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  1. The problem of commenters having to register with wordpress or gravatar credentials has not been solved. That is, it was temporarily, but now the problem has returned. And my "Users must be registered and logged in to comment" box is UNchecked. Why does this problem keep cropping up? I had a giveaway last week and had a huge spike in views, but no comments (except one spam commenter). My blog is NewInEveryWay.wordpress.com.

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

  2. There are some additional details re: the recent update to commenting available:

    There is quite a bit of speculation here, and while I can't address every single point, I'd like to point out that one of the many reasons behind this change was to provide greater control over your own identity within comments at WordPress.com.

    Anyone who knows your email address could have easily linked their comment to your account in a way that was indistinguishable from you leaving it, and you would have no way of knowing it or stopping them. Now comments linked to your account are always going to be from you. ... read more here please > http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/you-must-be-logged-in-to-comment/page/11?replies=327#post-852388

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/recent-update-to-commenting?replies=4

  3. I see the point about keeping others from commenting in my name, but WHY CAN I NOT MAKE THE CALL ABOUT WHETHER TO REQUIRE LOG IN if it is important to me that people ARE NOT COMMENTING AT ALL--which it obviously is!

  4. Is WordPress going to remove the requirement of logging in with WordPress or Gravatar credentials in order to make a comment? This is the third time I have registered my frustration with this feature. I cannot continue here if my readers continue to be discouraged from commenting! I thought dialogue was the main purpose of a blog. Why are you discouraging it? My target audience are not all wordpress bloggers!

  5. Here I am again. I just want to apologize for the irritable-ness of yesterday's message. WordPress is a great blog home. I really want to stay, so I am hoping that the ability to comment without logging in will be restored.

  6. Not to worry. I know exactly how you feel and empathize. Some of my best WordPress.com blogging buddies moved to WordPress.org installs over this issue. It was the last straw for them.

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