Monday, March 12, 2007

Confused???

I'm sorry that my change on the way your blog shows on BLOG VILLAGE has been so confusing to so many of you. I'll try to explain what's happening, so maybe I can put your mind at ease.

When I reset everyone to zero Saturday night, no one showed on the list until they had a vote from their own blog banner or text link.

The gotop100 servers cycle through all the members for all the toplists they have, and that takes some time. That means that you will not instantly see your vote "count." Until the server recycles, which is usually every 30 minutes, even though you or someone else voted for your blog, IT WILL NOT SHOW ON THE LIST. Once you have ONE VOTE showing, your blog will show on the list until the monthly reset. Then the list will go blank again, until someone votes.

If you vote for yourself, and your blog is still not showing on BLOG VILLAGE after waiting an hour, by all means email me, as something is wrong, and hopefully, I can fix it or tell you how to fix it.

The fact that so many of you are writing me, asking for help understanding why your blog isn't showing, is a good thing (although frustrating for both of us). It means you CARE!!!

I'm trying this new method because so many of our almost 300 members aren't keeping their blogs active or with a good voting link. There have been way too many blogs whose only vote all month long was MINE, when I've been doing the monthly check in! And, there have been as many as 25 or so each month that I end up emailing repeatedly, trying to get them to put the voting link back up after template changes, etc.

Please be patient while we all get used to this different way of displaying your TopList entry each month. In the long run, I hope it makes for a smaller, but more active and useful list, with fewer "dud" blogs to wade through to find the "good stuff!"

Doing my best,

Rosemary



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4 comments:

Naomi said...

I'm sure the new system will work fine. Like all new things it will probably just take a little while for some people to get used to it. We know you're doing your best Rosemary. You do an excellent job of running Blog Village. It's a wonderful community of bloggers and I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say we're all really grateful for all the hard work and effort you put into making Blog Village so successful. Take Care. NAOMI

Dirty Butter said...

It's Villager friends like you, Naomi, that make the work of running BLOG VILLAGE worth the effort. Thank you so much for your understanding and support!!

Xavierism said...

Bon dia!

Just thought I'd stop in and say hi! Hope all is going well with Blog Village. I'm shure you'll resole this little hiccup.

Take care.

*CHEERS*

The GateKeeper said...

Oh, I hiccup all the time. Not to worry. We love blog village!

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