Well, after two weeks of test migrations, an easy and successful switch to a custom domain, and four and a half days of a less than easy but ultimately successful comment migration to that new domain, we are back in action!
And not only that, the commenting glitch for international readers, which was the impetus for this whole thing, should now be fixed. Huzzah!
Everyone is now on Shakesville.com, with all old links resolving to the new domain, and all comments threads visible to all readers without any special effort.
There are still some glitches we're following up on, but nothing that should affect commenting for now. Just don't be surprised if you see some test posts and comments over the next day or so.
Again, I just want to say that I'm sorry to our international readership that we you had commenting problems in the first place, and I'm sorry to everyone for the truly unexpected interruption in service since last Friday night, as well as the unsolicited email spam that you were getting if you'd ever been @-mentioned in comments.
I want to thank you for your patience and your support. Thanks to everyone who sent kind and encouraging emails over the past few days. Thanks so much to Portly Dyke who was a huge help during this process. And thanks to Disqus for finally sorting everything out.
I'm now going to take a month off. (Just kidding.)