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anonymous comments (i.e. NOT having to type in an email address to leave a comment) seem to be working again here on wordpress. at least right now. who knows for how long? =/

if it dies again, there are two ways that you CAN leave comments:

1) if you have a wordpress account, log-in to it;

2) if you … heh … type “none” into the email field. why that works i have no idea, but apparently it does.

good morning to you, too! (^_^)

comments ii

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.

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update 03/15 – 7:00 p.m. pst: hallelujah!! it looks like the anonymous commenting problem has been repaired. you should, once again, be able to leave a comment without having to provide an email address. (*whew*)

THANK YOU WORDPRESS PEOPLE!! better now. (^_^)

update 03/15 – 1:00 p.m. pst: well, wordpress has apparently changed their commenting system. ugh.

they say that now that if you use an email to comment which you’ve associated with wordpress at any time in the past, then you’re going to be forced to log in to wordpress. so, you’ll see an error message saying this:

“That email address is associated with an existing account, please log in to use it.”

HOWEVER, i’ve got my comments set here so that you don’t even have to leave an email address, i.e. i want my commenters to be able leave comments completely anonymously (you’re welcome!). some of those people, including myself in a couple of test runs here, are STILL getting the error message. so, something is not right.

there’s a lot of complaining going on on the wordpress support forum. we’ll see what happens. if this is not fixed, truly drastic measures might have to be taken.

update – 11:15 p.m. pst: desperate times call for desperate measures. i left a message on wordpress’ support forum regarding the comments problem. other (panicky!) people have as well. presumably they’re working on it!

there seems to be a problem with wordpress’ comments system, so if you’re having difficulties leaving a comment, that’s why.

i’m going to go with my usual glitch solving strategy and that is … wait a while and hope the problem fixes itself. (~_^) (or, in this case, hope that the good folks @wordpress fix it soon.)