Need comments I made on someone else's blog deleted

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  • #889572

    andylehrer
    Member

    A few months ago I made a few comments on a WordPress blog which I would like removed. I didn’t have an account at the time so I didn’t login but I did make the comments under my name. The blog owner is unresponsive and I’m wondering where I can put in a request for WordPress/Automattic to delete the comments for me?

    #889745

    supportbot
    Member

    You did not specify a blog address or reason for posting when you created this topic.

    This support forum is for blogs hosted at WordPress.com. If your question is about a self-hosted WordPress blog then you’ll find help at the WordPress.org forums.

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    #889746

    andylehrer
    Member

    It’s not about my wordpress.com blog but someone else’s.

    #889747

    raincoaster
    Member

    I’m afraid you’re out of luck. You can ask the owner of the blog if s/he’s left contact details or a contact form, you can leave another comment asking your comment be deleted, but those are your only options as far as I’m aware.

    #889748

    andylehrer
    Member

    Is there a human being at WordPress I can send a request to?

    #889749

    timethief
    Member

    raincoaster is a human being and so am I.

    #889750

    timethief
    Member

    Is there a human being at WordPress I can send a request to?

    I flag this thread and Staff will reply to you. Please be patient while waiting.

    #889760

    raincoaster
    Member

    Why would you not contact the person who owns the blog? Staff here will not delete comments unless they are illegal. They are not editors.

    #889762

    andylehrer
    Member

    @raincoaster – I have but there’s been no response. I’m not asking anyone to make editorial decisions, I’m just asking that someone delete my *own* comments. ie I’m trying to edit myself, I just lack the functionality.

    @timethief Didn’t mean to imply you weren’t human, it’s just there doesn’t seem to be a way to contact a human staff person as opposed to pre-written pages that don’t actually address my issue or membership forums. Thanks for flagging staff!

    #889764

    auxclass
    Member

    Deleting comments IS an editorial decision.

    #889767

    andylehrer
    Member

    I would argue that if the author wants his own comment deleted, rather than someone else’s, then it is he who is making the editorial decision and normally one would be able to delete one’s own comments. In this case, because of a purely technical issue, I cannot so I am asking for technical assistance.

    #889768

    jackiedana
    Member

    @andylehrer, if you wish to modify or delete comments made on other blogs, you will need to contact the blog owner directly. It is up to them whether or not they wish to respond to you or honor your request.

    Please see http://en.support.wordpress.com/my-comments/

    #889775

    andylehrer
    Member

    @jackiedana Well that’s too bad. A number of commenting systems do allow you to edit or delete your comment so I hope that WordPress at least considers adding such a feature in the future. If there’s any way to pass that on to The Powers That Be I’d appreciate it.

    #889791

    andylehrer
    Member

    BTW, I had set my “display name” to be something other than my full name but I see my full name has been posted. Is there any way to change that retroactively or at least for the future?

    #889792

    jackiedana
    Member

    Go to http://wordpress.com/#!/my-settings/ and under Public Profile you can change your display name.

    You should also update your Gravatar information, as that may be pulled automagically when you post on someone’s blog.

    To do that, go to http://en.gravatar.com/

    In the menubar at the very top, go to My Account > Edit My Profile and update your name etc. there.

    #889794

    Your username will always show up in posts here in the forums. Your display name should show up on any comments you make on wordpress.COM sites, and also on other sites that use Gravatar.

    #889795

    andylehrer
    Member

    @jackiedanda Tried that but no dice. Beside my username there is “change” in blue but nothing happens when I click change except the page refreshes. The other info (email address, web address etc) is in editable boxes but not my username.

    #889797

    You can’t edit your username from the users section of your account. What you can do though is change it with the procedure outlined in this support page.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/change-your-username/

    #889803

    jackiedana
    Member

    Sory about that.

    There’s actually a bug that’s preventing people from using the “change username” link right now. I reported it a couple of days ago and I’m hoping it will be sorted out soon.

    You should be able to change your display name in both the WordPress.com and Gravatar profiles for now, however.

    #889823

    feartheseeds
    Member

    …just log out, use another email address to make another account, chose your username wisely, never log into the andylehrer account again, continue surfing using the new username.

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