Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Follower Glitch - Where did my Followers go?


This morning I realized that I lost my Followers! Where did they go? There's just an empty black space that once had the faces of my Followers!

After exploring the problem further, I discovered through several blogger threads that I am not alone! This mysterious problem has been happening to people since July! Many people are experiencing the same thing, or worse! Another curious thing some of us have in common is that as we click to find help, we find  a blogger that calls him/herself uGotCrossedSon or similar name. You can not click on him, and all links are deadends.

As of now, there seems to be no solution from Blogger.
If anyone has this problem report it to this thread.  After searching all morning, it seems to be the only place I can find that offers a way to give information to help Blogger figure out this problem -  http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=3c3340dbeaf28344&hl=en
There is a link on this thread to a spread sheet you can fill out to help Blogger investigate the problem!

Although I find comfort that I am not the only one with this problem, I am now concerned that this is not just a little glitch! This seems to obviously be some sort of hacker.

I have to apologize to all my followers if you are inconvenienced in any way! I hope to see your smiling faces back on my blog soon!

8 comments:

Judy said...

I had this problem about a month ago, and I posted on the link you provide above. After a couple of days they all came back. BTW - they are all still there, because I can see them - all 22 little icons are there in your follower box.

Ann Schach said...

I lost my followers today, too! I also have the infamous UGotCrossedSon problem. I filled out the Blogger form. Let's hope that Blogger gets this fixed. Arghh!

tkdesigns4u said...

Judy, thanks for taking the time to let me know that you also had this problem and it was fixed! That makes me feel better! I still can't see my followers. I wonder why you can see them? Very Strange!!

Ann, I'm sorry you are in the same situation! It's nice to know I have someone to celebrate with when we get our Followers back!!LOL! Let me know when yours return!

pixie13 said...

My followers are gone, too, and I found the only follower showing up anywhere is uGotCrossedSon. I posted about this problem also. Maybe if enough people fill out their form & leave complaints in the thread, Blogger will fix what is most likely a hacking issue. Thanks for spreading the word.

tkdesigns4u said...

Yeah! My Followers are back!! To show how much I care about them, I will start featuring their items! Hope you got your followers back too, Pixie,Ann & Judy!

WillOaks Studio said...

Aha, now I have found more information on this problem and hmmm, it really sounds like a pretty serious and wide spread hacker problem!! I'm happy to be informed about it...just in case....

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WHERE2 said...

Same here, just started blogging about 2month ago, and this appeared. Am just beginning so cannot feel the impact as yet.

Cheers from Malaysia