For those of you that have asked, here is some info about how to use the site:
Q: Why do I have to use my email when making a comment?
A: You don’t- you can leave that line blank, or even put in a fake one like firstname.lastname@example.org it’s entirely up to you. Putting in a real email does have the advantage of me being able to get a hold of you if I have a question or wanted more clarification on a particular comment that was posted. Perhaps getting a gmail account just for posting on sites like this might be beneficial. Keep the log-in information secure of course, and use it discreetly!
Q: I submitted a comment and it didn’t appear- why not?
A: When a person comments for the first time the site flags it as “pending” and sends it to the administrator, which is me. I look it over and make sure that it is not something crazy, off topic, obscene, etc. After that, any future comments you submit should be accepted and posted immediately. There are a few people (Only about 3 %) that the site sees as “new” every time and I am looking into this problem. It has something to do with them having a different IP address each
time they comment, which the system sees as a new person every time. The best solution to this is to simply subscribe to the site and log in. Then all posted comments will be from a known user.
Q: Part of my comment was cut off! What happened? Where did it go?
A: The site truncates any comment that is larger than 2,750 characters. It is supposed to tell you if you are over the limit but that feature works on some browsers and not others. Unfortunately there was a problem with a few that were copying and pasting enormous articles into a single comment, so a character limit had to be set to prevent problems with the JWS database. I apologize for any lost typing if this has happened to you!
Q: How can I contact you directly?
A: Just put together and use the email address JWStruggle[at] gмail [d0t]com. Or log in and send me a private message. (see below)
Q: How can I become a member of the site?
A: To sign up as a user scroll down to the heading “Adminstration & Signups”. Under that will be a link entitled “Register”. Give yourself a user-name and password, then you can make a profile and have access to a control panel. Feel free to upload a picture of yourself or something anonymous as your avatar, request access to post your own articles, message other users, etc.
Q: Can I post an article on here?
A: JWStruggle is not taking on any more writers at this time. However, the JWS forum is open for all to post on, and your thoughts and ideas on scripture, Christ, Jehovah’s Witnesses, etc., are welcome.
Q: Why can’t I login to my account? Why was my account deleted?
A: If you need to reset your password you can do that and a new one will be emailed to you. If you don’t use the account for several months it may be deleted. This keeps our user list updated and free from “spam users”.
Q: How do I send messages to other users?
A: Once you log in and go to your dashboard, on the lower left side you will see a heading entitled “Messages”. Below that click on “Send” and choose a recipient from a list of the registered
users of the site.
Q: I made a comment and it gave me this strange symbol I don’t like! How can I change it?
A: Create an account. Then log in and go to your dashboard, and click on “Update Picture” to use your a photo of your choosing.
Q: My English is not so good…Can I translate the site into my language?
A: Yes you can!
At the bottom of the widget sidebar is a translate feature. (The translate button was causing a conflict with other site features and had to be removed. Articles can be copied and pasted into Google Translate though.
Q: Are there any more future features of the site you will be adding?
A: I have some ideas- please stay tuned! If you have any thoughts please let me know.