Gobshites; a term of real affection

I lifted this directly from the ‘help’ section of wordpress.

I really don’t get why people keep messing with a clock that works well enough.


  1. Howdy!

    We’ve recently updated our commenting system.

    Now, if someone tries to comment with an email address that’s attached to a WordPress.com account, they’ll need to sign into WordPress.com before they can comment.

    If commenters have forgotten their password they can request a reset:

    Please don’t hesitate to contact our Happiness Engineers if you have any questions. We’re glad to help!

  2. Update

    We discovered a bug that required some users to use an email address when commenting, even when the blog owner doesn’t require an email address, or might prevent logged-in users from commenting.

    This bug has been fixed. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this might have caused.

  3. Update #2

    We discovered another bug that prevented some users from commenting if they attempted to comment on a blog with a custom domain name and had third-party cookies disabled.

    This bug has been fixed as well and we’re sorry for any inconvenience this might have caused.

  4. Clarification

    WordPress.com and Gravatar.com accounts are the same thing. Accounts for each service work on the other. So if you’ve only ever used Gravatar, you can log into WordPress.com using your Gravatar account (and vice versa) to post using your registered email address.

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20 Responses to Gobshites; a term of real affection

  1. Michele says:

    Grrrrrrr…..I don’t want to have to sign into an old WordPress account just to comment. So now I’ll try it with no email. You know how to get in touch with me if you need.

    Okay, so I have to use an email of some sort.

    • Vince says:

      The WordPress people aren’t responding to thousands of complaints. People are saying StumbleUpon and Myspace

      • Michele says:

        So WordPress allowed me to use my paintings on commission email to comment on your blog but when I tried to use it on another blog it wouldn’t let me. I’m starting to feel like they hate me.

        • Vince says:

          That’s new !.

          And yeah the hate thing. It took the Celtic peoples a long time to get paranoid :-D. They nearly wiped us out.

  2. R. Sherman says:

    I hate this new system. Like you, I wonder why people insist upon diddling with things that are perfectly fine.


    • Vince says:

      I think this is some idiots mind fart. They just did something and it had unintended results.

  3. Sage says:

    for some reason, I haven’t had any problems posting here, but I often have on wordpress accounts

    • Vince says:

      Yeah, seems hit or miss. But it was certainly better than blogger, for me anyway.

  4. Kelly says:

    I left Blogger because it caused me so much grief (not to mention the 2.5 years I blogged at Yahoo360 before they went belly up) and now WP is doing the same thing to me!

    Maybe I’m just not meant to blog. I sure would have a lot more free time for “real” life. 😉

    • Vince says:

      Hmmm, real life. Ah I don’t know, ‘tiz fun being out and crafting a post only to totally forget it. And then to get a phone with a Dictaphone function that I’ve never used. 😀

  5. Kimberly says:

    Hmmm, I’m confused…I have to include my email, but it seems to work fine
    Happiness Engineers? What is that? It sounds like some position crafted by Disney and that they are not engineering all that much happiness! 🙂

    • Vince says:

      It seems if you in the past used a mail a/c that you now use to log in to comment on the W/P blogs they are now expecting you to log in fully. Otherwise you need to use an a/c that isn’t connected to either w/p or gravatar.
      However, we’ll see.

  6. Well it did work, but it didn’t work yesterday. ????

  7. Kelly says:

    I’ve tried unclicking the need for name and e-mail to comment. We’ll see if that works or just allows spam. Also, wondering if anyone will fail to put their name thus making anonymous posts. Not sure which is worse, people you want commenting not being able to, those you don’t want commenting doing so, or just wondering who’s doing the commenting!

  8. Kerry Hand says:

    That’s a great photo on the header. Kerry

    • Vince says:

      Thanks Kerry. It’s on the Nore river. I was having a look to see if I could do it in Summer on an open Kayak with the dog.

  9. Love your new blog-title, Vince. I agree, if it ain’t broke, why fix it? That said, I haven’t encountered these troubles in here – so far!

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