Do I need to join the silwritersguild LiveJournal community to read, post, and make comments on entries?

Our LiveJournal community silwritersguild has been set up to make it as easy as possible for all LiveJournal (LJ) users interested in The Silmarillion to participate in our group. We recognize that many Tolkien fans who are interested in The Silmarillion don't maintain participation in the Silmarillion community to the extent that membership in a Silmarillion group makes sense for them. silwritersguild exists, in part, as a means for non-members of the SWG to participate almost as fully as SWG members can.

Following is a list of ways you might want to participate in the silwritersguild community and whether that privilege is available to community members, LJ accounts holders who aren't community members, and persons without LJ accounts.

Action silwritersguild Member LJ Account Holder No LJ Account
Reading Public Posts Yes Yes Yes
Reading Members-Only Posts Yes No No
Posting Stories Yes Yes No
Posting Comments on Stories Yes Yes Yes*
* Anonymous comments--those made by people without an LJ account--are "screened," meaning that they must be approved by the author of the post before they are publicly displayed.

As you can see, the majority of community functions are available to anyone with an LJ account. We encourage community participation by non-members of the SWG.

Last updated 26 May 2008.

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