Testing 1, 2, 3…

Hello, sweet readers.  In the foggy area of “technical” (to me) stuff, some of you have mentioned encountering difficulties when you try to leave a comment on my blog.  (Heaven forbid!)

I did some checking and this is what I found out.

If you have (or had) a WordPress account and you’re not logged into it when you try to comment on my (WordPress) blog, be prepared to encounter a “pop up box” after you type in the usual name/e-mail/url.  (This is similar to how FoodBuzz, Facebook — basically any “aggregate blog forum” that asks you to sign in to protect the innocent — keeps the bad guys out and the good guys in.)

What I’m asking you to do in the next couple of days is to fly a “test pattern” lest your thoughts end up in the The Land Of Missing Barbie Shoes.

(That’s where obliterated binary code ends up, don’tcha know?!)

Just type a BRIEF comment (Testing 1, 2, 3…?) or some other silly stuff that goes missing from time to time (car keys? jigsaw puzzle pieces?) —  I don’t want you to labor over your keyboard, only to have your heartfelt comment vanish.

If you do get “the pop-up box,” just follow the prompts.  If you’ve forgotten your WordPress password, you’ll have an opportunity to think up a new one.  (And if you don’t encounter it, great!)

Don’t be alarmed… be appreciative.  Fighting cyber crime is a full-time job.

Many thanks to you — and WordPress.

Enjoying security,

~ Kim

P.S.  If all else fails, please leave a comment on my Facebook pageBy the way, this isn’t an April Fool’s joke!  I just wanted to be sure everything’s up and running for my giveaway later this week. :)  Take care.

16 thoughts on “Testing 1, 2, 3…

  1. When I saw your header, I was wondering what the talented Kimby is up to again this time. So it’s a real test! Hahaha!

    So far, I’ve no issues since the last one I “reported” to u. But then again, mine’s from Bloggers & not WordPress. If this goes thru & u see my comment, then it’s as smooth as silk :)

  2. I am not a fan of this new commenting thing that wp has…I understand the security issue but there has to be an easier way ;)

    Land of Barbie shoes made me laugh!

    • Thanks for the tip, Maureen! The Happiness Engineers at WP said you can also log in with an e-mail address that isn’t tied to WP, if you have a “spare!”

    • Thanks for responding, Heather! It’s frustrating when you spend time commenting and then it disappears (like Lego pieces or Hotwheels wheels — something you can probably identify with, with your boys!) :)

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