Tech Note: WordPress.com Changes Commenting With Gravatars

It appears that the great folks at WordPress.com decided once again to change something without a proper announcement, and since our site uses their service, we’ve been affected as well. Many of our users are seeing this when they attempt to leave a comment:

Searching the WP forums, there’s a lot of confusion over it, but I finally found a post from one of the staff that appears to be an official explanation:

Howdy,

We’ve recently updated our commenting system.

Now if someone tries to comment with an email address attached to a WordPress.com account, they’ll need to sign into WordPress.com before they can comment.

If commenters have forgotten their password they can request a reset:
http://wordpress.com/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword

The little detail that this guy is leaving out is that this affects anyone with a Gravatar as well (WordPress and Gravatar have been affiliated with one another since 2007). I’ve already seen a lot of bloggers on the support boards pretty upset over this, and at this point we shouldn’t rule out the possibility that WP could make another change to it. So…

Anyway, for the time being, commenters who are using a phony or non-gravatar/wordpress email in our comment form are not affected. Your auto-generated avatars will appear and you can comment as you always have.

However…

For commenters with a gravatar, you must now login if you want to comment here (or any WordPress.com blog). It’s lame, but here’s the easiest solution:

1) Click the “log in” link in our sidebar:

2) enter your Gravatar username and password* (and you might want to check that “remember me” box):

3) because the geniuses at WP.com haven’t quite thought this through, you’ll be greeted with a message like this (unless, of course, you’re logging in as one of the authors here):

 

4) But it’s OK! You’re logged in. All you have to do is go back and/or refresh our front page, and you’ll be ready to comment.

But wait!  Some folks don’t want their gravatar username to be the display name for their comments. Now that you’re logged in, you can change that:

1) in the comment box, click “change”:

Then clear out the box for the username, and enter the new one:

Presto!

*for this example, I used “blogwarriorx”, which is one of the house gravatars that I created (located in our sidebar). So, I was able to do this because I know the password for this account. This recent change means that, unfortunately, these house DoD gravatars won’t be usable for visitors like they once were (by simply c/p the addy into the comment form). Since publicly posting up the passwords for these would be problematic, I think I might hand these out to people if anyone is interested (hit us up on the comment form, maybe after a week or so; let’s see if WP changes it back).


269 Comments on “Tech Note: WordPress.com Changes Commenting With Gravatars”

  1. Bunk X says:

    WorpDress strikes again. Take something that works and fark it up.

  2. Retweeting this probably wouldn’t hurt:

  3. OldLineTexan says:

    So, Stalker Charles got a consulting gig at WordPress?

    • Lily says:

      Of course he did OLT, a better way to stalk you too! 😉
      /not only you but the rest of us too.
      But he never reads here. Nope never.

      • OldLineTexan says:

        Naw, I wanna sign in with my Facebook account so he can come over to my house and have dinner or something.

        /I don’t mind being stalked … by pretty nubile women with modesty issues
        /sigh
        /never happened yet

    • P. Ness Lowell says:

      Yeah. He’s trying to get a filter that filters out anybody with an Andy Breitbart avatar.

  4. GJT says:

    Testing 123….Thanks for making it easy Chen

  5. OK, it was pointed out that the same “staff” member did actually post up a closed thread earlier today (remember these problems started yesterday):

    This is the link to the closed sticky post at the head of the forum
    Recent Update to Commenting

    Ofergoshsake…how he could have posted up that “update” without mentioning the implications to gravatar users is beyond me.

    WordPress.com members are used to being logged in; most of them are fellow bloggers anyway, and probably wouldn’t have even noticed this “update”.

    But Gravatar users aren’t used to logging in to anything; they count on it working just by the email in the comment box on most any website they visit. Heck, that was the whole point to gravatar, right? Now these people are swinging by our blogs and unable to comment, and not sure what the heck that message they get means. Like “Update: We just shot your blog in the foot” LOL

  6. Claytonia Sibirica says:

    Avatar jacking WAS really easy in the old one, still their communication sucks; when I started in on the problem last night, I was all pissed, thought I’d gotten banned or something.

    • Bunk X says:

      Heh. You’re not the only one who thought that.

    • oh yea, I bet most bloggers on wp.com don’t even know about the problem yet. For the most part, their visitors are getting frustrated and moving on, or they have no way to let the blogger know if there’s no contact form available. It must be, ’cause otherwise I think we’d really see an explosion of outrage on the support forums.

    • Lily says:

      Petals they don’t silent ban anyone here. Not to mention you really, really, really have to do something AWFUL to be banned.
      Not to mention they will let you know you are banned.
      Got to get that lgf thinking out yer head! 😉

  7. Bunk X says:

    Typical comment from the WP forum:

    This is just a complete mess, I’ve had a tiny fraction of the usual number of comments at my blog today, with a bunch of people emailing me to say they can’t log in to comment.

    Did I miss an email from WordPress to warn this was going to happen?

    What is the solution here for people who don’t have WordPress accounts – and don’t want one – and don’t want to sign in with their Twitter/Facebook accounts to comment?

    Please WordPress, undo the changes you made asap, this is a mess.

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/you-must-be-logged-in-to-comment/page/2?replies=43

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  9. On a related note, it was another unannounced and unwelcome change from WordPress.com that ushered my fearsome throwing star into existence. True and funny story:

    http://chenzhen.wordpress.com/2007/11/17/new-avatar/

    • Claytonia Sibirica says:

      now the story is known! (by me)

      You’ll always be mr. throwing star in my heart tho’

      • Lily says:

        You know of course beed will be jealous now petals.
        /don’t stir beed up like that. He gets just ‘impossible’ when he is stirred up. Just impossible!

  10. MrPaulRevere says:

    Refreshing is sometimes a tad clunky as well.

  11. rightymouse says:

    WordPress hated me at work today. I tried to log in but I forgot my new password. 😆

  12. oops, wrong thread…here:

    • Zappa Would Be Vomiting says:

      All you have to do is publicly genuflect and bow your head to Cheeto Boy and – zing – you get access to your account again. But you have to do this publicly and after Chuckie has been humiliated over his ban stats.

      • Lily says:

        Yep he ‘likes’ people to beg and humilate themselves so they can get their account back. Heavy on the humilate part and it has to BE PUBLIC.

    • snowcrash says:

      Maybe she is cool with calling women shreiking harpies.

  13. Zappa Would Be Vomiting says:

    • Lily says:

      Don’t forget Charlie Johnson will nuke all your comments too like you never exsisted!
      Zappa you forgot one! 😉

      • Claytonia Sibirica says:

        still, and I know I”m obsessing, he *won’t* make it so the blog software will reject any mention of your name and eat the post.

        Dude has some limits.

      • Lily says:

        Petals I don’t know if I can say canklesj has limits.
        He just may not have ‘perfected’ it yet. 😉

      • Zappa Would Be Vomiting says:

        [fixed….and testing – CZ]

    • Emperor says:

      Yeah. When suddenly dozens of posters on LGF cannot log in, it’s not an ill advised and unannounced change of the underlying software… It’s 100% intentional.

  14. beed says:

    Hmmm… I can’t locate the log-in-thingy in the mobile interface…

  15. beeduwine says:

    Lily :
    You see that BEED you aren’t the only one who can spot ‘style’.

    Never said I was the only one. There are around 400 people in the world who can do the same.

  16. beeduwine says:

    Lily :
    Beed you have ignored the fact that I found something ‘stylish’.
    /It is just ALL ABOUT YOU and your gravatar.

    Shoot me for being self-conscious but my ass hurts from 2 hours of football and I don’t feel pretty. A man needs to feel pretty. Just ask Bunk.

  17. Claytonia Sibirica :

    Avatar jacking WAS really easy in the old one, still their communication sucks; when I started in on the problem last night, I was all pissed, thought I’d gotten banned or something.

    I’ve never seen an avatar jacking.

  18. beeduwine says:

    Again, kudos to CZ and OP on that monumental Lizard Genocide post. What a brilliant piece of work.

  19. beeduwine says:

    Claytonia Sibirica :
    gimme a sec, I’ll get an example

    You can take his name. You can take his face. But his zeusiness you’ll never get.

  20. beeduwine says:

    snowcrash :
    Maybe she is cool with calling women shreiking harpies.

    Yeah… But it’s not cool! All women should be treated like queens and put up on petals.

  21. haysoos says:

    beeduwine :

    snowcrash :
    Maybe she is cool with calling women shreiking harpies.

    Yeah… But it’s not cool! All women should be treated like queens and put up on petals.

    why?…sounds like some reverse bias

  22. beeduwine says:

    What would the world be like without women? Like a Turkish bath house.

    That was meant to be a rhetorical question, but the question answered itself. I guess that’s what makes it rhetorical.

  23. snowcrash says:

    Would anyone care for some pistacchio nuts? Bought a big bag at Costco. Much better for you than popcorn.

    • Claytonia Sibirica says:

      they’re a li…. really really fattening.

      • snowcrash says:

        Nope. Processed and manufactured foods full of carbs and sugars are fattening and unhealthy. Unless you are allergic, nut are good for you.

      • Claytonia Sibirica says:

        Vs popcorn?

        Pop your own, don’t bother with butter or salt.

        Sure its lacking in any kind of nutrient, but it’s also lacking just about everything that’s bad for you.

        Nuts are, really, full of fat.

      • iSpeakJive says:

        This is nuts.

        Nuts are fabulous food. Omega 3 fatty acids, vit E, anti-oxidants. Good for cholesterol levels, heart health, all kinds of things.

        Eating popcorn without even salt is like eating packing peanuts. I don’t need to chew that bad.

    • Lily says:

      Thank you. Still beed hasn’t noticed petals new look.
      😳 on beeds part. Could be a deal breaker.

    • beeduwine says:

      I’m in. Bunk is allergic and they will make his head swell like a balloon until the man looks like a lollipop, so tell him they are “earth candy” instead.

    • Bunk X says:

      Not true. I buy bags of un-shelled cashews.

  24. Claytonia Sibirica :

    Actually just got in an argument about that elsewhere. One of the communities I’m in has… issues with women, but apparently calling a bitch a bitch makes you a hypocrite if you complain.

    I’m a bear sometimes.

  25. haysoos says:

    Claytonia Sibirica :
    Actually just got in an argument about that elsewhere. One of the communities I’m in has… issues with women, but apparently calling a bitch a bitch makes you a hypocrite if you complain.

    oh my!…an epic conundrum….are you okay now?

  26. haysoos says:

    Zeus Crankypants :

    Claytonia Sibirica :
    Actually just got in an argument about that elsewhere. One of the communities I’m in has… issues with women, but apparently calling a bitch a bitch makes you a hypocrite if you complain.

    I’m a bear sometimes.

    I made up to a loincloth once, but it disturbed some people

  27. haysoos says:

    okay, I made that up

  28. m says:

    Claytonia Sibirica :
    still, and I know I”m obsessing, he *won’t* make it so the blog software will reject any mention of your name and eat the post.
    Dude has some limits.

    That’s about the best wordpress can do with someone using fifty-eleven ips (that whole list was cleaned out a week or so ago when Chen mentioned it, btw).

    But I really would rather he ban any mention of my nic than post my real name out of spite to try to intimidate me into silence so I’d stop making fun of him.

    True story.

    • Bunk X says:

      Never hit the Tip Jar at the circumcision clinic.

    • Claytonia Sibirica says:

      well, excepting that that’s why WUB won’t post here despite my efforts.

      People made too much effort to obtain and publish his real name and life info, and it spooked him.

      Spam filtering somebody’s name is still creepily over the top though.

      • m says:

        There are no real names posted here (not unless I miss it and people let me know quickly because it has happened before). I don’t even like it when they post first names, but full names? No way in hell does that get a pass.

        THAT’s creepy.

        Working around a spam filter? Feh.

      • beeduwine says:

        WuB has left quite an internet trail and when we came across it we were surprised and amused and posted links to it. I think this is what Clay is referring to.

      • Claytonia Sibirica says:

        per what he said, it got to the point of people digging up and posting his rl address, that’s gotta be over some line.

      • m says:

        Not Beed!

      • snowcrash says:

        He is probably an idiot, but you can’t take artistic talent away. I liked his art/design works. If he gets blocked he can always come here and try to change us. It’s fun.

  29. P. Ness Lowell says:

    Too complicated. The little dog is dead. Long live the blue octagon with shades.

    • beeduwine says:

      The dog was sexier.

    • rightymouse says:

      Go to gravatar. Change your password. See if doggy is still there. If so, come back here & log in with the same email addy & new password. You’ll get a dashboard error. Flip the bird at it. Try & post. you should be ok.

    • snowcrash says:

      The dog was cute but it wasn’t your dog, just some random cuteness to lure women with.

      • Lily says:

        Indeed. But what happened was it lured more men than women. Maybe he should go with a kitten next time. I can’t give any guarantees that it will not lure men too.

      • P. Ness Lowell says:

        Believe it or not, I have a dog who looks a lot like that one. He’s a Yorkie mix with short floppy ears that look a lot like that. He used to have long hair on them which made him look like long ears, but he got a nasty knot in one of them, so I cut both short, and he looks a lot more like the puppy in the gravitar.

        And yes, women seem to talk to me a lot when I walk him.

  30. beeduwine says:

    Claytonia Sibirica :
    well, excepting that that’s why WUB won’t post here despite my efforts.
    People made too much effort to obtain and publish his real name and life info, and it spooked him.
    Spam filtering somebody’s name is still creepily over the top though.

    We apologize if we made him uncomfortable.

    • Lily says:

      Well it sounds like WUB is rather delicate this place may not be delicate enough. Besides when you wear a feathered bird suit you are bound to leave a feather trail.
      Besides I never saw were it’s real name was posted.
      /I had nothing to do with it for sure.

  31. haysoos says:

    Claytonia Sibirica :
    well, excepting that that’s why WUB won’t post here despite my efforts.
    People made too much effort to obtain and publish his real name and life info, and it spooked him.
    Spam filtering somebody’s name is still creepily over the top though.

    bummer, why would anybody even want that info?

    • m says:

      I dunno, I completely missed that. I saw people messing with him about nics but never real names.

      ProJihadiLiberal’s facebook was posted and I didn’t even like that. But I couldn’t bitch because apparently he linked it to his twitter so it was already public (was what i was told).

      • Not Poteen says:

        What with Facebook and targeted ad cookies and such, net anonymity is an illusion.

      • haysoos says:

        that’s a sign of a real mental problem…I mean it’s the internet…subterfuge to determine someones breaks the spirit of the thing…if people do they must be bored to an unhealthy extreme….I don’t have a grip on net intrigue, gossip, and juvenile black ops…good grief…it’s a tool, not a weapon….and further I like WUB and he’s not comfortable here then it’s probably our fault….get your shit together people and show some fucking respect

      • rightymouse says:

        Agreed. I certainly don’t care about his/her real identity.

      • m says:

        Hear, hear haysoos!

        Hey righty! Glad the mouse is back!

      • rightymouse says:

        {m} thanks, darls! 🙂

      • Pakimon says:

        As I recall, WUB stopped by for awhile and proceeded to drop large steaming dumps all over the threads.

        While he was at it, WUB started rounding up some of his pals from a “furrie” website he frequented and exhorted them to stop by here and drop some steaming dumps as well.

        Some enterprising soul found and posted a link to the furrie website, and some folks here decided to pay them a visit and give them a dose of their own medicine.

        Needless to say, WUB and his pals were not pleased but the result was that their trolling ceased right quickly.

        I’m not surprised he refuses to come back. 😆

      • m says:

        And the plot thickens…

      • rightymouse says:

        haysoos.
        Respect is earned. I can’t imagine WUB asking people to kiss her/his ass just to be comfortable here?

      • snowcrash says:

        Bet that was fun.

      • Lily says:

        I missed it too. So not real sure what happened on that.

      • rightymouse says:

        Pakimon.
        Lawdy….had forgotten about that. 😯

      • Lily says:

        There is a ‘furrie website’?
        /oh hell no! Not going to ever look up that one. Uhmm, no ma’am never going to do that. NEVER.

      • Claytonia Sibirica says:

        People involved with that are generally very comfortable with their online personas, but are NOT comfortable with their RL stuff getting out.

        Causes problems.

      • Lily says:

        Petals…people involved with that …. I personally don’t want to know there real name and information.
        /a bit too out there for me. Just saying WAY TOO OUT THERE FOR ME.
        A furrie website? I’ll get over that in a bit.
        /let me stay innocent.

  32. P. Ness Lowell says:

    Forget it, Chunk. She ain’t the un-Mata Hari.

  33. m says:

    Thank you so much for the explanation thread Chen! That was awfully cool of ya!

    • beeduwine says:

      Yeah, he’s nuttier than an old man’s sack of pebbles but he is a great and patient pedagog.

  34. m says:

    Claytonia Sibirica :
    per what he said, it got to the point of people digging up and posting his rl address, that’s gotta be over some line.

    I totally agree. It’s not posted here is it?

    >:-[

  35. haysoos says:

    running people off a web site is just not cool in general terms…I can understand getting busted, blocked and all that, but it has to be an extreme case….Charles and his guppies will attack an opinion they don’t like just like Himmler did…let people post whatever they want…let it play out and let’s be as open minded as possible…LGF will attack a first time poster with both barrels if they don’t toe the line….I hate that

    • snowcrash says:

      Me too. I still wish Cato would come back. That whole episode with Deadalus was dumb. Cato just wouldn’t use the …..I don’t usually answer your comments phrase like Chen does. Oh well. Maybe someday. He was pretty funny and mean. Did I say mean?

      • haysoos says:

        Cato was here?…he’s my buddy…I’ll call him and get the skinny…why wouldn’t he post here?….WTF?

      • snowcrash says:

        Hay, it was bad. He isn’t going to come back.

      • Pakimon says:

        Cato was pretty cool for awhile but he got pissed off at Daedalus for some reason and went on a long-winded psychotic racist rant so he got booted.

        As a side note, psychotic racist rants are about the only thing that’ll get you banned from DoD.

        Sidenote: I’m trying to recall all this through a good beer buzz so if I’m “sketchy” on any details, it isn’t intentional.

      • Lily says:

        Pak was he the one that called D a racist name?
        I think I remember that. It was ugly.

      • Claytonia Sibirica says:

        Cato’s a really really big member of the “I like to be mad that’s the main reason I came on the internet” club.

        Him flaming out here was just as likely as him flaming out on LGF.

      • m says:

        Lily, quite a few of them have. You should see some of the fake email addresses they use when they do it, too. Nasty.

        They really get pissed off when their worst insults thrown at him are taken as compliments.

      • Lily says:

        That is pathetic in so many ways. They can’t argue the point so they get nasty. What a shame.
        A lot of haters out there.

    • Pakimon says:

      The thing is, everyone remembers WUB and Clay’s homo-erotic post apocalypse Cowboy Saga or whatever but forget that WUB and Clay (at the time) were here for the express purpose of defending Chunky and The Bog.

      Nothing wrong with that but since it’s impossible to credibly defend a fat, back-stabbing, cheetos eating dickhead and his band of brain-dead sycophants, they opted for the only alternative.

      Be obnoxious, trolling shitheels.

      Clay has since “seen the light” regarding The Husky Blogger’s treachery and idiocy but I imagine WUB is still clinging to his sycophant status.

      Just sayin’…

      • Claytonia Sibirica says:

        no, that is wrong.

        Neither WUB nor I were EVER here to expressly defend LGF.

        We were here to (and please don’t make this a fight, I’m just being honest) actively mock what we see as an idiot caveman attitude towards… everything politics related.

        The first thing you have to understand is a base rejection of the tribalist attitude LGF represents. We really really hate that shit, and always have.

      • Lily says:

        Petals are you calling us cavemen. I have you know there are some women here. Besides it seems like you like the place now?
        Cavemen attitudes towards politics? Cavemen attitude towards politics?
        Does it matter? Everyone has their own opinion.
        Everyone is different here.
        😉

      • Claytonia Sibirica says:

        well yeah, but the point was to make fun of the (supposed) dummies, not defend LGF. People say the latter way too much.

        It’s important dammit!

      • Lily says:

        Well, well, well. Found out we aren’t as dumb as you thought.
        I’m still stuck on cavemen. I’ll get over it. In a day or two.

      • Claytonia Sibirica says:

        I treat ‘caveman’ as gender-neutral.

        Cavepeople is just massive weak sauce, you know? ><

      • Pakimon says:

        The problem is, this blog isn’t, and never has been about politics or anything related to it.

        It’s always been about mocking and ridiculing Chunky and his sycophants and their moronic views on just about everything.

        When you came here to “actively mock what we see as an idiot caveman attitude towards… everything politics related”, it was inappropriate since this isn’t a political blog.

        Seeing that you and WUB were sycophants lizardoids in good standing, most everyone concluded that you were here to disrupt things and give the Husky Blogger a respite from all the ridicule after which you could return to The Bog and boast how you tied all those evil stalkers in knots and get a pat on the head from His Royal Chunkiness and “updings” from the mindless sycophants.

        One question, if you and WUB reject “the tribalist attitude LGF represents” and “really really hate that shit, and always have.”, why didn’t you speak out at The Swamp?

        Surely your LGF accounts weren’t worth more than your core beliefs, especially if LGF represents something you despise, were they?

      • P. Ness Lowell says:

        That’s a subtle point that that many miss: Blogmocracy is the political blog, DoD is the Chuck frakking blog. There’s a connection between the two, and a preponderance here, but it’s not overtly political here.

        That doesn’t stop some of us from going OT, though.

      • Lily says:

        Oh it tends to be a crap shoot at times.
        /but mostly it is mockary site.
        For some reason they miss the ‘mock’ part.
        Why don’t they go play with the big boys at blogmac is a wonder to me.

      • Pakimon says:

        @Lily

        They won’t post at The Blogmocracy because they have to register and therefore be accountable for their idiocy.

        Here, they can crap all over the place post with relative anonymity.

        On the plus side, it’s pretty cool that registration isn’t required here.

        I feel like I’m back in the 2003 frontier blogosphere when trolls roamed freely and were ripe for beatdowns.

        Now the blogosphere is all “civilized” and blogs are “fenced in” to keep out “undesirables” with “mandatory registration”.

        *sigh*

  36. Not Poteen says:

    haysoos :
    that’s a sign of a real mental problem…I mean it’s the internet…subterfuge to determine someones breaks the spirit of the thing…if people do they must be bored to an unhealthy extreme….I don’t have a grip on net intrigue, gossip, and juvenile black ops…good grief…it’s a tool, not a weapon….and further I like WUB and he’s not comfortable here then it’s probably our fault….get your shit together people and show some fucking respect

    I’m with you on most of that Haysoos. But there’s an awful lot of spirits in the ether and like anything in life you can’t have it both ways(anonymous some places and others not) and almost never the way you want. It IS just a monitor that reads you back.

    • haysoos says:

      it goes back to my personal meme of minding my own business…blogging is fun, enlightening and eats up time otherwise used robbing banks…I’m probably idealistic and somewhat naive about the whole thing

      • Not Poteen says:

        We agree. A couple of shooda been hjippies.I have fun too and can’t see myself getting angry at thoughtless words on a page although the persistence of some bad ideas piss me off.

        Where we diverge is that I think the supposed ‘anonymity’ and impersonal nature of the digital world is making a majority of the coming generation incapable of living life on a face to face basis. F2F beats P2P every time.

      • Not Poteen says:

        People more worried about hiding themselves rather than stepping out into life more or less.

  37. trebob says:

    test

  38. trebob says:

    Hey Beed! What’cha think of my new gravatar? A poor substitute, I know.

  39. haysoos says:

    snowcrash :
    Hay, it was bad. He isn’t going to come back.

    well just poop…I called and left a fone mail…I wanna hear what this was about

    • Pakimon says:

      Cato’s “flounce” had to be one of the best of all time.

      Do it now.

      Succinct and a classic! 😆

      • haysoos says:

        one of the smartest people I’ve ever met, just like Water…their net personna does not due them justice….whatever..I realize it’s a foggy notion but I’m just sayin…depends on what you consider a cool blog mate, and both of those guys kicked my butt more than once….I was schooled…and in the end both are my good friends…that’s what the net can be….btw, I’m still gonna get some payback with Mother Zeus or whoever he is…..hi walter!

      • P. Ness Lowell says:

        Which just goes to show that it’s possible to be smart and an asshole at the same time. But assholes are welcome here as long as they behave. That, I think is the root of the problem.

  40. Voltaire's Crack says:

    Obdicut essentially outed himself over at LGF over a few separate posts. I almost sensed that he was hoping to get outed.

    • haysoos says:

      a gold metal, level 5 asshole…I can’t think of one nice thing to say about him….he’s psychotic, a major freak LOL!

    • Claytonia Sibirica says:

      outed in what sense?

      (always want to hear dirt on that asshole)

      • Claytonia Sibirica says:

        (but not his address or name, hypocrite check ><)

      • Voltaire's Crack says:

        Outed as in a series of identity reveals.

        In one comment he let it be known his first name/last initial was identical to the one on the comment he was replying to.

        Another time, he posted video of his brother where the last name was explicitly stated.

        He talks about living in New York.

        That’s enough for Google.

      • Voltaire's Crack says:

        Someone else here pointed out that there is among the only other internet references to the nic Obdicut is/are registration(s) at porno site(s).

        Lulz for that.

      • beeduwine says:

        Obdi’s alright. It’s just that tiny fish in an even tinier and secured pond syndrome that makes him seem like a bit of an analcave. In real life he’s an absolute joy to drink with.

      • Claytonia Sibirica says:

        @crack, that’s less exciting sadly.

        I was hoping he’d revealed he loved stuffing goldfish up his ass or something.

        @beed the problem is his really really obnoxious way of ‘arguing’. I’m sure he’d be great and wonderful if he didn’t do that ‘question question question HWY ARE YOU DODGING!?’ thing.

      • beeduwine says:

        Don’t worry about it, C. That’s also his weak spot.

      • Voltaire's Crack says:

        All that you mentioned Clay. Additionally, if he knows that he’s quickly losing the argument, he picks out some very minor syntactical quibble and makes that the centerpiece of the debate.

      • Claytonia Sibirica says:

        that too.

        Finding out that people know all aobut Obdicut’s very specific annoying argument style is what first made me feel at home here :p

      • Medchemmer says:

        Outed…as in, he unzipped his pants. It was disgusting.

  41. haysoos says:

    Pakimon :
    Cato was pretty cool for awhile but he got pissed off at Daedalus for some reason and went on a long-winded psychotic racist rant so he got booted.
    As a side note, psychotic racist rants are about the only thing that’ll get you banned from DoD.
    Sidenote: I’m trying to recall all this through a good beer buzz so if I’m “sketchy” on any details, it isn’t intentional.

    thanks for the heads up

    • Pakimon says:

      I wish I knew what made him “go off” in such a fashion at Daedalus.

      It was kind of sudden and when it happened, you could almost hear everyone’s jaw dropping.

      • Claytonia Sibirica says:

        Again, that’s what Cato does. He did that all the time when he was on LGF too, just didn’t actually go all the way for some reason (until that last one of course)

  42. swamprat says:

    P. Ness Lowell :

    Charles Johnson @Lizardoid //platform.twitter.com/widgets/follow_button.html?align=right&button=grey&screen_name=Lizardoid&show_count=false&show_screen_name=false&lang=en

    ICYMI: More than 2 weeks later, right wing blogs are still stalking & spewing hatred at Sandra Fluke lgf.bz/xba2Ol
    15 Mar 12

    Reply
    Retweet
    Favorite

    Forget it, Chunk. She ain’t the un-Mata Hari.

    Good lord! The Pam Geller and Sarah Palin Stalker is upset about the Sandra Fluke Stalkers?

    How many “Shrieking Harpy” posts? Spanning how many years?
    How many Sarah Palin jabs?

    And he thinks nobody remembers?
    Really?

  43. Daedalus says:

    m :

    Lily, quite a few of them have. You should see some of the fake email addresses they use when they do it, too. Nasty.

    They really get pissed off when their worst insults thrown at him are taken as compliments.

    Check your mail!

  44. Daedalus says:

    Pakimon :

    I wish I knew what made him “go off” in such a fashion at Daedalus.

    It was kind of sudden and when it happened, you could almost hear everyone’s jaw dropping.

    He’s a racist and couldn’t deal with a un subservient Hispanic. Its typical of the Left.

    • beeduwine says:

      Dude. He’s not a racist. He just got pissed off and wanted to push your buttons. Which he did.

      • Claytonia Sibirica says:

        while telling himself he was a hero for standing up to tyrants.

      • Daedalus says:

        Let me explain. Many American Leftists think Hispanics are biologically inferior to Whites. I know you are in Europe and you guys don’t have that attitude since to Europeans many of us are viewed as white and you guys know about the Spanish Empire. In America its not like that. The Left in America believes that since we are inferior, its the duty of the government to take care of us. When a Hispanic doesn’t subscribe to that idea, their racist nature appears. They attamept to silence that person as an ungrateful slave.

        Now there are also people on the Right (not all) that view us as inferior, but they don’t want us as slaves. They just either want us to leave the country or just ignore us.

        Cato is a racist, so in his mind, how dare this “spic” talk back to me. That’s how many on the Left in America think.

        I hope that explains it to you.

  45. haysoos says:

    Voltaire’s Crack :
    Read a few of these for some laughs.
    http://twitter.com/#!/Obdicut

    good grief….
    WOOK OUT!
    HE’ GONNA BLOW SKIPPER!
    what a punk

  46. beeduwine says:

    Pakimon :
    I wish I knew what made him “go off” in such a fashion at Daedalus.

    Spelling. It’s starting to get to me as well.

  47. haysoos says:

    beeduwine :
    Obdi’s alright. It’s just that tiny fish in an even tinier and secured pond syndrome that makes him seem like a bit of an analcave. In real life he’s an absolute joy to drink with.

    fuck him…one mans joy is another mans asshole…
    he’s an abrasive, caustic, condescending, rude little prick….if that’s cool with you then so be it

  48. haysoos says:

    Claytonia Sibirica :
    Again, that’s what Cato does. He did that all the time when he was on LGF too, just didn’t actually go all the way for some reason (until that last one of course)

    because we always knew when CJ has his finger on the trigger….you could feel it…we played CJ like a fiddle….look how I was finally bounced…hahaha!…in my time there I never swa either Walter or cato back down from CJ, not once….until he was ready to nuke them…we laughed about it for years….he hated us but couldn’t just ice us for no good reaso….but then he did…I win

  49. haysoos says:

    Daedalus :
    Between our posts on him and you guys messing with him, no wonder he’s mentally insane!

    I used to compliment him on his vids, then slice his posters across the thigh….he hated me…you’re correct in that he was getting socked from all directions, inside, outside….his posts became more feeble, he set up his poodle defenses, bounced any hangers on…like he’s hunkered down and can only post tweet gossip and GOP stuff…it’s pathetic really

  50. Kos Laughs at Chuckles says:

    test.

  51. Kos Laughs at Chuckles says:

    Screw the other avatar. If this is what I need to use, so be it

  52. Pakimon says:

    Claytonia Sibirica :
    I treat ‘caveman’ as gender-neutral.
    Cavepeople is just massive weak sauce, you know? ><

    Does that make you a “weak saucier”? 😀

  53. haysoos says:

    Not Poteen :
    He’s fallen back to his level of incompetence. Good job guys.

    he finally posted that if anyone posted at LGF and elsewhere at the same time, for certain sites he would block your account…after all I’d seen over the years that broke the deal right there…the most presumptuous bullshit I’d ever heard…he went from top notch blog to junior high in that split second for me anyway

    • Not Poteen says:

      It’s the product of a juvenile mind. He’s more comfortable around younger people without much life experience and general knowledge. He doesn’t want to grow up and in his Little Greasy Fanboy world he’s Peter Pan. No room for older, wiser heads so he finds a reason to drive them off. Keeps the mindless young punks around.

    • Pakimon says:

      The hilarious part is that the number of active accounts at LGF has dwindled to such a degree that he doesn’t dare make good on his threats anymore.

      I remember when he’d only open registration at 2AM on every third Wednesday for five minutes when Jupiter was aligned with Pluto or some such thing.

      Now it’s ‘OPEN REGISTRATION! ALL THE TIME!” and all he gets is the odd DoD denizen registering a sock-puppet or two. 😆

  54. haysoos says:

    it’s music time at the bunkhouse…a couple hours in the evening when I light up the Bose…
    a nice ballad that everybody can dig

  55. haysoos says:

    turn the screws a bit
    Whiskey In A Jar
    Metalica
    even for a nonMosher, this kicks ass

  56. Voltaire's Crack says:

    Typical day at LGF (but with much less skill)

  57. Pakimon says:

    I think I’ve discovered why Chunky hates Rick Santorum.

    ‘Vigorous’ Santorum crackdown may catch Internet porn viewers with pants down

    I might have to side with His Royal Chunkiness on this one ’cause we all know what the internet is for, right? 😆

  58. OK…incidentally, I found that as admin here I can still edit emails in comments, which means that I can still manually assign someone a gravatar (see P. Ness above).

    So, if the purpose of all this FUBAR was to prevent gravatar-jacking, they still haven’t completely fixed the problem.

  59. Zappa Would Be Vomiting says:

    Time for a coordinated twitter bombing campaign.

    Why?

    #RachelCorrie is trending. I shit you not.

    Time for a stroll down Memory Hole Lane

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