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Thursday, January 24, 20081201188498

Blogspirit is laughably incompetent

Not only does blogspirit eat comments, the laughably terrible blog service provider now won't even let me access my own blog! I can log in, receive email, edit the administration panel, etc, but going to tdaxp.com or tdaxp.blogspirit.com must times out.

This is from my home. I can access it from my office just fine.

Whenever blogspirit acts up in this sort of way, I think how many other people it's also effecting. It must be quite a number.

Blogspirit's service is slow and often hostile. Their "premium" support is a joke: you find yourself running in circles again and again. With the eaten comments, for instance, blogspirit first claimed that it didn't happen, then acknowledges that it happens, then asks for evidence that it happens: and then repeats. This has been going on for more than a year.

I started this site on blogspirit because at the time blogspirit had the easier administration I can't imagine that this is the case anymore. Simple things require complicated hand-coding of HTML plus blogspirit's unique "smarty" template technology. Other things are just impossible.

And then there's all the things that don't work.

Stay away from blogspirit!

09:28 Posted in Blogosphere | Permalink | Comments (5) | Tags: blogspirit

Comments

Hi from blogspot-universe!

Posted by: Catholicgauze | Thursday, January 24, 2008

wordpress.com works just fine.

I still can't get proper RSS from blogspirit.

Posted by: PurpleSlog | Thursday, January 24, 2008

The only thing really holding me up is comments: blogspirit's export blog function only transfers over the posts, so I would need to write a script or something to get the comments out with them (and then need to work out how to move those comments over to a new wordpress blog).

Posted by: Dan tdaxp | Thursday, January 24, 2008

You can't get an RSS feed of the comments?

Posted by: Younghusband | Thursday, January 24, 2008

Younghusband,

One isn't available, but if I can pester them maybe there's a hidden one somewhere...

Thanks for the tip.

Posted by: Dan tdaxp | Friday, January 25, 2008

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