I just noticed that ***'s were functioning again so I gave everyone who posted in the past week 3 *'s. There were 50 of you. Now, that doesn't mean that blogroller is working again, but it might be an indication. I'm still learning about other ways to improve the speed at which we can check up on bbc blogs.
And, once again, for future reference, when it is working, (is that WAY too many commas?) the link at the top right allows you to give yourself ***'s when necessary. Finally, remember that September 4th is the official BBC BLOGGING DAY. Everyone must blog on that date or else.