EXCITING NEWS !!!!
Actually, it isn't, but that's how Technorati describe their new beta version, one which, because they're lost them in hyperspace, has cost me the very many links and whatever (high) ranking I've garnered in five and a half years. They've screwed up big time and I've never seen so many complaints directed at one company.
You won't find my complaint there, albeit the same as every one else's - including every Indonesian language blogger who may have had a (free) account with them.
When I logged on and eventually found a complaints page
, I carefully composed my harsh but fair comment, pressed 'submit' and was given the message that I had not logged on. This was daft as having logged on I found that they acknowledge two blogs that I've claimed - this one and Green Indonesia
Their sheer incompetence in trying to 'monetise' their enterprise boggles my mind. The same goes for "their good friends at" JS-Kit
; they are excited because having bought out Haloscan, they think that those of us who liked the simplicity of the old basic comments system will now happily pay $9.95 per annum for the new one with added bells and whistles.
No effing chance.
So they're going to ditch your much valued comments. Unfortunately, there does not seem to be a way of transferring them to any other blog platform.
But this is where my good friend Reveller
has proved of immense service. ProbabIy on January 1st, I will be transferring this site over to Jakartass.net
using a very pleasant to the eye WordPress template. All my old posts are already archived there and the comments will have a separate page, not that they will show up along with the posts. But, hey, your valued thoughts will have a home on a separate page.
You'll have to initially sign in for my approval for your first comment, but once I've given that I hope you'll continue to feed my ego interest and that of the other two or three hundred daily visitors.
And if you'd care to have a look at the work in progress on the new site, be our guest.