Monday, September 14, 2009

Missing Followers - September 2009

We see this periodically, and under many circumstances. Just recently, we see in Blogger Help Forum the confused query
Where are my Followers?
or conversely,
Where are the blogs that I'm Following? / Why is my Reading List empty?


Remember that you login to Followers, separately. Your having logged in is not essential - but it may be relevant to this problem. And, make sure that you are logged in to your normal Blogger account, if you're concerned about the blogs that you are Following.

We don't yet have a lot of details about this issue, just yet. Help us out here, if you are experiencing this. Blogger Support provided a form, from a couple months ago, which may help them.

These details may also be relevant to the problem.
  • What is missing - the Followers gadget, or the pictures?
  • How about the Reading List at the bottom of your dashboard - are your Followed blogs listed there, or are those missing, too?
  • If just the Followers pictures are missing, look at the wizard on your dashboard, for your blog. Are Followers missing from there, too?
  • Are you not seeing Followers on your blog, or somebody else's blog?
  • What is the URL of the blog(s) where you do not see Followers?
  • Do you see Followers on my blog?
  • Are you logged in to Followers?
  • Are you logged in to your blog?

Answer here, or in a thread in Blogger Help Forum, as you wish. And watch this post, as we add additional questions that may help Blogger Support get a handle on this problem.

(Update 9/23): This problem, which was supposedly fixed a couple weeks ago, is back, maybe the same cause, maybe with a new cause.

(Update 9/18): This problem is thought to be fixed. A more authoritative citation will be provided, when available.

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32 comments:

Macy Goode said...

The pictures are missing in my Followers gadget....http://macygoode.blogspot.com/
I only have two and it says they are still there on my dashboard.

Macy Goode said...

In my blog where my followers gadget is is empty, the photo's are missing, but, on the dashboard it says they are still there.
http://macygoode.blogspot.com/

toomanybikes said...

2manybikes has posted an answer to the question "Missing Followers? Here's how you can help out...":

Well, here is what has happened to me.

My followers list is missing. I had edited the template some ago to include a page counter. For some reason te views number was missing so I did a search to try and find the instructions again, to view the template and see what had gone wrong.

I found a "widget" to do page view counting and there was a button that said install - so like an idiot - I pressed it.

Now my followers list is missing, although the number is still there, and if I check info, I am takien to the now famous uGotCrossedSon page.

So obviously there is a hacker out there that is spreading malicious script.

I would just like it fixed, please.

Oloman said...

* What is missing - the Followers gadget, or the pictures? Followers gadget. I see a blank spacing instead of gadget.
* How about the Reading List at the bottom of your dashboard - are your Followed blogs listed there, or are those missing, too? Nothing. Only blank.
* If just the Followers pictures are missing, look at the wizard on your dashboard, for your blog. Are Followers missing from there, too? Only blank.
* Are you not seeing Followers on your blog, or somebody else's blog? I can't see gadget on my blog. I can see gadget on others blogs.
* What is the URL of the blog(s) where you do not see Followers? http://oloblogger.blogspot.com
* Do you see Followers on my blog? Yes. No problem.
* Are you logged in to Followers? No
* Are you logged in to your blog? Yes

I usually use FF 3.5.3 and IE8 and no gadget appears on those browsers. I tried with Chrome and Safari and... ¡It was visible! I did one more test on a different computer I don't usually use and I could see it.

Then I thought problem was in cookies or temporary files, but I cleaned them and problem continued.

???

Sorry for my english :)

Sidsel Dahl said...

Same problem here in Oslo. Why is it such a problem to answer? I ended AdSence yeasterday - because I was not pleased with it. Could that have something to do with this problem???

mocrochet said...

What is missing - the Followers gadget, or the pictures? Pictures
How about the Reading List at the bottom of your dashboard - are your Followed blogs listed there, or are those missing, too? they are listed there
If just the Followers pictures are missing, look at the wizard on your dashboard, for your blog. Are Followers missing from there, too? No
Are you not seeing Followers on your blog, or somebody else's blog? My blog
What is the URL of the blog(s) where you do not see Followers? http://mocrochet.blogspot.com/
Do you see Followers on my blog?
Are you logged in to Followers? I think so?
Are you logged in to your blog? yes

The Leprechaun said...

My Follers gadget and recent comments gadget are blank. I removed them and tried to reinstall but it didnt change. Also, my twitter gadget had other peoples tweets on it that were obscene, so i had to remove it. When the page loads, it's giving me a javascript error.

Sidsel Dahl said...

The gadget on followers tells me that I allready have one. Dashboard tells me I have x-number followers. But the gadget and the followers vanished yeasterday from the blog when I actually also cleared all the adds from adsence.

Ave said...

What is missing - the Followers gadget, or the pictures? Pictures

How about the Reading List at the bottom of your dashboard - are your Followed blogs listed there, or are those missing, too? They are listed there

If just the Followers pictures are missing, look at the wizard on your dashboard, for your blog. Are Followers missing from there, too? No

Are you not seeing Followers on your blog, or somebody else's blog? I can't see any followers in whatever blog.

What is the URL of the blog(s) where you do not see Followers? http://tite-roy-gatra2.blogspot.com/

Do you see Followers on my blog? No

Are you logged in to Followers? yes?
Are you logged in to your blog? yes

Pattie G said...

Hi, I noticed that my followers were missing on September 21, 2009. The word followers is still there but their pictures and links to their sites are gone. I went to some of my follower sites to see if they too were missing their followers and yes they are... This sounds like it is a big problem with many bloggers. Help...

Jason said...

onezillionbooks.blogspot.com

The widget is there, but the pictures (and hyperlinks) are missing

The blogs I am following show up on my dashboard

When I click on followers from the dashboard it gives me a blank box

Dorothea said...

I have 3 blogs. The pictures of my followers are missing in 2 of them (I don't have default templates on these 2). If I try to access my followers from the dashboard I get a blank screen where my followers pictures should be.
Funny thing is that I don't see followers on other blogs as well but a friend who lives in Canada has no problem seeing those followers.. I leave in the Middle East; are you aware of a problem in this area?

Barbara said...

HELLO HERE ARE SOME INFO FROM ME!
this is the URL of my blog: http://mycraftexperience.blogspot.com/
*What is missing - the Followers gadget, or the pictures? the pictures , instead of the gadget there is a blank space with the word followers on top.

How about the Reading List at the bottom of your dashboard - are your Followed blogs listed there, or are those missing, too? All my reading list is working. the blogs are there and the updates are coming.

If just the Followers pictures are missing, look at the wizard on your dashboard, for your blog. Are Followers missing from there, too? Yes they are.

Are you not seeing Followers on your blog, or somebody else's blog? I dont see any followers, nowhere.
What is the URL of the blog(s) where you do not see Followers?
Do you see Followers on my blog? No followers in your blog.
Are you logged in to Followers? Yes

Are you logged in to your blog?YES

I hope this problem can be sorted out soon!
Thanks for help.
Barbara

N J said...

What is missing - the Followers gadget, or the pictures? - Both
How about the Reading List at the bottom of your dashboard - are your Followed blogs listed there, or are those missing, too? - Can see it in my dashboard
If just the Followers pictures are missing, look at the wizard on your dashboard, for your blog. Are Followers missing from there, too? - Two Follower wizard is in my dashboard, can't remove any.
Are you not seeing Followers on your blog, or somebody else's blog? - Both
What is the URL of the blog(s) where you do not see Followers? - http://njzlife.blogspot.com/
Do you see Followers on my blog? - No
Are you logged in to Followers? - Yes
Are you logged in to your blog? - Yes

pcd2k said...

I to, since yesterday, noticed the Followers widget is entirely missing from my blog. The Javascript code is intact. My reading list of Followers in the Dashboard are still there and yes I read them daily in Reader.
I did discover on one of my friends blogs the following message, instead of the Widget:
"This gadget is configured incorrectly. Webmaster hint: Please ensure that "Friend Connect Settings - Home URL" matches the URL of this site."

I've since been looking into it but can't find or see any 'Settings' on the Friend Connect page ?

Dorothea said...

Oh forgot to mention that I don't see followers on your blog, or any blog. Obviously it's a more widespread problem and not a local one huh?

591photography.com said...

It has been a problem the last couple of days
No pictures, no nothing

Dashboard says 100 visitors
when I click on the icon - nothing
Sidebar where gadget used to be is empty.

Cathy Clementz said...

My followers are missing as well. Dashboard shows I have 36, but all that shows on my blog is the outline of the box they belong in. Other blogs I follow are missing their followers too.

arkonite_babe said...

* What is missing - the Followers gadget, or the pictures? BOTH

* How about the Reading List at the bottom of your dashboard - are your Followed blogs listed there, or are those missing, too? STILL THERE

* If just the Followers pictures are missing, look at the wizard on your dashboard, for your blog. Are Followers missing from there, too? STILL SHOWING ON DASHBOARD

* Are you not seeing Followers on your blog, or somebody else's blog? NO FOLLOWERS ON ANY BLOG
* What is the URL of the blog(s) where you do not see Followers? WWW.ARKONITE.NET, WWW.ARKONITEBENTO.NET

* Do you see Followers on my blog? NO

* Are you logged in to Followers? YES

* Are you logged in to your blog? YES


Any further news on this problem??

2 Toddlers and Me said...

My followers' pictures are missing on my blog and when I visit other blogs, I can't see their followers either.
My followed blogs are listed in my reading pane.
Followers pictures are also missing from dashboard
I can't see followers on my blog and on other blogs I visit.
My URL is: http://2toddlersandme.blogspot.com/
I cannot see followers on your blog.
I am logged into Followers and into my blog.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

Melanie's Randomness said...

Okay so on my dashboard it says I have 27 followers. Then when i click on it and it goes to the next page there is no pictures or list of followers. It's just empty. Then when you view my blog it just says Followers and there is nothing below it, no names, no pictures just empty space. I also when I look at other people's blogs can't see the pictures and names any followers it's just empty space. this is for Melanie's Randomness

Terri said...

Cant see the gadget or the pictures of the foloowers. can't remove the gadget. this sorry your request could not be completed....
bX-mgulsg.That code shows up.
none of the 78 followers it says I have can be seen in my dash board area. I noticed when I visit other blogs the followers gadget is also missing. I have had this problem on and off since May of '09.

Almost Precious said...

I'm having the same problem with seeing "followers"...both in my blog gadget and on other blogs.
1. What is missing - the Followers gadget, or the pictures? A.)The Pictures
2. How about the Reading List at the bottom of your dashboard - are your Followed blogs listed there, or are those missing, too? A.) That comes and goes, at the moment it is there.
3. If just the Followers pictures are missing, look at the wizard on your dashboard, for your blog. Are Followers missing from there, too?
4. Are you not seeing Followers on your blog, or somebody else's blog? A.) Not seeing on either my blog or on other blogs.
5.What is the URL of the blog(s) where you do not see Followers? A.)For me, the problem is on ALL blogspot blogs.
6. Do you see Followers on my blog? A.) Hello...I said I don't see followers on any blog I've visited...why should yours be any different?
7. Are you logged in to Followers? A.) I guess I don't understand this question...I have 130 followers, my blog gadget is blank...I've never had to log into followers separtely, just sign in or log into blogspot and in the past this worked fine. What has changed?
8. Are you logged in to your blog? A.) Yes.

Terry Cohen said...

How do I get my followers back? Dashboard shows all 8 but no pictures. tcseesamerica.blogspot.com

Thanks,
TC

Chuck said...

Terry,

This is a currently known issue, being discussed in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken.

Lauren Jamison said...

I can see my followers and my gadget, however there are people who are following me that are not showing up in my list. Is there a way to refresh it or something?

Ken Salter said...

Just happened to me, while behind the old iron curtain.

Colleen Choi said...

www.colleenchoi.blogspot.com
What is missing - the Followers gadget, or the pictures? EVERYTHING
How about the Reading List at the bottom of your dashboard - are your Followed blogs listed there, or are those missing, too? YES, I SEE THOSE
If just the Followers pictures are missing, look at the wizard on your dashboard, for your blog. Are Followers missing from there, too? YES, MISSING
Are you not seeing Followers on your blog, or somebody else's blog? I SEE OTHER PEOPLE'S, NOT MINE
What is the URL of the blog(s) where you do not see Followers? N/A
Do you see Followers on my blog? YES
Are you logged in to Followers? YES
Are you logged in to your blog?YES

gilbertvarela said...

I DON;T UNDERSTAND THIS AND WHY WOULD SOMEONE DO THIS TO PEOPLE WHO ARE TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING IT SUCK AND THEY MOST NOT HAVE ANYTHING BETTER TO DO DO IN THEY;RE LIFE BUT HARASSE PEOPLE.ITS HAPPENING TO ME AND NOW I;M PISSED!!!

Pat said...

I lost all of my followers when I changed the background on my blog. Also the Bravenet and Google Counter numbers disappeared - the widgets are in place but the numbers don't show up on the blog. How can I can all of this info back!

Wall-to-wall books said...

I did fill out the form provided but I also wanted to mention here.

I am having a similar but different problem. My follow button and followers show up just fine for me! But 50% of other people say they can't follow me because there is no follow button showing up for them.

This is a new blog, I have 2 others and have never had this problem before.

Please help.

nicole said...

My pictures also disappeared, the gadget is there, and it says I have followers, but their pictures/names are gone.
http://nicole-beckley@blogspot.com