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Message says user name is not mine

  1. writerwannabe763
    Member

    Sometimes like today I was trying to comment on a blog and I selected to use WordPress User name which is writerwannabe763 and I get message that that name does not belong to me. Why? Diane Rawn

    The blog I need help with is hometogo232.wordpress.com.

  2. thistimethisspace
    Member

    How many usernames do you have?
    Do you log out and clear your browser cache and cookies before logging in with another username?
    http://www.google.com/support/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=32050
    Which username is the blog you referred to registered under?
    Is it the exact same username account who registered the blog and is the Admin of the blog in question?

    When you register a username account here all that's required is an email address, which becomes your unique identifier. If you are logged in and register a blog then it's registered under that unique identifier.

    You cannot access any blog and work on it unless you are logged in under the exact username account that registered the blog.

    Clicking this link should display all your blogs registered under the same username, including the hidden ones: https://dashboard.wordpress.com/wp-admin/index.php?page=my-blogs&show=hidden
    If you do not see the blog here http://en.support.wordpress.com/my-blogs/ then
    follow this guide > http://en.support.wordpress.com/my-blogs/#my-blogs-dashboard-visibility

  3. writerwannabe763
    Member

    I only have one user name writerwannabe763 I have my blog hometogo232.wordpress.com and it is almost always recognized but occasionally it isn't like when I tried today to comment on http://lumdog2012.blogspot.ca/ and I registered under wordpress as writerwannabe 763 and was told it was not mine....

  4. thistimethisspace
    Member

    In reference to Blogger the issue is on the other end. Blogspot software assumes we all have a single username here at wordpress.com and only a single blog by the exact same matching name. It will not accept any other URL - invalid URL! it says. Ha!

    So if we have a domain or more than one blog registered under the same WordPress.com username trying to comment becomes impossible, unless the blogger chooses to enable commenters to post with a username and URL on their Blogger blog.

    The only workaround is to register a Blogger blog which will allow you to comment but your username will not be linked to your WordPress.com blog when you do. Then you are labeled as a 'no reply blogger'. It's crazy-making!

    Open ID has always failed more often than it has worked.

    Bottom line: This is a well known issue. If you simply use the Name/URL option when it's provided then your blog will be linked to your username on the comments you leave on blogspot blogs.

  5. writerwannabe763
    Member

    Okay...I am a 'admin' on another person's blog ..I help her out occasionally with doing things for her.... So that means I am listed twice with writerwannabe763 an that's why you're saying it won't let me leave a comment...but this only happens occasionally... Is it because the blog I'm trying to leave a comment on has put some kind of blocker...

    I checked my user settings and it say writerwannabe763 and my email and my website url and says it will be linked any time I make a comment..

    So I am supposing it's because I'm listed as a co admin on this other blog that there is occasionally a problem.. still can't figure out why only occasionally ...Thanks for trying to help me Diane

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