Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Blogger, Are You Listening? I Say, Are You Listening??

[tears what's remaining of his hair out in frustration] Those nice people at Blogger have suddenly removed the facility on my blog to add pictures or links. Anyone else having the same problem? Naturally people will say I should have moved to Beta, but again, those nice people at Blogger won't let me as my blog is too big and I am at the end of the queue. Aaaaaaaagh [/tears what etc etc]

UPDATE: Fantastic! It's snowing in Tunbridge Wells. Loving it.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Never mind!
What about that Churchill quote from the American ambassador on TODAY about the -dangers of leading with your ear to the ground.
Ring any bells?

Anonymous said...

Ever considered hosting your own blog?

;-)

jafo said...

As just an - to quote Labour Ministers - "ordinary person" I have noticed that lately your blog has been a bit reluctant to load on my PC. It loads fine with the graphics, your smiling face etc. but the most important part, the text, has been rather shy, and on occasions, refused to appear at all.

Is this conspiracy or cock-up I wonder............

Anonymous said...

Jafo its cockup- Blogger has been difficult recently I've foudn looking at other blogs hard. James Higham has had some difficulties commenting on his old blogger blog as well.

Anonymous said...

off thread
The Conservative Party seems to have gone mute, over this adoption row with the Catholic Church. It does seem to have bought out the, 'Kill a queer for Jesus' brigade at Conhome: any comment Iain

Anonymous said...

My feeble blog has gone all weird I can’t change anything and pictures come out in HTML and some of there functions are gone .I only have one size of writing its maddening .In fact at this very moment Croydonian is looking at it for me and he knows everything (about everything).

Is this the same problem, sounds like it . If there is an answer will someone tell me as well.Please!

BTW Who wants to join the London Right wing blogger “MAFIA”? It is a ghost organisation designed to ambush the EAST ANGLIAN hegemony that has rule this land for to long . Not only does the EAST ANGLIAN Oligarchy control acces to media outlets but it brutally excludes non FEN bloggers and POSITIVELY DISCRIMINATES on behalf of WIMMIN Why should this be when London is the throbbing heart of things .Such Illuminati as

1 DIZZY
2 CROYDONIAN
3 CLAVERLY

Have so far made no comment.

Well they would wouldn’t they OMERTA is the rule ……………………. Your time draws near EAST ANGLIAN Masons.

Anonymous said...

Newmania, I now reside in Sahf Lundun, am I allowed to be a Right-wing Blogger?

Curly said...

Mine seems to be behaving nicely today, although it has been temperamental the last 48 hours, felt at times like kicking everyone out so I could ruminate on my own, rather like John Reid.

Anonymous said...

ED...yes you can.I personally do not consider South London to be London so much as a housing estate built next to London but others ( Like Croydonian) take a strongly contrary view.

Already the mighty ( GHOST organisation) is facing split and schism on compass lines.Our common Foe the EAST ANGLIAN MAFIA will provide the glue

ED- email Croydonian ( Or THE GODFATHER as we do not call him in the open OMERTA ....you know)

Oh and if you are not right of centre you can sod off

WHO else will step forward to make a stand againt the might of the EAST ANGLIA ..NWO bathist terror squad....we have little time

leon said...

Iain, I'll say it again but louder this time:

MOVE TO WORDPRESS!

Anonymous said...

I have moved to Beta, and am generally happy with it. However, I have lost the ability to add photos.

Anonymous said...

I 've had problems with your site and quido's ,keeps coming up saying blog server problem engineer called please wait 30 seconds ,try again all ok ?

Anonymous said...

THIS IS LONDON CALLING

MEMBERSHIP of the London Blogger MAFIA is expanding EXPONENTIALLY. Catch the coat tails of this FORCE OF HISTORY and join the resistance to the EAST ANGLIANISTS and their many shadowy sister organisations.
CONTINUITY EAST ANGLIA
EAST ANGLIA FREEDOM ( ha the irony of that!)

and the sinister

EAST ANGLIA International Fenhood

AIIIEeeeeeeee they have me scuffle scuffle mmmmmph you won`t silence me ahhhhhh

uh

Official Announcement
The problem has been dealt with and East Anglian rule will now continue. Continue about your Business citizens

Anonymous said...

using Snap.com for the link pop-ups is mildy irritating, too.

we used it for a while and it drove users nuts.

Anonymous said...

Newmania - so did I as I am a born and bred West Londoner but alas economic expediency takes me South these days...

Anonymous said...

Ah, but if you had moved to Beta - as I foolishly did - you'd then find you couldn't import it when you decide to move to WordPress.

Paul Linford said...

Blogger has been total bollocks recently. It's just put the whole of my links list in bold for no reason known to man.

leon said...

@ Paul, yep the number of times I've been unable to get to your, Iain's or Dizzy's sites over the last couple of weeks has been a joke.

I strongly suggest Blogger loving bloggers consider changing platform to the very stable (it's very rare it has any downtime) Wordpress...

Ellee said...

Ever considered WordPress? It's far more reliable and a very flexible friend.

Anonymous said...

I've not noticed any problems with Blogger.

Inamicus said...

Am in same boat as Iain - Blogger keeps inviting me to transfer to beta but then not letting me do so - and frequently doesn't then let me go back to old version to create posts.

raincoaster said...

In the name of all that is holy, people, do NOT switch to Blogger beta. Go LiveJournal if you must, but stay away from Blogger Beta no matter what the cost in human lives or souls.

A very good reason not to use Beta is that it doesn't work, but a far better one is that if you ever DO decide to move your blog to a stable platform like Wordpress.org, you be fuckt, yo. No doubt someone somewhere is beavering away at an importer that will be ready at some point, but right now it doesn't make much sense for Wordpress to develop an importer for an ever-changing and unstable platform.

Seriously, Iain, just get some webspace, borrow a nerd for an afternoon, and install Wordpress. The only problem I have had recently is that the audio player they introduced 2 days ago plays All This Useless Beauty, but it refuses to play the theme from the Facts of Life, although this may be because of its internal taste settings.

proud to be anonymous said...

simply to add to the chorus of woe; site refusing to load at all, loading the header and a bit of the left side but nowt else, "blogger regrets this server is knackered" messages, some silly "snap" thing popping up and then refusing to show comments (or be turned off, despite professing to have the option). Crap, really.

leon said...

C'mon Iain, even Harriet Harman uses Wordpress: http://blog.harrietharman.org/

Chris Palmer said...

I don't know Iain, it could be worse. My entire blog has been deleted.

Paul Burgin said...

Happens to me sometimes Iain
Tip. When it happens, upload the photo on an earlier posting, then paste it onto the posting you have planned it for, obviously deleting the original.
To be done on Edit.html page

Bel said...

Iain, come over to wordpress. I switched, and haven't regretted it. Plus the guy who did the switch for me set up a redirect from my old site, so you get taken automatically to my new site. He also put links on all my old Blogger posts, directing readers to the equivalent Wordpress post. His company hosts my blog for the princely sum of $4 a month, ie about £2 a month.

It's way better than blogger. I was especially sick of all the downtime. In addition, I can create pages etc, so there's more space to play with.

Tom Tyler said...

I'm still using the "old" blogger.com, and I can post pics/links, have just tested it.