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Blog problems - a solution is nigh

  • Newsnight
  • 10 Apr 08, 11:40 AM

blog502error.jpgAnyone who regularly reads the Newsnight blog will know that we have suffered from a series of technical problems for some time now. Comments disappear, the dreaded 502 'not available' message appears, and multiple copies of comments get submitted in error. (More on the problems here.)

Well, to much relief (not least here at Newsnight), a solution is about to be unveiled.

In the very near future the comments system that causes all the problems is being replaced by a BBC-wide system.

Under the new system, anyone wishing to leave a comment will need to sign in - a relatively swift and painless affair that comes with the added bonus of enabling you to leave your thoughts on blogs and message boards across all BBC websites.

Finally, we hope to revamp and relaunch the whole Newsnight blog shortly, with more bloggers, more variety, and the odd bit of video thrown in. But one step at a time...

We'll update you on the changes next week.

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  • 1.
  • At 04:54 PM on 10 Apr 2008,
  • John Russell wrote:

Was I alone in having a funny turn when I saw the "502" notice at the top of this page?
PS. I hope this sends ok.

The reason why i have been staying away from this blog is that your comments don't work.
Comments is crucial to interaction.
And interaction leads to more viewers ..
This comment probably won't go through (let's see ..).

  • 3.
  • At 08:34 PM on 10 Apr 2008,
  • Bedd Gelert wrote:

I will believe this when I see it..

This is my THIRD attempt at making this posting...

If collecting the licence fee depended on this technology it would have been fixed about 5 seconds after the problem had been found..


Posting on here is a cross between white-water-rafting and waiting for a No 32. You never know if the 32 will be taken out of service or three will come along at once or you'll be dead in the water. . .
If you get it right, I shall have to go to China and shout human rights slogans for my kicks.

  • 5.
  • At 02:29 PM on 11 Apr 2008,
  • Bill Bradbury wrote:

Tried to blog about this but 502 still reigns OK. The £70billion wasted in the Health service IT it still doesn't work so we will be blogging on about this in a year's time.

  • 6.
  • At 10:36 PM on 15 Apr 2008,
  • N. Ogden (03)2671 6067 wrote:

Well that's some good news. I submitted a comment last night (on the London mayoral debate), and I think I may have ended up posting several comments. I didn't think it had worked at all until earlier today. I was at school and a friend (Jason Duncan) wanted to show me his comment. I noticed my name poking up from the bottom of the screen, which was pretty unexpected. I've been worrying since that i've ended up posting about four identical comments...

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