Saturday, March 7, 2009

Service Announcement

I uninstalled that piece of junk TypePad Connect comment string doo-dad. It worked well for about a week before developing a bug that splashed the screen with the longest error message I have ever seen. Then adding insult to injury it caused would-be posters to have to click "Post" several times resulting in a doubling or tripling of their comments.

The uninstall should be unalloyed good news. However, the TypePad team that put the piece of junk together has not yet included a method to import the comments from the Typepad server back into my blog (server) so all of the comments that were made between now and when I installed the crap-app are gone.

Making things even more annoying is that I think that I'm going to have to republish all of the posts that I put up following the installation of Type(My-Middle-Finger-In)Pad.

BLOODY !@#$%^&*!!


fiat lux said...

What's that I hear? 'tis the dulcet tones of WordPress calling your name....

WordPress. It Does Not Suck.

Bob del Grosso said...

I set up a WordPress mirror of this blog a while ago. My intention was to migrate there but I never got around to it. Just the thought of reformating etc. makes my teeth hurt. The standard templates don't owrk for me and coding is a real slog for me.

You are correct that WP is much handier than Blogger Rachel (never mind about TypePad). I suppose I should move.

fiat lux said...

One of the things I love about WP is that there's a sizeable theme library, so if you don't like one template there's plenty others to choose from. I switched mine this week and the hardest part was picking a new one. :)

However, I don't use the hosted service, I DIY it on my own webserver, so there are some differences in what I can do versus what you can do on the hosted version. I can't code my way out of a paper bag either, but I can put files on a webserver and that's about all you need to do.

Feel free to ping me and/or Skawt for help if you do decide to make the switch.

Paul Schatz said...

Have always hated typepad. I have never been able to leave a comment on any blog that uses it. Just endless error messages when I try to comment.

miz_g said...

I'd love to know more detail about how this happened and what you saw so that we here at TypePad can help. Please feel free to get in touch with me at, if you like.