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At the moment you need to be a bronze level user to write a game review. This hasn't always been the case, but that's the way it's set right now, probably to prevent abuse.
Thank you, Zach. I was racking my brain about this all night, so I appreciate the clarification on that.
Just sort of piggybacking off my post about a week ago, I've noticed that the user blogs block YouTube embedding using the YouTube embed code - it just shows up as a blank line. This clearly doesn't happen for staff post, as evidenced by Joe Juba's recent feature. When I use the site's tools to embed it looks really ugly, it's a giant 4:3 embed that can't be centered or resized. So if I wanted to set the aspect ratio to 610x343 - the standard scale down from 1280x720 when images of that size are simply plugged into the site's blog image tool - I can't actually do that. I really like making my blogs look neat, and it's a little annoying that I can't embed videos in a way that looks nice when that doesn't seem to be a limitation elsewhere on the site. This has been an issue with YouTube embeds, at least for me, for all of the 4-5 years I've been blogging on the site.
FEAR THE MONARCH!
There's a hidden feature that lets you do that. Insert the video using the sites tools as usual. Once you get a tag that looks like this:
You can adjust the aspect ratio by appending a width and height to the url, like so
Just tried it on a standard user account and it worked.
Hey Zach. I lost a blog on Monday or Tuesday. Could you restore it?
I'm sorry but I don't see it anywhere, you're probably going to need to repost it.
Hi Zach, for some reason my blog disappeared again :/ I hadn't even touched the blog since you brought it back. I have no idea what's going on. Any chance you could bring it back again?
So, besides that, how'd you like the play Ms. Lincoln?
Hi, posted a blog and it showed up briefly, then it disappeared.
I know this thread seems dead (I'm a natural born poet), but I have a post that absolutely refuses to get published. I've taken things out of it, copied and pasted it to a new blog, changed content. Everything. I've tried to publish it a dozen times, but absolutely nothing works.
How should I proceed from here? I've worked on this for at least five hours and don't want all of my efforts to be in vain.
In trying to post a blog to the site, I am faced with the following error I cannot get around:
Internal Server Error - Read
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
I've been getting the same thing happening happening to me as Noobtubin8er, but only on Firefox. If I post the blog using Google Chrome it's usually fine, but messes a little bit with how it posts from the "Paste from Word" function. I prefer to use Firefox to post, so I'd like to know, is it a browser issue or is GI just not working right on Firefox now?
Apologize for thread revival. Posted a Review. Clicking the review leads here:
Tried editing with no success. Review still exists within the edit review function, but can't be fixed or deleted at this point,
Like others have mentioned here, I just attempted to publish my first blog post, and although my user stats count shows 1 blog post, it's nowhere to be found on my blog tab and is not shown anywhere in my activity either.
Is there any record of it on the back end, or a means of restoring it?
Happening to me too, now. Advanced editor seems different, and the post does show up...initially. It doesn't show up under my blog section, though. :/ Gonna try
Bah...link didn't work in above...sending support a message here.