Monday, December 20, 2004

What are you doing to me, "Blogger"

Is Blogger terrible? Is that the deal?

It has gradually dawned on me that the only thing that allows me to see fresh comments on a post, is if I edit something in the original post and publish it. That is the only way to make new comments show up.

Not just go in and republish everything, but specifically edit something & then republish.

And even then, this action does not magically force all comments on all entries to only works on the entry I edited. To make sure I am seeing all comments that have been made on a different entry, I have to do the same edit/publish process.

Also, when I publish the index, I can hear the toilet flush down the hall, so man is something hooked up wrong.


At 10:25 AM, K

This is why I like my old skool blog, because I've got a different comments system and it isn't as fancified as what you've got here.

Granted, I'm at someone else's mercy when it comes to storing the comments and everything, but if someone were to write the code for it and help me set up something similar on my own server space (and transfered over the old stuff) then the problem would be solved.

What I am getting at here is, this blogger comment system kind of hurts.

At 11:06 AM, Julie

Dang it, I think you're right. Man I don't want people to have to suffer if they just want to say hi.

Early next year I'll probably try to get a different piece of machinery in play. I guess this is an experimental stage.

At 5:34 PM, Anonymous

i'm fairly sure that jake and jon aren't using any kind of blogger situation, so it should be aiiiiight, if you know what i'm saying.

At 6:02 PM, Julie

They're using CuteNews, which Jake thoughtfully set up for me, except I wasn't sure at the time how to set it into the web page itself.

I was encouraged to go a different route by an emphatic friend who was interested in ensuring an RSS feed capability, which CuteNews doesn't have.

I bet there is a better solution out there, but this is acceptable for now, and much better than nothing.

At 6:03 PM, Julie

Also, see how I have no idea who you are, because blogger shows all non-registered users as "anonymous" ?

That is not so good.

Whoever you are.


At 5:27 AM, Aristotle

The emphatic friend was me, and thanks to my insistence you started blogging at all. :P

Comments aren't by design supposed to be this finicky, and they work fine elsewhere with other Blogger blogs. Then again searching Google I see a lot of people trying to contact Blogger about some problem and getting no answer in return so I don't know whether it is worth trying that.

Maybe you should ask Jake for WordPress or something? That does offer feeds out of the box and shouldn't be any harder to configure for you than Blogger was. Depending on whether Jake has any objections to your passing your account data around and how much you can do from your FTP account I could set it up too (or help doing so, or whatever).

At 10:54 AM, Anonymous

wordpress is your friend.

so says scott.

At 7:22 AM, Aristotle

Hey, the comment weirdness has apparently solved itself! At least, mine appear on site within about half a minute of posting.

At 9:56 PM, Julie

Well, I changed a setting about receiving an email every time someone posts a comment to be ON instead of off, which is how I had it previously.

It seems to be doing the trick. I don't know why.


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