Sunday, December 22, 2019

Google's Blogger Is Malfunctioning

Dear Google and Blogger:
Logged in status fails in new windows. This blogspot blog malfunction is not only preventing preventing me from commenting on other Blogger blogspot blogs,
IT IS PREVENTING ME FROM REPLYING TO COMMENTS ON MY OWN BLOG!
Please fix this Blogger blogspot malfunction.

UPDATES: On January 15th, 2020 when I used the "View Blog" feature on the Blogger dashboard I was shown as logged in to my own blog and able to reply to comments, HOWEVER, on all Blogspot blogs other than my own (i.e.: those opened from clicking on blog links in my "Reading List") I was still being shown as not logged in.
Less than a half an hour later after having logged out and logged back in, when I used the "view blog" feature or hand type in the URL for my blog it is once again showing me as not logged in on my own blog, even as I am updating this post!. Once again I am unable to reply to comments on my own blog (#BloggerFAIL).

Further UPDATE January 16th, 2020 at 7:30 PM EDT:
Clearly I am logged into my blog right now but I am unable to reply to comments, so I am editing this reply into the text of the post:
Thank you very much for your sympathy and the revelation regarding Amazon's privacy invasions to Manhattan fashionista, photographer, blogger and Vlogger extraordinaire Alicia Mackin of the haute couture blog ALLIE NYC xoxo, Alicia Macklin's YouTube channel videos, and Twitter @AliMackin.
It seems Google and Apple are both far more interested in datamining their users online activity and lavishing obscene amounts of compensation on their management teams than they are with making sure that the blogs of their users are functioning properly.
UPDATE: January 24th, 2020: Blogspot is STILL failing to recognise Blogger logged-in status.
FURTHER UPDATE: On January 29th, after spending over three and a half hours downloading and installing Apple's Security Update 2020-001 10.13.6 and Safari 13.0.5, the incompatibility between Apple's Safari browser and Google's Blogger / Blogspot blog comment system seems to be resolved (fingers crossed). Google still requires that cross-site tracking be enabled in order for Blogspot commenting to work (annoying), but at least IT'S WORKING AGAIN for now... update: NOT
Note: Google's YouTube does recognise logged in status - it's Google's Blogger that does not.
   
Another UPDATE June 30th, 2020 at 06:30 PM EDT:
THE PROBLEM IS BACK ;(((
ARGH!
Blogger's Blogspot fails to recognise that Blogspot bloggers are already logged in when a new Blogspot window opens. So when I click on "View Blog" in dashboard, the new window for MY OWN BLOG shows me as not logged in. This kind of problem used to show up for some bloggers if Safari's "Prevent cross-site tracking" was checked. I guess Google wanted maximum cookie access? The box is not checked, and cross-site tracking is allowed. It seems that is not enough.
It would appear Google is once again living up to the motto:
"IF IT WORKS CHANGE IT".
How would making your products less friendly to browsers that compete with Google Chrome win more customers for Google? Is it really worth all that bad faith to try to try to pressure Apple into weakening it's computers' security so that Google can increase the information it datamines from Apple's users?
To me, making platforms less compatible with each other does not make sense.
UPDATE 14 July, 2020 Google's Blogger has still failed to fix the error their new programs created such that logged in Blogspot bloggers are not recognised as being logged in whenever a new Blogspot window opens - so the owners / authors of Google's Blogger Blogspot blogs can not even comment on their own posts. It's not like this kind of problem hasn't happened before. What kind of morons is Google employing who would so obliviously ignore prior bugs and just barge on ahead to screw up the ability of so many bloggers to have full functionality of their blogs - leaping without looking?
Further UPDATE, 07/15/2020 09:28 PM EDT: Earlier today I logged in via my YouTube account, and without visiting the Blogger Dashboard was able to comment on a number of Blogspot blog posts.
Now, just a few hours later, apparently the new defective programming on Google Blogger's Blogspot  kicked in, and I am unable to comment on any more Blogspot blog posts, including this one.
Why is Google so determined to ruin one of their own blogging platforms for bloggers having Safari browsers? Unbelievable.

21 comments:

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and commenting!
      Yes it is very strange. It is strange that Google hasn't tried harder to make its Blogspot platform more easily compatible with the secure Safari browser Apple installs on Desktop computers.

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  2. Ugh how annoying. Got to love technology when they are changing everything every six months. It's exhausting and tiresome. Glad it finally got worked out. Don't get me started on Google or any of these other tech monopolies. I found the other day that the Amazon unlike what I thought does not use automatic scanners attached to shopping carts to displace workers. Oh no. They use, wait for it...facial recognition. They scan your face and create a profile of you from your face...

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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    1. I agree completely, and I also love your recent post titled "2020 The Future of Blogging + How Will We Communicate in the Future?"
      As you can see from the fact that I managed to reply to your comment, it looks like the Apple Safari Software Update I downloaded today (Safari 13.0.5) may have solved the Google/Apple incompatibility problem for now at least (fingers crossed).
      Thank you again for stopping by!

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  3. So true what you said on my blog. Ah yes I heard about Googles Ring App and how it spies on you. I would never have that or Alexa or any other such device in my home. People have no idea what is coming. No idea at all.

    You should watch The Internets Own Boy and The Guardians.

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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  4. I'm so glad you resolved your issues - I hope they don't screw up again. Nice to see you - thank you for stopping by.

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  5. What unnecessary drama. I moved from blogger to wordpress and haven't look back since. Would this be something you'd consider? I know when I had issues on blogger it was impossible to get or FIND help articles to resolve my issues. I was constantly going round in circles so I can somewhat feel your pain and very much your frustration.

    Sxx
    daringcoco.com

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  6. Hello
    I hope that the problem is now solved. Thank you for your beautiful comments on my blog.


    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  7. So glad you resolved the problem!
    It's always a pleasure to see you on my blog!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  8. Ohh no this must have been a lot of trouble. The kind of news no one would be happy about.

    www.fashionradi.com

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  9. OMG, that's so annoying!! I'm really glad it finally got worked out!! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on my post, your words mean a lot to me. Have a great weekend filled with whatever makes you smile♥️

    x♥x♥

    "Health & Beauty"




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  10. Have a fabulous weekend my friend and thanks so much for your lovely comment!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  11. I hope that you're doing well at this point. I'm really worried about the Coronavirus because I have Crohn's Disease, and so my immune system is pretty shoddy at best and I'm forced to stay inside every day. The virus has recently made it's way to my little borough of Ceredigion which is pretty concerning, and my home city is in complete lockdown.

    We haven't interacted in several months and I hope that you are okay. Will you be back to blogging soon?

    I hope that you're staying safe during this coronavirus outbreak, and are feeling well. Have a good weekend.

    Amy x Wandering Everywhere

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  12. Stay safeand healthy my dear friend!
    Stay safe!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  13. Thanks for stopping by! hope all is well with you

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  14. Hello
    I hope everything is fine with you Panty and that you are safe. I already missed your comments.
    I hope this blogger issue is already resolved !!

    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  15. It's easy to use, but so many feautures are just underrated. Happened to me before that due to unwanted autosave I've lost parts or even entire post content I was working on for days...

    LackaDaisy

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  16. Thank you so much for the comments you have made on my blog!
    My native language is portuguese, and i don't know much about english :/

    I found your content very different, and I love drag queens and cross-dressing ^^

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  17. and... after fiddling around repeatedly, clearing caches and checking and unchecking my browser's 'Prevent cross-site tracking (always leaving the box unchecked to satisfy Google's cookie-thirst) the comments are finally working for me again (15 June, 2020 at 09:58 PM EDT... for the moment at least...
    ...and I was able to leave a few blog comments.
    With guarded hope for the future...

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  18. Thank you for your comment on my blog post. Have a good Sunday! Greetings from Holland

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    1. You're welcome!!!! I love the fashion beauty and lifestyle posts you do on your blog Hanna Painter and watching your YouTube channel videos!!!!!

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