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Here you'll find some answers to tech questions about the site. If you have a technical issue or question not answered here, mail Bill Pellowe.
It changes the page colors and the letter sizes.
The colors only change if your browser (the Internet software you're using now) is relatively new (generally, a version higher than version 4). For example, I see very few changes with my Netscape 4.7. This doesn't really matter that much.
Each time you visit, the website will "flip a coin" to decide which color scheme to give you (grey or green). Whichever is randomly chosen will remain your default on subsequent pages, unless you change it with the "Preferences" box you see in the top right corner of every page.
Cookies are useful, and are not necessarily bad things. But no, this site doesn't use them because they weren't necessary, except in the chat area.
On the Camp Child staff list page, under each name is the "edit" icon (a pencil and a piece of paper). Find your name, and click on your "edit" image. You'll come to a page where you'll be able to edit your information.
Contact us with your request. We will take care of this as soon as possible (please allow between 12 and 36 hours).
At the top and bottom of the "staff contact list" page, there's a link for adding addtional people.
We deleted the chat. It wasn't being used, and when we moved servers in May 2008, it seemed like there wasn't a need to install it. If there's a need for one, though, we can put one in without much fuss.
At the top of the gallery pages, there's a link that says "add a picture". Click that and follow the on-page instructions.
Click the trash can next to the picture. The next page asks for your edit key. Provide that, and the picture will be deleted. If you're having problems, contact us
Contact us and describe the situation.
Bill can resize the photos for you. If you're scanning or taking digital photos, see if you can make the pictures 72 dpi. That's the resolution of most people's computer monitors. Photo-quality pictures have a much higher dots-per-inch resolution, so they'll show up much larger than expected on computer monitors. Check the manual of your camera or scanner for more info.
If a picture on your "personal photos" page isn't you, contact us and we'll straighten it out.
It's a personal password used...
From the Camp Child staff list, click the "edit" picture under your name. The next page has a button you can click to get your edit key mailed to you.
From the Camp Child staff list, click the "edit" picture under your name. You can add an edit key there.
Some members maintain the contact information for other members who do not have internet access. The current solution seemed to be the most practical one. If changes are needed, we can make a different system.
Yes. If you're taking care of other people's profiles for them, you can use the same edit key for multiple profiles.
The most secure way to swap control over a profile is this:
No. The photo gallery just remembers who uploaded the photo.
If you're a former Camp Child staff person, request access to the site.
It can be sent to you automatically via the login recover page.
Triple-check that you're using the right e-mail and the correct login details, because that situation would only happen to people who have been kicked out, and it hasn't been necessary to do this to anyone.
The chat is phpMyChat. Our version has been scaled down from the original because we didn't need multiple chatrooms, user registration accounts and other features available in phpMyChat.
The gallery is mostly custom work but core areas started with vital input from other sources. The image pop-up window code started with code snips by janoma_cl (scroll down to the post by janoma_cl). The image upload pages started from an article called Creating a Multi-File Upload Script in PHP.
The forum is phpBB 2.0.8a with the attachments modification by openTools.de.
This is all custom work.
The html and php scripting is written by hand using UltraEdit-32 text editor. It's excellent.