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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A selection of the questions we get asked most often about CatholicYouthWork.com. Note that this isn't an FAQ about the field of Catholic Youth Work, as such, but rather about this site.
1. Who can join the site?
Anybody with a genuine interest in Catholic Youth Work is allowed to join. You are asked to only post in the forum boards or comment on articles though if you are active in youth ministry or Catholic education, or if you are planning to become active in either field.
2. Do I actually have to be a youth worker to join?
No, not at all, but you have to have at least an interest in the field. Those who are considering getting in to youth ministry are especially welcome, and will find a lot of help and support here. As mentioned above, however, those who are not active in the field or seriously considering becoming active may not post in the forum, nor comment on articles.
3. Do I have to pay for anything on the site?
All services are free to members. Advertisers have to pay, but not members.
4. What are the rules on the site?
Have a look at the Forum Policies and Rules. That tells you everything you need to know.
5. Why do you charge for job adverts?
Short answer... because something needs to pay for the site!
6. Who runs CatholicYouthWork.com
It is a private enterprise run by Jack Regan, a youth worker, as part of his private registered business.
7. How do I become a moderator?
I'm afraid that being a moderator is by invitation only. In other words, don't call us, we'll call you!
8. Why does the post count for the site go up sometimes even though I can't see any new posts?
Probably because things are being posted on private boards that you can't see.
9. How do I get access to private discussion boards?
Most private boards are by invitation only. There are some that you can request to join, but these are normally specific to certain sectors or organisations. The person who runs the board will probably approach you if you fit into the relevant category.
10. Can I start a private forum board? Will I have to pay?
Yes you can start a private forum board, if the board you are proposing meets the requirements. And, no, they are free. Private boards aren't just social groups or quick statements to make. This isn't Facebook groups we're talking about here. But rather, to start a private board you will need to convince the administrator that there is a reason why you need one. You might want a board for people in your organisation, for instance, or for people in your sector. Or a board to discuss matters which you (for a good reason) don't want the whole world looking in on.
11. Why does my post count sometimes go down?
Because sometimes the administrator will delete very old topics from the database, which you might have posted in.
12. Why are my posts sometimes modified or deleted by moderators?
Because they break the rules! Have a look at the Forum Policies and Rules to see which one you've broken. Normally the moderator will inform you of why the action has been taken.
13. Can you please remove me from your mailing list?
By going into the notifications settings in your profile, you can turn off the option to receive regular newsletters. By doing so, you will still receive occasional important announcements, but not the weekly newsletters. Please don't complain about this, and please don't report our E-mails as spam. It was clearly stated when you signed up that you would receive them!
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