I guess it boils down to - please tell me, what is the trick to logging in in such a way that WP actually recognises me and the fact I am logged in and accepts the comments I am trying to post?
Two scenarios have been occurring frequently enough over the past couple months that I genuinely think it's more than user stupidity. Problem is, it is not 100% consistent - once in a while I do succeed in posting a comment.
Scenario One: I am logged in - honest - I am in my own dashboard or reader, and I decide to visit another blog. Either I click to the blog from the summary in my WP reader page, or I might open another tab in my browser and go to the blog via typing the URL or using a bookmark. Many times - but not always - I do NOT get that header line across the top - the black bar that says "cynthia" and shows my gravatar image at the top right end. Why not? I am logged in, I might even have navigated to other blog via my WP reader - so why does the other WP blog not recognise the fact I am logged in? If I had just that instant logged in, ok, maybe there needs a time lag (how long?), but if I have been logged in and on line on WP for a few hours...???? So, when I want to comment, despite the fact I am already logged in, I try to login via the WP symbol in the comment field and that might work, as far as logging me in, apparently, but then the comment gets rejected: when I hit "post comment" I get a white screen with message "sorry this comment could not be posted."
Scenario Two: I am not logged in. I want to comment on a WP blog. So, I click on the WP icon in the comment field and log in with my WP ID. The information auto fills so I imagine I am good to go. I write my comment. I click "Post Comment". I get a blank white page with a message "Sorry this comment could not be posted". Clicking back via the browser returns me to the blog, but my comment text is lost, as is my login. This scenario occurred again just now (roughly 11:00 AM here in Portugal) on TimeThief's blog http://thistimethisspace.com
One time, I got the white screen, went back to the blog (no sign of my comment) and started over, logged in via comment field, and pasted in the text i had thought to copy because of all these problems, and when I clicked "post comment" I got a white screen which said something like "oops, looks like you posted the same thing twice". But it never did get published, so I guess neither copy actually arrived in the comment queue of the blog owner.
Additionally, on several occasions, I was logged in, the comment apparently "took" as I saw it posted with the note about being held in moderation - but the blog owner never saw the comment in her queue, so it never did get published. This happened with TimeThief, on her http://OneCoolSiteBloggingTips.com , when I had a guest post and was replying to many comments there. Timethief and I correponded via e-mail about this problem, she confirmed that she never saw the comment and she recommended I contact Support. I did not do so at that time, as the next couple comments worked, so I thought maybe it was ok.
But it just failed again, so I am tired and I want you to tell me how on earth to log in so WP really recognises the fact of being logged in for comment purposes, and posts the comments. thanks.
And yes, I have read the Forums about recent changes to commenting (circa March 2012), and I understand... but logging in doesn't seem to work!
The blog I need help with is winewomantravel.wordpress.com.