AT PRESENT, ALL USES OF "READ MORE" ON THIS BLOG ARE DYSFUNCTIONAL, SO THE FULL POSTS ARE SHOWING FOR NOW!
Most Frequent Blogger Questions
USEFUL BEGINNER'S LIST (30 Posts)
This blog outgrew the original intended 20 Questions & Answers and is now approximately 210 Q&A. I never did figure out which were the 20 most important ones.
|I don't know more than I know--sometimes I know even less!|
All The Things I Don't Know!
If some portion of this blog is unreadable in Firefox, Internet Explorer, or whatever, tell it to go to hell then try another browser!!!
BLOGGER PROBLEM REPORT FORM http://help.blogger.com/?page=troubleshooter.cs&problem=&contact_type=bug_with_blogger_beta&Submit=Submit
The Blogger Wishlist feature no longer exists.
Blogger hasn't said why or if it'll ever return.
|Kick-starting The Blog|
| 1. Refresh (F5) or Ctrl-F5
2. Clear cache (delete temporary Internet files) and cookies in Tools-Internet Options.
3. Add a question mark to the end of your blog's internet address in the address box and see if it will show the latest update. (Can also be done with other people's url's in the address window.)
4. Republish (if in classic Blogger)
6. Log out and log back in again (may change to an untroubled server)
7. Change or reload the browser (IE, Firefox, others)
8. Try a different computer, or see if you can duplicate the problem or avoid it in a post in another blog (make a test blog, whether in the same account or a second account, that's not public so nobody will see you screwing around!)
---Not necessary to do all of these at once!---
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You may need to change your browser settings, or to list www.blogger.com and blogger.com as "trusted sites" in your Internet Options-Security so that scripting can occur.
USEFUL BLOGGER HELP FILE
[For Newbies or anyone else who gets lost in the rain in Juarez.]
Sunday, July 02, 2006
Even Blogger has admitted they're having trouble on some servers (probably many) and it's their fault you can't publish correctly.That doesn't help much, though. From my experience (3 years now) with Blogger, I think it's likely that you're not losing any posts, though it can happen (infrequently).
There's not much to do for now, except to keep in mind that sometimes if you log out, then log in again, Blogger claims that you may end up on a different server, one that's working as far as publishing. You can try that, but maybe you already have. In which case, you're sunk. Blogger Support will reply to your message, though they often tell you that you're on your own or that they are working on it really hard! My Blogger server(s) have been working well all this time the past couple of years, but I've had the same problems in the past.
"Zero" publishing: Sometimes when it's "stuck" it's truly stuck. But I used to be able to wiggle out of it sometimes by hitting the Back button (then copying my post if I already hadn't for safety), then hitting Publish again. I'd let it revolve 2 or 3 times at most, then do it all over again. Sometimes it failed. But sometimes it worked. It would be a good idea to report it to Blogger, even though they might not answer swiftly.
Even with Blogger being free, it often makes you feel like somebody hates you! Good luck and don't kill anything human.