Our “you need to turn on cookies” in order to sign in issue (problem, pain in the fundament!) appears to have been resolved.
Appears is the operative word; the demand for turning on cookies (which has never been our internal requirement) was apparently a function of one of the login plugins we have been using. That’s been turned off and we’ve not heard any demands for cookies in about 24 hours.
If the preceding issue has interfered with your participation on the site, please log in again and see if you can’t do so without having to turn on cookies. Let me know if you see that error message.
If not – please go back to your normal logging in and commenting ways.
And our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused you.