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Schrödinger's account? [Tuesday 29th September 2015 at 10:06 pm]
Thomas

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> Look
You are reading a blog post.

> Write comment
You write the most awesomest comment evar an insightful comment (+2 ATK, -1 DEF, weak vs trolls), and sign it with your usual email address.

> Submit comment
Suddenly a guardian appears! The guardian is wearing the livery of WordPress.com. It recognises your email address and demands your password.

> "Speak, friend, and enter"
(Before anyone tells me I'm an idiot for posting them, no, these aren't my actual passwords)
The guardian sneers at you, causing 1 damage. That was not the correct password.
You have 5HP remaining.

> "Open sesame"
The guardian sneers at you, causing 1 damage. That was not the correct password.
You have 4HP remaining.

> "These are not the droids you are looking for"
The guardian sneers at you, causing 3 damage (critical hit!). That was not the correct password.
You have 1HP remaining.

> "123456"?
The guardian sneers at you, causing 1 damage. That was not the correct password.
You have 0HP remaining and must retreat.
...
You are reading a blog post.

> _
Time passes. You regain some health.
You have 6HP remaining.

> Submit comment
Suddenly a guardian appears! The guardian is wearing the livery of WordPress.com. It recognises your email address and demands your password.

> Reset password
The guardian knows not of this "email address" of which you speak.

> Look
A guardian is blocking your way. The guardian is wearing the livery of WordPress.com. It recognises your email address and demands your password.

> Reset password
The guardian knows not of this "email address" of which you speak.

> WTF?
The guardian sneers at you, causing 1 damage. That was not the correct password.
You have 5HP remaining.

> _


So apparently my account simultaneously does and does not exist. I'm not entirely sure why WordPress wants me to log in to post a comment anyway, especially given that using a different email address didn't need a password...
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