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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Beta Beta...

I am not singing the Bhagyaraj song..

Beta beta
oh my beta
en aanandham onnodu dhaan..

(son son
oh my son
my happiness is only with you!) for those who care..

I am referring to Beta Blogger.

This harmless screen that said, great things await me when I switch to the beta version by just signing up with my gmail account, turned out to be a mixed blessing.

Beta is not different from the standard version. Except the obvious "republish blog" button is not to be found..

The minute I switched to beta

1. my sidebar went nuts
2. I lost all the original buttons I made (luckily I was able to hold on to my old template and was saved, but I almost got a heart attack!)
3. Worse, my Tamizh blog became )_&)(*^R^(*#^(*^$^(*#^@8 or something to that effect.
All the fonts, the profile everything , gone.. at the click of a button..

Took me an hour last night to put back everything, that too by playing with html (because you dont know what )*)&)(^(*&%&*(^*&%$ was and )_*)(&(*^*&^$%$ was originally!!

Finally, there is some order in my blogs again. My fellow bloggers, before you switch to beta, make sure you copy old template files, especially if they are in a foreign language..

other than that, enjoy beta blogger..

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3 Comments:

I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 8:30 AM, Blogger Kavi wrote...

Thank God ! Thanks for letting us know !!! :)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 7:46 PM, Blogger visithra wrote...

i knew somethings will still have prob - so im not moving yet- or ill wait for them to move me ;p im scared id lose my files

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 2:50 AM, Blogger Swatantra wrote...

Thanks for sharing the experience!!

It is very kind of you!

 

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