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Text Area Box Information

Great tool for posting html when you need to see it and the post won't let you.

< textarea name="HTML for Logo" rows="8" cols="40" >Put your html in here< /textarea >

Information For Viewing More Of Feed

In order to see more than just the standard twenty five posts that come up in the feed at any one time, you can add the following to the end of the rss feed url to see 500 (if you have that many) posts instead.


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Workaround URL For Managing Reading List

This url should get you to your GFC main page if you need help managing your reading list on Blogger and can't get the link in Blogger's dashboard to work.

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Duh. The easiest way to stop hackers is with real passwords.

This linked article really spells it out in simple terms, how much you can do to protect yourself at your end (READ IT!). Obviously, you can only do so much on this side, but why make it easy for hackers by picking stupid passwords to begin with. Cover you own end and then hope and trust that the big institutions that have all our personal info are covering their part like they are supposed to.

To realize that 600K Facebook accounts get hacked a day is really scary...this means that a ton of users are using 123456 as their freaking password...and if that is the case, they almost deserve to get hacked.

Make your passwords a couple of words, that you can remember using upper and lower case letters, and then substitute in some numbers for some of the letters and throw a symbol or two in there between isn't that hard. On top of that, change your password occasionally...make that computer hack program start from scratch and you won't have to worry.

Another smart thing to d…

Directions For Viewing Feedburner Email Subscription Details

In your Feedburner account, you can see your email subscriptions.

Note that once you start using Feedburner, you might also have subscribers through Google Reader and iGoogle and those numbers are reflected in the total number of subscribers (so it isn't just email when you see the number for your blog).

Once you are on your Feedburner account, click on the blog in question, then on Publicize Tab and then Email Subscriptions, then Subscription Management, scroll to the bottom and you can click on View Subscriber Details.

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FAQ: How Do I Report a Problem on BHF

How to report a problem - Help us help you!
To ensure everyone finds the information they need as quickly as possible, here are a few guidelines to follow when you'd like to post a question or report a problem to the group:


2. It's always helpful to post as much information as you can - a specific error message (e.g. bX-XXXXX), the steps you took before you encountered the problem, which web browser you're using along with version, and what steps you have taken after.

3. If you encounter an error code (e.g. bX-XXXXX) and would like to report the problem, please include a description of what you were doing when you encountered the error, any additional information that's given with the error message, and the URL of the blog that is affected. Note that the same error codes are caused by a single issue/bug and resolved by the same fix. So, if a fix works for one user who's experiencing issue bX-ABCDEF, it …

Answer Text For Template Designer Malfunction

Just thought I would post this here to use for later.

Make sure to back up your template before making any changes.

You need to have the mobile template enabled before trying these fixes...and if you are using Amazon Affiliates, you can't use the mobile template and still be meeting their TOS requirements.

NOTE: If you do not have the mobile template enabled at the beginning of this process, I highly recommend trying to enable it, and then just trying to reinstall your current template (from the backup you made a few minutes ago)....this might keep you from having to do all your customizations over again if it just the mobile template issue causing your problem.

We have been told that this is due to customizations in your blog template that are conflicting with the platform and causing the template designer to malfunction. There are several options for clearing this up, some only have to do a few, and some need to do all and more to get it working again.

1. Use the remove…

CSS For Removing Author and Timestamp in Dynamics

Thanks to Yoboy for this info. Unfortunately we can't do it on the feed but at least we can get rid of it on the template itself.

I wanted to post this here for my own reference and then for anyone else that might need it.

display: none !important;

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My FAQs for Blogger

URL For Reverting To Blogger Profile

This only works for 30 days after converting to the Google+ profile but it is a good link to have, just in case.

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Background Image Work Around HTML

This is a reference post for helping users force a template to accept a new background while the platform is broken.

Obviously some of the values might be different due to settings for the background and spaces put in to make this show would have to be removed, but this at least gives me a spot to look for in the template.

< Variable name ="body.background" description = "Body Background" type = "background"
color = "#EEEEEE" default = "$(color) none repeat scroll top left" value = "#ffffff url( no-repeat fixed top center "/>

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FAQ: Spam Appeal Guidelines Updated January 2013

This thread should be started by the owner of the blog marked as spam and will only apply to that original poster. If you are another user and have this problem with your blog, you need to start your own thread so that we can send in the review individually.

Spam Appeal Guidelines:

Given the fact that automated spam detection is not yet a perfect science, the Blogger Team is happy to investigate any reports of false positive spam reviews, posted here in the forum. That being said, before you request an appeal, it's worth describing a few examples of what Blogger regularly removes, as part of its zero tolerance policy to abusive / inappropriate content:

- Affiliate marketing.
- Content created wth scripts and programs, rather than by hand.
- Content scraped from other sources.
- Copyright Infringement (using photos of people without their permission)
- Content or links referencing GPT, PTC, PTS, 'Make money from home', 'Make money fast', or other referral-based activities.