Folks, help me help out the new readers…

In light of the changes on the blog, I’ve got some first-timers trying to log in and leave comments, and having trouble. I’m hearing from them via e-mail.

Problem is, I don’t know how to figure out how to tell THEM how to log in, because when I try to do it for them, my browser insists upon recognizing me, and I don’t find any way to log in as someone else — or indeed, to create a new log-in. In other words, I can’t see what they’re seeing. (And yeah, I feel really stupid; good thing for me I’ve just banned insults and catcalls, huh?)

Since some of y’all have done this more recently than I have, would you mind posting instructions. Of course, with the new rules, they won’t post until I approve them.

Complicated, ain’t it?

7 thoughts on “Folks, help me help out the new readers…

  1. kbfenner

    I had to create an account with Word Press a while back. I imagine if you don’t have one, you get a prompt to create one when you try to log in under “Leave a Comment Log in.” They send you your password in an email message. Then you can log in using the link under Leave a Comment Log in. You click on “log in” and copy in your password, check the box that says “remember me” and you should be good to go.

  2. Brad Warthen

    I’m also getting some messages like this one:
    “I would post a civil reply but I cannot remember my login info…”

    There’s got to be a way to make this easier for folks. I’ll see what I can figure out when I’m back at a computer. I’m on the Blackberry right now…

  3. kbfenner

    WordPress will send you your password, I believe. Usually you just have to look around on the log-in screen for the link. Firefox will remember it for you, also. I checked the box on the log-in screen, so WordPress remembers it for me. They do make me log in again from time to time, but I never have to re-enter my password.

  4. Karen McLeod

    Yep. WordPress will walk you through getting your very own password. However, it may take a couple of days to actually get the email containing the password. I could wish that wordpress would then let us create our own password, as theirs are less than memorable.

  5. KP

    Less than memorable is right. Your Pentagon password would probably be easier. I wondered if there was a way to reset the password but haven’t found it.

  6. kbfenner

    I just saved the email, which g-mail lets me do, and copy and paste it in. You’re right–what do they think we’re going to do, start a nuclear war?


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