Forum Help FAQ
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How do I post?
How to Post
There are two main forum categories where only Forum Staff i.e. Moderators and Admin can create completely New Topics:
- Bible Prophecy Update Discussion - JD Farag Bible Prophecy Forum
- Bible Study Discussion - JD Farag Bible Prophecy Forum
However all forum members can post a ‘Reply’ within any of the Topics in those categories.
There are a few buttons that allow you to post a Reply - look for any of these:
It is worth bearing in mind that if you use a ‘Reply’ button that is directly underneath another member’s post, it will notify that member and your post will be visible to everyone.
So for example if you go into the latest Bible Prophecy Update Topic - click here - you should be able to ‘Reply’ and make a post within that Topic.
The same applies for all Topics within the Bible Study Discussion category; Forum Staff will create new Topics, and members can then Reply/post within those Topics.
Two other forum areas where any member can post a Reply to an existing Topic (but not create new Topics) is right here in this Forum Use Help Topic and also the Welcome & Introductions! Topic.
The forum categories where any member at any User Level can create a new Topic and/or Reply/post to existing Topics are:
- Social Well - JD Farag Bible Prophecy Forum
- The ABC’s of Salvation Resources - JD Farag Bible Prophecy Forum
- Prayer Requests - JD Farag Bible Prophecy Forum
- Praise The Lord - JD Farag Bible Prophecy Forum
If you visit any of those categories, you should see a ‘+ New Topic’ button which allows you to compose and create a Topic.
Please bear in mind that the categories listed above do require that any new Topics and Replies are relevant and related to the subject i.e. the Prayer Requests category is for asking for others to join you in specific prayers.
Each Category on the forum has a Topic called ‘About…’ which gives further details regarding the nature and purpose of that Category. Please read these before posting.
Why I am unable to post a Prayer Request?
You’ll need to spend a tiny bit more time on the forum and read a few posts before you can actually create your own post. Once you have reached User Trust Level 1 you will be able to post in more places.
Please have a read through this Welcome & Introductions guide. You can also view a detailed guide on how to create new posts and replies in the “How do I post?” answer above.
How do I reply to posts?
Click on “Reply” below the post you want to reply to.
If you want to reply to someone specific it is recommended that you “tag” them, which means to type an @ before their user name. You can also select some of the text in their post and it will automatically quote and notify them
How can I tell when a reply is to a specific post?
If a member has clicked on the Reply button (directly below a post), and if the reply isn’t directly below that post, a little “Replies” dropdown appears at the bottom of the post. A post in reply to another will have a “Replies” link on the top right hand corner directing people to the post it is in reply to.
What is the direct link to forum, without having to go through email?
The direct link/url for the forum is:
You can put that into any browser and it will bring you to the forum.
Can I set up a forum event? How can we let people know it's happening?
An event post, for a sing-a-long, movie night, group fasting, and similar events, could be set up in the Social Well. Unfortunately the forum cannot promote your event, but you are welcome to create a post well in advance and ask people to post if they want to be tagged/reminded.
Can I add a topic that shares faith-based music, jokes, humor and memes?
Faith-based music could be shared in the Praise the Lord OR Social Well category, depending on your intent. Jokes, humour, memes (all in good taste of course) can be added to the Social Well. Check to see if there’s a topic already running that you could add to!
Can I put music/songs on here from my computer?
The forum only allows certain image file extensions to be uploaded by members. You can link to music from another website, from youtube for example, but uploading music from your computer isn’t possible.
Is there a place to post a topic for those of us that have lost spouses?
The best category for that topic would be Praise The Lord . Beautiful idea
1 Corinthians 1:
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 5 For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.
A topic was locked that I was participating on, did I do something wrong?
If you ever have questions or comments on any type of moderation/staff action feel free to send a message to @moderators. Locked threads happen on occasion when the Code of Conduct is not being adhered to or when the OP requests that it be locked due to repeated off-topic discussion. Unless you receive a private message from staff there’s no action needed on your part.
I saw someone talking about a private group. Is this allowed and how do I join?
Private group chats are simply private messages that have multiple members added, and yes, this is allowed. You can add up to 30 people to a private message. You can either message the member that mentioned it and ask if you can join, or you can create your own and invite people you would like to chat with.
If I invite moderators to my private group will they moderate the conversation?
While moderators can be invited into a private group, we expect the person who created the group to moderate. That means that you are responsible for inviting and removing members at your discretion.
Should the Code of Conduct be breached, flagged posts from private groups will be treated the same as in the public forum, however, moderators do not otherwise view unflagged private messages (if you don’t tell us there’s a problem, we won’t know).
Who is allowed to ‘flag’? How can I tell if my flag went through? How do I know what the resolution is?
Flags are a unique feature here, we get many questions about them, so we have a whole topic on flags! Please CLICK HERE to learn all about it.
Can you tell me how the ‘heart/like’ thing works? How many do I have? How do I get more?
This forum runs on a software platform called ‘Discourse’ which determines the fundamental mechanics of the forum including likes/hearts.
- A limited number of ‘hearts’ are available for users per day (90)
- The limit then increases according to a User Level multiplier: x 1.5 for Level 2 and x 2 for Level 3.
- Where things get confusing is the ‘per day’ definition/chronology and precisely when/how the limit gets replenished.
- Based on recent posts on the Discourse Meta (a community for the software) the erratic depletion/non-replenishment of ‘hearts’ may be a bug.
Is there another reaction button I can use instead of the like/heart button?
Lovely idea but would require this forum be ‘upgraded’ to a version that allows customised ‘post reactions’ such as emojis, so for now this unfortunately isn’t an option.
How do I add something to my profile summary page?
Go to your Account Preferences to edit your Profile / Preferences / ‘About Me’ section.
Is the forum on the JD Farag App?
The JD Farag app does not give access to the forum unfortunately.
How do I get the vaccine exemption letter?
Information on requesting an exemption letter can be found here: https://www.jdfarag.org/exemption’
There was a problem with my exemption letter/it still hasn't arrived, what do I do?
You can visit the Exemption Letter ‘Support Centre’ for help with the entire exemption letter process.
What can I do when I have difficulty getting the video to play?
If you find your video freezes/buffers or has other lag issues, there is an option to choose a lower resolution in the top right hand corner of the video.
- Hover your mouse over the top right hand corner of the video and click on the “…”
- Click on “Quality” - it will be set as Auto as default
- Choose a lower resolution (lowest is 238p)
Hopefully that helps! If not I would recommend submitting a report through the Support Center here:
I mailed something to Pastor JD, can you tell me if he received it?
Unfortunately we won’t have that answer at hand here, we’re just the online forum people What you could do is send him a message here: email Pastor JD