06 October 2009

Blogger's Massive Fail

I can't believe this. When posting the previous entry, I got this message:


Blogger currently allows a maximum of 10 labels per post, and 2000 labels per blog. To get rid of this message, you will have to correct the appropriate label counts.

It seems that I have exceeded my quota of 2000 labels per blog: how insane is that? How can I limit myself to a set number of labels given that the world moves on and new ideas come along that need new labels.

Time to explore those export options....

11 comments:

David Gerard said...

Congratulations, you have just had an important lesson in cloud computing! This is why I run my own WordPress installation.

http://wordpress.org/support/topic/143320

IME, to run WordPress you need to be able to cope with a Unix command line. Then it's all good.

Peter said...

I opened this from my RSS reader to come suggest Wordpress but I see someone has beat me to the punch. GPL licensed it is...a bit more open than Google's Blogger. Though, AGPL would be even better...

glyn moody said...

Yes, I know that Blogger is deeply flawed, and that there are better solutions...I suppose I consider it a useful penitential experience...

changingway said...

I won't say I told you so, partly because I already did, and partly because others have beaten me to it this time.

Now, off to talk to the environmental speaker who uses a podium made of crushed asbestos and baby seal bones...

glyn moody said...

@changingway: yeah, but you told me *ages* ago, so it doesn't count...

glyn moody said...

@changingway: yeah, but you told me *ages* ago, so it doesn't count...

changingway said...

Glyn,
I encourage you to be *open* in your deliberations on your next blogging platform.
Questions you might consider include:
- must it be open/free?
- what does open/free mean in this context? (e.g., would hosting at WordPress.com fit your definition?)
- should you keep on blogging? Perhaps blogging per se is so last Thursday, and twitbook and facer are where it's at these days

If you'd be interested in addressing some of these issues in the context of voice or email interviews, please consider granting such an interview to changingway.org

Best,
Andrew

glyn moody said...

@Andrew: yes! Andrew, that's the solution to everything: I'll simply stop blogging.

glyn moody said...

(@Andrew: but if I do ever contemplate shifting platform, I'll give you first option on the interview....)

The Mad Hatter said...

Blogger has some other issues as well. The new HTML syntax checking for instance. How wonderful that Blogger would like to babysit us. How stupid that it will report an error before I've had a chance to finish what I am doing.

glyn moody said...

It's obviously trying to catch the criminals before they commit the crime...