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.