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I am experiencing this problem, too:
I’m unable to leave comments on my own blog (yikes!) without being logged in (error message: You must be logged in to comment with that email address.), and some of my readers are blocked, as well.
I have my comments set as open to anyone (i.e. don’t need to leave an email address).
Thanks for looking into it! (^_^)
The blog I need help with is: hbdchick.wordpress.com
Have you selected the option ”Users must be registered and logged in to comment” from Discussion Setting.
If not then you should wait for the staff reply to the thread https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/you-must-be-logged-in-to-comment-with-that-email-address?replies=2
@hnsaifi – “Have you selected the option ‘Users must be registered and logged in to comment’ from Discussion Setting.”
no, because i don’t want my user to have to be registered and logged in to comment.
I’m experiencing the same problem as well. I didn’t select ‘Users must be registered and logged in to comment’. What now?
This same issue started for me last night. Have had a few users not able to comment with the same error coming up.
People (nonWP users) who were able to comment fine yesterday are now unable, being denied. I even unchecked “Comment author must fill out name and e-mail” to see if that would make it better, but it didn’t. Boo!
This is getting really frustrating for many of our readers and for me as well as a blog reader and commenter. Please please fix this issue.
I’ve heard from a few non WP users who are having trouble commenting today. They’re getting a message that says they have to log in.
This seems to be a WordPress problem at the moment.
Could we have an answer from the staff?
Our blog is having major problems with this too. It’s quite frustrating since we have a month-long writing challenge going on. Any guidance from WordPress would be great since the “Users must be registered and logged in to comment” is already turned off.
This is the same topic as
No response from WP. Ominous.
We’ve recently updated our commenting system.
Now if someone tries to comment with an email address attached to a WordPress.com account (or Gravatar account, they’re the same), they’ll need to sign into WordPress.com before they can comment.
If commenters have forgotten their password they can request a reset:
One commenter in particular who received this message said she deleted her WP.com account 6 months ago. So she can’t login.
Then she will have to register “just a username please” here at WordPress.com so she can comment on free hosted WordPress.com blogs.
We’re getting that problem too. Annoying!
ANYONE should be able to leave comments easily, and right now, NO ONE can do it except if they have a wordpress account. This is completely against the idea of “blogging,” which is a CONVERSATION between the writer and the readers. No one should be blocked (and we should be able to ask for our readers to leave an email address with their comments). I hope this will be fixed really quickly because I am really annoyed!
I have the same problem. Only the subscribers or the persons under wordpress can leave comments… I shall change platform if that continues…
Gravatar accounts are considered like WP accounts apparently, so someone with a mail attached to Gravatar will also have to sign in to WP with Gravatar login and passwords, otherwise, it’s not working…
A number of my commenters have worked around it by entering different email addresses which circumvents the problem. Makes a mockery of trying to moderate people via partial or full email addresses but needs must.
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