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YapStar Frequently Asked Questions

  1.   How do I invite my friends to YapStar to vote for my pet?

  2.   How do I put the Vote For Me Link on my email?

  3.   I'd rather send my pet's website address to
         my friends. How do I do this?

  4.   Who should I invite to join?

  5.   What are the benefits of inviting people?

  6.   How many invitations can I send?

  7.   I sent invitations to my friends but they say they haven't
         received them. What should I do?

  8.   Can I add my email addresses to invites?

  9.   Can I import email addresses from my favorite
         email programs?

10.   How do I import addresses from Yahoo Mail?

11.   How do I import addresses from Microsoft
         Outlook Express?

12.   How do I import addresses from Microsoft Outlook?

13.   How do I manage my address book?

14.   How do I send a message to another member?

 

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  1.  General Questions

  2.  Pet Contest

  3.  Pet Profile

  4.  Pet Photos

  5.  Local Pet Services

  6.  Cool Pet Products

  7.  Ratings & Reviews

  8.  Pet Videos

  9.  Invite Friends

10.  Email Notifications

11.  Private Messaging

12.  PetTalk

13.  YapStar Plus

14.  Ecards

15.  Address Book

16.  Contact YapStar

 

 

Inviting Friends Answers

  • How do I invite my friends to YapStar to vote for my pet?
Inviting friends and family to YapStar is a great way to grow your YapStar network and get those all important votes to win the YapStar Contest.
With YapStar features, it's easy to invite your friends and ask them to vote for your pet to win a Pet Portrait and Pet Holiday. The following is available to you by clicking on Promote Your Pet in your Private Profile Pages (get there by clicking on "About Me" when you are logged in). These options are also available to you when you first Enter Your Pet.
  • Click on "Promote Your Pet" and you will come to a page where you can list your friend's email addresses and we will send them all a Voting Postcard. YapStar has already created an invitation message for you, but feel free to customize or replace it with your own words. The invitation will automatically be personalized with the first and last name you entered in your account settings, and will contain your email address in the "From:" line. When you're finished customizing your message, click "Send Postcard."
  • Click on Step 02 and you will come to a page where you can log in to your "My Space" web page and send all of your friends a bulletin with your pet's webpage address (just copy the address on this page).
  • Click on Step 03 and you will come to a page where you can log in to your Instant Messaging Accounts at Google, Yahoo and MSN. Just copy your pet's webpage address and IM all your friends and ask them to vote.
  • Click on Step 04 and you will come to a page where a custom link with your pet's photo and "Vote For Me" is available for you to place on your web page, blog, newsletter, email or anywhere online that you can post content!
  • If you are out shopping, dropping off the mail, etc. and you've forgotten your pet's web page address, you can simply tell people to log on to thepetstar.com and use the search engine. All they have to do is type in your pet's name and your last name....and they can vote right then and there!
You can also click the header link "Invite Friends" at any time and a voting ecard will be sent to your friends and family as well. The invitation will include a link that brings your friends to your pet's profile page on YapStar where they can easily vote for your pet.
 
 
  • How do I put the Vote For Me Link on my email?
You can invite people to YapStar using your blog, website, email, or IM. Under the "Promote Your Pet" tab in your Private Profile Page (About Me Link) Step #4, you can choose a standard link URL, a text option, a graphic option or better yet send a photo of your pet. All your friends have to do is click on the link and they will be taken to your pet's profile pages where they can vote for you and your pet to win a Pet Portrait and a Pet Holiday. When you copy one of the link options, be sure to copy and paste it exactly as it's displayed for the invitation to work correctly.
 
  • I'd rather send my pet's website address to my friends. How do I do this?
If you'd rather invite your friends using your own email program, copy and paste the link that appears near the top of the Invite page. This is your personal URL for inviting your friends to join YapStar, so anyone who clicks on this link will automatically be taken to your pet's webpage where they can vote for your pet. Consider adding the link to your email signature so people you know are likely to see it.
 
  • Who should I invite to join?
Invite anyone! Bringing your offline friends online will help you keep in touch with the people in your world easier than ever. Invite your family, your friends -- anyone. And ask them to vote daily for your pet to win a Pet Portrait and Pet Holiday
 
  • What are the benefits of inviting people?
The more people who join YapStar, the larger and more diverse the community becomes, and the site's content becomes more varied, too. Not only will you be able to find reviews your friends post about the best pet services in your home town, but you'll also have access to their friends reviews. And connecting is a two-way street; inviting more people increases the number of people who will want to read your reviews and give feedback on your content, send you compliments, join your fan club, add you to their favorites -- and of course vote for your pet to win the YapStar Contest.
 
  • How many invitations can I send?
You can invite as many people as you'd like, as long as you know their email addresses!
 
  • I sent invitations to my friends but they say they haven't received them. What should I do?
It's possible that your invitations were flagged as spam. Please ask your friends to check their spam folders. To receive all Yapstar email invitations, ask your friends to add the Yapstar.com domain to their list of safe senders. (specifically add yap@yapstar email as a safe address)
If the invitations aren't in your friend's spam, try sending them once more. If you're still not having any luck, please contact us for assistance.
 
  • Can I add my email addresses to invites?
Yes. On each page where you can communicate with your friends there is an Open Address Book button. Simply click on this button, select the addresses you would like to add and click on Add To Invite or Ecard Button.
 
  • Can I import email addresses from my favorite email programs?
Yes. Click on Open Address Book and then click on Import Contacts. You can import your friend's email addresses from Microsoft Outlook Express, Microsoft Outlook and Yahoo Mail.
 
  • How do I import addresses from Yahoo Mail?
  • From your Yahoo! mail account, choose the "Addresses" tab.
  • Click on the "Import/Export" link. Scroll down to the "Export" section.
  • Under Export, click the Export Now button next to Yahoo CSV.
  • When the dialog box appears, choose to save the file. Click "OK" and select a name and location for your exported file.
  • Your file will be saved on your computer. (Note what folder you saved it in and what name you saved it as)
  • Use the Browse button to find the CSV file on your computer that you just created.
  • Click the Upload Contacts button to upload your contacts. If you already have entries in your address book, any new addresses you upload will be added to your existing entries, and duplicate addresses will be skipped.
 
  • How do I import addresses from Microsoft Outlook Express?
  • Open Outlook Express.
  • From the menu, click on File and choose Export. Select Address Book.
  • For type choose Text (Comma Separated Values).
  • Click the Export button
  • Name the file and choose a location where the file will be saved.
  • Click the Next button and check the fields you want to export (select all boxes)
  • Click Finish
  • Use the Browse button to find the CSV file on your computer that you just created.
  • Click the Upload Contacts button to upload your contacts. If you already have entries in your address book, any new addresses you upload will be added to your existing entries, and duplicate addresses will be skipped.
 
  • How do I import addresses from Microsoft Outlook?
  • Open Outlook. From the File menu, choose Import and Export.
  • Choose Export to a file, and click Next.
  • Choose Comma Separated Values for Windows and click Next.
  • Choose Contact folder and click Next.
  • Click Browse and Name the file and choose a location where the file will be saved.
  • Click Next
  • Click Finish
  • Use the Browse button to find the CSV file on your computer that you just created.
  • Click the Upload Contacts button to upload your contacts. If you already have entries in your address book, any new addresses you upload will be added to your existing entries, and duplicate addresses will be skipped.
 
  • How do I manage my address book?
You can manage your address book through your account. Simply click on About Me (when logged in) and click on My Account Tab. Click on go To Your Address Book and here you will see all of your email addresses. You can add emails individually, delete addresses and import addresses through your favorite email programs.
 
  • How do I send a message to another member?
Invite other members to vote for your pet. To send a message to another member, go to their Profile page by clicking their photo. On the left side of their Profile, click the "Send a Private Message" button.
The Compose New Message Page that appears will display the recipient's photo, along with a space where you can enter your message. Depending on how the recipient has set his or her email preferences, your message will be delivered to their Message InBox and/or the email address they used to register their membership.