A recent comment by Stuart Syvret on his blog notes that:
I have given up ownership and ultimate control of the site to third parties - and have done so for the very obvious reason that the Jersey oligarchy are doing all they con to suppress and silence this blog - and are doing so by overt unlawful political oppression and harassment of me. Well - no matter what the outcome of the oligarchy's efforts against me - my relationship with this sight is merely one of access. I have the ability to do postings and moderate comments, just as do, say, moderators on any number of sights and other forums. They are given a certain privileged, trusted access to the sight - but do not own it - and are ultimately subordinate to the overall owner, editor, controller etc. So - even if the Jersey gangsters stood over me at a computer, held a gun to my head - and ordered me to remove postings etc - even if I complied - the postings would be restored by the overall owners/controllers within 24 hours. Indeed - if any such coercion, or court-order was obtained against me, the great probability is that the controllers/owners would reduce my privileges to the effect that I could only post and moderate - but not delete anything. And - in any event - even if by some chance this blog was removed entirely - it's all been copied - and would be reproduced in its entirety on others sites and new sites under new domains.
It has been greeted with a degree of skepticism on another blog, but in fact, it is entirely possible to do everything that Stuart says. For those who are interested in how it is done, here is the step by step stages, which is supplied by the Tips and Tricks for New Bloggers Blog. The procedures were noted in 2007, and are easily located - it only took me 5 minutes to find them.
Incidentally, the BlogToPrint service (http://blog2print.com ) can also produce a complete downloadable copy of any blog, Stuart's included, as a PDF for $8.00. You don't even have to have any permissions as long as (a) you have the address (b) it is in the public domain. So copying the blog is cheap as well.
Transfer Blog Ownership
We were posed a question - whether a blog can be transferred to another Google account. Our initial thought was that it can't be done since each blog is registered to a specific Google account. It was only recently when we were contemplating changing the Blog Administrator status in our Tips for New Bloggers blog that we realized that the new Blogger allowed us to change the Blog owner and transfer the Blog to another person.
The scenario we shall illustrate is for the current blog owner ("Blog Owner") to transfer a Blog to another Google account holder ("New Owner"). This New Owner can also be the blog owner himself/herself who wishes to transfer the Blog to his/her other account.
The first step is to add the New Owner as a contributor to the Blog. To do this, login to your Blogger account, go to Settings -> Permissions and click "Add Authors". Type in the New Owner's email address and click "Invite".
Blogger will send an email invitation to the New Owner. The email will guide the New Owner through the steps to accept the invitation as contributor to the Blog. It will also lead the New Owner to set up a Blogger account if there isn't one. Once the Blogger account is set up, the New Owner can begin posting on the Blog as a contributor.
As a guest contributor, the New Owner has limited powers. The available functions on the Blogger Dashboard that guest contributors have are:-
1. Create Post
2. Edit Post (cannot moderate comments in posts)
3. Set own Mail-to-Blogger address to enable email publishing
4. Option to be removed as author of the Blog
Change Guest status to Administrator
To change the Blog ownership and transfer the Blog to the New Owner, the Guest Contributor status will have to be changed. The Blog Owner should login to the Blogger account and go to Settings -> Permissions. Under "Blog Authors", the New Owner's name will be shown. Click the link next to it that says "guest". By clicking it, the status will be changed to "administrator".
There will now be 2 Administrators, both entitled to the same rights. The old Blog Owner can be removed as the Blog Author after that and the only remaining Blog owner and author will be the New Owner.
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