I’ve posted a query on the WordPress Forums as follows:
Can I add my voice to the request to do something about this commenting change. I am now spending ages going through my loyal readers comments and manually editing their logins so that when other readers click on their names it goes to their blogs as it always used to do. Why have you done this? I really don’t understand. It makes a nonsense of my commenting preferences set up and I really wish you would do something to put it back the way it was before, or are you actively trying to discourage non wordpress bloggers from commenting on wordpress blogs? I really don’t understand why you would do this. Best wishes, Joanna
In the meantime, let me know if you are having difficulties commenting and I will do my best to manually edit your logins. If you leave a message on this post, rather than on the regular posts I will check it regularly. If you want to see the replies to my forum post click here if you can log in to WordPress to read the conversation. Thanks!