Friday, March 16, 2012

Silly Wordpress (dot com)

Today when I tried to make a comment on my friend's blog. This happened to me

That email address is associated with an existing WordPress.com account, please log in to use it.
I thought that was cool and tried to log in with my email address but because I have never logged before (didn't remember that I signed up), I couldn't  and ended up selecting the "forgot password" link.  Clicked the "reset password" link in the incoming email. Typed a new password twice and then logged in (typed the same password again). Went back via Chrome history to open the blog trying to comment. Noticed the black bar at the top indicating that it recognized me as a logged in user. Typed my comment again (fortunately, it was quite short). And then... BOOM. The same error message! Confused, I swiped back to the page, ⌘+R to refresh the page, typed the comment one more time (it was much shorter fyi) and once again, the same message. This is so frustrating! Hey WordPress dot com, you did so many things wrong!


  1. If I don't create an account in your server, please do not do it for me! I know I didn't create an account because after logging in, I found no blog associated with the account. Who on Earth registers on WordPress dot com without creating a blog?!
  2. If something is not broken, please don't fix it. This quote is so famous (I got it slightly incorrect, it should be "If it ain't broke, don't fix it") but why you still did that? The original WordPress comment procedure is too good for you to keep it? At first it surprised me because you can comment without registering, just put your email and address and be done with it. And then I was thrilled because I can comment pseudo-anonymously on a huge network of sites with my avatar attached, that's soooo cool (it utilizes Gravatar fyi). Lastly, it remember my information so next time I visit the same site I can comment as easy as possible.
  3. This one is minor but.. whatever, here it goes: if I typed a new password twice, can't you just save me the trouble and log me in automatically? Why I have to type it for the third time? Some modern sites don't even require password confirmation, you can always reset it via email. You are asking me about email confirmation? Hell, if I mis-typed my email address, I may just throw it away and create a new account. The old one isn't mine anyway LOL
  4. And finally: if I spent the time to log in, at least allows me to comment on a blog!
KISS!