Okay, so it appears that the great comment-system change over has finally begun. The folks at Patheos really weren’t kidding when they said that some comments may be lost temporarily… the last few days worth of comments are gone.
This may be partly my fault. I asked them to minimize the length of time in which some comments would be missing, and only now realize that that may have served to increase the number of comments that would temporarily go missing.
Never fear, though: I’m assure that all comments will be restored eventually, which in this case should be by Saturday night. Also, no comments posted from here on out should be lost, even temporarily.