Cross your fingers and hope things don't screw up too badly.
I've decided to dump the current Echo commenting system that I have used the past year. It was never as good as the free Haloscan system it replaced and there are other options.
An effort is being made to save past comments and export them to the new platform; but that's where the tricky part comes in.
Meanwhile, feel free to continue commenting using the link at the bottom of each post but if for some reason the comment disappears, please don't take it personally. Just try again later.
Thanks for your patience!
And as always, I appreciate any contribution you would care to make: