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Why do I still get the "You don't own that identity" message?

  1. "You do not own that identity" I successfully logged in and still get this message. Why?
    Blog url:

  2. How many WordPress.com usernames do you have?

    When we register a username account here the email address we provide becomes our unique identifier. When we are logged into WordPress.com and register a blog it's registered to that username account we are logged in under and to the email address which is our unique identifier. We can register as many blogs as we wish and provided we are using the same username account then all the blogs will be registered under it and the associated email account. We can change our "display name" but that display name will appear on all blogs registered under the same username account.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/email-address/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/change-your-username/#change-display-name-nickname

  3. Isn't that the message given on Blogger when people try to add a comment using a WordPress account?

  4. Have you changed your username by using this guide?
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/change-your-username/

    In order to access a blog one must be logged in under the username account that registered the blog.

  5. Thank you giddygoat!

    @cyndilou83
    Trying to post comments on Blogger blogs is a drag. Open ID fails more often than it works. Blogspot software assumes we all have a single username here at wordpress.com and a single blog by the same matching name. It will not accept any other URL. 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 it's next to impossible to leave a comment. 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.

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