This is enough to give me a relapse!

I know I went away for a few days that turned into ten with very busy and fun times.  It gave me little time to read or comment on my usual list of blogs.

By the time I reached home last Sunday a flu bug had entered my body and I slept and swam for four days with added sound effects of sneezing and coughing. Wakeful moments were spent replenishing fluids.

I did read the odd blogpost, but discovered a problem when I tried to add a comment.

A few weeks ago I was complaining about captchas on Blogger blogs, now the trouble is with WordPress.

The troublesome blogs all feature three little icons in a row under the comment box and before the boxes for personal details.  To me, they are a ruddy nuisance recent phenomena and seem to be on updated blog faces.

The three icons are

W for wordpress  A bird for Twitter  f for facebook

I am doubly annoyed (very easy at the moment since I am still recovering and very much under par) because the blogs I visited have been regulars for quite some time.  So regular in fact, that my information is already printed correctly in the required spaces, clicking the ‘Post comment’ button does nothing other than cause frustration. Nothing moves.

Clicking on the WordPress icon (even when I go through the rig-ma-roll) a box appears asking me to log in to comment.

My email address appears not once but TWICE! I am told it belongs to an account I am not currently logged into. HUH?

I am logged in through my regular browser and my email is busy with incoming and outgoing mails.

I have no wish to be forced to log in using either Twitter or the dreaded facebook.

So if I have not been to visit and comment, it does not mean I have forgotten you.  Give me a few more days to gain more energy and hopefully sort out the commenting problem.

13 thoughts on “This is enough to give me a relapse!

  1. Nick

    I had this problem myself on Blogger a few weeks back, the error message saying I wasn’t logged into the correct account or whatever. I was then directed to a new screen where I logged in again and then everything was fine. And then the error message stopped coming up. No idea what caused it or what solved it, sorry.

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  2. Mike Goad

    That occurs on the WordPress.com blogs, not on self-hosted blogs using WordPress. There are a couple of options.

    If you have a WordPress.com account, log in to that. I ran into the problem trying to use the email address that I use for gravitar.com. For some reason, if you use that or the address you use for WordPress.com and are not logged in, it won’t let you comment.

    For reasons I forget, I have several email addresses. To get around the problem, I used my gmail address, which I use for almost nothing other than receiving mail for all the other addresses. I was able to comment then.

    It was certainly frustrating the first couple of times I ran into that, especially after typing in a lengthy comment and losing the whole darned thing.

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  3. Grannymar Post author

    Nick – between blogger, wordpress and the flu bug, I was ready to take an early bus outahere! 🙁

    Mike – I use Wp but it is privately hosted, as you say the problem is with blogs on WordPress.com. I am resigned to ‘read only’ for the moment.

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  4. Brighid

    I would like to have my blog on a blog site that lets me comment after each comment posted by someone else…any ideas.
    Hope you feel better soon.

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  5. Grannymar Post author

    Brighid – Me too. WordPress is what my gut suggests, but the free hosting on ‘blogname.wordpress.com’ seems to be the one giving trouble at the moment.

    I’m feeling better…….. in short spurts!

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  6. speccy

    This problem does seem to be cropping up this past few weeks, but I thought it was particularly for people who commented from a variety of devices. If I happen across any solutions, I’ll let you know.

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  7. Grannymar Post author

    speccy – I blog and comment only from my laptop. It has something to do with that ‘W’ icon beside the comment box on wordpress.com blogs. The blogs that are hosted by WordPress.com.

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  8. Alice

    Next week I’ll contact wordpress support to see if there’s anything I can do about it. My settings don’t require login. After a comment has been approved (by me) the first time, he/she is automatically approved from then on. Don’t worry too much about it. Just say “hi” back in your reply to reply comments on a post of yours. So far I’ve had no trouble commenting here (except sometimes it’s very slow). Feel better soon! 🙂

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  9. Grannymar Post author

    Alice – I am still unable to comment on your blog (I just tried again) 🙁
    I hope the problem is sorted soon.

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  10. Rummuser

    You will recollect that I had the same problem and I can relate to your frustration. As it came, it disappeared, but as Mike says it may be because the WP free blog that I was using is now inactive.

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  11. Grannymar Post author

    Ramana – I am able to comment on your blog, it has two buttons for Twitter and facebook, but no ‘W’ icon. The WPicon seems to be the problem.

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  12. Grannymar Post author

    BWT – Not just you, it is on all xxxx,wordpress.com blogs since they changed their commenting format. I was ready to throw in the towel but Elly came to my aid.

    Hope you didn’t think I had fallen out with you.

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