comments section having problems

I can't leave a comment?!? Oh, bother!

If you try to leave a comment and get an error saying “That email address is associated with an existing account, please log in to use it”, that’s because WordPress (the blog hosting software and platform) recently updated their comment system, and they changed something.  A cursory glance online reveals many sites across the blogosphere are having this issue.

So if you had a problem leaving a comment, please try again.  If you do have an account, you should be able to login and leave a comment.  I don’t have any way to see the info from who logs in, so don’t worry about that.

I’ve discovered this also happens for e-mail addresses that have a Gravatar account (which is for the image that goes with your name).  That seems to be a bug, as far as I know.  So in the meantime, you can either use an alternate e-mail address (or make one up), or just wait until it’s fixed.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

possibly related posts

There’s a new feature of WordPress blogs now, which means it applies to this one.  When you’re on the individual page for a post, you may see some links after the article.  They will be prefaced with this statement:

Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)

As it says, these links are “possibly” related, and they are “automatically generated”, which means I have nothing to do with them.  These links may be to external sites, and obviously I have no control over what content is provided there.  (If I ever get to rule the world, I would have such control, but my time has not yet come.)  So in the meantime, peruse such links at your own risk.

I thought about disabling them, but then it would remove this blog from appearing on other people’s blogs in their “possibly related posts”.  And we’ve already received several new visitors from other blogs in this way, so I’m going to leave it up for now.

This has been a public service announcement from Buffet o’ Blog.  Thank you, drive thru…