It seems just yesterday when I needed the Happiness Engineers of WordPress to get my pingbacks working … and then to get my reblog functions repaired. Well … It’s déjà vu all over again, as Yogi Berra said.

under-constructionThey are working on it, but in the meantime, please leave a link in a comment rather than a pingback. Hopefully, they’ll be back up and functioning soon.

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  1. I strive to become a happiness engineer when I grow up. All I have to worry about doing is making myself happy… and if I am happy, everyone should be happy!


  2. i hate it when I see ‘new and improved” whether it’s someone messing with my favorite coffee, or ice cream, or website or go-to place online…some places, like Yahoo, slide stuff in overnight and when you check the mail, you notice…things…little icons that you don’t remember from the day before…or whispery movement in the shadows, as if someone had been there to dust and tidy up…

    google does it too, one day a function works, the next day, oops, it’s not even there. It was a long time before I could figure out WordPress, simply because everytime I dropped by they had done something “we just knew you’d love–oh, didnt we tell you? sorry, you should check out the forums…wherever we put them this week…”

    Maybe it’s to see if we’re paying attention.


    • They are planning to close our local post office. Which was built just a couple of years ago and cost 3 million of dollars. It’s modern, convenient, nearby, and it has plenty of parking, The only other post office is way on the other side of town. Antiquated and tiny — and there’s no parking. They complain we don’t use the mail enough. Gee, I wonder why not?

      As for WordPress — They move things around all the time. Sometimes, they delete things like “edit” with near rioting resulting. But the thing is, because we use all these different templates, they don’t actually know what the effect of a change is going to be on a particular theme … This has been going on for years. There’s no viable alternative for bloggers that I now of, but I wish there was.


  3. I guess they’ve been making improvements again.


  4. Yesterday the complete Flickr photo site broke down – again – we had to send our photos by e-mail to get them to arrive. Kept getting the report that the photos were timed out, or not valid. Then I had a look at the forum site and it was full of complaints. It is now working again, but very annoying when it happens. Up to now my pingbacks are working. Perhaps it will be Europe’s turn tomorrow. How comes happiness engineers? Are they permanently on happy pills?

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    • I have often wondered myself why THEY are so happy. Maybe it’s because our websites are broken, but theirs are NOT? One of these years, the entire Internet will just collapse under its own weight. We’ll have to write letters and mail them from a post office. Imagine that!

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      • What’s a post office? Oh, I remember, we used to have one in our village, but it closed down and is now a flag factory. We now have to go to the next village, because the nearest other post office in town has also been closed. There used to be three post offices in Solothurn, but now only one and that has moved three times in the last 5 years. I probably wouldn’t find it any more.

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        • Funny, everytime we get a new post office (which used to be smack in the center of town) it gets a bit further away from where people are. In the next town over they have moved it almost five miles away, and there isnt even a sign outside the postoffice (which hides behind a wall of bushes) to let you know you drove right past it, which I do, regularly.

          Are they afraid of us?


        • They are talking about closing OUR post office. Which they just built at some millions of dollars of cost. It’s convenient, nearby, and it has parking, The OTHER post office is way on the other side of town. It’s antiquated and tiny and there’s nowhere to park. What’s the message here I wonder?


      • If there are post offices by then. They seem to be going the way of the dinosaur.


  5. I noticed it a couple of times too in the past, the pingbacks didn’t work several times in the past. For the reblogging, I gave up to use this feature a long time ago, it can really produce a mess, but it depends from what blog and what theme you reblog, but my experience was very bad, with broken paragraphs and images.


    • Yes, but that’s a whole different set of problems. Right now, the entire function is not working at all and the couple of times I’ve used it, it came out looking bad. This pingback thing keeps coming back, like a bad penny. I think it’s that they are messing with the underlying coding … and this interacts unexpectedly, depending on which template you’re using. It gets very tedious to be always trying to keep ahead of these “upgrades.” I wish they’d just let well enough alone. But I know they won’t.

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