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Frequently Asked Questions

The following is basic information about our community. Please read this before sharing posts or replies if you are unfamiliar with this sort of communinty. Click on any question to show or hide the answer.
  • How to share a Post?
  • YoAlfaaz is a sharing community, where we share our emotions and feelings with other members of the community. Here is a brief suggestion for you all on how to share a post in the community easily.

    The first we ask you to explain your post in one sentence, i.e. “Title”.

    • You are meant to write your post in mere one word or a sentence of 2-3 words together.
    • Next, you need to frame your post and type in the “More Information for the post” clearly.

    Remember to leave sufficient gaps in between two paragraphs and lines.

    This section significantly helps in getting more specific about your post, as it contains all the emotions and feelings.

    Sharing a post will help you in getting more likes and comments, only if, you will provide the exact topic and tags for the same.

    Tags plays a vital role in your posts. So, choose tags which are more specific to your post. To know more about the same, check “What are tags and how to use them?”

  • What to share and what not to share on YoAlfaaz?
  • YoAlfaaz is a community for sharing Shayari, Poem, Rubaiyat, Nazm, Ghazal, Quawali, Songs etc. You can share anything from the above mentioned things on YoAlfaaz but not the things which are not relevant to the community. Posts like stories, plays, dramas or related are not in circle of YoAlfaaz so those will be deleted as soon as they will be shared.

    Whatever you share should be your original, if you tried to share content of others and got reported then the post will be deleted and your account can also be banned. Your post should not be abusive to any individual, group or religion. If your post contained any link to some other website, then that will not be approved or will be deleted in future without giving any warning.

    Last but not the least, sex related posts are not allowed in YoAlfaaz. If you post contains any sexual content then it'll be removed as soon as it is published. Writing erotic content is good but not sexual.

  • What are tags and how to use them?
  • Tags are the properties which are attached to the posts in order to find and organize them easily. These are basically used in categorizing the posts by topic, type, emotion and theme. Also, tags helps the readers in finding your posts easily by its type. Strictly, tags are not associated with the contents of the post.

    Rather, they provide a message in a single word about the post which is used in an efficient manner to find and organize it. Tags are different from other predefined properties and when these are created as well as attached to the post, becomes the post’s properties.

    The maximum number of tags which can be used is 5. So, it is important to choose the tags really smartly which will give you more chances of getting likes and appreciation. How to fill tags in a post?

    When you will start typing in the first letter of the tag, YoAlfaaz will display some of the pre-existing and similar tags which have been used before and relates to the post. You can select any tags from those or even can create your own. You have to make sure that the tags must be related to the topic, type, emotion and theme.

    For writing a tag, simply write the topic or for combing two words together for a tag, then use “-“ to combine two words.

    While creating a tag for your post, remember to use the phrase or abbreviation which is used more by people or if there is already a pre-existing one, then use the same. Re-tagging

    Re-tagging your post is associated with the process of editing it. You can easily edit the post as well as the tags to make it even better. But, if you are an editor or moderator of YoAlfaaz, then you can even edit the post or tags of other community members. Re-tagging the posts will improve the post’s visibility.

    Tags Page

    Clicking on any tag available on tags page will direct you to the page holding all the posts associated with the same. It is the best method for those of you who basically find the posts related to a single tag.

    People do click on the tags which are associated with their interest. So, it is important to tag your post with specific and perfectly matched tags which can attract more readers.

  • What is reply and how to reply a post?
  • Reply is what is meant by the term "to reply". Since the reply is given to a post, then it has to be a post. To make it sound simple, if you are replying to a poem, then you should write a poem related or extended to the main post. This way you can reply a Shayari with a Shayari, Nazm with a Nazm, Rubaiyat with a Rubaiyat, Song with a Song and so on.

    To reply a post, click on Reply button (a box will show up) and then type your post there. Like posts, replies also get points so members can upvote or downvote replies. And thus replies also count in your reputation level on YoAlfaaz.

  • What can you write and share in the Blog?
  • The Blog section on YoAlfaaz has been introduced for defining about the niches of YoAlfaaz (Peom, Shayari, Short Story, Ghazal, Rubaiyat, Nazm, Song, Essay, Memoir, Quotation). You can talk about the definitions, types and provide core information about the same. You are not allowed to share general articles or reviews in this section.

    General articles can be shared in the main section itself, if they are in the form a short story (mini or flash fiction). Blog section is no the place for sharing these articles, not even the reviews of any book or stories or poems by any writer. Blog section is purely dedicated to the core of YoAlfaaz categories.

    You can share anything about the categories, BUT you cannot review post written by other writers. It is not for promoting or sharing your experiences of any place or for writing reviews. It is purely dedicated to the niche or theme of YoAlfaaz.

  • Who moderates this community?
  • The short answer is: you. This website is moderated by the users. Points system allows users to earn rights to perform a variety of moderation tasks.
  • How does point system work?
  • When a post or reply is voted up, the user who posted it will gain points. These points serve as a rough measure of the community trust in that person. Various moderation tasks are gradually assigned to the users based on those points.

    For example, if you share an interesting post or a nice reply, it will likely be voted up. On the other hand if the post is poorly-written or the reply is misleading - it will likely be voted down. Each up vote on a post will generate 10 points, whereas each vote against will subtract 10 points. The following table lists points gained per activity:

    Selecting an reply for your post: + 3 points
    Per up vote on your post: + 10 points
    Per down vote on your post: - 10 points
    Limit from up votes on each post: + 1000 points
    Limit from down votes on each post: 1000 points
    Having your reply selected as the best: + 20 points
    Per up vote on your reply: + 10 points
    Per down vote on your reply: - 10 points
    Limit from up votes on each reply: + 1000 points
    Limit from down votes on each reply: 1000 points
    Voting up a post: + 2 points
    Voting up an reply: + 2 points
    Add for all users: + 100 points

  • How to change my picture (gravatar), and what is gravatar?
  • The picture that appears in user profiles is called a gravatar, which means globally recognized avatar.

    Here is how it works: You upload your picture (or your favorite alter ego image) to the website gravatar.com from where we later retrieve your image using a cryptographic key based on your email address.

    This way all the websites you trust can show your image next to your posts and your email address remains private.

    Please personalize your account with an image - just register at gravatar.com (just please be sure to use the same email address that you used to register with us). The default gray image is generated automatically.

    If there is anything lacking, please use the feedback form. Or you can mail us at contact[@]yoalfaaz.com

    YoAlfaaz is a community for writers where you can share Shayari, Poem, Short Story, Quotation, Ghazal, Song, Essay, Nazm, Rubaiyat, Memoir and you can also socialise with other writers.