Class of 1969 FAQs (frequently-asked questions)
Category: Main -> ...deal with logins, passwords, privacy and fair use?
Who runs the Class of 1969 site?
The site is managed by the Class Webmaster in order to support Class goals and activities as directed by the Officers.Back to top
Is the Class site independent of Dartmouth College?
The site is hosted on the Dartmouth servers and has to abide by Dartmouth's computing, privacy, security and fair use guidelines. Other than that, the site is independent of the College and does not represent College policy.Back to top
What do I need to know about internet security.
Internet security is a huge and complex topic. Issues fall into several categories.
Why do I need to log in with a password?
The Class site contains personal information including names, addresses, phone numbers, E-mail addresses, photographs, family information and more. This information is something we are comfortable sharing among the '69 community but would not want freely available.
Why do (did) I have to answer a question (spell a word backwards) in order to register?
This is a simply and pretty reliable way to keep automated programs from registering on the site and filling it with spam or using it as a relay station to send spam elsewhere.Back to top
Why did the site reject my username?
Probably because you used 'forbidden characters' in the username. The software refuses to allow spaces and some characters that are used in software code. Instead of spaces, one can use the underscore (_) character.Back to top
Can I change my username?
No. But you can register a second time with a different username.Back to top
Can I change my password?
Yes. Log in, go to 'My Account' and select 'Edit your information.' Scroll to the bottom of that page. You have to enter the new password twice to prevent typographical errors and then click 'Submit' and your password is immediately changed.
What if I forget my username?
Use the link to 'Register for a user account' or 'Log in Problems' on the front page and then select 'Retrieve lost password.' Enter the E-mail address you used when you registered on the site and click the send password button. The site will send a confirmation code to the E-mail address it has on file for you. Then enter your E-mail address and the confirmation code you got into the form and click the 'Send Password' button and you will be sent a new password.Back to top
What if I forget my password?
Use the link to 'Register for a user account' or 'Log in Problems' on the front page and then select 'Retrieve lost password.' Enter either your username or the E-mail address you used when you registered on the site and click the send password button. The site will send a confirmation code to the E-mail address it has on file for you. Then enter your username or E-mail address and the confirmation code you were sent into the form and click the 'Send Password' button and you will be sent a new password.
What about cookies?
Cookies do not deserve their bad reputation. They are simply little files that the site stores on your computer so it knows it is you when you go from page to page or come back to the site after leaving or logging out. They are not used here for anything else and have no personal identifying information. The site will not work without them.Back to top
What about copyright and fair use?
The Class of '69 follows the Dartmouth Fair Use and Copyright policy, which can be reviewed here (...add link...).Back to top
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