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Why has searching for other WordPress blogs changed AGAIN! Very frustrated!

  1. Why are topics or tags not showing up when I search for other blogs on the "Reader" tab? This is only as of yesterday?
    This is very disappointing as I liked the old format to search other blogs from a few months again. Now this has made searching even more challenging!!
    Blog url: http://footprintsonthecourse.wordpress.com/

  2. Hi,
    I don't have an answer for you (I'm just volunteering to help in the forums), but I'm so sorry you're frustrated. I hope you get some resolution.
    Good luck!
    -Z

  3. @rxnickrun
    If you have AdBlock running please try disabling it.
    If you are not using the https:// secure log in please try using it.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/https/

    These are the troubleshooting steps we take whenever any issues like this arise:
    clearing your browser cache and cookies > http://www.google.com/support/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=32050
    using the browser with all extensions or add-ons disabled
    updating the browser to the latest stable version (not a buggy BETA browser version) http://browsehappy.com/
    confirming third party cookies is enabled http://support.google.com/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=61416
    confirming JavaScript is enabled http://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=12654
    confirming Flash is updated http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ and if required installing the latest version of Flash http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
    resetting your router and modem and rebooting your computer
    then logging in using the secure https:// log-in see http://en.support.wordpress.com/https/
    trying another browser

    If those do not work for you then we need to know
    (1) how you are connecting to the internet and to WordPress.com. The way you connect to the internet (mobile, satellite, DSL, dial-up) and to your blog, and how many proxy server jumps etc. it takes to connect can cause problems. There maybe be problems with your ISP and/or with the proxy servers. Also note that the main dashboard isn’t designed to work with touch devices through the tablet and smartphone browsers.

    (2) exactly which browser and version of it are you using. If you don’t know click here to find out > http://whatsmyuseragent.com/

  4. Thanks for the quick response. I thought it was a new change as I still miss the old "topics" tab. The suggestions above have not worked but I will check on my Mac tonight to see if that makes a difference and get back to you.

  5. I have tried my mac as well and have noticed several other people asking similar questions today and yesterday. I am disappointed when you changed the way the old topics tab would format when you click on it. Once again this change appears to be less user friendly.

    To reiterate, when I go to read and click on Blogs /Follow in the READER TAB, all the blogs I follow appear and below the "Read more..." line, I see the Topics that are associate with that specific post.

    However, when I click on Topics (either saved or new) in the READER TAB and click on any of those post that appear, nothing appears below the "Read more..." line.

    I have Google Chrome on my on Window XP, Safari on my Mac and also tried Internet Explorer 8 on my other PC...all with the same result.

  6. This thread has been flagged for Staff attention.

  7. Just checking in? I am not necessarily looking for a solution at this point but I am disappointed in what appears to be a change that occurred without an explanation. I found at least 2 others who have asked similar questions without resolution (http://culturechoc2010.wordpress.com/ and http://japecake.wordpress.com/) from the forum.

    Thanks for flagging for staff attention and I hope future changes or "enhancements" could potentially be communicated somehow.

  8. This thread contains amny user comments and Staff responses regarding the changes that were made in the month of May http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/why-has-wp-destroyed-my-hit-count-with-the-topics-reader?replies=250 Note that I have been here for over 6 years now and the pattern is announcements of changes are made after the fact.

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