Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Blogger is acting very strange lately

A week ago I noticed that I wasn't getting email notifications when people left comments.  It seems that other people are reporting this, too.

But the plot deepens.  The Blogger dashboard displays all your posts, all the comments people have left, etc.  Except it no longer seems to do that.  It's only displaying the comments left since January 1 - about 1000 comments here.  There have been over 40,000 comments left in the 10 years this blog has been open for business, but Blogger's dashboard doesn't seem to know about the older ones.

But if you go into the blog archives on the right hand side, the comments are there if you look at old posts.

But wait - Blogger isn't done.  The dashboard only shows posts back to November, although the posts all seem to be there if you browse the archives.


Comrade Misfit said...

I'm seeing the same. I also can't do searches in the dashboard, but if I do them in the blog itself, the results go back to day one.

Gorges Smythe said...

I'm sure they're "new and improving" it to their advantage somehow.

Rev. Paul said...

It's annoying, frustrating, and useless to complain. Blogger (i.e., Google) proving that when they recently removed "Don't be evil" from their corporate guidelines, they meant it.

Borepatch said...

Rev. Paul, I like using a cloud service like Blogger. But live by the cloud, die by the cloud.