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Here’s a little story about the comment importing problems we’ve encountered with the popular Disqus system.
We started using Disqus back in 2009 when we first launched this website and all was going good until we decided to change the domain name. After the change we’ve used all the tools that Disqus provides to merge/sync/import/export comments onto this new domain. We’ve contacted them directly, indirectly, taken their advice, ignored their advice, did whatever they told us to do, even did the exact opposite… Nothing works! All the comments from 2009 and the beginning of 2010 are lost! Well not exactly lost (they’re still here, in form of regular WordPress comments), but there’s no way to get them to show up on Disqus.
That left us with 2 options. Either to get rid of Disqus and use the horrible WordPress commenting system (horrible, even with all the add-ons and plugins), or to just forget about the comments and start with a fresh install of Disqus.
We’ve tried both of the options and let me tell you this… Disqus wins. I apologise to all of you who’ve lost you comments, but please blame Disqus not us! Believe me, we’ve done all we could and believe me you don’t want to use any other commenting system!