The Big DumpTruck

Throwing Little Thought Pebbles at Your Windshield Since 1996

Blogger Is Annoying

Blogger ate half of my template tonight. Mr. Dump is sitting and waiting for me to post a message freaking out and giving them the big stink-eye. All I tried to do is correct a spelling error on my previous post, and all of a sudden my web site was just displaying a single line of broken code.

Do you know how hard it is to piece together a template that you haven’t backed up in 7 months? No? Well I do.

Grrrr.

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  1. Anji

     /  September 28, 2006

    I think I’ll do mine now. I always stay clear of the spell checker because it can’t cope with ‘ .

  2. Jody

     /  September 28, 2006

    Oh my gosh, what a pain. The thing is, I can recreate a lot of it just by viewing the current page on my site, but because I had republished with the broken template, it wasn’t out there to use. Plus you are then missing the part of the template that has the blogger-specific code. This has prompted me to actually revise my templates so that it uses an external style sheet and include files, the way the template on my new site works. That way there’s only a little piece of blogger content in the blogger database.

  3. Jody

     /  September 28, 2006

    And it looks like I didn’t put my blogroll code back in, so I should probably go find that, huh?

  4. Jerry

     /  September 28, 2006

    How can blogger eat your template ? I would go after them big time if their code is buggy..

  5. Jody

     /  September 29, 2006

    I don’t know that it was them. It could have been me. It is much easier to blame them, however. I had been updating my template, but I thought I published it fine (although it was kind of stuck for a while and wouldn’t publish). I went to change text in a specific entry, and after I published the new post, THAT’S when I saw that the template was down to about 1/3 of the code that should have been there. I may have done it by accident, so no, I won’t be going after anybody.

  6. Anonymous

     /  September 30, 2006

    Have you changed to BETA yet? I did and –it worked!