Welcome to the New and Improved WEL-MET Camps Web Site
a quick list of improvements and new functions:
reliability and stability, less downtime and increased navigational
- Separated the Memory Forum and Photo Album into two user driven
- We went
to a system where the posts are created in categories or threads that
can be searched, marked as read or found by last
the old memories book, but split it into five parts that are available
as read only.
e-mails to members from within the application.
photo section is broken into sections with subcategories, to make
it easier to find specific photos.
can post their own photos and add descriptions.
are kept in a master database that can be searched by the user.
can create albums and mark photos as favorites for printing or to
include in e-mail messages.
Lets Get Started:
- Registering for the site:
The first step to using the new forum and photo section and their
features is to register for the site. This requires that
you pick a user name and a
password and put in an e-mail address. This information is not distributed
and kept within the database to help with the administration of some
of the functions. This user name and password is the same for both
the photo section
and the memories forum. The username and password can be remembered and
option" is checked
during registration and is enabled in you browser. It's not a bad
idea to write this information down just in case. You will always be
able to view
the memories forum and photo section without a user name or password.
You will not be able to post to an existing thread, create new threads
without a proper login into the site.
to use the Memories Forum:
The Memories forum uses a "threaded" community forum
style structure. This means that instead of having one long never-ending
guest book, we have
a guest book broken into categories and the categories are further broken
down into subjects for discussion. These subjects of discussion
are created by the
members of the forum and are called threads.
This means as a user or member of the forum you have two choices: post to an
existing thread or create a new thread. This allows for a much fasted and more
manageable way of accessing the information and reading the postings of people
that interest you.
At this time we have only two categories: The Current Guest Forum and
the Old Guest Book. It is possible for the site administration to create
in the future but at this time we are going with these two.
to Post to the Forum:
You will see three buttons that control the posting options;,
The only one of these that isn’t
self-explanatory is "Quote". The quote button
allows you to include the previous post into your reply and then lets
you add on from there.
is the same option that is available in most e-mail programs. To post
you, decide if you want to create a new thread or add onto an existing
to add on, just use the post reply or quote button. If you want to create
a new thread, click the new thread button and add a title
or subject as well the body message of the first post in the thread.
You can edit any of your posts using and
at some point we hope to add a spell check option.
Forum Functions and Options:
The software we are using to run the forum has a powerful database as
part of its core structure. This means you can do searches of many types,
notification of new posts as just a few of the more advanced features.
If you are interested in any of these easy to use functions, click
here to look through the FAQ, which can be always be found via the
link on the forum home page.
to use the Photo Section:
The Photo section is set up in a similar format to the Guest book. The
major difference is that we have created more categories and more subcategories.
Because photos traditionally take a lot longer to load it's better
things up, so you only look at photos you have an interest in. So,
if you click on the category Western Trip, it will take you to a sub
menu where you
can look at pictures from a specific trip.