I had a blog (Atalove) i've now deleted, but when I go to comment on another wordpress blog it REQUIRES me to log in to WordPress, so it still "knows" i had a WP blog, so it's not completely deleted. This is driving me crazy. How do I completely erase myself from WP?! I no longer want to use WP. Thank you.
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You've deleted your wordpress blog not your account. You can never delete your account from wordpress.com.
Thank you. So does that mean that forever I will have to log into WP when I want to make a comment on WP blogs?! I can't believe you can't delete your account! And do you know why WP has started requiring that log-in to comment on a WP blog when it had never required it before? Thank you.
Hi Atalove. It may be either WordPress or Gravatar recognizing you. Two ways are most common: cookies/LSOs, and e-mail address.
Cookies and LSOs
Clear your browser's cache, history, and cookies. That may do the trick. LSOs (Long-term Storage Objects), AKA "super cookies," are stored by web sites in your computer's Adobe Flash folder. Even when you delete cookies, LSOs remain behind. Some browsers have free plug-ins that will delete LSOs (such as Better Privacy for Firefox); try one of those.
When you log onto a WordPress blog to leave a comment you normally have to enter your e-mail address. That address may be recognized, normally not by WordPress but by their vendor Gravatar. It's annoying to me too. To get around that just use an alternate e-mail address when leaving comments.
The Gravatar site won't allow e-mail addresses to be deleted (hello marketing profiler), but what you could do is set up a second Gravatar with a different e-mail (just create a new bogus mail.com account) that's used only for blog commenting.
Hope that helps!
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