Posted Mon, 01/18/10
On a technical note, comments have been temporarily disabled at Appetizing Muse.
For years I used the Haloscan commenting system, and in fact paid them a "guaranteed one-time" fee to have ad-free commenting boxes. Haloscan was recently taken over by another company who is now charging $9.95 per month to keep the commenting system in place. Apparently the new host is not interested in honoring previous payments made to Haloscan. Well, I'm not interested in paying their monthly fee, either.
Until I find a new commenting system without PHP or Perl code (as my web host accepts neither), blog comments will be disabled. If you run across an entry prior to 2010, there might be a "comment" link following a post but it will not work. I don't have the time to go through seven years of blog entries to remove the Haloscan code. From 2010 onward none of the posts will have the comment feature.
Does anyone have suggestions on a free and unobtrusive commenting system?