This is me
but your system isn't willing to accept this. When I try to log into my account at IntenseDebate, instead of being allowed to log in to IntenseDebate, I'm forced to log into WordPress. Having done so, I find that I'm still not logged into my IntenseDebate account. In fact, when I go to that page, I find that your system is asking me if I'd like to follow myself. Why? Because somebody at Automattic decided that the truly brilliant thing to do would be to merge the IntenseDebate and WordPress logins, creating new IntenseDebate profiles - oh, and here's the new me
where I get to set up everything, all over again. Which is wonderful because, by gosh, I just don't have much of anything better to do with my time than do the same things over and over.
Of course, things could be worse. You did lock me out of my Intensedebate account just as I was getting started. Just imagine how annoying it would be to have a large number of comments on one's account, to have defined who one was online in significant part through that account, and find that one now was being forced to start, again, from scratch. Oh, and that if one had to move one's blog, because an old provider was closing, that one would have no way of sending those reading any of those many comments to the new location for one's journal. But then, maybe some of us won't have to guess what that would be like?
Having spoken with some other users of the IntenseDebate system, I find that this lockout problem has been inflicted on number of people, who've found that they've lost access to their profiles and control over their own data, to say nothing of part of their online identities. Worse still, when they've written to Support about this problem, all that they've gotten is the silent treatment, showing that instead of trying to fix the problem, Support hopes that the affected users will become resigned to it.
This is completely unacceptable. One does not deprive users of access to their own space without just case, without losing a serious amount of credibility as a provider, and "gosh, we thought that having a single login for everything would be just ever so cute" is not just cause. When, specifically, do you plan to fix this, or will it be necessary to warn as many potential users as possible to avoid the IntenseDebate commenting system, because its new administration has shown that it is not to be trusted?