Here are Reasons if Your Comments Don’t Get Published on ProPakistani

Lately, we have been receiving complaints regarding the comments that never get approved. As an example, I got following email from a ProPakistani Reader today:

Hello,

I have been following your Blog for quite sometime now.

Just need to ask, a number of times I have observed that my comments aren’t published. I would be the last person to write anything offensive :-) I know they are moderated, but is there a policy on the number of comments one makes or anything of the sort? May be I am missing something? No offense meant. Many thanks,

Nauman Afzal

P.S. Great Blog by the way

While we have replied individually to Nauman, I am sure there would be other readers experiencing the same problem.

So if you feel that your comments aren’t appearing on ProPakistani, there can be apparently two following reasons:

  • It got moderated and was never approved by the person in-charge (moderator)
  • It got blocked by Akismet (SPAM control system for WordPress)

Comments not approved by moderator:

For first reason, we have mentioned a brief guideline here. But still, let me explain the policy for you here too: We welcome your comments, we approve each and every comment, unless it is abusive.

So no matter what you say, good or bad about anything, we will approve it happily.

P.S Each comment appearing on this website passes through a human eye before approval.

Some might argue that comments on this website go too bad, too personal: yes they do and for that we keep a close eye on them. We make sure that such comments don’t appear in their original form. At times, we edit comments until their tone is dropped down to a certain level.

Just to let you know, we are spending huge resources just to keep the comment section healthy and alive.

Comments blocked by Akismet:

If you believe that your comments are pretty good in language, even then they are not appearing on ProPakistani, then there are chances that they are blocked by Akismet, a SPAM control system in place on this website.

If this is the case, then

  • head to this URL: http://akismet.com/contact/
  • Select “I think Akismet is catching my comments by mistake”
  • Fill the form, and submit.

You can alternately write to us as well [aamir (at) propakistani.com] and we will do this white-listing for you.

You might think that why in this world do we need Akismet when we have designated resource for spam checking, check following graph for the answer:

akismet_SPAM

Yes, we get around 3,300 SPAM comments in a day or 3 SPAM comments every minute.

Hope this post will resolve issues for many of our readers!

On a personal note: We love your comments. To us, your comments are like a roar in the stadium for a batsman who just scored a century.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • Urdu English Articles

    Even mostly my comments are not published.
    But sometimes they are published.
    It give me the reason that my un-published comments does not qualify the propakistani standard.

  • Rameez Kakakhel

    And I thought we needed more commenter’s here.. At times I don’t comment Coz it feels like am flooding the topics :P
    .
    More people please! :P

  • zubair

    I am also almost discontinoued because admin feels that I always write in favour of some particular teleco company

  • Umair

    Sometimes Akismet can be really pain the neck. They block legit comments as well.

    Have to tried Bad Behavior Plugin? It stops comment spam from bots, which is major portion of spam.

  • Umair

    I meant “have you” tried

  • Mubasher

    Whoever came up with the idea of writing this article, I should say it was a laudable move! good show! :)
    and btw, I think i never experienced this issue..

  • I must say, my all comments are published ’cause i am superman :P – To infinity and beyond!

  • Nauman Afzal

    Thanks Aamir, did that white-list thing, hope it works now :-)

    • admin

      cool

  • Akismet filters on which basis?

  • Altaf

    Good article!

    it solves a lot of problems.

    I would suggest to make a FAQ section and put this there as well.

  • i am also a blogger & i found akismet as good spam blocker but i cant impressive find free plugin for spam block.

  • Great Job!

    I must appreciate this Fact Sheet which shows quite Transparency to most of visitors to this Blog. Good job!

  • raybak

    will this one get published?

  • Wordpres is a great tool to stop spammers

  • Prem Pandit

    i am facing the same problem. i wrote to Akismet i got reply .

    “Most blog owners regard comments similar to yours as spam. You can expect your comments won’t often be published.

    That’s not the case everywhere. Akismet is not a blacklist. Each blog owner teaches Akismet which kinds of comments they wish to publish and which they do not. That’s their decision and under their control.”

    What should i do now? problem is still same.

  • Waseem

    I love akismet for my personal blogs and for my forum as well. It reduces the burden on admins and moderators shoulders. I think every blog owner must have some sort of spam protection plugins on their blog.