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Site Error: Problem With Commenting Anonymously (And Commenting In General)

There appears to be a problem with commenting on the blog. If you try to comment anonymously – which you can do by not entering an email address, or a user name, you will be greeted with the following error message:

‘That email address is associated with an existing wordpress account, please log in to use it’

I am working on getting this resolved as quickly as possible. Please bear with me while I try to get it sorted. Posting a comment on My Nintendo News now only works if you enter a username and email address. If your email address isn’t working when commenting, then feel free to make one up and it should work.



64 thoughts on “Site Error: Problem With Commenting Anonymously (And Commenting In General)”

    1. Actually I thought in that at first glance, but not be able to post anonymously won’t let active real fans to post either and that’s a shame. Anyway, you can log with a Facebook account, many trolls do it as well so I don’t know what to think

      1. All you have to do is enter an email account to comment. And if he prevents people from posting anonymously, banning trolls would be easier. Although some would use random words for email accounts that probably exist.

      1. what’s WordPress? n_n for some reason i had to use a different email because i can’t use the one with my gravatar

    1. it worked with the different email, btw when i enter my real email the avatar i chose doesnt show up, its a random one instead

      1. @sickr It seems to be a problem from WordPress itself. In their support forums this is a hot topic, it seems to be they changed something so it’s affecting much more people. It doesn’t seems to be an error you did, but a WordPress new way to handle anonymous comments.

        1. Thanks, although it doesn’t mention the anonymous issue. Hopefully it gets resolved quickly! I’ve contacted two people at WordPress so hopefully they are busy working on something.

          1. Ah OK! You’re welcome ;) So you’ll have to wait as everyone else for this problem to be solved, it seems to be it started yesterday. I’ve only found one closed thread from a member of the WordPress Staff who mentions this “update”
            That ‘misserable little pile of’ text it’s not enough to explain it, but at least we know it’s an error from WordPress. Maybe they’ll not answer you but surely they’re working on a solution (Maybe) :P

    1. Exactly. There were a few people getting frustrated about not being able to comment, and rightfully so. Hopefully it will be fixed soonish.

    1. seigfried von schroider twin

      im sorry for my dimension twin causing trouble on the blog, still why does he hate a company and go were 90% people like the company, it does not make scenes.

  1. I Am The Yeti. You Are Scum

    It won’t let me comment with my real gravatar. So I have to use this one. Oh well….

  2. I was wondering why the traffic seemed slow today. Hopefully it will be fixed soon so we can get back to having half a page of people insulting someone who said “first”.

    Leave luck to heaven.

  3. Hey thanks for the link up there. This unwelcome change from wordpress appears to have been implemented to keep gravatar/wordpress email addys from being “borrowed” for nefarious reasons, and now requires anyone who attempts to post a comment using an email addy that is registered on gravatar/wordpress to log in to WP before the comment can be posted.

    In their apparent ineptitude, however, the error that is displayed doesn’t direct the user to a log in page, or offer further instructions of any kind. So, most gravatar users are going to assume that they don’t have a account (which they actually do, since the two are pretty much interchangeable), and probably assume that they’re banned from the site or required to register a fresh account in order to proceed (both of which aren’t attractive, of course, and the latter would lead to even more confusion once the user decides to register with the same email that they were attempting to use in the first place). In the end, many commenters are simply going to shrug their shoulders and move on.

    What’s worse, I’m guessing that most of the hundreds of thousands of bloggers out there aren’t yet aware of the problem, as the change wasn’t exactly announced and most aren’t going to be contacted by the average visitor. In other words, they’re losing comments from legit folks and don’t even realize it.

    Even if it was properly executed (which it isn’t even close), t’s a boneheaded sledgehammer solution to a fly-sized problem. Hopefully they realize their mistake and switch it back…soon.

        1. yes it’s incredibly stupid, IMO. It (the change) does nothing to stop smam. In fact, it appears to encourage folks to use phony emails (like so), thereby increasing the likelihood that legit commenters get caught in the spam filter.

          The only problem that this addresses (that I can think of) is those trolls out there who are using someone else’s email addy in the comment form, in an attempt to impersonate or otherwise borrow their gravatar. But that thinking is flawed, since anyone can still simply steal an image and apply it to their own gravatar account, if they really wanted to impersonate another netizen.

          So we’re left to assume that log ins are now going to be required for the purposes of tracking or something?

          Kind of a head-scratcher….

    1. I saw your post and a tweet you did with the link. Your solution (even if I don’t admin any site right now) seems to be plausible for the moment. You’ve done right posting in the official forums where one should see first so surely many people will be able to see it. Thanks for the explanation ;)

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  5. sickr, if we are having that issue we cant post about it.
    i dont even know if this will work as my normal email for this is having that error. its been going on since early yesterday my time.

    1. It’s a real pain in the ass. I’ve contacted support and it’s happening to all sites that are hosted by WordPress. I really hope they get their stuff together. Sorry about this.

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    (boy) NO
    (girl) do you want to be with me forever?
    (boy) NO
    (girl) would you cry if I walked away? (boy) NO
    … she heard enough and was hurt, she walked away. Tears ran down her face.
    The boy grabbed her arm:
    (boy) you’re not pretty… you’re beautiful
    (boy) I don’t want to be with you forever… I need to be with you forever.
    (boy) I wouldn’t cry if you walked away… I would DIE!
    (boy whispers) plzz stay with me.
    (girl whispers) I will…
    Tonight at midnight your true love will realize they love you.
    Something good will happen to you 1-4 pm.
    Tomorrow it could be anywhere.
    Get ready for the shock of your life! If you don’t post this to five other comments… you will have relationship problems for the next ten years

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