Monday, March 19, 2007

Could Not Connect To Blogger.Com

I suspect that all Bloggers see this well known pink warning periodically.




I don't think this is the fault of our Internet connections.


This warning was up for a few seconds, while I printed this picture; then it, conveniently, went away. That doesn't happen all of the time. Many times, I am busy in the Post Editor, with the warning displayed. Even when I hit the Publish button, and I am seeing the normal status messages associated with the Publishing process, the warning remains.

I've seen this when editing Classic Template blogs (this one, for instance), and when editing Layouts Template blogs (The Real Blogger Status - Beta, for instance). It's my impression that I see this more often during times when more people are posting in the forums, and presumably when more people are Blogging.

As far as what does not help with this problem:
  • Clearing cache and cookies does not help, consistently (though I will still suggest it as an initial diagnostic step).
  • Using another browser does not help. I use Firefox, almost exclusively. Upon trying Internet Explorer, however, I still see the message.


So now seeing my brief observations, I can think of a few questions which might be asked, productively, of those suffering from the problem. Help us solve this problem - diagnose the problem, from your perspective.

>> (Edit 2007/04/24): A very interesting discussion, and possible workaround, was offered by Pete Hopkins.

>> Forum thread links: bX-*00016

>> Copy this tag: bX-*00016

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