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10 September 2006

Beta

Yes, I know, I know. I need to write about college. I've been gathering a whole bunch of little snippets that I think I'll have compiled soon. I just have to find the time to actually post it.

Anyway, since I'm sure you've been diligently checking out my blog for my first college post, you may have noticed in the sidebar that I switched to Blogger Beta this week. As a long-time Google Account holder, it's really quite great, but not all that different from the original Blogger. The main thing I like is that you don't have the little "Publishing" wheel. In fact there is no republishing at all. Any changes made immediately go live.

But there are some downsides. Apparently one of the "known issues," literally posted just hours after I switched, is that I can't comment on your blogs as myself, because you haven't switched yet. Not that it's a big deal. I'll just click "Other," type "TJ," and put a link to my Blogger profile in the website field. It will act just like other comments until they get this fixed. Because that could get very annoying.

They also thought that you can't comment on my blog, but they ended up saying that it was never an issue (they just got the issue above mixed up). Although, I'm not quite so confident that all is well in that regard. If it doesn't work when you try to leave a comment from your Blogger account, please do exactly the same thing as I do. If you don't know your profile link, find another time you commented me, right click your name, and select "Copy Shortcut." Then you can paste it right into the field. Sorry for any inconvenience, but I plan to reject any comments from Bloggers that don't follow this procedure in the meantime.

Or, you could always switch as well. That would work.

1 comment:

TJ said...

Yes, I know that I shouldn't have switched, at least not yet. The fact of the matter is that Beta had been up for nearly a month, so I figured they'd have all these kinks worked out. Checking the Atom feed for the Known Issues site, it was literally just an hour or two after I switched that these issues were posted. Had I known about them beforehand, I never would have switched until they were resolved.

In the meantime, please comment using "Other," putting a link to your profile in the web page field. Thank you, and once again, I apologize.

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