[Python-Dev] looking for a contact at Google on the Blogger team

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Fri May 20 10:40:09 CEST 2011

On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 5:02 PM, Eli Bendersky <eliben at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 16:07, Doug Hellmann <doug.hellmann at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Several of the PSF blogs hosted on Google's Blogger platform are experiencing issues as fallout from the recent maintenance problems they had. We have already had to recreate at least one of the translations for Python Insider in order to be able to publish to it, and now we can't edit posts on Python Insider itself.
>> Can anyone put me in contact with someone at Google from the Blogger team? I would at least like to know whether the "bX-qpvq7q" problem is being worked on, so I can decide whether to take a hiatus or start moving us to another platform. There are a lot of posts about the error on the support forums, but no obvious response from Google.
> With respect to Google Blogger, I don't see a good reason to use it as
> the platform for the blog.

As with any infrastructure, there is a reasonably high cost in
changing, as people have become used to a certain way of doing things,
and porting the contents from the old system to the new one requires
additional effort.

Blogger has its problems, but it typically gets the job done well
enough (modulo cases like the one currently affecting Doug and his


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