Community How-To

Curious about Gap Junction Science but don’t know where to start?  You’re in the right place!  

How do I “subscribe” to a forum topic?

If you would like to be notified when new replies are posted to a specific topic/thread in the forums, you can subscribe to it by opening the topic and clicking on the “Subscribe” button underneath the title.  You can view all of your subscribed topics by navigating to your Profile -> clicking the Forums tab -> and selecting Subscriptions.

How do I “favorite” a forum topic?

If you would like to add a forum topic to your list of favorite topics, navigate to the topic and click the “Favorite” button underneath the topic’s title.  You can view all of your favorite topics by navigating to your Profile -> clicking the Forums tab -> and selecting Favorites.

How do I opt-out of the member directory?

As of 8/4/13, there is no way to completely opt-out of the member directory.  We are working on an option for this and it should be operational within the week.  Please check back soon for updates.

How do I upload my own avatar?

We encourage everyone to upload an avatar (also known as a profile image)!  To upload your own image, navigate to your profile using the “My Profile” link in the top navigation menu.  Then click on “Edit Profile” in the sidebar (under My Navigation), then select “Change Avatar”.

If you have a gravatar tied to the email address you registered with, it will automatically be imported and used on Gap Junction Science.

How do I use the forums?

The forums are one of the most exciting features of Gap Junction Science!  To explore the forums, click on the link in the main navigation menu.  You will now see a listing of categories which each contain topics pertaining to the category.  Clicking on a category will bring you to the list of all topics in that category.  You can then click on an existing topic to read others’ posts and reply with your own thoughts.   If you want to start a discussion about something new, you can create a new topic!  Once you’ve navigated to the appropriate category, simply scroll down and you will see a form called “Create New Topic in…..”.  Fill out a title, type the post content, and click submit!  Others will then be able to read your topic and comment with their thoughts.

How do I change my profile information?

You can change or update your profile information by clicking on the “My Profile” link in the top right corner, and then click on “Edit Profile” in the navigation section of the sidebar.  Here you can update your discipline, institution, location, etc.  This information is viewable by other members only, with the exception of your profile name (which is viewable to everyone).

Why should I create a profile?

When you create a profile, you gain access to our entire community of individuals interested in feminist science!  Upon registering, you are able to network with other members of the community.  Think of Gap Junction Science like a social network; you can add friends, send messages, post status updates, share interesting articles/publications, post in the community forums, and much more!

How do I create a profile?

You can create a profile by clicking on the “Create a Profile” button on the homepage or the “Register” button in the Community drop down menu.

Do you have a question not addressed above?  If so, please use the contact form and we will respond to you directly.