A Problem With Commenting. A Solution.

We have noticed some people are having issues commenting on the site. The site tells them that they must register to comment. At first, we could not figure out why this was happening because this site doesn’t require registration. We then learned that WordPress.com (the platform on which this and countless other blogs are built) now requires this.

There is a forum of some angry bloggers as a result.

Here is a great explanation of what exactly is going on and how you can get around it for now. Please read this if you comment here.

The short version is this. If you have a WP account but don’t want to log in to comment or you are having issues with it, simply use your username (any name) and a different email to log in (it doesn’t even have to be a real email address, make one up if you have to) and you will get right through.  We are disabling the need to even leave an email address on there to see if we can make it even easier. I just tested it and it worked. The problem appears to be just the email address when it is associated with a WP account.

To the nice folks at WordPress, may we say with grace and tact, hey fuckhead, if you don’t get this problem fixed by the end of the weekend, we take our blog elsewhere.

To our readers, we apologize if this is still happening to you but know we are rattling the necessary cages and, if the problem is not resolved, we will change platforms (possibly as early as this weekend) so you don’t run into this problem going forward.

Color me pissed off.

Categories: L.A. Kings News


19 replies

  1. Interesting (and annoying). May I ask: does this apply to blogs that are “self-hosted” (e.g. on Go Daddy or wherever) or only for blogs that are hosted by WordPress? I am assuming you are the former.

    (oh, it just made me sign in. That IS annoying.)

    • Hosted by WP, which is what we are. I don’t know if self hosted sites have the same issue.

    • There’s a different between wordpress.COM and wordpress.ORG (even though it’s the same folks). WordPress.COM consists of sites that are hosted by wordpress, and wordpress.org sites are self hosted; they have different rules, capabilities, and options, which ultimately led me to not want to use it.

      And since the email address I use to comment here is the same one I used when I set up my WordPress.com account, it made me sign in (and re-type) this.

      All this to say, I’m not sure if this affects self-hosted sites, haha.

    • It does NOT affect self-hosted wordpress sites.

    • …oh and incidentally, my auot-login software (which saves all my login info) just logged me into wordpress.com via Quisp’s old blog! LOL.

  2. Testing? 1, 2, 3.

    • No problems on my end. Funny that there’s an issue here.

      I just had a whole gagle of posts disappear off of Hammonds site last night. I don’t know if I got banned, or if it was just me putting in the wrong information (I have done that before, and my comments still appeared).

      I have an 11 year old nephew that knows I like to post there, and he went there and left me a message to let me know he loves me (I just recently moved to Long Beach, and we’ve been hanging out everyday since he was 2, so know he misses me). I thought maybe he used my email because he’s 11, and doesn’t know any better. Hammonds site doesn’t differentiate if the posts are from different IP adresses, it just instantly puts you on moderation, but my posts were completely deleted.

      Not sure what the deal is, I don’t think I broke any rules, but either way, I couldn’t post there last night, and haven’t went back yet. No problems here though. :)

  3. yeah, I noticed that yesterday, particularly with my IPhone access to the site where I could not post.

    Bobby, please give them a spearing penalty in the nuts, and if you are ejected we throw a party for you.

  4. test, test. Is this thing on?

  5. Meh, I just adapted. Blogs, BBS’s etc., always have something up. I posted as “Mark Case” in the past, but now I will go by an alias from now on

  6. I have a livejournal, but not a wordpress. Maybe it’ll be kind to me anyway?


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