Well, you all know that some of us have recently been experiencing the Great Anonymous Glitch; when we tried to leave a comment we were coming up as “anonymous” rather than in our normal Word Press handles.
It started for me about a week ago.
So I did the usual things I do for Word Press glitches. I signed out and in again. No luck.
I tried what Pete tried with Gravatar. It didn’t work for me. I got an “Oops! Something is wrong.” I expected to hear further from Gravatar, but didn’t.
‘Anonymous’: A Gravatar Issue?
So I posted my problem in the public forum for support on Word Press:
Next day I got an email query from WP staff: could I show them an instance where I had posted and come up anonymous?
I did. I led them to Pete’s site where he first outlined the problem and where I had commented as “anonymous.”
Meanwhile I discovered I could comment normally if I did it through my Reader on WP rather than going directly to the post on which I wished to comment. I figured I would do that and wait and see what happens.
So yesterday I was preparing my post on the silence of Bibi; half way through I decided to take a break, had a cup o’joe and a cigar on the lanai.
Now I rarely sign off or shut down my computer. Usually it is only in the evening when I put the computer to “sleeep” or run a complete viral scan at the end of which the computer will shut down if nothing is found.
So yesterday I returned to my keyboard to continue the post on Bibi and found I was signed out. Someone signed me out.
When I signed back in the first thing I saw was a sign-in screen for Word Press. I rarely sign out of Word Press either unless I am having a problem.
So I signed back into WP and voila, everything concerning the anonymous comment situation has apparently been fixed. At least for me.
I have to presume the Word Press staff fixed my glitch.
If so, many thanks guys. I hope it lasts.
P.S. If you are having the same problem, you can add to the public forum link above and hopefully WP will contact you as they did me.
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