Missing Recent Comments feature update

"With all due respect John I am Head of IT and I have it on good authority. If you type Google into Google you can break the internet. So please, no one try it. Even for a joke."

- Jen, The IT Crowd

For those of you missing the Recent Comments feature, we've got to the bottom of the problem. It turns out that BC is a victim of its own success and the collected wisdom of Nobbly, Cat Man, Hugh, Monkeyboy, Headhunter, Fred, et al have finally broken Google itself.

According to the Blogger Help Group forum, we are not alone. Any blog that has recorded more than 5,000 comments has this problem. Google engineers are working on the problem with the feed and hopefully it will be back up and running soon.

14 comments:

Headhunter said...

In breaking the international congomerate that is Google we appear to have shot ourselves inthe foot.....

Brockley Kate said...

Yay! IT Crowd quote! So it's not just me then ...

Monkeyboy said...

Yeah, yeah... not the Brockley media-marketing elite trying to gag unruly voices? No? OK, just paranoia then.

By the way, had my first bit of 2009 luck. Bought a microwave from Curry's (reduced, £69) Got it home, didn't work. Popped back to Curry's to whinge, they agreed to let be have the display one for £5 off. Got to the till and the spotty youth charged me for a graphics card (with £5 off) so ended up costing me £24!. I feel absurdly pleased with myself but am I technically a thief?

Oh well....

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't be so pleased - you can get a microwave for £20 or less in Tesco

Monkeyboy said...

Mine is extra shiny with lots of features I'll never use.

Hugh said...

We need a credit crunch thread for all things recession-related this year.

Transpontine said...

Interestingly the quantity of comments per post seems to have reduced since this problem started - probably a coincidence due to people not being at work and therefore not having the time for cruising blogs! But maybe also the narcissistic pleasure - of having your latest dumb comment show up in the 'recent comments' box and then checking back to see who has risen to the bait - has been diminished. No noticeable impact on quality though.

Anonymous said...

you people are absolute headcases, and I think you should get out more, plus if you do, I wouldn't feel so compelled to keep logging on here to check out the latest and greatest that Brockleyites have to offer and thus would get out more myself.

There - my hermit nature is all your fault, I do hope that you are very very proud of yourselves.

yours,
anon

The Cat Man said...

First step Google, next step the world...

nobbly brick said...

Transpontine, for your information: Freud said 'whatever we say is inevitably about ourselves'.

all the best

Anonymous said...

Transpontine - I think we're all working to keep the levels of commenting up but would all very much welcome being able to see which threads are active again.

Tamsin said...

Would deleting a whole load of the very early conversations from 2007 be a quick fix?

Monkeyboy said...

What and destroy our collected wisdom? Only the the sacking of the library at Alexandria would exceed such a crime.

max said...

Not a proper Christmas without the merry sound of us windbags really!

Actually please keep that recent comments thing off, I had tons more time available to do things. I kept on reading the blog, I checked the comments occasionally and if I found them silly I didn't feel any urge to make any point about them. Brilliant.

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