May 23, 2003

Can I just say one thing

I really, really, really hate Blogspot and Blogger. HATE them. That web service is dead to me. DEAD, do you hear?

I just wanted to get that off my chest.

Posted by Andrea Harris at May 23, 2003 03:10 AM

Tell mir about it. rolls eyes What happened to them? They started off like Tar-zhay and ended up like that K-Mart in the bad part of town.

Posted by: Dave at May 23, 2003 at 08:54 AM

I am loathe to spend money when I don't have to, so I use anything free on the web I can - partially out of hopes that patronization will keep them free. But I gotta admit, as a user of blogspot and blogger, I'm surprised they can't get something as simple as perma-links right.

Posted by: Yahmdallah at May 23, 2003 at 10:40 AM

There's a post on Blogger's message board that says there's a server problem that "is taking longer than expected to resolve." I'll say. Like all week, dudes. They've supposedly got a new system up for sending them service problems, but they haven't even looked at mine from yesterday morning. As said before, I'm just waiting for TypePad, which looks better and better.

Posted by: Jack at May 23, 2003 at 10:52 AM

To be fair, Blogger itself works reasonably well if you use it in conjunction with a real host (I ran IoT for 6 months that way with fairly minimal trouble). But if you have a real host you may as well use MT or pMachine or whatever :-)

Posted by: Ian S. at May 23, 2003 at 11:38 AM

If you have your own webserver, use GreyMatter. It's just need to download it and set it all up.

Posted by: sushi at May 23, 2003 at 12:02 PM

Apparently they are going to start transferring people over to a new, improved version - so hopefully permalinks will start to work. But is this going to be too late for all those people (i.e. everyone, including me) who refuse to link to anything but the main URL?

BTW Andrea - does this mean I get no more visits from you?

Posted by: Steven Chapman at May 23, 2003 at 12:02 PM

Don't worry, Steve, you'll still get me visiting! Even with that dhtml script you have that makes the page open up all fancy -- and slowly. ;)

Sushi: Movable Type is free too. It was a tossup between that and Greymatter for me, but the maker of Greymatter had announced that he was not going to be working on the software anymore. I guess now it's in the hands of the users, but I decided instead to use MT.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at May 23, 2003 at 12:19 PM

I'm having awful problems too. What a headache.

Posted by: Eric Lindholm at May 23, 2003 at 12:29 PM

Hey, it was free. What did I expect for nothing... rubber biscuit?

Sure, I had my problems with it and I'm glad to be on MT now, but I'm also glad for Blogger acting as training wheels for my journaling and blogging until I was ready to take my silliness seriously.

Posted by: Laurence Simon at May 23, 2003 at 01:08 PM

Blogger was terrific when it was free, but began sucking in earnest when I started paying for it.

Posted by: Kevin Parrott at May 24, 2003 at 09:48 PM