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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is GlobalPinoy?
GlobalPinoy is a Filipino Community Portal. Learn more about us here.

How do I become a GlobalPinoy?
Please check out our sign-up page here.

What happened to my old GP account?
In line with the launch of the new GlobalPinoy.com on December 7, 2010, we encourage all members to re-register their account. This will help us better serve you our loyal members. Signing-up is now easy, click here.

Why do I need a username/chat nick?
Your username/chat nick is used in our chatbox at the right side of the Topic page. Only your username/chat nick will be displayed in the list of online users. Your username/chat nick will also be used in future sections of GlobalPinoy.com.

My username/chat nick was rejected during sign-up.
This is to ensure that you will have a unique username/chat nick.

My email was rejected during sign-up.
We only allow one account per email.

Forgot my password, how can I retrieve it?
Click here and we will send your password in your email you set when you sign-up.

Where is the chatroom?
There is no more single room for chat. We are now providing a chatbox for each topic. Read a topic and check out the chatbox on the right side of the page.

What is My Feed?
My Feed is the GP section that displays the list of activities that you do and also all the other topic/users you follow. Once logged in, click on the PROFILE tab on the bottom toolbar. Then click My Dashboard. It will show a menu where you can click on My Feed.

What is My Topics?
My Topics is the GP section that displays the list of topics you posted. It displays all topics published and saved as draft. Once logged in, click on the PROFILE tab on the bottom toolbar. Then click My Dashboard. It will show a menu where you can click on My Topics.

How can I update my profile?
Once logged in, click on the PROFILE tab on the bottom toolbar. Then click My Dashboard. It will show a menu where you can click on Update Profile.

How can I change my password?
Once logged in, click on the PROFILE tab on the bottom toolbar. Then click My Dashboard. It will show a menu where you can click on Change Password.

How do I change my profile picture/avatar?
Once logged in, click on the PROFILE tab on the bottom toolbar. Then click My Dashboard. It will show a menu where you can click on Change Avatar. Valid images are JPG, GIF and PNG.

How do I contribute/post a topic?
Make sure you have read the GlobalPinoy.com's Terms of Use first before you proceed. Also make sure you are posting on the appropriate sections (Travel & Leisure, Culture & History, etc.). Posting a topic is easy. Once logged in, click on the PROFILE tab on the bottom toolbar. Then click My Dashboard. It will show a menu where you can click on Contribute. You can also see the Contribute link/button on the following pages: Search Results page, each Section's home page and on the Topic page.

How do I follow a Topic?
You can follow a Topic by clicking on Follow This Topic link at the bottom of each topic. Everytime a new comment is added, it will display in your My Feed section. You can access My Feed once you are logged in from the PROFILE tab: Profile > My Dashboard > My Feed.

How do I follow a User?
There are several ways to go to the [User] Updates section of GP for you to follow a user. The first one is the clickable name of the contributor of the topic in the Topic page right after the Posted By label. The second one is the clickable name of each user who posted comments on each topic. Another way is clicking on the name of one of the Latest Members in the Home Page. You can also follow the other users from the Dashboard section. Following a user means you can see his/her activities in GP from your My Feed section. You can access My Feed once you are logged in from the PROFILE tab: Profile > My Dashboard > My Feed.

How do I un-follow a User/Topic?
We are still working on that.

How do I report an abuse on the use of the site?
There are two ways you can report an abuse, by Topic and by Comment. Just click the Report Abuse link at the bottom of the Topic/Coment. If you want to report other violations to our Terms of Use, please use our Feedback section by clicking here.

How do I send comments/feedbacks?
The Feedback button is on the left side of the page. You can also click here.

What are Tags?
GlobalPinoy.com uses TAGS to help users search for Topics based on a keyword or term. Example, if the user posted something about Manny Pacquiao, the possible tags are: manny, manny pacquiao, boxing, 8th time world champion, congressman. When posting a Topic contribution at GP, you need to specify the best tags possible that will make your topic searchable. Make sure also that you separate each tag with a comma. To know more about tags, click here.

What is a Tag Cloud?
Tag Cloud is seen at the right side of the Topic page and at the bottom of Related Topics. It displays a list of top Tags related to the Section/Category you are viewing. By clicking any of the Tag inside the tag cloud, you will be redirected to the Search Results page where you can see the list of Topics that uses that tag. For more info about tag clouds, click here.

What are Related Topics?
Related Topics are seen at the right side of the Topic page. It displays a list of Topics that shares with one of tag of the Topic you are viewing.

 

 
 

 

 

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