Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Not Pleased with Beta Blogger

Since I switched over, I'm not automatically updating with Technorati. When I pink them manually, nada. It doesn't update.

Oh, and the RSS feed is wonky.

AND...some weird, Swedish-looking capital A's have appeared next to some links on my sidebar.

AND...it doesn't seem to keep me logged in even when I click "remember me."

On this blog, I don't use the customization features of Beta Blogger. (I have a custom lay-out, not a Blogger one) I guess I should have just stayed with the old Blogger.

Think before you switch. Maybe wait until they take the "beta" out of it and fix the glitches.

I'm really bristling over the ping thing, though.

12 comments:

carmen said...

mir, (this is the third attempt i've made to post this--my internet connection is messed up, ack, sorry if it posts more than once) if you want e-mail me at blog [at] pilgrimscrybe [dot] net and i'll help you through some of this stuff (just did it myself). a lot of the ping and update of feeds stuff clears up when you update your template, but there's some things you should know about first. or i can post it here, i jsut don't have time right now. just let me know if you'd like some help!

Heather said...

I haven't heard of one person who is happy when switching to beta. I think I'll stick to the evil I know.

Rebecca said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE beta, just fyi. I think the feed address can change slightly when switching over. You may want to try re-syncing.

Carmen Andres said...

the feed address does change:
http://yourblog.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/full, i think.

Katie Hart said...

Thanks for the warning. I've been leery of switching - not wanting the bother of figuring out something new and getting a Google account (two of my sisters have Gmail on this computer and I didn't want to add to the confusion).

Mirtika said...

Well, I have no idea what resynching means, which is a problem. :)

Mir

Chris said...

Geez, I kept getting security info popups just trying to read these comments. Let's see how positing goes...

Snark

Chris said...

Ta da! It even knew my name! More popups though...

Mirtika said...

I'm having the same issues when I post comments, Chris. I get these security boxes that I have to click TWICE.

Mir

Valerie Comer said...

I've heard that people on Beta can't post comments on the blogs of hold-outs. Any verification? I'm a hold-out, by the way, so come comment away! :P

Shmoo said...

Don't switch to beta. All the work I have done for 8 months is shot since I switched to beta. I wish to God I had never switched. Nothing works as it used to especially pings and technorati. I can t say i9t strong enough. DO NOT SWITCH TO BETA

Mirtika said...

You're a couple weeks too late, Shmoo. WHERE WERE YOU WHEN I NEEDED TO HEAR THAT?????

Today, I tried to post, and the buttons for inserting images and URLs and all those italics and bold doohickeys DISAPPEARED. Pain in the TUCHIS!

I hate Beta. I hate it Bad.

Mir