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Help & Frequently Asked Questions

Getting to know

  1. Hi there... So what is Pakistani Bloggers?
  2. Neat! I'm a Pakistani blogger too! How do I join this awesome club?
  3. Well... I've had a blog for years now, but never cared to sign up... Is it too late for me now to join the party?
  4. Um... I don't have a blog site but I would like to write for Pakistani Bloggers. Can I write as a guest blogger?

Troubleshooting

  1. Whoa!! Why was my super fabulous blog not approved and/or removed from your stupid list?
  2. Yippee! My blog is accepted, but posts from my blog don't appear under What Pakistani Bloggers are Saying Today, what's the deal now?
  3. Oh yeah? So what needs to be done to fix things and get re-reviewed?
  4. Alrighty then... and just how do I request a re-review?
  5. My bad! How do I correct or edit my listed blog's information, like edit its intro text or make changes to my Profile page?
  6. How odd! I edited my profile information using Edit Profile form, but when I view my Profile page it still shows old information!
  7. How rude... I created an account but never received any activation email! Why?
  8. Hey I clicked the link in my activation email, but your stupid website says my account does not exist!! Why?

Gripes

  1. Hellow?? I sent sooooo many emails to you but you never reply to me! Why do you hate me?
  2. Yeah, whatever! I hate you too! And I hate your lack of email response and am removing your stupid Pakistani Bloggers badge from my blog!

Login/password

  1. Aarghh! Why can't I login? I swear I'm typing everything right!
  2. OMG Helppp! I've lost my password!

Other stuff

  1. How do I contact Pakistani Bloggers?
  2. What are the rules for introducing my blog or creating a guest post or a guest topic?
  3. What th...!!? Why has my account been deleted, my privileges revoked and my email banned from signing up again?

Getting to know

Hi there... So what is Pakistani Bloggers?

The New York Times calls us “a lively collection Pakistani blogs”. According to CNN we have “gathered some of the best Pakistani bloggers in the English language”. What else can we say? Since its beginning in 2004, this has indeed been the first place anyone in the world has come to when they are looking for high-quality, top blogs and bloggers of Pakistani origin. We have always been a selectively membership-oriented, registration-based and quality-driven blogging community. Our member blogs get regularly syndicated, quoted, followed and get noticed by international media outlets too. Our member blogs also get increased blog traffic while listed as members. You can read a little more about our history and how it all began.

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Neat! I'm a Pakistani blogger too! How do I join this awesome club?

First, of course, you should already have a blog (like on blogger.com, wordpress.com, your own hosted or anywhere really.) To see if your blog qualifies to become a member blog, please go here and read the terms and conditions.

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Well... I've had a blog for years now, but never cared to sign up... Is it too late for me now to join the party?

It is never too late to become part of our exclusive club! You're only missing out on great readers by not joining! So don't by shy, get your blog in here, no matter how long you've been blogging. In fact, upon approval your blog will be a bona fide listed member of Pakistani Bloggers on PakPositive and you become part of the finest and most prestigious club of Pakistani bloggers in the world.

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Um... I don't have a blog site but I would like to write for Pakistani Bloggers. Can I write as a guest blogger?

Yes! Pakistani Bloggers is a great place to get published and to share your writing with the world, not just Pakistan. Not only can you create an original guest post here, your post may even be featured on the front page under What Pakistani Bloggers are Saying Today. Go to our Guest Posts section where guest bloggers publish original articles, interact with their readers and comment on other blogger's articles. Start writing, publishing and discussing! But please, read the instructions, terms and conditions first!

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Troubleshooting

Whoa!! Why was my super fabulous blog not approved and/or removed from your stupid list?

The blog on Pakistani Bloggers Member Blogs list either did not qualify or the blog stopped complying with the rules. Please carefully go through the terms and instructions and also note that a blog can be removed from the list any time without notice and its initial acceptance and inclusion is not a guarantee of membership.

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Yippee! My blog is accepted, but posts from my blog don't appear under What Pakistani Bloggers are Saying Today, what's the deal now?

FIRST THINGS FIRST: Your blog's Feed (RSS or Atom) must contain FULL post text . See Blogger help and Wordpress help. Make sure your blogging software is not limiting the length of posts in feed as short excerpts! (See next FAQ for help.)
OK, now that you've got the silly feed stuff sorted, let's see what else can be the issue.

Posts that appear under What Pakistani Bloggers are Saying Today are posted by the Pakistani Bloggers Blog Reviewer. However, our Blog Reviewer is NOT an all-inclusive aggregator, but adheres to a variety of selection guidelines and editorial discretion, i.e., even if Blog Reviewer successfully gets posts from your blog, it may not select any/all posts some days.

If your blog posts stopped appearing or don't appear at all, then the Pakistani Bloggers Blog Reviewer may have dropped your blog's feed from its read-queue and now needs it to be manually re-reviewed and re-inserted on request. A few reasons why Blog Reviewer drops a feed from its read-queue may include:
  • Too few words in feed's post(s) (See next FAQ for help.)
  • Corrupt Feed; which contains too many errors (invalid date format, missing/bad xml tags, etc) or contains too much junk in posts: style tags, codes, non-English characters, scripts, invalid formatting tags, etc etc. (See next FAQ.)
  • Non-compliance with the terms and guidelines
  • Blog dormant for a long time
  • Identical content repetition / duplication, spam-type / commercial / ad posts, little original material
  • Post floods (too many posts too frequently)
  • Editorial discretion
  • Etc.

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Oh yeah? So what needs to be done to fix things and get re-reviewed?

  1. Please read the FAQ above carefully, identify the problem, fix it.
  2. If it's a feed problem, your blogging software may be limiting the length of posts in feed as short excerpts. See Blogger help and Wordpress help. However, Pakistani Bloggers Blog Reviewer is sensitive and can only process standard feeds (Atom recommended) which do not have too much formatting/script/code junk in post text, so there are no guarantees!
  3. Once the feed is fixed, send us a request for re-review and reinsertion.

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Alrighty then... and just how do I request a re-review?

After fixing the issues as described above, you can contact us via email. Go here for email info. However, we cannot guarantee a response to all queries. That is why we update our FAQ section, in response to repeated queries on similar issues. Please carefully go through our FAQ and rules first.

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My bad! How do I correct or edit my listed blog's information, like edit its intro text or make changes to my Profile page?

To update your blog's intro, either post a comment to your original intro writing new text or contact us. Do NOT create a new introduction post for an already listed blog or the same author! To update your Profile page, first Log in, then go to Edit Profile page and edit away!

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How odd! I edited my profile information using Edit Profile form, but when I view my Profile page it still shows old information!

Sometimes our spam filters prevent profile changes from updating. If you edited your profile information but your profile page is still showing old info after 24 hours of making changes, please contact us via email with the URL of your Profile page and we'll fix it for you soon.

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How rude... I created an account but never received any activation email! Why?

Most webmail services like Gmail, MSN or Yahoo treat activation emails as Junk mail automatically because of so much spam from everywhere. Please wait a while and then check your Junk Mail, Spam or any such folder for an activation email from Pakistani Bloggers. If you still couldn't find it, you may contact us.

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Hey I clicked the link in my activation email, but your stupid website says my account does not exist!! Why?

Most probably you did not click the link provided in your activation email within the time period allowed by our spam filters. If you did not click the link within a few hours of receiving our activation email, chances are that your information was automatically removed by our spam check. You are welcome to create an account again (but remember to activate it soon).

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Gripes

Hellow?? I sent sooooo many emails to you but you never reply to me! Why do you hate me?

Please appreciate the fact that we cannot guarantee a response to all queries. That is why we update this FAQ section, in response to repeated queries on similar issues.

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Yeah, whatever! I hate you too! And I hate your lack of email response and am removing your stupid Pakistani Bloggers badge from my blog!

We request you to appreciate the fact that we cannot guarantee a response to all queries as already addressed in this FAQ section. But we do understand that you may wish to stop supporting Pakistani Bloggers any time. This is a free voluntary service for bloggers where being listed and featured is a privilege and increases your blog traffic. Any requests to delete a blog from our site are duly carried out. Should you wish your blog to be removed from Pakistani Bloggers, simply send in such a request first and then remove Pakistani Bloggers badge from your blog. No hard feelings.

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Login/password

Aarghh! Why can't I login? I swear I'm typing everything right!

Please make sure you're logging in with your name and password exactly as you entered at the time of registration. For example, registered name M. A. Jinnah should not be entered as M.A. Jinnah or M.A.Jinnah or MA Jinnah. If you continue to have problems, contact us.

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OMG Helppp! I've lost my password!

Don't panic! While your password cannot be retrieved it can be reset. To do this go to the Login page and click I've forgotten my password. Follow the instructions and you should be back online in no time.

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Other stuff

How do I contact Pakistani Bloggers?

You may contact us via email. Go here for email info. However, we cannot guarantee a response to all queries. That is why we update our FAQ section, in response to repeated queries on similar issues.

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What are the rules for introducing my blog or creating a guest post or a guest topic?

For both sections: here and here.

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What th...!!? Why has my account been deleted, my privileges revoked and my email banned from signing up again?

There is zero spam tolerance at Pakistani Bloggers, so any repeated offence results in complete account removal (including all posts) without any explanation. We're sorry but we simply cannot handle spam and users who simply ignore the rules (for relevant sections: here and here.)

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