How often are updates?
As often as new information is sent; usually new information is posted within the same day. The site began in April, 2000, and that started a snowball roll up to April 2001, which has been the busiest updating time ever (about 3-5 new "finds" a week). I expect a level-off to begin in May 2001, in relationship to the number of people who have Internet access.
kind of information gets put up?
all factual. Certainly nothing offensive. No addresses or phone
numbers are posted, except in the case of a business and I have
no qualms in free advertising for the sake of our classmates'
benefit. Email links, web site links and other Internet-related
things are listed only with the permission of the individual.
the difference bewtween a "Fact", a "Rumor"
and "no information"?
within a listing is only labeled "Fact" if the information came
from that person. In rare cases, this rule is bent for those who
cannot speak for themselves, yet it has been determined by reliable
sources to be true. A "reliable source" is a close relative, such
as a parent, or a newspaper article, such as an obituary.
A "Rumor" has been submitted about someone by someone else,
or the information has been publicly available. This type of
information is examined for taste and relevance. For instance,
certain information can be embarassing, and it won't be passed
on. Certainly the announcement of someone's death will not be
included unless substantial proof is supplied. It is hoped that
people will not rely on the Rumor being true, yet there is a
degree of publishing only that information which is probably
true. So far feedback has indicated that most rumors have been
true. Or were true at one time.
Those listed with "no information" have not been located, nor
heard about by anyone adding to the site.
much does all this cost?
listed, nothing. This has been a site I have volunteered to
do, fully knowing the time and expense it will cost me. The
contributions I value are those of information. Sometimes people
send me things, and with me living in England, that mailing
expense isn't the cheapest, and for that I am grateful for the
effort and money that gesture takes.
can I get you information?
don't have to be a Carlisle High School student from the Class
of 1973 to submit information about classmates and teachers.
Most people email me directly, or fill in the "Submit Information"
form on this site. When the form is filled in, I do not know
who is sending the information, unless an email address is included.
If the email is included, I can let the sender know when the
information has been posted. If the sender has not heard back
(usually within a day or two), then the email submitted was
wrong. Pictures can be sent via email, or grabbed off existing
Internet sites. Anything that needs to be scanned can be sent
directly to me, and it will be returned immediately after the
scanning has been done. Please email
me for my address. Some classmates have volunteered to help
with scanning and taking "after" photos. Again, email
me for more information.
you linked with the reunions? How do I get reunion information?
I am not on any reunion committee, I have been in touch with
people who serve on the reunion committees. I will be putting
up future reunion information on this site, specifically as
the 2003 reunion comes up. You can even send in your current
address and I'll make sure it gets to the right person.
can I help?
the word about the site. Submitting information about people.
Heck, even a simple "I think they went into the Army"
has been the starting point of a successful track-down. I'm
also looking for any "after" photos, or "before"
photos that might be missing. People must have some fun Reunion
pictures somewhere. What about Reunion memory books? If there
is enough enthusiasm, there may even be a mailing out to people
who have not been heard from, yet we have (possible) addresses
for. If that's the case, there would be some mailing involved
and I'll need some help. What about an "off year"
reunion? Anyone up for that?
do I do my own classmate site?
has been carefully and lovingly constructed by myself at no
charge to anyone. The work has been hard and long and rewarding.
I encourage anyone to make their own site, but if you want me
to do yours, I decline. I would also appreciate it if you didn't
take my design and claim it as yours. If you'd like some tips
in locating information online, I'd be happy to offer some suggestions
of things I've done.
High School, Class of 1973