TypePad users are reporting further problems with the SixApart owned hosted blogging service despite promsies recently by the company that problems had been fixed. What follows are extracts from posts made by a number of TypePad users made in the last 24-48 hours.
Triss Hussey writes at the Business Blog Consulting Blog:
“I’ve had it. TypePad has been sluggish/down all morning (Pacific time) for me and I think their grace period is over…I’ve had it. We can’t run businesses like this.”
Flying Piggie writes in Goodbye TypePad, his post on leaving the service:
“There’s a place out there, where trackbacks do just that, and control panels are always accessible to users, and where images are safe…a place where pages load before my pedicure is done, and signing in is not a ‘try, try, again’ activity.”
Dog Fight at Bankstown writes:
“I’d actually spent more than a couple of minutes of two of them: one on Paris another on the terror arrests here. With lots of juicy links. But the unforseen blogological event that is Typepad these days, swallowed them up. So while I wait for several tonnes of code to be poured into plug the abyss, and the statements reassuring me all is well with Typepad, what can I say. “
“I’m sorry if you couldn’t reach Phylax yesterday… TypePad encountered more “server downtime” and the whole application was out of order for hours. I couldn’t post and you had no commenting facility. This is getting to be a serious nuisance, so I’ll be working again on alternative hosting solutions”
Something Requisitely Witty and Urbane has a really, really long vent here, but makes two clear points: customer service at TypePad sucks, and the service regularly fails.
“As far as I’m concerned, the Typepad performance in the last 2-3 weeks is more like a bashed-in fender. They blame it on an upgrade of a product I don’t use and a move to a new server farm because they are so popular. They won’t be if they don’t stop frsutrating users like me.”
defenestrate99 leaves TypePad:
“I have decided that I am officially on the prowl for a new blog service. I am tired of TypePad’s downright awful page speed and their apparent inability to provide stats with any degree of consistency. I get, like, six visitors a week and I’m throwing in the towel. I can’t imagine how frustrating it must be for someone with substantive traffic having to rely on this level of craptacular service. Service that I pay for.”
The well regarded Ed Cone:
“TypePad woes. Slooooow to post. Worse, slow to do other stuff. Like load archives. Times out, a lot. Same with deleting screwed up archive import, even in small batches. Three weeks left on the free trial. Not loving it.”
Do you have a tale of TypePad woe? let us know in the comments.