Monday, October 20, 2008

~ Please... Please... help me here ~

Ok..  I know you get more bees with honey, but after two weeks of asking point blank questions both on Magic Smoke and Blogger help, I'd had it.  I again posted a comment asking point blank questions.  All I wanted was an honest answer.. yeah yeah I know it wasn't the nicest format but damn I've tried every other way....

The help I need.  Can someone... anyone ... paaaaaaaaaaaalease tell me where the answers to my questions are?  Note she is answering a few comments in her response, and only one person gets a direct answer.  The other answer...........  well let me say it cracked me up.  On a side note the woman knows my name and has used it previously, why does she insist on just using my username here?  

Does everyone now get why I am so frustrated.  I've been told for two weeks they are working on it and yet I still get the same answer, and my questions are ignored.   Not to mention the other comments left prior that went ignored.  GRRRRRRRRR

Also, please go to Magic Smoke and let them know if your journal is not going.  Even if you've totally given up, or don't care.  It is important to let them know there are several journals that won't go.  Yes, I already know they will tell you to keep trying, that it was easy for some.  But tell them anyway.   Clickie here and give your thoughts and if you are having issues tell them.  If not for you, then for me.  LOL  Thanks :)

Comment from nightmaremom
10/19/08 10:20 AM
HELLO?????????????? HELLO??????????? ANYONE HERE WILLING TO ANSWER DIRECT QUESTIONS??????????????
I've asked over and over and no one seems to want to answer direct questions. Here nor at blogger.
"problems regarding EMBED and OBJECT tags."
What does this mean? 95% of us at AOL used the same process to put graphics and video's in our journals. So if mine and so many others have things in our journals that are preventing us from migrating could you please explain what it is. Do we have the option of deleting that specific entry from AOL so the migration will go?
It appears folks with over 1000 entries are having the issues. Is it because they are too large to move? I've spent well over 100 hours trying and would like an honest answer here. Don't allow me to waste my time. Paaalease. Honesty is the best policy!!
It's been over two weeks and there is less the two weeks left. Could someone please answer the questions. I've lost faith in anyone actually working on the issue. I would appreciate some respect in regards to an actual answer to the questions. Thank you.

Comment from vishy2004
10/20/08 2:03 PM
nightmaremom - alternatives are being explored to get your journal ported over. Please bear with us. I understand it must be very frustrating but Blogger folks are doing their best to get everybody over. If anybody is still having problems please let us know.
denotchka - if you journal did not copy over in its entirety, I would try again. Sometimes it takes a few tries before it succeeds.
lisita15 - the individual pictures from AOL Pictures have been copied over to Google's Picassa. So, they will be available in your blog on Blogger.
Vish

41 comments:

Jeannette said...

Well I am having problems with mine, Guido cannot get his over and there are probably quite a few more.

Oh Pleeeeeeeeze, telling that person to keep trying, sometimes it takes a few attempts. A few bloody attempts, I must have tried at least sixty times!!!!!!!

I think aol and blogger are handling this issue in a disgusting way, not even having the common decency to reply to all the complaints. I have written to Vishy several times, my e-mails have always gone unanswered. How rude is that???????

Jeannette said...

As you know I had no problems with mine but I do sympathise with you. This is our intellectual property which nobody has a right to delete except us. I often emailed Joe from magic Smoke when I had a problem. I never got an answer from him either! Seems like they're all as ignorant as each other. I hope you succeed before the deadline, if not maybe the techs at AOL could import it for you as they seem to think it's so bloody easy! Jeannette xx Jeannette xx

Yasmin said...

I cannot understand how they cannot keep up with regular updates, I've seen so many comments whereby journalers are literally begging for help, and it all seems to fall on deaf ears. The help section on Blogger for those who have come over from AOL, the questions again go unanswered, with less than two weeks to go they need to light a fire under themselves, and do something.

Yasmin
x

Diama ~*a.k.a*~ Cherry said...

lol that never answer questions.

Hollie said...

It looks like to me...they would at least say, "I don't KNOW!" I know this is so stressful for you & my heart goes out to you.... I am getting alerts through FeedBlitz...

HUGS:)

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

D, I wish someone would just step up and help all of you whose journals are stranded. I still cannot believe that they don't have a geek squad that could easily migrate the problem ones.
That e-mail response was extremely cold and condescending. Shame on them. Love ya...

Big Mark 243 said...

Hate to be a wet blanket, but I don't see an answer for you, darling. There is still some time for help to arrive. Lets hope you get the answers you need to get your stuff over here.

"Try again", is not an answer.

lisa jo said...

AOL has handled this like shit since the moment we all found out. These people suck and i fear they will not give the answers needed in time. Total BS.
LOVE YOU

Karen said...

gosh...being new to JLand was to my benefit in this case, right? Wish I could help.
Karen

Robin said...

I had over 1600 entries and had trouble myself. It kept failing or it would go thru but then I couldn't find the entries. I discovered from poking around that all the entries were there and a dozen other failed attempts. I had to manually "publish" each entry to get it to show up in my blog. Have you tried that?

Debbie said...

Hi Donna,
I did read the comment from Vish earlier today and like you noticed that she didn't call you by name. I also noticed that she made no mention of AOL, she stated Blogger folks are trying to get everyone over. That tells me AOL is pretty much out of the picture. Where in the hell is the responses from frankkeeney who in the beginning seemed so eager to help? He seems to have dropped off the face of the earth suddenly.
I may not be computer savvy but I'm not a downright idiot either. As big as Google/Blogger is we all know they didn't get where they are by not having solutions to issues that may arise. It seems to me that when they did the test on a few journals to see if they would migrate they should have done so with larger journals such as yours first. But no, they could have cared less if your journals transfered or not.
I hope for your sake they get their ass in gear pretty damn quick. It shouldn't have been this frustrating for anyone.
Hugs
Debbie

Indigo said...

Donna I'm sorry you still don't have the answers. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed they figure it out for you hon. Your in my thoughts, I know this is extremely frusterating for you. (Hugs)Indigo

gina said...

i wish i had some answers for you...i'm so technically challenged, i'm still trying to figure out lots of basics here at blogger. i agree...they aren't answering your questions and judging by some of the answers i have to wonder if they are really reading the question!

MISSY said...

Makes you glad that you're leaving AOL right? I was mad over the change at first but I got over it fast. I didn't bother backing up my journal either, copied and pasted EVERYTHING and saved them. I hope it works out for you Donna. *M*

Missie said...

If they can't fix the issues, It would be better if they jsut said that rather than keep everyone hanging.

Julia said...

I had a lot of problems getting my journals over here. Finally someone told me after it downloaded and I got the error message to then refresh it. I did and all my journals then migrated. I had to do that with each one of my journals. I hope that helps someway. I know who frustrating it is. Hope someone has the answer you need.

ELLIE said...

I wish I had answers for you - something fast and quick and that would help you - I felt the same way over my blog getting tagged as spam - my suggestion - CALL THEM find an 800 number for google company and CALL be a pain in the butt - if you do not get answers from one person ask for their supervisor - perhaps that will work--Ellie

Heli gunner Tom said...

Sorry about your frustrating problems. My 2 cents are: I am just tired trying to communicate with arrogant butt heads who don't give a hoot except for their own picket book and skin. I have washed my hands of those stinkers and must move on to greener pastures.

Tom S

Ann LRD said...

How heart breaking,Donna! And look at the time fly! Yes, Time is running out fast! Gads! I hope something good happens soon!

Hugs,
Ann

Mari said...

I am sorry I am not much help Donna ....I have enough trouble just signing on to your site.

Brittany said...

SERIOUSLY???
If they don't know the answer to your questions...a simple HONEST I DON'T KNOW would work while they went looking for an answer...but to ignore you full circle is WRONG!

Good Luck to your Boys Tonight!
You excited??

Last nights home game in Boston was Absolute Chaos! We lost in the shootout...but to me a loss in a shootout isn't really a loss...it's not real gameplay. Sometimes i like a shootout...but sometimes i wish they just did away with it and added a full extra period until someone scores.

But other than the loss...My Boys played their hearts out. It was good! I'm going to do an entry about it later when i have a free moment!

I'm excited for tonight..GET SOME GOOD PICTURES!!! I think Manny Fernandez is going to be in net for us tonight, not my Timmy:(
Claude Julien seems to be rotating them evenly and Thomas was in net last night.

Good Luck Sabres!!

XOXOXOXO

Amanda said...

((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))))))I hope you get the answers you are looking for.I wish I could be more help to you.I know it is frustating.

Tabby said...

AWWW man I do not know how to help you Im sorry. It took me 3 tries but then it worked. I have to get all my pictures off aol also I do not how i will that because I have literally thousands. I hope they help you.

Carolina said...

stopping by to say hello but not sure yet how to do all this-still sick with bronchitis-thought I was following but get no email notice.just wanted to say hugs and love ya-awesome pics! carolina

Emmi said...

2 of my journal migrated with no problem but my last one just didn't want to go. I gave it one more try & it did migrate but it took it over 2 hours to migrate. Over the weekend I migrated Lisa (Grissoms) 2 blogs ... the one with low entries/comments went quickly but her other blog took almost 5 hours to migrate. I restarted the thing over & over & over again. I don't know how or why it finished the last time but I know I was about to say sorry ... it just won't migrate.

Bridgett said...

Well, you couldn't have spelled it out more clearly to them. We'll see where it goes from here.

I hope this issue gets worked out for you, D. I left several comments for them too...luckily, they did respond. But it was a sloowww process.

Love,
B

ADB said...

I'm with you, Donna, for what it's worth. Like you, I've been spoonfed bullshit until the cows came home.

Lainey Laine said...

So sorry Donna - I can see how frustrating it is for you. You take pride in your work and you have done a lot of it! It's no wonder you are fed up with AOL. Lainey xxx
http://lainecreative.blogspot.com/
http://lainey-lainesworld.blogspot.com/

moshell's lilbit of space said...

sorry D...I sure can't help you out....

Sharon said...

I can't help you here....someone mentioned blogger only allowing so much, but that doesn't make any sense to me.

Lisa said...

I'm having lots of technical problems and questions over here too and I know it is just going to take some time for us to get used to things. Love the graphic on the top of your journal and the music too. Hugs,
Lisa

Martha said...

Sure wish there was somthing I could do to help. I wonder if you started at the beginning of your journal and mannually transferred the fist month or two into one blog and then delete those entries - maybe it would reduce the size enough to be able to transfer the rest successfully? It would be worth a try wouldn't it?

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Terri said...

Still no straight forward answers...UGH!

Try again? Do they not think people are trying until they are freakin blue in the face...shit!

Time is ticking..they better get their happy asses in gear...

So sorry you are having to deal with such BS

Hugs
Terri

Linda said...

Total BS Donna.....I'm so sorry. If I could smack them around a little for you, I would. Just total BS.

Pooh Hugs,
Linda

It's Just Me ~ Katie! said...

The truth is obviously the problem here. Hoping your reads come home soon. Take care,
Katie

Linda said...

I was so hoping that this would all be resolved for you by the time I got back! I am so sorry that it isn't. Hopefully they will figure it out. Linda

bookncoffee said...

I know this is aggravating. I finally "prayed" mine thru. I truly believe DEVINE intervention was the only thing to make it go thru.
lol

AGirlNexDoorCreation said...

I hope that you get things figured out...I decided to let mine burn...wishing you a great rest of the week and hope you have a relaxing weekend..Hugs,TerryAnn

Joyce said...

I am so upset right along with you and so many others. So sad the money they pay out can't go for better tech support...it is like no help is all they can give...many hugs and love,
Joyce