Thursday, February 4, 2010

Dropaholics No More! **


Well, I guess I got the answer to my MPG badge being duplicated under three different URLs on the Dropaholics widget! After I wrote
Greg Mathews of Dropaholics regarding my dilemma, he immediately wrote me back and explained the problem he thinks is plaguing my issue. I was so thankful cause I was so upset thinking about MPG's badge being used by other blogs. See picture below? There's only one MPG not 3!
Smiley


Anyway, I would like to extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to Greg for emailing me back to explain the reason behind this duplicate issue. Before I could even respond to his first email, I received a message from him to let me know that unfortunately, Dropaholics will be shutting down! Smiley

Here is the passage from his post.

I am sorry to say that
Dropaholics is shutting down.

There have been a number of bugs over the past 15 months with it and while looking into something recently I have discovered that the scripts that are meant to update blog info if it changes, ie blog button or title etc hasn’t been working correctly for a while.


Without fully investigating I don’t know exactly what has caused this to stop working, and at the moment I don’t have the time to put into checking and rewriting it.


If you are one of the 1300 blogs that have registered with the site then I want to thank you for taking part in it and if you have a widget on your blog could you please remove it.


I guess it's time to bid farewell to Dropaholics and I will be removing my widget at all three blogs. Like I told Greg, while I am very sad to see Dropaholics go, at least I now understand the reason behind my duplicate badges. I do hope to see Dropaholics back again one day for it was truly a wonderful if not the best widget for EC Droppers. Smiley


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67 comments:

David Funk,  February 4, 2010 at 1:48 AM

Hi Mariuca! :* :* :*

David Funk,  February 4, 2010 at 1:50 AM

That is very sad, but at least he showed the courtesy to address your problem though. ;) :)

LadyJava,  February 4, 2010 at 1:51 AM

:* :* :*

LadyJava,  February 4, 2010 at 1:51 AM

i removed mine already after getting that message GP.. i see yours is still around?

Bill,  February 4, 2010 at 1:52 AM

I have heard about this but never really got in to it. It sad to see this happen but i guess it is for the best. I think he is doing the right thing since he does not have the time to fix it.

LadyJava,  February 4, 2010 at 1:52 AM

aiyah.. missed the chop.. i was turning mommy's tv so that she can get TV9 dearie...

bluecrystaldude,  February 4, 2010 at 1:55 AM

so sad!

bluecrystaldude,  February 4, 2010 at 1:57 AM

i used to have dropacholic widget on my site too. i think it's pretty cool widget. however, since i stop being such a dropacholic, i removed it afterwards. :(

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 1:58 AM

8-) 8-) 8-) Bill FC1!

bluecrystaldude,  February 4, 2010 at 1:58 AM

okey Marzie. off to continue with my study. i will be having an exam today! :-E

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 1:58 AM

Hi David, FC2! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 1:59 AM

Thanks for chopping guys, don't forget to remove ur widget if u haven't done so! :'( :'( :'(

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 1:59 AM

Which blog here today yeah... Bill and David? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 2:01 AM

LOL so funny ur ekspresi for kena study for exam hahahha! good luck Blue! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 2:02 AM

Just removed mine LJ, haven removed at WOAFS or MD yet tho..

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 2:02 AM

:* :* :* LJ!

Greg,  February 4, 2010 at 2:14 AM

Thanks for the most Mariuca, I do hope to get Dropaholics back up in the near future once I have cleared my current, paid for, projects.

Greg
gregorymathews.com

Bill,  February 4, 2010 at 2:16 AM

Could i have hollywood please thanks Marzie :*

Roxiticus Desperate Housewives,  February 4, 2010 at 2:20 AM

Oh too late!

Ane,  February 4, 2010 at 2:44 AM

I totally agree Marzie, the dropaholics is one of the first EC groups I ever joined.. so sad to see it go...

Ane,  February 4, 2010 at 2:45 AM

remember how there were 2 or 3 MPG badge on my dropaholic widget then? hehe i thought it was because you were such a dropaholic! :-D now I know it was a bug... :)

gagay,  February 4, 2010 at 4:19 AM

>:o >:o >:o >:o >:o

gagay,  February 4, 2010 at 4:19 AM

:'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

gagay,  February 4, 2010 at 4:19 AM

a lot of reasons to >:o >:o >:o >:o >:o

gagay,  February 4, 2010 at 4:19 AM

some more reasons to :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

gagay,  February 4, 2010 at 4:20 AM

i missed the chop! >:o >:o >:o >:o

gagay,  February 4, 2010 at 4:20 AM

is this for real?

gagay,  February 4, 2010 at 4:20 AM

*DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

gagay,  February 4, 2010 at 4:25 AM

*DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

gagay,  February 4, 2010 at 4:25 AM

morning GP!

gagay,  February 4, 2010 at 4:25 AM

just got up! ;) ;) ;) ;)

gagay,  February 4, 2010 at 4:25 AM

i missed this chop! >:o >:o >:o >:o

gagay,  February 4, 2010 at 4:26 AM

is he the owner of dropaholics?or what?he wrote me tooo.. *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 4:46 AM

Hollywood is up and running YAY! 8-) 8-)

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 4:47 AM

yeah I'm really sad cause I love the widget and yes, Greg's response really did put matters at rest, that was wonderful of him.. :* :* :*

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 4:49 AM

You are right Bill, it's sad but understandable. I wish dropaholics all the best in the future, au revoir lovely widget.... :'( :'( :'(

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 4:49 AM

:'( :'( :'( :'( tell me abt it Blue!

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 4:53 AM

I love the way the widget looks, so cute got icon..but no more now...bye bye dropaholics... :'( :'( :'(

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 4:57 AM

Hey Greg, I'm sorry to see dropaholics leaving the scene and good luck in your current projects. Thanks again for all your help and I do hope to see dropaholics making a comeback soon! O:-) O:-) O:-) *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 4:57 AM

:-P :-P :-P Next one kay? Hello Maddie, hello London! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 4:58 AM

:'( :'( :'( Very sad indeed and it was such a pretty widget, thanks Ane! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 5:01 AM

=-O =-O :-D :-D :-D :-[ :-[ :-[ hahahahaha even I am not that much of a dropaholic Ane LOL! Fun times with the widget! :( :( :* :* :*

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 5:01 AM

>:o >:o >:o >:o >:o GG!

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 5:02 AM

:'( :'( :'( :'( :'( Tidur all day is it GG? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 5:02 AM

=-O =-O =-O Morning GG!

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 5:02 AM

And here comes the VS... new stock just arrived! :* :*

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 5:02 AM

>:o >:o >:o >:o Yeah lor GG...

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 5:03 AM

Of coz it's for real GG lol..sadly it is... :'( :'( :'(

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 5:03 AM

Morning GG, how many hours did u sleep? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 5:03 AM

I got up late oso but slept late too.. =-X =-X :-[ :-[

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 5:03 AM

More to come cutie, don worry! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 5:04 AM

Yes he is GG... so no more dropaholics edi huhuhu....u removed ur widget? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* :'( :'(

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 5:15 AM

Oh can get tv9 there eh, tak clear ke? I bet she is enjoying her new TV, LJ! :* :* :*

Monica,  February 4, 2010 at 6:51 AM

:'( :'( :'(

Monica,  February 4, 2010 at 6:51 AM

missed the chop huhuhu..

Monica,  February 4, 2010 at 6:53 AM

we've to remove the pretty widget? =-O =-O =-O

Monica,  February 4, 2010 at 6:53 AM

morning Mariuca! :* :* :*

Monica,  February 4, 2010 at 6:53 AM

eh the other day u wrote to this guy kah? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Monica,  February 4, 2010 at 6:55 AM

huhuhuh no more dropaholics widget! :(

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 6:59 AM

:'( :'( :'( Monica!

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 7:00 AM

Morning Mon, glad ur feeling better today! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 7:00 AM

Sorry u missed da chop tho, hugs! :-D :-D

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 7:00 AM

Yeah cause it's not functioning properly, I removed all mine edi huhuhuhu :'( :'( :'(

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 7:01 AM

First I wrote to admin, no response so I left comment at Greg's blog regarding the issue.... :) :)

Mariuca,  February 4, 2010 at 7:01 AM

:'( :'( :'( :'( Bye bye dropaholics....

Tina,  February 4, 2010 at 7:01 PM

i had always heard of it but never tried :( its so time consuming dropping isnt it, but its gotta be done!!

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