16 February, 2007

Wordpress Irony

So now that all these blogspot bloggers have defected to Wordpress because of Blogger's SNAFU...

I can't get any of the wordpress blogs to come up.


At 11:36 AM, February 16, 2007, Blogger Slartibartfast said...

In the words of Tim W:


I can't get into the back end, either.

Irony indeed.

At 11:46 AM, February 16, 2007, Blogger Slartibartfast said...


At 1:40 PM, February 16, 2007, Anonymous jonathan hickman said...

I know you were being a bit tongue in cheek, but moving off blogger is much bigger than WP being down for ten minutes.

Blogger is down all of the time, for example, it has no features, and it has no accountability. And there's no way to backup your blogger blog. Blogger can delete it in an instant, and there's nothing you can do about it.

At 4:02 PM, February 16, 2007, Anonymous jag said...

This morning was the first time I've had any trouble at all with WP, so I'm happy.

Incidentally, when I clicked on the link to leave this comment, I was rerouted to a Blogger Error page.

At 6:00 PM, February 16, 2007, Anonymous jonathan hickman said...

Yeah. I saw that blogger error page, too.

At 7:32 PM, February 16, 2007, Blogger newscoma said...

Yeah, my old blog on blogspot won't let me in to transfer the old stuff over.
But, I realize that wordpress will piss me off eventually too most likely.
Thus far, it's been pretty 'coma friendly.

At 11:51 PM, February 16, 2007, Blogger Lynnster said...

I pretty much missed the 10 minute or so downtime. I was on WordPress; stopped to do something else for a few minutes; came back to the 'puter and noted Slarti stating WP was down; went back to WP and it was up. (shrug)

As a longtime WP user told me,
"it's not perfect but it beats Blogger by about a zillion miles." ;)

All I know is that in two months I've yet for it to be down when I needed to log on. And one time everyone's custom headers disappeared for about 20 minutes, but a quick check of the forums showed WP staff was already on it and trying to fix it ASAP.

Compared to the repeated outages and errors I was getting with Blogger - and especially, especially, the lack of info from Blogger whenever the system was down or appeared to be messed up - I'm good with a 10 minute downtime, one brief tech glitch, and a WP staff that posts in forums and answers emails immediately when things go wrong...

I'm especially even happier lately since when I visit everybody's Blogger blogs lately, I have to re-login about 2 out of every 3 comment attempts, if it'll let me comment at all. Or, it just freezes and I sit twiddling my thumbs waiting for Blogger to let go of my browser so I can move on. :)

PS KC, wish I'd been in Nashville today and I'd have brought you or taken you out for all your fave foods for dinner tonight after dealing with you know who all day... your response to his emoticon post was SO perfect, but I know the frustration was immense...

At 4:02 PM, February 17, 2007, Blogger Lynnster said...

Just found a lovely followup to this from WordPress' founder:


First major downtime since May 2006... that's saying something right there. :)


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