30 March 2012

WordPress comments

About a month ago, WordPress - which had been recognizing my e-mail address as all the I.D. it needed - stopped allowing me to comment on those who blog there. It kept insisting that my e-mail was associated with some other account, and that I needed to log in first.

I would try, and still it claimed not to know me. For my friend Guffaw in Arizona, I would send comments via e-mail, and he had to cut-and-paste them into his Comments section. I didn't do that for anyone else.

I read several other bloggers making similarly annoyed remarks about it, so at least I had the satisfaction of knowing it wasn't just me.

This morning, I finally resurrected a five-generation-old password ... and WordPress' response was "Oh, it's YOU!" and allowed the comment through.

They need some serious overhaul, I'm thinking.

7 comments:

armedlaughing said...

...and for this (and many other things) we thank you!

Guffaw in AZ

Wildly Calm said...

That one sounds like they made a revert to an older backup at some point, without telling anybody ...

And if so, I'm somehow not surprised at all...

Wildly Calm said...

On second thought, I'm actually surprised they had a backup to revert to...

threecollie said...

It's crazy! I have an old WP account I used to use to back up NVD. However, I used my Google account to comment on WP. Now it is doing the same thing to me. What a PIA

Jenny said...

Bother!

I love WordPress as a CMS, but I'm having to admit it's not as easy to keep in touch with everyone as using the Blogger engine.

Hrmm.. might have to move at least the chatty stuff back over at some point.

Quizikle said...

WP and B must be at bigger odds with each other than FF and IE. I use WP and have a very difficult time commenting on B via OpenID. I've found that using Name/URL works though...several don't have that option though
Q

joated said...

Thanks! I thought I was the only one having that kind of problem. Now I'll have to try, try again.