Daily Archives: March 22, 2012

The “WordPress.com Requiring You to be Logged In to Comment” Issue

WordPress.com made a change to how comments work last week.  This is causing problems for some people trying to leave comments on WordPress.com blogs and is getting a stream of complaints.  I have gotten a few messages from people about this issue myself.

In the grand WordPress.com tradition, no mention of this change to comments was made before it started causing problems, and since then it has been getting little or no visible attention from what passes for support.  They might want to look into some ideas on that front.

Just a suggestion...

Anyway, it seems that if you have ever made an account at WordPress.com or any of its affiliated services, such as Gravatar, the email address you used has been stored away somewhere and you are now required to log into WordPress.com if you enter an email address that matches one in the database.

Even if you have since attempted to delete your account.

You can enter your email address in the lost password page at WordPress.com to see if you have an address that has been assimilated into the database.

Since I do not actually check the email addresses people use, unless somebody asks me to contact them, feel free to make up a fake email address to comment.  I won’t mind and would rather have your comment than an accurate email address.

I will enable anonymous comments in the mean time.  I don’t mind anonymous comments, but for some reason the need to enter an email address makes some people behave better.

Death in the Foul Cascade

You always know where I am going when I have the word “death” in the title of an instance group post.

It was Saturday night, we had the group together, we were in the right level range, we had somebody in the support role, and we were ready to go.  Our line up for the night was:

  • Earlthecat level 29 warrior
  • Jollyreaper level 28 mage
  • Gizalia level 28 mage
  • Hillmar level 28 cleric
  • Zahihawass level 28 cleric

And we were going to use the Looking For Group tool because we had already done the walk across Scarlet Gorge once and, while the place is pretty, we weren’t certain we could find the Foul Cascade again in a reasonable amount of time.

I'm even reusing last week's image

And so we were into the instance pretty quickly.

Here we are again!

More after the cut because of the usual profusion of screen shots as well as some modest spoilers about fights.

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