Monday, January 15, 2007

The Buggy Blogger Saga, Part 2

1) OK, so apparently the only email address I can get emailed to me with a comment is my own. Helpful, that. Everyone else still shows as "noreply_comment@blogger.com," even though PJ and I commented back and forth to see if it would work. It didn't, though we both have our emails set to public. I guess Blogger still has that little bug.

2) The blog backup via Scrapbook worked great. I saved my archives for each year separately, rather than all in one big lump as Russell described (though I tried his method as well, and it also worked), because that way I can update throughout the coming year without re-saving every post every time. I'll do each month of 2007 separately during the year, and consolidate 2007 at the end of December.

3) I figured out how to fix my inability to post pictures using Firefox. I cleared my cookies and cache. D'oh. That's right up there with making sure that the cord is plugged into the outlet.

4) Though I didn't mention it in the last post, I've also had the problem that I couldn't change the post date (either into the future or in the past) without it automatically changing to the current date and time. This came up because I went back into an old post to correct something, and wanted to preserve the original post date, not the date when I did the correction. Very frustrating. Then, two days ago, I accidentally discovered that if I entered the date with slashes, not dashes, it worked fine. As in: 12/20/06 was an acceptable format, but 12-20-06 would get reset to the current date/time. Of course, the default format for Blogger uses slashes, but my usual default is dashes, so that's what I was using when I manually entered a date. Haven't had any problems since I realized that, and maybe it'll help someone else.

4 comments:

Liz said...

One of the things that always bugged me about Blogger was that you didn't get people's emails in the comments, which is why I added Haloscan. Now, I hardly answer comments, so it doesn't matter so much. Maybe that's why so many Blogger bloggers answer comments in the comments?

yoko said...

I answer questions from commenters in the comments section if I think other people will benefit from the answer, and doesn't warrant a new post. I personally don't write emails to commenters unless the it's of a personal nature, or it requires an answer that isn't for general public knowledge. That's just how I evolved to handling that.

Leigh said...

Sounds like you've learned a lot about blogger though. I get my comments delivered to my gmail account and sometimes they come as anonymous, but sometimes there is an actual email addy. I've just gotten used to returning the visit to answer a comment.

cyndy said...

thanks for the tips on the blogger comments...

since I switched, I have been getting all comments coming in one email instead of separately...odd...

anyway, just wanted to tell you thanks for posting about these things, I have taken several good tips!