Recently, WordPress decided to be “helpful”. They made a change intended to reduce comment spamming—or something. Unfortunately, this change has now made it difficult, if not impossible, for some people to comment on WordPress blogs. The support team is being rather uncommunicative, so I don’t know when this problem will be resolved.
Apparently, if you have EVER signed up for a WordPress account, or Gravatar account, or maybe even have done so little as left a comment on a WordPress blog before, when you try to leave a comment now you may get a message saying the email address you’re using is associated with a WordPress account, and you’re directed to log in to that account.
If you remember your account password and can log in, HOORAY! If you can’t log in to WordPress or Gravatar, you have the option (at the top right of the comment box) to log in to your Facebook or Twitter account. If you can’t or don’t want to do either of those, you can leave the EMAIL line blank and comment with just your name.
I’m sorry for this
inconvenience colossal mess. It’s not my doing, so there’s no way I can undo it. I can only hope the WordPress powers-that-be ARE working to fix it. And pronto.