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  1. How can someone post a question about a blog here without the topic being immediately closed out? A friend I started a blog with here several years ago just tried to do so and the post was closed out as of 44 years ago.

  2. What is the URL of the blog, what is the question, and why isn't your friend posting it himself?

  3. As I mentioned in my second sentence, he tried to do so and his attempt was quarantined. By doing so and by dropping access to Support, has made itself unavailable solve his problem.

    The blogs in question are and, its self-hosted successor.

    A screenshot of the underlying problem as well as the problem contacting can be seen here:

  4. We cannot assist you with self-hosted blogs. What blog are you focusing on?

  5. Thanks, raincoaster. I understand you can't help with self-hosted blogs. As I mentioned, the blog my friend is trying to get help with is

    The full problem is spelled out in the screen grab of the blocked forum post I linked to above, but if you don't read it from there, I suppose I could type it out. I think I could also post a link to the header at if that would help.

    Should I type out the text of the blocked post describing the blog problem? Is this still the right place to get help with blogs?

  6. I notice that 4 hours after I answered Raincoaster's questions in full about the owner of not even being allowed to reach about his blog status there have been at least 2 other threads about blogs not being deleted as requested, one of which was answered by a Happiness Engineer.

    So what seems to be the particular problem with this particular blog, and/or its owner? As I already mentioned, I was an initial co-founder and administrator of the blog.

  7. As I already mentioned, I was an initial co-founder and administrator of the blog. is an empty blog created March 3, 2006

    To delete a free hosted WordPress.COM blog you must be logged in under the exact same username account that registered a blog to delete the blog. To prevent accidental or inadvertent deletion of blogs, there are multiple warnings given that blog deletion is permanent and irreversible. Lastly, a verification link is sent in an email and must be clicked to delete a blog. If clicking that link does not work then copy and paste it into your upper browser window and click. If the email is not received please check in your email client spam/ junk mail filter as well as your "social" tab in Gmail if you use Gmail.

    The 44 year glitch is a roving bug that rarely occurs. I'll tag this thread for a Staff follow-up. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond and please be patient while waiting.

  8. is an empty blog created March 3, 2006

    Thank you, timethief. Yes, it is, which is why the blog Stuart and I founded in 2008 is named instead.

    I don't know what policies were in effect when Stuart attempted to delete the blog from and removed me as co-administrator at my request, but I have no blogs under my name now, Stuart says he can't access, only the self-hosted successor, and has still been redirecting the blog to the self-hosted site for free for over a year now.

    Thanks for pointing staff to this so it can finally get sorted out.

  9. You're welcome and best wishes with sorting this out.

  10. If it helps, Stuart informs me that at the time he deleted the blogs he received the following generic confirmation emails with confirmation links and executed all 3 as requested.

    Dear User,
    You recently clicked the 'Delete Blog' link on your blog and filled in a
    form on that page.
    If you really want to delete your blog, click the link below. You will not
    be asked to confirm again so only click this link if you are 100% certain: alphanumeric strings]

    If you delete your blog, please consider opening a new blog
    some time in the future! But remember your current blog is gone forever.

    Thanks for using the site,
    All at

  11. It appears that the user in question has no existing blogs on, and that they had their forums posting privileges revoked.

  12. The site was deleted on January 13, 2013.

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