Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Still Beta Free!

I haven't changed over this blog to the new beta Google version - that is, I haven't buggered it up mightily like some of our bloggy friends out there.

I feel your pain.

22 months, 88,701 hits, and still beta-free. It ain't broke, so I ain't gonna fix it.

8 comments:

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

wish I had read that about 12 hrs earlier.

I managed to 'bugger it up mightily' this morning with a leap of faith and the push of a small button to convert to the beta version. sigh.

TriBoomer said...

Good choice, Nancy. My thought about the beta version is well... to borrow an expression from Nytro... Blogger beta can lick my arm pit.

Julia said...

I'm not very techno so I don't know what you're talking about. Is beta bad? I did however switch over to the beta version about a month ago with no problems. But then maybe I didn't have any problems 'cause I wasn't expecting any?

nancytoby said...

Yeah, that's what I'm talking about, Julia! Google bought Blogger and we are now being assimilated. Unfortunately for a lot of people in the conversion it turned all the comments that people left into "anonymous".

Iron Pol said...

So far, I've identified a half dozen problems and I haven't even switched. Beta users on my blog always seem to come up as Anonymous, I can't comment on many beta blogs (it won't let me log in, use "Other" or even anonymous), dozens of people lost their archives, and there's some glitch in the login function where it won't remember people have already logged in (twelve times).

I'm glad I distrust betas. I'm also thankful for Triboomer's friendly suggestion to avoid it. And I third the "lick my arm pit" motion.

Fe-lady said...

At least you know how many "hits" you get...I don't even know how you do that, so you are still way ahead of me.
And, yeah, As soon as I go and try to change something, I will probably mess something up!

Siren said...

I'm still Beta free too... but I recently read the fine print ('cause I wasn't going to switch without some information) and learned that in time we will all be forced to switch or lose our accounts.

Also an fyi - Google has always owned Blogger. The Beta switch happens to incorporate the option to merge separate Google/Gmail and Blogger logins so we don't have to mess with multiples (which I'm actually happy about).

If it helps at all... the only complains I've heard so far about going Beta have been login confusion related, and once I read the Beta FAQ and figured out what was going on I actually like the idea.

Now I just have to be brave enough to push the button...

nancytoby said...

Ahh, I thought it was a recent acquisition that prompted this.

I don't want to switch over until I'm sure that all my comments won't turn to "Anonymous" like others have.