What price signing in? Assinine policies from the web.

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    kennyk1229
    Member

    What in the hell is going on? I do not know anything about WordPress nor do I want to. Here’s my story:
    1. I am reading my emails from Bleacher Report about a Notre Dame recruit Jaylon Smith.
    2. It takes me to a story about Smith on an NBC Sports website.
    3. I read the comments and want to respond to one of them.
    4. I must sign-in in order to respond.
    5. I looked at the top and there is no place to sign-in or register.
    6. At the bottom there is a place to log-on. I click on it thinking I could register with NBC Sports and all would be fine.
    7. I get this notice to register with WordPress (NBC powered by…). I go along with it and register.
    8. During the registering process I’m told I need to enter a valid email address while I WAS entering my valid email address. (???)
    9. I’m told that my Username is taken…kennyk…so I add 1229 to it and all is well. LOL
    10. I enter my password and am told that it isn’t strong enough. BUT IT IS THE ONE I WANT TO USE. It should be my choice.
    11. WordPress gives me a password to use. [redacted for user’s security] Now who in the hell would be able to remember that? That is just plain crazy and unacceptable.
    12. And the way I understand it I am to start a blog. I don’t want to start a blog. I merely want to reply to a comment I read while reading the story about Jaylon Smith.
    13. I am going back to see if I can do that (see #12 above).
    14. This is the most assinine policy to sign-in or register for a website I’ve ever encountered. I’ts almost criminal. I am going to do some research to see if it is indeed a scam.
    15. I can’t believe that NBC would use such an archaic system. I will be talking with their people also.
    16. Now I scrolled down to submit this “question” and there is no place to do that. This process gets more bizarre each step. I’m going to try to submit it anyway…somehow.

    #1146682

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    I’m sorry about your frustration with the process of trying to comment. I will pass along your comments to the VIP department, which is our liaison for the NBC Sports blog.

    #1146691

    Thanks for your feedback. NBC Sports controls whether to allow guest commenting or whether a user account is required to comment.

    Additionally I noticed you posted your account’s password in your support request. This isn’t a great idea as it would allow anyone to log into your account, post as you, see your email address, and so forth. In the interest of security and avoiding a compromised account, I have changed your password to something random and sent you a password recovery email which will allow you to reset your password to your choosing. As always, we recommend choosing a strong password that is not easily guessed by hackers looking to steal your account.

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