update – 7:30 p.m. pst: the wordpress comments system is still messed up. *sigh* (if you really wanna know what happened you can read this fellow wordpress blogger’s post.)
anyway, seems like wordpress tried to make it so that if the email you are trying to use to comment was ever associated with a wordpress account, then you would have to log-in to wordpress to leave a comment. in making this change, the wordpress folks seemed to have screwed up EVERYthing. there are problems with people trying to use their gravatar accounts to leave comments on wordpress blogs (i don’t really understand that problem to tell you the truth), there are problems with wordpress blog owners trying to leave comments on their own or on other peoples’ wordpress blogs (moi!), and there are problems with being able to leave comments without using an email at all, an option which i selected for the hbd chick blog ’cause i like anonymous commenting.
anyway, there are no hints from wordpress as to when … or if … this is going to be fixed. the anonymous commenting thing seemed to be repaired last night, but it’s broken again. i guess that means that someone is working on something, so i’m going to try to wait this out another day or maybe two. maybe.
so, sorry for the inconvenience. i’m just gonna keep posting light for now ’cause of the awkward/impossible commenting situation. =/
03/16 – 12:15 p.m. pst: well, it seems like anonymous (i.e. without email) comments are not working again on wordpress. ugh. sorry.
the complaints are still blazing away on the wordpress support forum — with no response from any wordpress staff. grrrrrrrr.
i’ll keep you posted on the progress/my plan of action.