Frequently Asked Questions

The following is basic information about our forum. Please read this before posting questions or answers if you are unfamiliar with this sort of forum. Click on any question to show or hide the answer.

What is this forum?
Support.Bible Forum is a community support forum for a variety of Bible translation tools, such as Paratext and Publishing Assistant. It is a place to ask questions and get support for Bible translation projects.
What kinds of questions can I ask here?
Any have questions about Bible translation tools are appropriate here. Are you starting a new project and need to know what software to use? Do you need help resolving an issue in your translation software? Not sure how to accomplish a translation task? This forum is the correct place to ask these kinds of questions.

Before you ask, please make sure to search for a similar question. You can search for questions by their category, tag, or title.
What kinds of questions should be avoided?
Please avoid asking questions that are too subjective or argumentative. This is not a place to debate politics, theology, or philosophy.
What should I avoid in my answers?
Support.Bible Forum is a question and answer support forum for Bible translation software. It is not a discussion group or a place to debate politics, theology, or philosophy.

For brief discussion, or to thank someone for their answer, please post comments, not answers. To post a comment, click the "comment" button below an answer, as shown in the image below:
Comment Button
What do the points mean? How does point system work?
Points are a measure of a user's reputation and helpfulness on this forum. When a question or answer is voted up, the user who posted it will gain points.

For example, if you ask an interesting question or useful answer, it will likely be voted up. On the other hand if the question is poorly-worded or the answer is misleading - it will likely be voted down. Each up vote on a question will generate 1 points, whereas each vote against will subtract 1 points. The following table lists points gained per activity:

Posting a question: 2 points
Selecting an answer for your question: 3 points
Per up vote on your question: 1 points
Per down vote on your question: -1 points
Limit from up votes on each question: 10 points
Limit from down votes on each question: -3 points
Posting an answer: 4 points
Having your answer selected as the best: 30 points
Per up vote on your answer: 2 points
Per down vote on your answer: -2 points
Limit from up votes on each answer: 20 points
Limit from down votes on each answer: -5 points
Limit from up votes on each comment: 10 points
Limit from down votes on each comment: 3 points
Voting up a question: 1 points
Voting down a question: 1 points
Voting up an answer: 1 points
Voting down an answer: 1 points
Add for all users: 100 points
How can I change my profile picture?
The picture that appears in user profiles is called a gravatar, which means globally recognized avatar.Here is how it works: You upload your picture (or your favorite alter ego image) to the website from where we later retrieve your image using a cryptographic key based on your email address.

This way all the websites you trust can show your image next to your posts and your email address remains private.

To personalize your account with an image, register at (just be sure to use the same email address that you used to register with us).

If you do not wish to use gravatar, you may change your profile picture through the "edit profile" page.
Why is everyone named "anon123456"?
Support.Bible Forum moved from Since the previous form was accessible by authorized users only and this forum is publicly available, all existing accounts were anonymized. That means that all usernames, email addresses, phone numbers, real names, and any other identifying information has been replaced with anonymous aliases or removed altogether.

We offer the ability to reclaim your account to users of the previous site, or users can choose to create a new account.
I am trying to reach What happened to my account?
The Paratext Supporter Forum has moved here, Support.Bible Forum, as a part of the process of unifying the communities who use various Bible translation softwares. All data, such as users, posts, images, and roles, from the original support forum has been migrated to the new forum. Since this forum is publicly viewable to anyone without needing a verified account, all identifiable information (such as names, locations, and addresses) has been anonymized.

If you wish to retain all of your posts and data, you may reclaim your previous account. Otherwise, you may create a new account, instead. Please note that if you choose to create a new account and use the same email address that was associated with your account, you will not be able to reclaim any of your data.

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Romans 12:4-5
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