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"Are you sure you want to do this?" and other unusual error messages

  1. I'm trying to make a private blog public. When I submit the change (under Settings/Privacy) I am redirected to a blank page that reads "Are you sure you want to do this? Try again." The words "Try again" link back to my dashboard, and the privacy change is not saved. A few moments ago, when I hit "Submit" on a post, I was directed to a page that said something to the effect of "do not use the back button, Wait a few minutes then refresh this page." Can anyone advise?

    The blog I need help with is eetnkingstec.wordpress.com.

  2. I'm having the same problem -- when I change the privacy setting, I get a "failure notice" tab with a message that says "are you sure you want to do this?" and "try again."

  3. I'm getting the same issue I'm afraid. I'm trying to make a blog public and I just get redirected to a blank white page with "Are you sure you want to do this?" on it and a try again link which takes me back to the dashboard.

  4. @mylenedipenta
    Your blog is marked "private" and I did a test by clicking the link. Do not approve my request. I wanted to make sure it was working is all. Please contact Staff directly.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

  5. @flobert64
    Please post an active link starting with http:// to the blog in question. The site linked to your WordPress.com username is NOT a free hosted WordPress.com blog and we cannot help with it.

  6. @prophetod
    Please post an active link starting with http:// to the blog in question.

  7. @timethief

    http://mytestblogthatwontexistforlong.wordpress.com/

    Please ignore the URL - it is being used. Thanks.

  8. Looks like this has been picked up in the Staff Questions section
    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/making-my-blog-visible

  9. @timethief Thanks -- just submitted through the Support Contact page.

  10. @mylenedipenta

    Have tried the options as listed in the Staff Questions section you linked and they did nothing. Will have to contact support directly.

  11. Timethief - I have tried all of the above. My browser, Flash and OS are up to date, I've cleared the cache and browser settings should be just fine. Have tried on Firefox and IE and both display the exact same screen. Issue really seems to be on WordPress's side of things unfortunately.

  12. Here's the link for contacting Staff http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

  13. Tried clearing cache/cookies, restarting browser, same problem. I'm using Firefox 4.0 on Win 7 (32 bit), although I get the same issue with Explorer 8. Will wait to hear from Support.

  14. Just got the word from Support -- seems to be fixed. Thanks folks.

  15. That's good news. Thanks for letting us know. :)

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