The Great Anonymous Glitch

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:<br

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.



About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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9 Responses to The Great Anonymous Glitch

  1. beetleypete says:

    It’s a pity that Gravtar ‘backed out’ of the issue, but I am very pleased to see you back to your old self! I wil reblog this tonight.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. beetleypete says:

    Reblogged this on beetleypete and commented:
    Frank was one of the first of my followers to become ‘Anonymous’ He has been on the case, and here are his conclusions.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I am with By Hook Or Crook on this-I hope it is a permanent fix. Warmest regards, Ed

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sha'Tara says:

    While my problem wasn’t “Anonymous” I did have problems leaving comments or likes, particularly on my own – paid – blog. I did the WP recommendations of using “only” Google Chrome, and making sure it’s set to receive third party cookies. That solved most but not all of my problems. It occurred to me that if I logged into WP and stayed logged in I didn’t have any problems. Problem was how to remain logged in in such a way that the WP system would know I was “in” – more than strangely enough there is no set way to clearly log in to WP, you can only log out! So I’ve set up “My Pofile” in my Chrome bookmark bar and as soon as I go on WP I set that to remain open in the background. So far, no more “user does not exist” and my “followed” blogs don’t show up as “Follow” which means logging in which means an automatic rejection. I believe we’re still (barely) intelligent enough to outsmart AI. With those kinds of challenges to beat, we’re all staying young, hah!

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    • toritto says:

      Indeed we are Sha! Keeps this 77 year old guy on his toes! Sorry I can be of no help with your problem. I use Windows 10. Used to use Chrome on my old desktop. That was originally running Windows XP! After Windows stop supporting it I moved to Chrome but I’ve been happy with Windows !0 which so far meets all of my limited needs.

      Best regards from Florida.

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  5. Thank you for the very good information. Best wishes, Michael

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Jennie says:

    Thank you, Frank. I will be ready in case I face this problem.

    Liked by 1 person

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