles a missing list for us, based solely on the names of people who don't have profiles; so until you have a profile, the site will consider you "missing".

Also, please note: We need your help to contact EVERY listed member. If you have information about any missing member, listed or not listed, please contact Scott McGinty

 
 

5. COMMUNICATING WITH CLASSMATES

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To contact a member, you may simply use the email option at the top left of each Member's Profile page (located under Master Photo). This feature will allow open communication between Members, while protecting your personal information. If you wish to share your email address or other personal information within a message written on our site, the site will not block you from doing so.

 
 

6. ADDING PICTURES TO YOUR PROFILE

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Adding current pictures is not a requirement to participate on the site, but it certainly is a nice way to get to know people again. We've had reports of members who were routinely running into each other without knowing it, because...well....we've all changed a little over the years! :)

Filling in the photo slots at the top of your Profile:

  • Click "Edit Profile" under MEMBER FUNCTIONS.
  • Roll your cursor over the Master Photo, Then, Now, or Yearbook photo silhouette (note you cannot upload a yearbook photo if one has already been provided)
  • Click "Select Photo" displayed in the upper right corner of photo, then click the "Upload a New Photo" button.
  • Select the desired photo from your hard drive. You will then be given an opportunity to crop the photo for a perfect fit.

Adding large "Profile Gallery Images" to your Profile:

  • Clicked "Edit Profile" under MEMBER FUNCTIONS.
  • Click the photo tab in the upper right corner of your Profile.
  • You will see any images previously uploaded here. Click the "Upload a New Photo" button to add more.
  • Click to select images you wish to display on your Profile. All images with a green check mark will display. Click again to not display, and the green check mark will disappear.
  • To add a caption under your images, roll over any image and select "Edit Details". Enter your caption and press save.
  • You can adjust the display order of your photos by simply dragging and dropping them into the positions of your choosing.
 
 

7. SITE PAGES

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If you're ever curious about any link on the site, just click on it! There isn't anything on our site that will wreck your computer. Relax! Enjoy!