I guess I could have found answer to my previous questions in the NFS userguide which I finally
located on another thread http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~renee/pdf/1-introtonewfschpt1usersguide.pdf
So my understanding after reading is that only members can submit.
Here is a suggestion I have submitted through the FHL suggestion box several times.
I don't know but I suspect most of us have difficulty finding sources on at least one
of our family lines - that hard research task where we can't seem to find trace of any record.
I would like to see some sort of messaging system implemented in NFS which queues these sort
of hard research tasks to the FHL/the FHC in the area of research so that available staff -
perhaps with more knowledge of the records available can help locate these records. I don't
know how quickly the queue would grow but I suspect there would be high demand for such research
assistance. If these requests did not grow quickly the FHL/FHC can also be responsible (if taught)
to go out into the surrounding community and gain access (through proper local channels) to source
records which could be transcribed, photographed or digitized, etc. and made available through a
NFS plugin which I believe should also accept submissions from genealogical organizations,
governmental entities, etc. The major advantage received from implementing this type of feature is
that research progresses on several fronts...and that the user does not have to travel to distant
places to get results.