BlogMad, a blog exchange service in beta testing, blew away their databases today and this blog, and my account, were one of the unlucky ones to have everything reset to zero.
BlogMad support tells me there is no way to restore the lost settings.
All that surfing gone.
All that “ranking” gone.
All those earned credits gone.
It’s as if we never existed. Sure, BlogMad is in beta — but there is a
base expectation from end users that even if everything blows up
BlogMad should still be able to rebuild what was lost via a system
backup from the last day’s automated backup and so you’d only lose what
you did in the last 24 hours. It seems the last backup BlogMad has is
one from 20 days ago. You can live a lifetime in 20 days on BlogMad.
If you want to be BlogMadding again you have to set up everything again
from nothing and support will try to determine where you were before
I won’t be BlogMadding again any time soon!