Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Blogger Error

Ever get this damn error? It’s a lovely feature reserved for those of us enduring blogger as our hosts for our blog. Now I shouldn’t complain about having a free place to create and store my blog. I should be thankful they make it possible so I don’t have to write html code to get it to look pretty and all.

But really, did these guys also go to the Microsoft school of useful error messages? You know, I don’t go to McDonalds and hear them say “I’m sorry sir, I am unable to comply with your food order. Please contact our corporate headquarters with the code XYZ4U in the hopes they will pay enough attention to attempt to solve your hunger request.”

No wonder people leave duplicate comments on somebody’s blog. Half of the time you cannot figure out WHAT is going on. Is it ‘thinking’? Did it save? Did I just lose that novel of a comment and will now not only have to retype it but also rethink it too.

I hate that!

40 comments:

Memarie Lane said...

When it looks like that's going to happen, I highlight and ctl+c as fast as I can so I can try again. I'm not on blogger anymore, but I hate when I can't leave a comment on someone else's blog because of that nonsense.

Bee said...

Hey! I do what Marie does!

Before I hit publish, I copy my BRILLIANT comment in case blogger eats it. Then I can just go back and paste it so everybody sees my witty sense of humor.

You’re welcome.

P.S.
If you’re asking yourself why I don’t fix any spelling or grammatical mistakes while I’m at it…

lime said...

it's blogger displaying its passive aggressive tendencies

blue said...

Actually I did get to a restaurant counter on the 4th of July and have some guy in a paper hat say they couldn't take anymore orders fot 10 minutes. WTF???Does that count? I think those Blogger boys just get bored at work and pick out people to fuck with at random.You know like "Hey, Fantastical Nonsense--good one...do him!! bahahahahaha"

Kanrei said...

A comment could not be left. Please contact the person operating this site and use the error message WtF-poS-fuK-42.

Jacki said...

Yeah, what is up with that?? I was trying to edit my HTML code this morning and I keep getting a stooopid error message. ARGH! I mean, I know it is free and all, but still!

Kurt said...

Blogger used to give me tons of trouble, but it's been pretty good for a while. Wordpress is better, though.

Jeff said...

I hate that too.

Jeff said...

I hate that too.

Jeff said...

I hate that too.

iamnot said...

Jeff beat me to it.

iamnot said...

Jeff beat me to it.

iamnot said...

Jeff beat me to it.

cathouse teri said...

So... um... evil blogger is now eating our photos?

Is this happening everywhere? It's like a scary movie plot!

Megan said...

I like the message that tells me my "cookies are disabled." It makes me think of gingerbread men with missing limbs...

SarahM said...

i am lucky enough to not error out yet, but i forsee a broken monitor in my future :P

Alice said...

I second your emotion.

VE said...

marie - Yeah, sometimes I'll actually comment in a word processor and then just past it to the comments (when its a long comment).

bee - Come on, live on the edge! Quit playin' it safe... and learn to spell! ha ha

lime - I can't tell if its more passive or more aggresive...

blue - How hard is it to plan hot dog cooking? Yeah, if I worked at blogger, I'd mess with people...

kan - I know, nobody every contacts me for that! ha ha

jacki - Tell 'em so. Say, "we want better than free!"

kurt - Is that why you hired interns...to have them deal with the error messages?

jeff - Hate is a strong word...
jeff - Hate is a strong word...
jeff - Hate is a strong word...

iamnot - You should hate Jeff...
iamnot - You should hate Jeff...
iamnot - You should hate Jeff...

teri - Thank goodness it was only comments for me. It drives me crazy when it bonks on photos. Sometimes I have to use two browsers to get it to work...

megan - Just make sure it doesn't ask you to toss your cookies...

sarahm - I suggest the safety restraining straps for you...

alice - No emotion here, just rage. Oh wait, that is an emotion

angie said...

Come on. You know you love it when your comment gets lost in cyber-space and you get that lovely message from blogger to let you know you just wasted 4.2 seconds. :)

VE said...

angie - Imagine what I could have done with 4.2 seconds! Boogers to pick, earwax to remove...the list is endless...

Anndi said...

It's frust

Anndi said...

DAMN!

Serena Joy said...

I've gotten that one and a couple of other error messages more frequently than makes me happy; i.e., it really pisses me off. It's the one that tells me I've had a psychotic break and disabled my cookies and they're sorry but I can't access my blog, that makes me go ballistic. Like you say, though, it's free. And I guess you do get what you pay for. Now, if I had to pay for this shit...

leelee said...

holy crap...it just happened...

omg

We're sorry, but we were unable to complete your request.

When reporting this error to Blogger Support or on the Blogger Help Group, please:

Describe what you were doing when you got this error.
Provide the following error code and additional information.
bX-nuy84j
Additional information
host: www.blogger.com
uri: /comment.do

This information will help us to track down your specific problem and fix it! We apologize for the inconvenience.

leelee said...

DAMN YOU BLOGGER!!!!!!!

ChrisEldin said...

Where did you get the watermelon bus stop photo?
:-)

justacoolcat said...

There's an error in your error handler.

The Offended Blogger said...

Yes! I get that quite often.

Want to start our own blogging company where the error pages are at least entertaining? :)

Quickroute said...

Blogger has been doing maintenance today and yesterday which oftern throws a wobbly!

http://blogger-status.blogspot.com/

Alex L said...

I get some thing similar to that when I try to log in sometimes, it always tells me something about my 'cookies', at which I yell I'm reporting it for sexual harassment. But yeah like you said its free so we have to take the good with the bad.

Kelley said...

That is why I am with the superior blogging platform.

It just hangs and says 'Are you sure you wanna do that?' and I am all 'Hang? Well NO!!'

Matt-Man said...

Oft times I have cussed at my monitor, and that is one of the things that triggers tourette's type ranting. Cheers!!

NYD said...

I came. I saw. I laughed!

VE said...

anndi - Ha! That's it, I should leave two word comments from now on. Less risk of losing everything. Faster. What am I thinking...I'm barely able to stop at a 100!

sj - Yeah, but in these anti-customer service times do you really think paying would yield you a better product here?

leelee - Talk about a coinky dink!

chris - I search far and wide for the utterly useless photo material so you don't have to!

justacoolcat - Who said somebody could handle my errors in the first place? I'll do what I like with my errors, thank you...

offended - You're on! Well, except for that work related stuff of running a business and such. But creating entertaining error messages would be fun...

quickroute - Maintenance? What is this place, a house? Is the paint chipping?

alex - We've been discussing your cookies in secret here for years...

kelley - I don't like to be too superior; people then expect you to do something. I like to set the bar at zero...then it's possible to over achieve!

matt-man - Ha! How old is that disease? Perhaps computers is where it all started....

nyd - I read, I laughed, I responded. I could do this kind of format ALL DAY! ha ha

MJ said...

*shrug* It is frustrating, but like you said, at least Blogger is easy to deal with.

cathouse teri said...

Actually, it was fucking up here with photos, too. But they musta come back before you returned! :)

VE said...

mj - We learn our tricks dealing with it like saving before we submit.

teri - Messing with the photos is the worst; many of my posts need that.

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

This just happened to me. I was doing something rare and communicating my softer side on a sentimental post and then blogger ated the whole dang thing before I could even do the highlight ctl+c trick.

My second go-round I just gave a generic 'This post was great. It really made me think' comment which I hate because I try to have comments imbibed with original thought at all times. Whatever, blogger. Whatever.

VE said...

elastic - Ha! That's what you get for revealing the softer side! All they do is barbeque it!

Bonnie the Boss said...

AMEN! The whole copy idea is brilliant. I am so glad someone is thinking. Thanks Bee.