How to Create/Reply to Prayer Requests

Creating a Prayer Request

  1. Go to our Bulletin Boards and click on “Prayer Requests” or just go straight to our Prayer Request Forum.
  2. (optional) Login to the bulletin board with your username and password (see Registering & Logging In for instructions). If you do not log in, your post will appear to have come from “Anonymous”.
  3. Click on the button marked “newtopic” towards the top left of the page.
  4. Fill out the subject and body of the form presented to you.
  5. If you desire, select your 'Options', 'Attach a File', or try out 'Poll Creation' with the tabs towards the bottom.

Replying to a Prayer Request

  1. Go to our Bulletin Boards and click on “Prayer Requests” or just go straight to our Prayer Request Forum.
  2. (optional) Login to the bulletin board with your username and password (see Registering & Logging In for instructions). If you do not log in, your reply will appear to have come from “Anonymous”.
  3. Within the orange box marked “Topics”, you will see a list of all topics available for this forum. Click on the title of the topic that interests you.
  4. Click the button marked “postreply” towards the top left of the page.
  5. Fill out the form presented to you. Remember to be respectful with your replies.
  6. If you desire, you may add an attachment such as a photo by clicking on the “Upload attachment” tab towards the bottom of the page and following the resulting instructions.
  7. If you wish, you may click the button marked “Preview” at the bottom-center of the page to view an example of what your reply will look like.
  8. Once satisfied with your reply, click the button marked “Submit” at the bottom-center of the page.

Creating a Poll

  1. Go to our Bulletin Boards and click on “Prayer Requests” or just go straight to our Prayer Request Forum.
  2. (optional) Login to the bulletin board with your username and password (see Registering & Logging In for instructions). If you do not log in, your poll will appear to have come from “Anonymous”.
  3. Click on the button marked “newtopic” towards the top left of the page.
  4. Fill out the subject and body of the form presented to you. Any text entered into the body will appear above your poll when your post is submitted.
  5. Click the tab marked “Poll creation” towards the bottom of the page.
  6. Enter a poll question such as “Do you like polls?”
  7. Enter the response options hitting 'enter' to create a new line between options. “Yes” and “No” are two examples.
  8. Specify how many answers a user can select. In this case, we would want only one. In the case of “Select your three favorite pasta dishes”, you should enter a 3 into this box.
  9. Specify how long to run your poll for. If you enter a 5, for instance, your poll will be 'open' for 5 days, after which the poll will close an no further answers will be allowed.
  10. If you want to allow users to change their answers, check the box marked “Allow re-voting.” Note that this does not let a user vote more than once, but only to change their initial response.
  11. If you wish, you may click the button marked “Preview” at the bottom-center of the page to view an example of what your poll will look like.
  12. Once satisfied with your poll, click the button marked “Submit” at the bottom-center of the page.

Last modified: 2013/09/05 02:09