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I still have questions. Where can I find more information?
If you are a member of the GCM message board and you are logged in, you can find more information in the FAQ forum. For your convenience, here are some commonly asked questions and a link to a thread that will help answer that question.

Especially Important FAQ's

1. How can I see new replies to my posts, aka subscriptions
2. How can I make smilies (emoticons) show up next to my reply box?
3. Why are there not many posts in some forums? (how to find older posts)

Other Helpful FAQ's


How do I update the subject line/title of my post?
How do I easily quote more than one person in my post or "how do I use the multi-quote button"?
How do I change the color of the text in my posts?
How do I link to a post or a thread?
How can I find a list of the posts that I have made?
Do posts in some forums not affect Post Count?
How do I create a poll?
How do I use spoiler code?


How do I send a PM to someone?
How do I delete all those PM's?

Meaning of Symbols

What do the little symbols under some members' names mean?
What does the heart (or hearts) under my avatar mean? (Reputation)

Avatars and Signature Lines

How do I put an avatar under my name?
How do I make my signature line?
Where can I find the signature line rules? What can I have in my signature line?

Forum Privacy

Why can I only see public forums?
Which forums are public? which are registered users only? etc.


If you ever feel you need to take an official break. . .
The times on GCM seem to be in another time zone. How can I correct the time?
How do I accept Friend Requests? or Where are my Notifications?

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