Time for a little venting about WordPress.
I have posted before about how there have been some changes to the way commenting works…not so much when people comment on my blog, but when I try to comment on other people’s blogs. I am fortunate enough to have 3 ways of looking at and attempting to comment on blogs…on my computer, on my iPhone, and on my iPad. The problem is that the system is not the same on all three (at least trying to do it using the app..I could probably try just logging on through the Internets…).
I have always preferred to leave comments on other blogs with my [okay, fake] name rather than the blog name…but I can only manage it using the computer. This is why my comments sometimes show up as “Zo” and sometimes as “strivingcynic.”
The phone WordPress app has a function for reading blogs you follow, which allows you to comment. The iPad app (as far as I can tell) does not. Now, when I try to comment on Cathy’s blog on my computer…all is well. When I do it on my phone, it comments as strivingcynic…on the iPad, I’ll comment as sc, and when I go to post the comment, it will tell me I’m not logged in (but yet, I’m always logged into my app)…I log in and get a message telling me that I’ve already posted that comment! But at least it posts! With Stacie, I try posting the comment and get told that I’m part of a “known spam network” (???)–so, no–even though I use the same info I use when commenting successfully from my computer! It’s frustrating to craft and lose a response…
I’m trying to look at this as a challenge…one day I will understand and be able to navigate through all these differences between blogs/devices/etc. Of course, once I do, it will all change again. One reason I got the iDevices was so that I would be able to communicate without sitting at a computer.
I will triumph one of these days! I must!
Do you have a particular blog technology frustration?