Your 1st Site Visit? - FAQs

Welcome to the Hazleton High School Class of 1973 web site! This site was originally created in preparation for our 40th class reunion in 2013. Now it is much more! Check in here often for important class news, updates, reunion pictures and memories, and also to connect or re-connect with old friends.  If you are a member of our class and haven't already registered here, then please do, and fill out your profile. Just click on "Join Here" find your name on the list, and follow instructions. You will not be annoyed with spam or advertisements for product solicitation. Don't confuse this site with Classmates.com or Alumniclass.com  Membership to this website is FREE to you thanks to donations made by generous classmates at the reunion. All of your information is safe and private on this site and also on the upcoming interface with the Facebook App, Class Connection.

We invite the general public to visit any and all general interest pages such as Hazleton History, In Memory, Veterans tribute or any other pages not password protected. The password protected pages are for members of the HHS Class of 73, their families, or special guests. Exceptions must be approved by the Reunion/Website Committee.

FIRST-TIME VISIT

Each time you visit this site you will log in with the e-mail address and password you provided during your member account set up. 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.

If you remember your e-mail address but you forgot your password, click on the "Forgot password?" link above the "Log On" button, and the website will automatically e-mail your password to you within a few minutes.

This website is maintained and hosted by alumni committee members and is completely free to all members. You will never be asked to pay to make a profile or to be able to access other profiles.

What you can do on this website:

  •  Create a profile with pictures and videos
  •  Send and receive e-mail
  •  Look at message forums, other classmates' profiles, and entertaining and  informative features.
  •  Post announcements on the home page ("Contact Us" for more  information).
  •  Choose what information is displayed on your "Classmate Profile" and who has  access to it.  Click on "Edit Profile" link under Member Functions menu in the  side column to make your choices.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

NEW: Login Problems and "Cookies"

If you are having trouble logging in, there's a good chance that you just need to delete the 'cookies' for your browser. You may have mistakenly made a typo and entered an incorrect letter or number for your password or your log in email address. If you did, it is causing your computer to remember that mistake. Or you may have changed your email address, updated it, and your browser is still automatically inserting your old email address or a changed password.

Besides remembering those mistakes or changes, cookies contain information that websites have gathered about you and stored on your computer as small text files. Most of these files are completely harmless, but others store where you went, what you did, and any personal information you gave. Websites may also allow other websites (their advertisers, for example) to put cookies known as third-party cookies on your computer.

To clear out a mistaken or changed entry and to ensure that companies are not keeping tabs on what you do online, use one of the following methods to clear your browser’s cookies. As a general rule, you might want to do it at least once a month. Click on the blue link below, find your browser and follow the step-by-step instructions.

How to Delete Cookies from Your Browser

If you are having trouble logging in, there's a good chance that you just need to delete the cookies for your browser. Listed below are instructions for how to do so with all browsers.

Windows PC

Google Chrome

Click on the Tools menu and select Options
Click the "Under the Hood" tab and locate the "Security" section
In the "Cookie settings" section, click the "Show cookies" button.

Select "Remove all" to delete all cookies from the list (alternatively, you can remove all cookies created within a specific time period by selecting the "Clear browsing data" option in the Tools menu).

To delete a specific cookie, simply select the website that set the cookie from the list and click on "Remove".

Click on the Close button when you've finished.

Internet Explorer 8 Click "Safety" on the Command bar
Select "Delete Browsing History"
Select the option for cookies and click Delete

Alternatively, Internet Explorer 8's new InPrivate browsing feature allows users to browse the internet without recording information from visited sites (including cookies). To use InPrivate mode:

Click "Safety" on the Command bar
Select "InPrivate Browsing"

Internet Explorer 7.x

Exit Internet Explorer 7, and then exit any instances of Windows Explorer
Click Start, click Run, type inetcpl.cpl, and then press ENTER
On the General tab, click Delete under Browsing History in the Internet Properties dialog box
In the Delete Browsing History dialog box, click Delete Cookies
In the Delete Cookies dialog box, click Yes.

Internet Explorer (all other versions)

Internet Explorer saves cookies in more than one location, depending on the version of the browser and the version of Microsoft Windows being used.

The best way to find and delete them is to close Internet Explorer then use your file management software (such as Windows Explorer) and search for a folder called 'cookies'.

AOL 8 and 9

Sign on and select Settings from the toolbar.
Version 9.0 users should select the By Category tab and click the Internet [Web] Options link, while for Version 8.0 and below click Internet Properties (WWW).
Click Settings.
Note: Windows Vista will see more than one Settings button. Click the button in the Browsing history section.
Click View Files. Your list of cookies (plus your other temporary internet files) will be displayed.
If you wish to delete any of the cookies or files, right-click on them and choose Delete.

Mozilla

Choose Cookie Manager from the Tools menu.
Choose Manage Stored Cookies.
Remove any cookie from the list, or remove all cookies.

Mozilla Firebird

Click on Tools, then Options
Select the Privacy icon in the left-hand panel
Click on Cookies
Click on Stored Cookies
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the Remove Cookie button
To remove all cookies click on the Remove All Cookies button

Mozilla Firefox

Click on Tools, then Options (or Edit | Preferences on Linux)
Select Privacy
In the Cookies panel, click on Show Cookies
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the Remove Cookie button
To remove all cookies click on the Remove All Cookies button

Netscape Navigator 7.x

Choose Cookie Manager from the Tools menu.
Choose Manage Stored Cookies.
Remove any cookie from the list, or remove all cookies.

Netscape Navigator 6.x

Choose Cookie Manager from the Tools menu.
Choose Manage Stored Cookies.
Remove any cookie from the list, or remove all cookies.

Netscape Navigator 4.x

In Netscape, all cookies are stored into one file, called Cookies.txt, in the user preferences folder, making them easy to find and delete. The folder can be located by using your file management software to search your hard disk drive for "cookies.txt".

Users of Netscape Navigator 4.x may also stop cookies from being written to the hard drive, by making the cookies file read only. However, even if the browser can't "write" cookies to the hard drive, it can still cache them, and it may create a new cookie file.

Opera

To delete all cookies at the end of every session, select it in the privacy settings under Tools > Preferences.
Click on Manage cookies to delete specific cookies or cookies from specific domains.

To delete all cookies immediately, go to Delete private data on the Tools menu.

Deepnet Explorer 1.1+

Choose Tools and then Internet Options
Click the Privacy tab
Move the slider to choose your preferred settings.

 

Apple Macintosh Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 (MacOS X)

Choose Preferences from Explorer menu
Select Receiving Files options
Select Cookies
Select the Cookies to be deleted from the list
Press Delete button

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 (MacOS 9)

Choose Preferences from Edit menu
Select Receiving Files options
Select Cookies
Select the Cookies to be deleted from the list
Press Delete button

Mozilla

Choose Cookie Manager from the Tools menu.
Choose Manage Stored Cookies.
Remove any cookie from the list, or remove all cookies.

Netscape Navigator 7.x

Choose Cookie Manager from the Tools menu.
Choose Manage Stored Cookies.
Remove any cookie from the list, or remove all cookies.

Netscape Navigator 6.x

Choose Cookie Manager from the Tools menu.
Choose Manage Stored Cookies.
Remove any cookie from the list, or remove all cookies.

Safari 1.0 (MacOS X)

Choose Preferences from Safari menu
Select Security icon
Press Show Cookies button
Select the Cookies to be deleted from the list
Press Delete button

Opera

To delete all cookies at the end of every session, select it in the privacy settings under Opera > Preferences
Click on Manage cookies to delete specific cookies or cookies from specific domains.

To delete all cookies immediately, go to Delete private data on the Tools menu.


Other

WebTV

From the Home page, select Help
Select Utilities Tool
Select Reset Cookies
Power off the WebTV for 60 seconds
Cookies should be deleted when you turn the WebTV back on again

MSNTV2

From the Home page, select Settings
Select Web Appearance and Security
Select Delete Cookies

Does the public or other Alumni have access to my email address?

No.  To protect your privacy, your work or home e-mail adress is stored only within the website, so only your classmates can send you a message. You can decide to whom you want to provide your own e-mail address.  To check if you've received any new messages, click on the "Message Area" under the Member Functions menu in the side column.

How will I receive e-mails from the website?

E-mails to the entire class will be sent to you from: noreply@classcreator.netPlease add this e-mail address to your Address Book or your spam filter's Approved List so you can receive emails keeping you up to date with the website and upcoming reunion.    

You can send e-mails to our website administrator by clicking on the "Contact Us" link on the left side menu.  We will reply as soon as possible.

What are examples of the e-mails that I may be sent?

You will be e-mailed information about new website features; details about the upcoming class reunion; general announcements about classmates; and other important news.  In addition, a reminder e-mail will be sent to you on New Year's Day suggesting that the start of the new year is a good time to update your "Classmate Profile."  Also be sure to log on to the website periodically and check "Announcements" on the Home Page for the latest updates about the reunion.  In addition, we will constantly be adding entertaining features and graphics that you will not want to miss.

NEW: There is a "slide show" noted on the Home Page but all I see is a red box with an "x" in it - why ?

If you are viewing this website from an iPhone, i-Pad & even some Android cell phones - "Flash" player has been an ongoing "compatibility" battle for years between Apple and Adobe Acrobat. (Both "blame" each other but neither will cooperate to come up with a fix). Some iPhones won't play music either.

You will need to download free software like Photon Browser or Puffin Browser for iPhone/iPad. Both seem to display slide shows with no problem. You would have to go into our site/page BUT through Photon or Puffin browser (not through your phone's regular browser, i.e., Internet Explorer, Chrome, etc.) You should then be able to see photos, other Adobe/Flash documents, and hear music too! Oh what you're missing without it!

Can I post my own photos or videos on the website?

Yes!  You can upload a current photo of yourself (especially on your own Profile page to show you Now as compared to Then) as well as your family, pets, and vacations, etc.  Old photos from days gone by and past reunions, etc. may also be posted in the "Photo Memories" section or your own Profile page if you prefer.  For anything you want to share, click on "Edit/Upload Photos" under the Member Functions menu on the left.

  • There is no limit to the number of digital photos that you can store on your "Alumni 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 "Alumni Profiles" link and then following the instructions.
  • And yes, you can add, delete, or replace your own photos or videos at any time.

 How do I upload videos onto the Website? 

Classmates - would you like to put your video, or your favorite You Tube video on your Profile page? Here's how:

On You Tube, make sure your video is showing in the play box. Example: you want to put the Muppets Mahna Mahna video on your site (if you want to follow along, the web address is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTXyXuqfBLA&feature=related).

To the right of the video you'll see a gray box, and near the bottom of this box is the grayed word "Embed." And just below that a long horizontal white box that contains the code for the video. When this code is placed in the Video box on your Edit Profile page, the video player with your video will appear and classmates can view it from your page. Here are the steps to get the code on your page:

  1. With your mouse, left click once on the white window that contains the code. It should turn blue. (Alternatively, you can move your mouse across the box until all the code turns blue.)
  2. On your keyboard hold down the Control key (Ctrl) and click the letter C key. This copies the code.
  3. On your Edit Profile page, locate the box "Videos."
  4. Place your cursor inside the box and left click with your mouse
  5. Now press the Control key and the letter V key on your keyboard. The Embed code will now appear in your box. The code should look like this:

    <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="https://www.youtube.com/v/QTXyXuqfBLA&hl=en&fs=1&color 1=0x234900&color2=0x4e9e00"></param><param name= "allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="https://www.youtube.com/v/QTXyXuqfBLA&hl=en&fs=1& color1=0x234900&color2=0x4e9e00" type="application/x- shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height= "344"></embed></object>
  6. In your Video Description box just below, enter a name for your video or something about your video, like: "What's a Mahna Mahna? Who cares?" This will appear just below your video.
  7. Now click the Save button and go view your page