JS-Kit/Echo (formerly Haloscan) is closing, so I reverted to Blogger comments, which unfortunately required me to upgrade my template.
When I have both the time and inclination, I'll try to customize my blog more. I have some old copies of my old template, so I can start to add back in things that I had before looking at the html (eventually).
In the meantime, while I have downloaded my old JS-Kit comments, they appear to have disappeared from my blog. Those that remain appear to have been added through the Blogger comment interface, even though I have no idea how that is possible when I did not have any link to add comments through Blogger.
In any case, comments have been mostly wiped, but I doubt that anyone who reads this blog is doing so to look at two-year-old comment threads. New comments should be working for all who wish. I will worry about moderation settings when I get enough comments to worry about them.
So I doubt that the user experience will suffer much.
That is all.