How to submit updates to minonktalk.com

The minonktalk.com Webpage Update menu allows viewers to submit articles, photographs, emails, etc. We encourage our viewers to use this menu to provide interesting and entertaining information to this website. Information submitted must not contain profanity or slanderous material. All information submitted will be reviewed for content prior to being released to the website. Any information deemed inappropriate will be rejected.

The purpose for adding the update feature is to make this website truly community oriented and supported. It also will provide more information to the website and make it more interesting and entertaining. Our goal is to get everyone involved in interacting with the community through this website.

Suggestions for submitting information

  • Use Copy and Paste when possible - If you are creating an article of your own, it is easier to compose the article using your favorite text editor and then copying and pasting the information to the text form on this website. Some MinonkTalk input forms, however, have their own text editing features in which you can edit directly on the form. Examples of this are the Community Webpages, Alumni updates and the news article submission.
  • Keep pictures sizes small - When submitting pictures either in an article or in a photo album, keep the picture size less than 100K and keep the width less than 400 pixels. Pictures taken directly from a digital camera are around 500K to 2000K bytes in size and are much too large to be placed directly on a webpage. Large pictures also slow the loading of a web page. You can reduce the size of your pictures by using a photo editor such as PhotoShop to reduce picture sizes.
  • Use the JPG format for your pictures - Pictures should be converted to the JPG format for uploading to this website. This format creates the smallest file size. Do not use BMP pictures as they create extremely large file sizes.
  • Don't be afraid of submitting data - Don't worry about breaking the computer when submitting information. Occassionally, you may receive an ugly yellow error page. If so, just email us and tell us what happened. This web page has been tested for over a year but there may still be some bugs.
  • Copyright issues:  Be careful not to use copyrighted material from other web sites or from other authors.  Cartoons, pictures, and stories from other web pages generally should not be used unless given permission.  Jokes and pictures passed around through emails are probably ok to use.  It is ok to link to another site to show certain material as long as the link does not alter the presentation of the web page to be linked to.

Webpages that can be updated

Listed below are the webpages that can be updated in minonktalk.com. More pages will be added in the future.

Personal webpages

These webpages can be created by either an individual or an organization and can only be updated by its owner.
  • Alumni: Viewers may add information to the Alumni directory. The alumni directory has been expanded to allow the inclusion of more information including photos. The alumni entries can be a good way of keeping others updated on events in you and your family's life. Existing alumni entries can be updated or new one's added by going to the Alumni Update menu.
  • Community: Community webpages are to be used by organizations that wish to report on their activities and events. In addition, individuals may want to create a personal webpage in which they can report their family activities. A list of community webpages can be shown by clicking here. These webpages can be individualized and can be updated only by the creator of the webpage with a password. To create a webpage for yourself or for an organization to which you belong, go the Community webpage signon menu.

Minonktalk Webpages

These webpages are standard minonktalk.com webpages that can be updated by anyone.

  • Birthdays: Viewers may now add their birthday to the Event Calendar by clicking on the Birthday webpage category.  This can be a fun project to see how many people's birthdays we can get posted on this website.
  • Birth: The announcements of a birth can be made by clicking on the Births webpage category. The announcement will be added to the Births webpage
  • Events: The announcements an upcoming event can be made by clicking on the Coming Events webpage category. The event will be added to the Events calendar
  • Email: Email or letters to this website to be published in the Email section can be submitted by clicking on the Email webpage category.
  • Gardening: Articles on gardening can be submitted by clicking on the Gardening webpage category. This information will be published in the Gardening section
  • Internet stuff: Interesting articles found on the internet can be submitted by clicking on the Internet stuff webpage category. This information will be published in the Stuff We Get section
  • Jokes: Appropriate jokes can be submitted by clicking on the Internet stuff webpage category. The joke will be published in the Jokes section
  • Lost-Found: Articles lost or found can be submitted by clicking on the Lost-Found webpage category. This information will be published in the Lost and Found section
  • News story: We encourage our viewers to submit news articles pertaining to an organization to which you belong. They can be submitted by clicking on the News item webpage category. The news item will be headlined on the front webpage and will be archived in the News Headlines section
  • Obituary: Obituaries can be submitted by clicking on the Obituary webpage category. The obituary will be headlined on the front webpage and will be archived in the Obituary section
  • Photographs: Photographs can be submitted by clicking on the Photographs webpage category. The photographs will be published in the Photos section
  • Recipes: Recipes can be submitted by clicking on the Recipe webpage category. The receipe will be published in the Recipe section
  • Sports: Sporting event results can submitted by clicking on the Sports webpage category. The story will be headlined on the front webpage and will be archived in the Sport news section
  • Stories: Stories or essays can submitted by clicking on the Stories webpage category. The story will be headlined on the front webpage and will be archived in the Stories section