TypePad outage again

Nearly three hours later and I’m still seeing this error message every time I try and leave a comment on a TypePad blog:


Blogs themselves seem to be working ok; it’s when you click the comment submit button that you then get the error page. Very frustrating if you’ve typed a lengthy comment.

So, Simon, here’s my (brief) comment to your post “Open reply (obviously!) to Colin Farrington’s comments at PR Voice“:

“I find Colin’s stubborn ignorance depressing truly sad (in the traditional sense of the word)for the CIPR and PR as a whole.” You said it, Antony. Clueless. Not only about social media but also about effective communication.

You’ll need to read Simon’s post and the comments there (especially Antony Mayfield’s) to see the full picture.

And TypePad, what does “TypePad is currently unavailable for maintenance” mean? You’re unavailable for maintenance? You’re unavailable because of maintenance? Or what?

Ridiculous. I’m pissed at the time wasting with TypePad. And yes, I moved from TypePad to WordPress, partly influenced by stuff like this. Still have my moblog there, though.

Ok, let’s have the smacks about my getting on TypePad’s case again and get it over with.

[Update 13 July @ 12:25 CET] According to Everything TypePad, service was restored last night at 7:30pm PDT (that’s 4:30am CET today). Guidance here on what to do if your TypePad blog is now missing any content.

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

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  2. Simon Collister

    Is this a triumph of will over technology, Neville? How very Web 1.0!

    If it isn’t Colin Farrington, it’s typepad! Whatever next! And for UK readers, keep an eye out for Antony’s PR Business column tomorrow.

  3. neville

    More a bit of a vent, Simon, as I was trying to leave comments on three TypePad blogs with that error each time. The last straw – hence the vent – was that error on your blog!

    Speaking of PR Business, I tried to find the magazine when I was in Reading last week. No one at WH Smith had heard of it. Is it only on limited distribution?

  4. Simon Collister

    I think PRB is being sent to CIPR members and, at the moment, non-members as well who can subscribe using an enclosed form. I don’t think it is available to buy in the shops at the moment.

    However, I’ve just opened the post and no sign of my PRB this week.

  5. neville

    That would explain it, Ian. I took a good look through their new website. It’s not bad; some good writing there although a bit weighted on public sector PR.

    Still, if that quality is reflective of the print publication, then PR Week have a real challenge on their hands.

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