Our thanks to those who let us know that the site went “dark” with a 500 error there for a bit. What those errors mean is that some local code shat the bed, which is exactly what happened here.
Thankfully, our Imperial Tech Wiz was on the case to fix it and we’re back up. Much thanks and praise to him for that!
Thing is, it appears that the comments apps for site hosted comments appear to be drying up, with everybody moving to FarceBorg/Disqus, and the old apps never being updated at all as a result (which is what caused the latest interruption).
Obviously, SuckerBorg’s FarcePlant censor network will never be an option, but we may have to face a choice in the future. Let us know if you have an opinion on the subject. Personally, we’d go for a much more limited comments functionality if it meant keeping out of the Borg, if such a thing is an option, but for now the pipes seem to be piping and the pumps seem to be working again.
Once again, thanks Deej!