I'm not a patient man. But I do try to be fair. Sometimes I'm more than fair. Sometimes I'm less than fair. But I try.
When I try and fail, I must suffer the consequences.
And so must TypePad.
Quite honestly, I was generally happy with TypePad. They do a lot of things right. But things happen. And I realize things happen. So, when things ... bad things ... happen, I try to be patient.
But some things I don't tolerate well. That includes ignoring my concerns.
To summarize what happened:
- TypePad "improved" their system by putting into place improperly designed or improperly tested TrackBack spam filters.
- TypePad responded via e-mail (a good thing) but wasn't listening to what I said was the problem.
- TypePad went over two weeks and the problem (as of this writing) is still not fixed.
That's why this little blog is now a WordPress blog. I'm presently hosting it myself. But that won't last long, I'm sure. I have other options available to me that I expect to use. But, I've spent over two weeks getting a server set up to host a WordPress blog (didn't take as long as I thought it would) and moving all content over to my local server (took longer than I thought it would).
Oh, the move isn't complete. There is still more content to move. But I have enough moved and everything configured sufficiently to re-launch. And because there is more to move, I'll be busy doing that. But I am returning to blogging, although not quite at the pace I was at prior to the TypePad issue.
So, perhaps Don and TJ ... and hopefully phin, Joe, Beth, Vinnie, moehawk, and the sisters ... will continue to post here. I wish they would and hope they do.
Anyway, I thank Don, TJ, phin, and The Mean Sister for posting during this fortnight of frustration. I really do want them to continue to post. They good. And fun to read.
But I'm back!
And let's celebrate with an Open TrackBack party!