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February 14, 2007

Changes to How We Do Indexing

This morning we rolled out a significant change to the manner in which Terrablogs handles blog indexing on the blog portals. People were very excited when we added the ability to index any RSS enabled blog, and today we effectively "cut out the middle man" by making the indexed entries link directly to the blog entries themselves, without the intermediate excerpt page.

We received dozens of requests for this change and we hope you like it!

New Features | By Admin | 1:33 PM


awesome. i no longer feel like such an outcast.
how about comment feeds to the main chattablogs page?

do it bitch.

Posted by: davidm. at February 14, 2007 2:37 PM

A welcome change indeed. Maybe this'll help with the bizarre behavior of Technorati.

Posted by: ryan at February 14, 2007 5:13 PM

Brilliant! Thanks.

Posted by: Evan Donovan at February 18, 2007 10:38 AM


Posted by: gid at February 19, 2007 9:36 AM

As of today, I am not being able to resize the pictures I want to upload. Can you help?

Posted by: ML at March 9, 2007 2:38 PM


Thanks for pointing that out. We did some server maintenance last night and it seems that some things got moved out of place. I believe that image resizing should be back as it was before.

Let us know if you have any more trouble.

Posted by: admin at March 9, 2007 4:08 PM

I am trying to install Text Link Ads which require FTP access. Here's the instruction from the site:

Create a file named local_47691.xml that is writable by the web server. The file should be blank and it should be located in the same directory as your blog index file. On unix you would CHMOD 666 on windows you will need to access your custom control panel to set the permissions or contact your hosting company.

Can you set this up for me? Thanks.

Posted by: ML at March 28, 2007 4:00 PM

Can someone tell me how to add authors to my seattleblog?

Posted by: Totten at March 31, 2007 9:18 PM

Why do my new entries show up on the archives and the Monroeblogs but not on my main?

Posted by: Robert Maddox at May 29, 2007 11:28 PM

Robert Maddox,

Perhaps I'm misunderstanding you, however it appears to me that your blog entries are visible both on your blog and on the Monroeblogs main page. If that's not what you're asking, please clarify and we'll try to resolve your issue.

Posted by: Admin at May 30, 2007 8:38 AM

hi josiah. guess this is how i am supposed to ask my questions. can i have seperate category links on my blog site listed on the right side? for instance a place to put poetry. a place to put photos etc.

also, on home page can i put a longer introduction below the heading and sub-heading that would be permanent?

finally, on my subheading statement, how do i enlarge, change font, and add different color?


Posted by: andy mendonsa at June 28, 2007 10:51 AM

I want to start a blog but have it only accesable to myself and maybe a few friends- anyway to password protect it, or somehow keep it private?

Posted by: jch at July 9, 2007 1:30 PM

I'm sorry jch, we do not offer private blog hosting at this time.

Posted by: Admin at July 10, 2007 1:57 PM

Hi, a few months ago I tried to do the double-posting thing on bostonblogs and covblogs, the problem was that my user name and password never worked on covblogs. Now I'd like to just leave bostonblogs and be on covblogs. Can you do that for me?


Posted by: linnea at September 29, 2007 8:04 PM

I have a photo to post, but no "upload files" button in my movable type post menu (just new entry and edit entry). help?

Posted by: Katie at October 11, 2007 10:06 AM

Hey, what happened to the monroeblogs?

Posted by: WG at October 14, 2007 10:33 PM

All of a sudden when you click on my comments, it gives error 404-url not found. Any ideas? I haven't changed anything. Just started with my latest entry. http://tennbrat.chattablogs.com. Thanks for your help.

Posted by: Sabrina at October 18, 2007 6:59 AM

Mine, too! I think everybody's is acting up.

Posted by: WonderGirl at October 24, 2007 10:17 PM

where did my new entry go? when I try to find it by going straight to skinnytree.berkeleyblogs.com I can't find it. But when I look on the berkeleyblogs.com archive, it is there. Am I just stupid?
And can you email me a response? (I am beyond embarrassed).

Posted by: crymytinyflood at October 30, 2007 1:07 AM

Again, I ask:

Hi, a few months ago I tried to do the double-posting thing on bostonblogs and covblogs, the problem was that my user name and password never worked on covblogs. Now I'd like to just leave bostonblogs and be on covblogs. Can you do that for me?


Posted by: linnea at November 13, 2007 5:27 PM

hey its some thing that i dont wanna comment

Posted by: gurvz at December 20, 2007 3:39 PM

Please delete this Baltiblog. Thanks

Posted by: rj at January 2, 2008 12:27 PM

I realize this is an old post, but I don't know how to contact you, I'll ask my husband when he gets home. I just want someone to explain how all those false comments appeared on every single one of my few blog entries all the way back to the beginning I think. And in only a matter of seconds and why the "verify your status as a real live human who's comment matters to anyone reading this" check didn't catch it. anyway, I also would love to know how to avoid such annoyances in the future. I don't know what it is but it's not fun for me. Oh, yeah and is there any way to get rid of them on my blog entries quickly? thanks.

Posted by: Oriel at January 12, 2008 10:22 PM

Please delete "thewedding.baltiblogs.com". E-mail me if you need verification. Thanks.

Posted by: rj at February 20, 2008 10:54 PM

Any reason why the Auburn Elvis Blog hasn't been added to the Chattablogs aggregator? The feed is http://feeds.feedburner.com/auburnelviscom

I requested it the same day I requested Always, Alli and I see it has been added. Thanks!

Posted by: alli at March 4, 2008 9:46 AM


The Auburn Elvis blog was added at the same time as Always Alli. It's not showing up on the frontpage of chattablogs because the most recent entry is from March 2nd. You can see that latest entry indexed here.

Posted by: admin at March 4, 2008 10:31 AM

How do I get my old Chattablogs blogs deleted from Chattablogs?


Posted by: Clifton D. Healy at March 13, 2008 3:59 PM

Clifton D. Healy,

Just let us know which blogs you wish to have deleted and we can take care of it.

Posted by: admin at March 13, 2008 4:33 PM

Hi, I've just moved to blogger for the time being due to time constraints, but I'd love to keep on the Covblogs main page--I visit friends blogs from that list that are on blogger so I know it's possible somehow, but can't figure out how to make it happen. Can you help? Thanks

Posted by: Currie Bishop at March 13, 2008 11:38 PM

I'm brand new at this and need some help. I have seen pretty nice Chattablogs-how do I customize mine? How about pictures? Do you have a selection of templates? Thanks

Posted by: Colleen at March 17, 2008 5:04 PM


Just go here and signup.

Posted by: admin at March 17, 2008 9:26 PM

would like to get phone # for person with the sportster

Posted by: denis at April 4, 2008 6:27 PM

You should add AllAboutSTL.com to your links. Here is their info: All About STL is your one stop source for all things St. Louis. Visit us daily for St. Louis News, Weather, Sports, Finance and More! With St. Louis travel guides and St. Louis history Fun Facts you are sure to enjoy All About STL.com
They also have burger time game and frogger game which I found amazing. I loved those in the 80's.

Posted by: Jen at February 10, 2010 10:39 PM

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