Saturday, 19 May 2012

Is Blogger Pi**ing You Off too?




When trying to write these witterings, I use my laptop at home. It is prone to "jumpy cursor" syndrome which deletes half of the text I have just entered which is irritating beyond belief.

I also upgraded it to IE9 a while back and I am now wondering if this is the cause of my latest irritation. Anytime I look at the blog using IE9, the "Followers" box at the bottom of the page doesn't appear. I know it should be there because it says it should be there on the design page and also if I look at the blog using Chrome or Safari.

So, Dear Reader, I need some feedback from you. Can you let me know if, when you are looking at this blog, you can see the "Followers" box (and all the icons of all the lovely people who  have followed this drivel since I re-started it at the end of January 2012 ) or not?

If you can see the "Followers" box, then what browser are you using? By the way, if you follow this blog and don't see your icon there (but see the others), that's because you are still following the "old" blog, that went offline in June last year. When the blog re-started Blogger did not see fit to re-instate all my old followers onto the new page (or the page view count etc).

 If you can't see it then again, what browser are you using?

And is anyone else experiencing the same problem with their blog?

34 comments:

  1. I'm using Chrome, and I can see your "Followers", so I'm guessing it is a browser specific problem.

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    1. Cheers for letting me know Tamsin.

      Maybe it's all part of a Google conspiracy to make people use their browser.

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  2. I can see it to on Chrome, which I had to change too last year after too many problems with IE in the blogging arena.

    You are right, its a evil plan.

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    1. I can also see the follower's on Mozilla Firefox...

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    2. Just tried IE7 and could not see it...

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    3. Yet strangely they are when you use IE8 (which we use on our desktop computer!?)

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  3. The scoundrels!

    Mind you I don't mind using Chrome, it's just habit that I've always tended to use IE

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  4. Same as the others its all fine in Chrome, you'll have to join the Dark Side!!

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    1. Defeinietely a theme being established here!

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    2. There are a few sites which work best in IE (and I know a year or so ago some Microsoft help stuff only worked in IE) but otherwise I don't see any reason to use it. Ever. It doesn't seem to offer anything Chrome, Firefox or Safari can't do, and is generally slower.

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  5. I use Chrome, and everything looks fine to me. Haven't used IE since Firefox was first released (when was that?)

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  6. I had the same problem with IE. I switched to Firefox, and everything's hunky dory.

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    1. Cheers DS. There definitely seems to be an anti-using IE policy when using Blogger!

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  7. Using Safari and everything fine.

    Cheers
    Ross

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  8. Yep, go on Safari (but don't shoot any animals) and all will be well!

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    1. Thanks LG and Stryker. It's seem like IE9 will definitely get the boot!

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  9. I´m using IE and nope..I can´t see them but on other blogs I can (scratching head smiley) I used to use Firefox but the same problem with that..some I could see the floowers box , some not.
    Cheers
    paul

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    1. That's what happens to me. I can see the Follower Icons on other people's blog pages just not my own one!

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  10. I can see the followers. I used to use IE and this happened to me and to a lot of my friends. We all had to switch to Google Chrome. We think it is Google deliberately trying to eliminate the competition.

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    1. I think you could be right Anne. Which is a bit naughty of Google but then I guess Microsoft have done the same for years to other software.

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  11. I`ve got everything on Safari. No probs.

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    1. I guess I have to decide now which non-IE browser to start using.

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  12. Bit late, but it is all there with Safari.

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    1. Cheers Michael. Safari works fine on my laptop (although sometimes can be a bit iffy on the iphone)

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  13. I'm getting it in Chrome, Safari and Firefox on a Macbook, looks like it's just IE9 then..

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    1. Cheers EG. Colonel Shofer has made an interesting observation below though so maybe IE9 might be slightly blameless

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  14. I see 49 followers and use Chrome!

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    1. Cheers Fran. I'm switching to Chrome for the time being

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  15. See 49 in both (read with Opera, blog (input) with FF).

    Your prob sounds like a swap file lag.

    The main prob, I have, is when inputting images, I sometimes have to 'input and return' more than 10 times !!! - I am pretty sure it is a 'slow system problem' (mainly CPU).

    CS

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    1. That's interesting Col. My laptop is showing it's age and I keep having to wipe stuff off it's rather limited hard drive so maybe the CPU is struggling to keep up. Not sure why the same wouldn't happen with Chrome/Safari and Firefox which I have also tried and seems to work fine- maybe they don't run so many processes? I'm too much of a luddite to know

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  16. Oh, for sure, each browser has different overheads, but only those of us with slower machines are likely to notice.

    Bet if you got you a quad core, all would be history ;)

    CS

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    1. Quad core? Some of us are still using clockwork CPU's!

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