Monday, December 11, 2006

(Misc) New Info on Beta Blogger/FBS

There is new information regarding team blogs (i.e., FBS) and Beta Blogger.

Team blogs move when the blog’s original creator moves to the new Blogger. When that happens, team blog members will also have to move to the new Blogger in order to post. Team blog members don’t have to wait, though! If you move to the new Blogger, team blogs you didn’t create will still show up on your beta Dashboard. You’ll be able to post with them as before, though they won’t have the new features of the new Blogger.


Here a link to more info.

Posted by Cate from Sweetnicks.

11 comments:

Sam said...

thank you Cate

I think this explains it even better. (from following your link)

Sam said...

but I would add that this blog has still not yet been invited or given the chance to migrate, unless i am missing a detail somewhere.

Cate said...

At least it looks like help might be on the way. ;)

kung foodie said...

I've tested this before and posted in the comments but maybe noone noticed.

If Sam converts this blog to beta she will have to re-invite anyone who is not in beta. Then all you need is a Google account/gmail account and you're good to go.

~kat

Sam said...

I am getting confused. I thought this was saying the opposite - we keep this blog non-beta as long as possible and the members who migrate to beta will no longer have to be unsuscribed and they will still be able to post to this blog?

cookiecrumb said...

It's all still theoretical as far as I can see. I finally got "permission" to switch to Beta a few days ago, but couldn't complete it, apparently because of S'cool.
And even today, after they've said team blog members shouldn't be affected, I still couldn't switch.
{Sits quietly, rocking, sucking thumb.}

Liz said...

Back up a minute here.

So basically what they are saying is that Sam can move FBS to Beta, then we all open Beta accounts (and/or switch our blogs over to Beta as well) and then resubscribe?

Did I miss anything?

Somebody get Blogger Help on the line...

Kalyn said...

Sam, this morning I was sitting at my computer. I had the entire Menu for Hope post draft open, ready to publish (after hours and hours and hours of work, probably only 1/4 the time you spent!) Suddenly that little message popped up "can not connect to Blogger.com, saving or publishing may fail". Luckily I had saved an html copy of the post or I might have screamed even louder.

Anyway, thats a long way of saying, I don't care if they say it's perfect, I'm scared to switch!

Sarah said...

Hi all. I was wondering if this has worked for anyone. I still get a message saying I can't switch to beat because of my FBS membership when I click on the "switch over" link. I'm not itching like crazy to make the switch, but I think that it should work if the Beta Blogger folks are saying it will work. So, have you all been able to switch?

Sam said...

AArrrgh my head is HURTING

but still this blog can NOT switch because we don't have the invite

Anonymous said...

Yes, Sam, you are right. They are saying that users may migrate to Beta even if a team blog they did not create is on their dashboard.

If it makes any of you feel better, I made the switch with zero issues (other than having to ask Sam to remove me from FBS, which I am still sad about). Although, prior to switching I set up a test blog on beta with my gmail account, then cut and pasted my template there to test it. And when I switched, my old blog ended up on the same dashboard as my test blog, since I used the same gmail account.

For those of you that do have the invite, keep trying to switch and I bet eventually it will work. Since they just made the change that Cate mentioned in her post, there might be a bit of lag time.

I really really really love the Beta. Instantaneous publishing is amazing (no more little spinning thing), as are the labels, which are great for readers, and adding images is much faster. I also like being able to go to my blog and sign in using the nav bar on the top. If anyone has any questions about Beta, let me know.

Wow, I just wrote a book.