I've just tried a variation of what thesacredpath suggested here:
but I used https instead of http, and it worked fine without the message. I've tried this on several of my blogs (I've a few, some private which is why I don't want to put screenshots up) and it's worked on the ones I tried. But each time I've used the old https login I had always used til this error message started just a couple of days ago, I get that same error message. Why doesn't the old login work now? What changed? And if it isn't a bug, why the heck wasn't anyone told? I can't remember where I found the original one but I did find it via wordpress.com - probably a support page.
The one I've been using til this crap started, was:
So is that one supposed not to work anymore?
By the way, I have the https thingy turned on in my settings.
The error message by the way is not about any specific blog, it is about ones user name. And I can log in, but get all the stupidity of being told this:
User absurdoldbird Cannot Access the Dashboar Requested
You are logged in as "absurdoldbird" and do not not have the necessary privileges to access the dashboard for "WordPress.com". If you are not "absurdoldbird", please log out, and log back in with your username. If you are "absurdoldbird" and you need access, please ask an administrator of the site to invite you.
If you reached this screen by accident and meant to visit one of your own sites, here are some shortcuts to help you find your way:
Art By Val Erde Visit Dashboard/View Site
-----title of blog----- Visit Dashboard/View Site
(and so on with my other blog's titles)
The 'not not' was there - that's not my error.
Also, "WordPress.com" 'log out,' and 'invite you.' are links. Stupidly, I didn't hover over to see what they were.
So - where does this error message come from? To me, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense as the links that are there take me to my blogs. But why do I need to click something to get me to where I should be? If I'm logged in as absurdoldbird (which is me, and I am the adminstrator of all my blogs) then why can't I go directly to my dashboard without having to click the links.
So what, do I forget about the old login and always log in to one of my blogs or is that an error instead?