Many of you have been having problems with Blogger. Blogger says it doesn't have a limit as to how many members can be on a blog or how many posts you can have, but I have a feeling we're testing it here with Sockapalooza! Update: Yes, the official word from Blogger is that they "can't handle" a blog this size. Hmmm... they might should change that line about no limits, huh? Stay tuned for more info on how we can stay in touch with each other and keep up with each other's progress. Big things are in the works!
Here are some of the common problems.
Problem #1: Invitation doesn't work.
Some people have had luck copying and pasting the link into a new window. Some people have had the link finally work after a day. Others have had me resend it. Over 600 members have already signed up, so I feel like we should be able to get everyone into the blog. If anyone has any more suggestions, leave 'em in the comments!
Problem #2: You're a member of the blog, see it on your dashboard, but can't post because blogger keeps asking you to sign in again.
Lots of people are having this problem. Blogger has a few tips about solving this problem here. Has the problem gone away for anyone? If anyone knows more about the issue or has any more info, leave it in the comments, okay?
Problem #3: You're trying to do something (like post) and you get error messages.
I'm having this problem too. I get a server error with practically everything I try to do. I'm surprised by this since the blog isn't that big yet and even though we have 600 members, imagine how many people are accessing Blogger all day long. 600 should be just a blip to them. And we're not ALL posting at the same time.
Anyway, often I notice it'll do what I was trying to do even though all I get is an error. So if this happens, WAIT a few minutes and see if your post did go through. We've got lots of duplicate posts when people keep retrying over and over. Unfortunately, I can't access the posts at all to edit them (yup, I get an error!), so I can't delete any duplicates as of right now. Does anyone have any other helpful info about this?
Lastly, I have to remind you that I don't run Blogger. I don't know how to fix these problems. I have reported our problems to Blogger and I know some of you have too. I hope they can help us. If the blog is too big, I can break it up into smaller blogs, but according to Blogger's own info this shouldn't be necessary. I've got my fingers crossed that we'll get this all settled in the first few weeks here and then can focus on our knitting!!
Saturday, April 28, 2007