I attempted to post a reply to a recent post over at ontd_science. Oddly, it asked me to log in. As LiveJournal has been occasionally dropping my login credentials for no apparent reason recently, I thought nothing of it, and so I missed the "Logged in user: marcmagus - Sorry, you are not a member of ontd_science, and commenting is restricted to members only."
That's mildly irritating, but fine, it's my own fault. The problem is with the error message I received when I attempted to post:
You did not enter your LiveJournal username. You can choose to post as "Anonymous" if you don't have a LiveJournal user account.
Only members of ontd_science can post in this community.
The first line is the real problem. I entered my username and password in the little boxes. Correctly. Three times, thinking there was some weird interaction going on between LiveJournal and NoScript or something. The second line didn't register because it came second, and because I'd forgotten that I just follow the community and never joined it.
If the error message at the top of the page when I tried to post had been the same as the more helpful one buried next to the radio buttons, I would have shaken my head at not noticing the problem before typing in my credentials and moved on. Instead, I got this weird confusing crap that made me think there was a technical problem.
I hope DreamWidth has fixed this one in their fork. I haven't tried to post to a community I don't have posting privileges to there.