Blogger's first crisis? May 12, 2001 5:03 PM   Subscribe

Blogger's first crisis?

Note the massive amounts of errors being reported. I've read most of the threads and haven't seen a hint of acknowledgement for Ev, but I assume his little "plane trip cancelled" post is a reference to him dealing with the problem.

My biggest concern is the bad PR for blogger. Shouldn't there be at least one "all will be well" post on the blogger front page?
posted by Neale to General Weblog-Related at 5:03 PM (10 comments total)

First crisis?
posted by bradlands at 6:56 PM on May 12, 2001

Would have been nice if he at least gave the user's a frickin' heads up before it all went kerblooey.

Or a more detailed status update...

Free or not.
posted by owillis at 8:01 PM on May 12, 2001

And now he's totally off the air. Bad things man...
posted by owillis at 10:18 PM on May 12, 2001

And so soon after the Trellix deal. Methinks it's temporary...

That said, if Pyra does goes belly up, I hope Ev will figure out a way to export the data in XML (or some other wonderful) format so that I won't have to mine through the pages of my site...
posted by fooljay at 2:53 AM on May 13, 2001

A status update would've been the, um, polite thing to do. Some of the bitching in the forums is quite out of line, but I really do wish there was a "sorry, we're experiencing technical difficulty at the moment" notice, or something of the sort on the front page.

(I keep telling myself to install Greymatter when I have more time, but I keep putting it off. And there you go. No published posts for three days.)
posted by lia at 10:59 AM on May 13, 2001

fooljay: You can easily create an XML template and republish by yourself. There's a step-by-step guide somewhere. I intend to do this myself when I start using PHP.

Ev had been good at putting up the page -- twice overnight this week, once around mid-day Friday. It was simply frustrating that the blogger system was back up later that night with no word.
posted by dhartung at 11:19 AM on May 13, 2001

The short version of how to create an XML version of your Blogger weblog: Replace your HTML index and archive templates with XML versions and republish the entire site. Blogger can produce an XML site just as easily as it produces an HTML one.
posted by rcade at 12:55 PM on May 13, 2001

rcade -- Thanks. I have had a blogger replacement project hanging out in the bottom of my personal project bag. When Trellix bought in I put the project back at the bottom of the stack as a couple others had more pressing needs. I need to move this back up as I am wanting to use it at work too, which is behind a firewall.
posted by vanderwal at 8:32 PM on May 13, 2001

yep. when it doubt, code your own updater.

or stop being lazy and cut the html yourself.

posted by jcterminal at 1:48 PM on May 14, 2001

An update has been posted on Blogger explaining the downtime.
posted by rcade at 6:55 AM on May 15, 2001

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