WP.org Comment Box Problems

4 years ago | kaleidofish (Member)


My Google-fu is weak, so if anyone here has any advice about this issue, that'd be great-o.

A reader contacted me this morning about an issue on my site. He says that the comment box auto-fills with another user's name and info. I've double-checked and confirmed that their IP addresses are different. Even more concerning is that sometimes when this reader checks the site, it loads (quote from reader) "a different interface, with tools that I assume were for the webpage owner, but if I clicked on any of them I just got a login prompt."

My site's been buggy with other problems before (poll choices strangely already selected and things like that). This issue's new. Any suggestions on what the problem could be? Have you ever had anything like this happen on your site?

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  1. Tartra (Member)

    Posted 4 years ago

    I personally can't recreate the problem. Maybe there's some sort of cookie on that reader's end that's acting up on them? That's the best I can guess. The link that reader might be using might also be directly linking to an administrative page too (or is maybe - possibly - a log-in prompt for their own Wordpress account).

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  2. ScreamingCandle (Member)

    Posted 4 years ago

    I use wordpress and I've been getting a lot of BS traffic - weird comments from people with unregistered or bizarre websites and the like. Maybe someone is hacking around? I'd notify the mods if it's actually impacted your site.

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  3. mathtans (Member)

    Posted 4 years ago

    That's peculiar. I've noticed that your site's been working fine for me lately (after that one day, when I'd needed to fill in my info again after that "Anonymous" post), votes and all. Is it possible that it's on the reader's end? Do you know if that reader shares their computer? Maybe someone else was logged in into a WP site and it didn't fully log out when they gave the computer back, or something. Alternatively, maybe the actual name being "auto-filled" would provide a clue. (Hopefully it's not you.) Best with it.

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