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Welcome SOUTH GATE HIGH SCOOL Classmates of the Class of '62! Thanks for coming by! If this is your first visit, read below to see how to Get Started.  Make your profile on your own web page and personalize it by adding pictures, and You Tube Videos. Discover how to do it all right on this page! Share your page with your classmates, family, and friends. 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 stay connected with old friends between reunion years.
GET STARTED: Look to the upper left of the page and find "Classmate Profiles." Click on it and find your name there. Click on your name and it will take you to a page that says "Join Here." Then "Click here now" and follow the instructions of adding your email and password so you can interact with your classmates. You don't have to finish it all at once. Come back whenever you want to add to or update your information, or add more photos. You can print out this instruction page by choosing "File" from the top menu bar of your Internet connection. A "drop down" list will appear, and click on "Print" OR hold down the CONTROL key and click the letter key "p" and the print box will appear.
IMPORTANT: If your email address changes, you'll need to update the email address in your profile information to continue receiving messages from this site and your classmates.
In order to ensure you receive important messages from our class web site, as well as messages sent directly to you from other Classmates, it's important you whitelist the email address (that's a .net, not a .com).
What is whitelisting? Whitelisting simply means you are telling your email program to accept all emails coming from our class web site and our Classmates. The technique for whitelisting varies by email program, but generally you will see the term "Whitelist", "Safe List", or "Safe Sender's List". This is where you want to be sure you have added the email address
Class Creator, the system that helps us operate our class web site, uses the address when sending out email messages. Be assured that all emails sent through our site are valid — you will not receive spam email. Whitelisting and is the single most important thing you can do to ensure you don't miss anything happening on our site or miss receiving emails from your fellow Classmates. So, stop and take a moment to whitelist and right now, and ensure you stay connected!
PRIVACY: All contact information you enter into your profile 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 classmates unless you grant permission on your profile. When someone clicks on your name, all they will see of your contact information is your city and state and whatever information about yourself you choose to put on your web page. Your email address is not viewable, though an email can be sent to you using the contact box at the bottom of your web page. However, if you send a message to someone through their profile, they will see your email address so they can respond.
PASSWORD PROTECT: If you choose, you can Password Protect your personal profile to block the general public and search engines from accessing your web page. When you Password Protect, only logged in classmates can see your profile. Just click in the Password Protect box on your profile page when you are in Edit Profile mode.
FORGOTTEN PASSWORD: If you forget your password, click on the "Forgot Password?" retrieval feature under the login feature, and it will be emailed to you.
REMEMBER ME: If you click "Remember Me" when you log in, you will not need to log in next time you go to the site. (Don't log out - just close the window.) You can log in from computers other than your home computer but you will need to enter your password.
CHANGE OF EMAIL, HOME MAIL ADDRESS or PHONE NUMBER: Please change your contact information when you change to a new email address, move to a new address or change phone numbers... we don't want to lose you. We now keep our Class List current by downloading your contact information from this website.
SEND A PRIVATE EMAIL TO A CLASSMATE: To email a classmate, begin by clicking on "Classmate Profiles" in the left navigation menu. A list of all classmates will come up. 1) Click on the name of the person you wish to email and that person's profile will appear. 2) Scroll to the bottom of the page where 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). 3) Type a topic in the SUBJECT box. 4) Type your message in the large box. 5) Click on SEND MESSAGE to get your email on its way. Remember: your email message will only be sent to that classmate, like other email.
HAVE FUN WITH YOUR PAGE: Give your family and friends your web page address so they can visit.
HOMEPAGE: This is where the main information and announcements are made. Your admins will email you from time to time with important information, a new Survey or new Poll.
POLLS and SURVEYS: Surveys (if there is one currently) will be listed in the left column navigation titles; click on the survey title to bring it up. Polls appear on the right side of the Homepage (if there is one currently). You must be logged in to take a survey or poll and you can answer only once. Your answer is counted in the results as soon as you complete the survey or poll.
FORUMS: Are intended for reconnecting with old friends, making new ones, sharing memories and stories, as well as current interests. Please avoid topics with political and religious messages.
To post to a forum, click on "Forums" in the left navigation panel. Feel free to post a new forum topic. If you want to post a picture in the forum: 1) Click on the Image Icon - the little yellow square in the editor box; it's at the top left and the the right of the word "source." 2) In the pop-up click "Browse." Browse to the location of the picture on your computer and click on it. Hint: Change your view to thumbnails to make it easy to find the right picture. 3) Click on "Upload Now" and then "OK" when you are told the upload is complete 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 chosen box. 5) Click "Preview" to see how it will look. 6) Click "Save" when you are finished.
CHECK MESSAGES: In the left navigation panel under the header "MEMBER FUNCTIONS" click on MESSAGES. This will take you to a page that lists all the emails you have received (IN BOX) and all you have sent (OUT BOX). Your messages will remain there 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. Each email shows:

     -A box to check
     -Its status
     -Who sent it to you (IN BOX) or who you sent it to (OUT BOX)
     -Subject and date of email
     -A red "X"

In both the IN BOX and OUT BOX settings, clicking on Profile or the Sender's picture brings up that person's profile page, and clicking on the subject (in blue) 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 orange. This means that the email can be deleted by choosing the tab at the bottom of the page that says "Delete Checked Threads."
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 information anytime you wish.
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. You have the following controls over your profile:         Check Allows only fellow Classmates to view my Profile details. This will block the public and search engines from accessing your Profile. Leave this box unchecked if you wish to allow the public (friends, co-workers, family members, etc.) to view your Profile details.
Contact Details: Allow Classmates to see my address and phone number (this information is hidden from your Classmates unless you check this box).
Birthday: Allow Classmates to view my Birthday. This option allows Classmates to see your Date of Birth in your Profile and on the home page 30 days prior to your Birthday.
Classmate Comments: Allow Classmates 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.)
MANAGING PHOTOS: Your Senior Photo that displays next to your name on your Profile page is scanned, loaded and maintained by the systems administrator. So that Photo can not be accessed by the user.
The first thing you need to do to upload photos, is to locate all the photos on your system that you wish to upload. Write down where they are located (folder name)on your system and the actual file name of the photo. Once you documented the location(s) and file name(s) of the photos, you're ready to upload.
Connect to the web site. To upload Photos to your profile page, go to Member Functions and  click on Edit Profile, then click on Edit/Upload Photos. Click on Upload New Photo. The upload page should appear - now click on the Browse button and go to the Folder name that you documented and click on that folder. It should reveal all files within that folder. Locate the file name of the picture that you wish to upload and double-click on it. The upload should begin and you'll see the progress of the upload. Once it has completed, you'll want to Add a caption, which will display below the final picture, and also put in the sort number so it is arranged in the order you want displayed. The Picture you've selected for the Yearbook should always have a sort order of 1. THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF ALL THIS IS YOU MUST NOW SAVE YOUR WORK. SCROLL DOWN AND LOOK FOR THE SAVE BOX AND CLICK IT.
Hint for uploading multiple pictures: If you are uploading several pictures that are in different folders on your computer, you can copy them to your desktop, then delete them after you've successfully uploaded them. This makes it easier to locate & upload several pictures.  Make sure you COPY, not move, your pictures to your desktop, so you won’t delete the originals
Choose EDIT/UPLOAD PHOTOS under MEMBER FUNCTIONS from the left-hand navigation column. All the photos on your profile page will be displayed.
  • Click in the DELETE box above the picture(s) you wish to zap.
  • Choose SAVE ALL CHANGES. A pop-up box will ask, "Do you really want to delete this 1 photo."
  • Click "OK" and the photo(s) will be removed from your Profile Page.
If you have problems, please email me at the “Contact Us” link.
SUBSCRIBE: Keep up to date by "subscribing" to other classmate profiles, and you will receive an email when they update their pages. You will find this feature in the left navigation function under "MEMBER FUNCTIONS." It is called "Profile Subscriptions."
Click on the Live Chat navigation link for full instructions on how to use Live Chat.
QUESTIONS: Just click on the "Contact Us" button and we'll zip a reply back to you. The easiest way to send Michael 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:
  • New information on a classmate.
  • Corrections for the site.
  • Questions about how to do something on the site.
  • Suggestions for improving the site.
  • Material or photos you wish considered for a particular page of the site.
  • Suggestions for an announcement, survey or forum topic.
About This Website: This website was created by Michael Cairns using Class Creator and is maintained by Michael, your site administrator with the assistance of Bonnie (Benson) Concialdi, Sally (Buma) Newman, Diane (Curry) Brewer, Judy (Dillard) Hanson and Sue (King) Ross. There will never be a reason to join other PAY sites. THIS is THE PLACE for South Gate High School classmates of 1962.

If you can not find your name on the Classmate Profile page, please contact us to have your name added. We welcome classmates who went to school with us but did not graduate with our class. We can provide you with a guest account. Use the Contact Us link. You can find current guests added at the bottom of the Classmates page.
Main information and announcements will be on the Home Page.
COPY and PASTE allows you to take printed material from one source and place it in another. In other words, if you find a particularly interesting paragraph or article you wish to send to a classmate, you can "copy" the text and "paste" it into an email.
  • Place your cursor at the beginning of the text and hold down the left mouse button as you guide the cursor over the desired text. The text will be highlighted with a background color, usually blue. (If you find that the information you desire to copy does not highlight, this means the material can not be copied.)
  • When you reach the end of the material you wish to copy, release the right mouse button.
  • Hold down the CONTROL key and press the key "C." The information will move from the unseen clipboard to your message.
  • Place your cursor on the page where you wish your text to appear and click the right mouse button once.
  • Hold down the CONTROL key and press the key "V." The information will move from the unseen clipboard to your chosen page.
  • Be sure to click the SAVE CHANGES tab at the bottom of the page when you have finished.  
That was “EASY!”
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