This is ridiculous. While it might be some consolation for a few that there is some success with starting all over and installing jetpack, upgrades, deleting and recreating new wordpress accounts and a new API, deactivating and reactivating all plugins, uninstalling and reinstalling WordPress Stats, etc., etc., I would be much more satisfied with WordPress publishing some news about what the hell is going on.
According to their 'official' statements I have found after much searching, their 'denial of service' attack is over and all is hunky dory. Well, no it is not. Stats have stopped working period for a large percentage of bloggers. I can access my dashboard about 50% of the time and can post new material about 10% of the time.
And is there a single mention of this when one logs onto their wordpress account? NO. NOTHING. NADA. ZERO.
Since there is zero information regarding the cause or mention of expected resolution, we are left to 'guess' whether we should undertake time consuming and pain in the ass alterations to something that worked perfectly fine a week ago. It is more than ironic, and less than basic common sense, that WordPress cannot use a blog to provide current information about the most serious technical issue they have ever had....even if the have to resort to using Blogger to do so.
That said the volunteers who ARE providing some work arounds are to be given our gratitude.