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Jewish genealogy Q&A

Q&A from B&F

Introducing a new Q&A system.

I previously introduced a Question and Answer system to this site, using technology from a company named Pubble, and while it worked, I didn’t feel it worked as well as I wanted. It was slow to load, and required you to sign up on Pubble, or use Facebook or Twitter to login.

I’ve now replaced that Q&A system (unfortunately questions asked using it are now gone) with a different system that seems to work better. It’s run on my site, not loaded from a separate server (like Pubble), and allows login from many different services, or by creating an account right here on B&F.

So please go ahead and ask your questions, see what other questions are posted, answer those you know, and I’ll try to add my answers to every post as well.

If you have any problems at all, please send me a message via the Contact page, or send me an e-mail.

I’m sorry if you couldn’t comment in the past

Stop Spam

I see now that the software I use to prevent spammers might have been a little too aggressive in preventing users from commenting on this site. If you’ve had trouble commenting on this site in the past, I’m very sorry. I ask that you please try again, as I’ve tried to adjust the software. If you still have problems, please send me a note either by using the Contact form, or by e-mailing me at [email protected] Hopefully this will not be a problem in the future.


New Feature: Questions & Answers

While I try to answer questions people post in comments, sometimes the back and forth comments diverge from the topic of the post, or sometimes people have questions that are not connected to a specific post.

In the past, I sometimes received comments on pages and didn’t know the comments had been made, only finding the comments much later. Since moving my blog over to WordPress that problem has gone away (notifications are much better), but the above problems still exist.

Today I’m launching a new feature on this web site, Questions & Answers. The new Q&A page (which you can always find in the top menu above) will allow you to ask any question you want, as well as respond to other people’s questions. I will certainly try to respond to all questions, but if you have the answer to someone’s question, feel free to answer it yourself.

Ask A Question

The Q&A system is powered by a company called Pubble. You can comment by being logged into either Facebook or Twitter, or by setting up an account through Pubble. I hope this makes it easy to participate. If you have any problems with the Q&A system, please contact me.

This is a bit of an experiment, so please help me test it out. There are some neat features of the commenting system, such as being able to follow responses to specific questions, being able to share questions on Facebook, etc. Let me know what you like and don’t like about how it works. Some things I might be able to change, some things I may not be able to change.