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Jmerica F.A.Q.

  1. What is Jmerica?
  2. How do I become a member?
  3. What is a basic member?
  4. How do I become a Dating member?
  5. How do I become a Friendship member?
  6. How do I become a Networking / Business member
  7. How do I contact another member?
  8. What is an invitation?
  9. How do I accept an invitation?
  10. How do I send email?
  11. How do I add someone to my Buddy List?
  12. How do I search Jmerica?
  13. What is an alias?
  14. Will my name appear on Jmerica?
  15. How do I comment on blog posts?
  16. How do I select a photo to upload?
  17. How do I edit my profile?
  18. How do I upload pictures?
  19. What are the picture requirements?
  20. Why can't I see the pictures I uploaded yet?
  21. How do I change my password?
  22. What if I lose my password?
  23. How can I contact Jmerica?
  24. Where is your Privacy Policy (Membership Agreement)?

What is Jmerica?
Jmerica is a dynamic website that connects its members to a highly interactive Jewish community through original content, events, dating, friend finding, business networking and a comprehensive directory.

How do I become a member?
It is free to become a member of Jmerica. Just click the "Register" button on the top right corner of the home page. Fill out the form and click "submit."

What is a basic member?
A basic member has just filled out the first page of the signup. They did not fill out the form for Dating, Friendship or Networking. This entitles someone to comment on articles and blog posts.

How do I become a Dating Member?
A Dating member has filled out the dating section of the signup sheet. To sign up as a dating member, click the "Sign Up" button on the top right corner of the home page. Fill out the Basic Form and then click the "Dating" button at the end. You will then be asked to fill out the dating questions.

If you are already a member and you wish to fill out the dating information, click the "My Control Panel" button on the top right once you are signed in. Select "Manage Profiles." Click the "Edit Profile" button next to Dating Profile.

Once you have completed the Dating form, you will be able to view and contact other Jmerica Dating members.

How do I become a Friendship Member?
A Friendship member has filled out the friendship section of the signup sheet. To sign up as a friendship member, click the "Sign Up" button on the top right corner of the home page. Fill out the Basic Form and then click the "Friendship" button at the end. You will then be asked to fill out the friendship questions.

If you are already a member and you wish to fill out the Friendship information, click the "My Control Panel" button on the top right once you are signed in. Select "Manage Profiles." Click the "Edit Profile" button next to Friendship Profile.

Once you have completed the Friendship form, you will be able to view and contact other Jmerica Friendship members.

How do I become a Networking / Business member?
A Business/Networking member has filled out the Business/Networking section of the signup sheet. To sign up as a Business/Networking member, click the "Sign Up" button on the top right corner of the home page. Fill out the Basic Form and then click the "Business/Networking" button at the end. You will then be asked to fill out the Business/Networking questions.

If you are already a member and you wish to fill out the Business information, click the "My Control Panel" button on the top right once you are signed in. Select "Manage Profiles". Click the "Edit Profile" button next to Business/Networking Profile.

Once you have completed the Business/Networking form, you will be able to view and contact other Jmerica Business/Networking members.

How do I contact another member?
To initiate contact with someone, you must have filled out the same parts of Jmerica for which you wish to contact him or her. For instance, to contact someone for dating, you need to have filled out the dating profile sheet (see "How do I become a Dating member?").

To send an invitation (see "What is an invitation?)", click the "Contact Member" button from his/her profile. If he/she accepts your invitation, you will be able to email freely with that person (see "How do I send an email?")

What is an invitation?
And invitation is a simple feature from Jmerica that lets users decide who may contact them with email and who may not. If you look at someone's profile (dating, friendship or business) and you wish to contact him or her, click the "Send Invitation" button. An automated invitation will then be sent to that person's inbox. If he/she accepts the invitation, you will be added to each other's buddy lists and you will be able to email freely with that person.

How do I accept an invitation?
Go to the "My Control Panel" button on the top right once you are signed in. Click the "Mail" Button and then the "Invites" button on the left sidebar. Your current invitations will appear. Click on the title in the subject column to read the invite. To accept it, click the "Accept" button and you will be added to each others'

You and users on your Buddy Lists will be able to exchange emails freely. If you do not wish to accept an invitation, click "Do Not Accept" and that person will no longer be able to send you invitations. If you delete an invitation or leave it unanswered, that person will be able to resend it in one week.

How do I send an email?
In order to send an email on Jmerica, the person you wish to email must be on your buddy list (see What is an invitation?).

There are several ways to email a person on Jmerica.

  1. You can click on their name on your Buddy List that appears on the right sidebar.
  2. If you already on each other's Buddy Lists, just click "Contact Member" button from that person's profile.
  3. Locate the User Panel (click the button on the top right once signed in). Click the "Mail" tab. Then click the "Send Message" button. The "To:" field is a drop down menu- just select the person from your Buddy List that you wish to email.

How do I add someone to my Buddy List?
To add someone to your Buddy List, you must first send that person an invitation (see What is an invitation?) that is accepted. If you accept an invitation from someone, they will be on your Buddy List.

How do I search Jmerica?
You can do a general search on Jmerica by typing into the search field at the top of the homepage. Results will be given by category. You will also be given the option to refine your search.

You may also search the individual parts of Jmerica by clicking on the "Dating," "Friendship" or "Business" tabs from the homepage.

What is an alias?
When you are doing activities related to your Basic Profile such as commenting on an article (see "Commenting on an article or blog post"), your Username will be used. If you have a Dating profile, you can make an alias by typing it in the "alias" field. You may also do this at anytime by clicking the "My Control Panel" button on the top right once you are signed in. Select "Manage Profiles". Click the "Edit Profile" button next to your Dating or Friendship Profile and simply change the alias field.

Anyone viewing that particular profile will see your alias, not your username. You will be added to people's Buddy List under the alias and all communications from that profile will be done under the alias, not your username.

Will my name appear on Jmerica?
Your real name will only appear on a Business/Networking profile.

Your real name will be searchable in Friendship profiles. This means that someone can type in your real name and find your Friendship profile, but the name will not appear on the profile. This enables someone like an old friend to find you, but it does not reveal your name to anyone that does not know you.

Your real name will never be associated with a dating profile.

How do I comment on blog posts?
At the end of each article there is a "Comments" button. Simply click it, fill in the comment field and click the "Add Your Comment" button. You must be a member to post a comment.

How do I select a photo to upload?

  1. Upload at least one picture that shows your face clearly.
  2. Upload recent pictures (this means less than a year old!).
  3. Try to find pictures where you are having a good time and show your personality.
  4. If there are multiple people in the picture, make sure everyone else's face has been blocked or blurred.
  5. If you know how, use an editing program to crop your picture so that you take up most of the frame.
  6. Do not include pictures where you are naked, making obscene gestures or pretty much doing anything you wouldn't want your mother to see.
  7. Do not upload pictures that do not include you. This means your car, horse, shoes, favorite actor or anything else.
  8. Jmerica reserves the right to approve, remove and/or repost any picture you put on your profile.

How do I edit my profile?
Click the "My Control Panel" button on the top right once you are signed in. Select the "Manage Profiles" tab. To edit your basic profile click the "Edit Profile" button under Basic Profile. To edit Dating, Friendship or Business/Networking profiles, select the appropriate "Edit Profile" button under "Add/Edit Advanced Profiles"

How do I upload pictures?
Sign in to your account then click on the "My Control Panel" button on the top right. Select the "Pictures" tab. Click the "Browse" button and find the picture on your hard drive (See "What are the picture requirements?"). When the picture location appears in the text field, click the "Upload Pic" button.

What are the picture requirements?

  1. Pictures must be in JPEG format.
  2. Pictures must be less than 4MB
  3. Pictures must include you.
  4. Other people in the picture must be cropped out or the picture must be modified so that they are not identifiable.
  5. No pictures of obscene gestures, nudity or provocative poses.
  6. Jmerica reserves the right to refuse to post any picture.

Why can't I see the pictures I uploaded yet?
Before pictures are posted to your profile, the Jmerica staff must approve them. This is usually done in 24-72 hours.

How do I change my password?
Click the "My Control Panel" button on the top right once you are signed in. Click the Settings tab. Select Change Password" from the left sidebar and type in the new password. Click the "Change Password" button.

What if I lose my password?
Click the "Sign in" button on the top right and follow the instructions below the sign in boxes for forgetting your password. A new password will be sent to your email address.

How can I contact Jmerica?
The best way to contact us is through our Online Contact Form (click here).

Where is your Privacy Policy (Membership Agreement)?
To read the Jmerica.com Privacy Policy (Membership Agreement) click here.