Saturday, March 10, 2012

Hello? I'm here, but I can't reply

When my friend, Elizabeth, posted this picture, along with her extreme frustrations with Blogger, I chuckled. Not because I didn't feel her frustration, but because she is such a great writer and it was just funny.

And then yesterday, it just wasn't so funny anymore. So I totally ripped off copied the picture from her blog so I could put it here. Because now I am feeling like this:
I have a Blogger account. So, hey, Blogger people: why did you decide to pick on me?? Oh, yeah, now I remember. Because the email address I have my comments forwarded to is a COMCAST account. And you, Google, rule the world. And you change the rules without notification. Because you can. What was I thinking?? So I tried to sign up for a new google account, thinking that would appease the google gods.

liveacolorfullife@google.com was already taken. What?? Who stole my name? So I did something very clever and used my own name. It was also taken. I came up with a third option. But I still don't know if it will solve my original problem, which is that none of your comments are being forwarded to an email account, ANY email account, and I want to reply to you kind people. But Google won't let me. Which I think is very poor manners on their part.

So if anyone is reading this, could you please leave some kind of comment, even if it is just a single word.

If my offering of a new gmail account to the google gods works, then I will reply. If not, well, then I'm back to this:

39 comments:

  1. So frustrating I know. That account may be YOU after all.

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  2. Hoping your problems have been solved!

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  3. I'm not liking some of their other changes, either. Like not being able to subscribe to comment threads. :(

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  4. At least you don't have their crappy nearly-impossible-to-read verification words. I tried to turn mine off, and I can't find any way to do that, either.

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  5. why does the world have to be run by computer geeks who can't explain to the rest of us why a change is an improvement?

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  6. oh no! It can be so frustrating. Here's hoping blogger sorts themselves out and makes you a happy customer again....

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  7. Google wants to rule the world as a tyrant? Phooey! Isn't technology supposed to make communication more accessible?

    Don't let it get to you!

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  8. I think Google is probably the deep-seated culprit behind ElNino! And the real reason behind the torrential rain, hail & tornado we had this week in Hawaii. It doesn't pay to mess with Mother Google

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  9. I hope Blogger sorts itself out soon or you're going to be bald!

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  10. Oh no! I hope you get it all figured out. It makes me think that I need to make a post on my blog so that I can see if I am getting my messages, too!

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  11. I guess I lucked out because instead of subscribing to blogs by email, I've opted to connect with the RSS Feed. Posts come into my email box, but they're in a separate section of email, at the bottom of all my other "regular" email messages. I love getting them this way. Might I suggest you try that? But I do understand your frustration. It's an awful feeling when things are going well, as they're meant to function, and Google throws a wrench in the works. Much patience as you un-wrench.

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  12. Google sucks! How's that for a comment?

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  13. Oh dear...I hope you can figure it all out soon!

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  14. Did you get it figured out? My next adventure is to try to change from blogspot.com the custom domain I own...worried the Google will reject somehow!

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  15. Those naughty Google people! They obviously don't know WHO they are messing with!!
    I hope your issues are resolved promptly!

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  16. Bad Google! Quit picking on cindyliveacolorfullife! There, that should take care of it!
    About a month ago they picked on me by shutting down my blog!!! No explanation given!! Thankfully, I talked them into turning it back on. That's why I think they will listen to me!! ;)

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  17. google is definitely starting to alienate their users...

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  18. Oh no. I use a non-gmail account for my comments to come to and that works - I would be careful of the helpful people on the Blogger forum, they are not always right. xxx

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  19. Now you made me curious...I have mine all set up different, I blog with Wordpress, but have google email and stuff...Let's see how this will work..LOL

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  20. Bah! Why did they go changing things around in such an inefficient manner? It's like they want us to move our blogs elsewhere...

    I feel your frustration - I've had a bunch of it lately myself with this whole mess. Don't even get me started on the word verification process....

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  21. Personally I love what Google gives me in terms of storage of pics and contacts streamed with my phone and all that stuff ... I just hate the actual blogger interface, and always have done ...

    I find Windows Live Writer absolutely brilliant as I can write my posts offline and upload to multiple blogs (I have work ones)
    I can make my pics go where I bloomin well want them to, too!!

    I moved my comments over to Disqus (it's not hard) and I can reply from my gmail to them ... you should have a look ...

    hope you get things sorted ...

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  22. Some times the google god can be mean. Some times nice. I wonder where the google 10 commandments are so we know what the rules are so we dont get zaped.

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
    http://trackmyshows.blogspot.com

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  23. Darn it!! Hope you get it worked out.

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  24. Well, you know, I would reply, but I've been posting comments on this blog and nobody spoke to me so... ;o)

    Good luck with some resolution!!!

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  25. poor thing - hope it's not avirus on blogger - we may all end up sneezing :-(

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  26. Most of my comments come to me in emails, but the comments from a handful of my readers only show up on my blogger dashboard. I can't seem to discover any connection among these readers, so I don't know why their comments don't come to my email address. I quit trying to figure Blogger out. Now I just publish their comments, click on their profile and get their email that way and write back. It's very round-about, but it works. Anyone who is a no-reply wouldn't get a response anyway, so I don't worry about those!

    I also took off word verification because I hate doing it myself, and now no longer allow anonymous comments because of that, but I always moderate my comments anyway before they are published.

    Why does Blogger have to make things so difficult?

    MGM

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  27. Aw Google, why you gotta be so mean, man?

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  28. So frustrating! And it can be SO hard to come up with a unique username that is "you" these days, isn't it? Hope it all gets worked out!

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  29. So annoying, I hope you have worked something out x

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  30. Cindy, my blog is also connected to a comcast account but my comments are still coming to my email. I just added a test comment and I did receive the email notification. Hope whatever the problem is, it gets solved. Tech problems are the worse.

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  31. google is acting like it owns the entire internet community,,making and changing things that are bringing financial harm to many small businesses as well as bloggers, it sucks!! and yet, i still have my gmail account in order to be able to post and things as well, facebook is next! yikes!!

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  32. So sorry.. I am not a blogger,just a commenter.I get frustrated with those I am not a robot thingys.I mean really first thing in the morning,they insist on making me squint. Hang in there..

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  33. Love the picture - "borrowed" or not! Good luck and may the gods smile on you!

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  34. Oh dear! Unbelievable your names have been stolen! Hope it'll get sorted soon :)

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  35. So frustrating!! I hope you found a way to get comments sent to your gmail by now.
    When I signed up for gmail account for the first time, I tried "ayumills@gmail.com" and I got an error saying it's taken. I don't believe it!

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  36. Apparently I'm being blissfully unaware of google changes!

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