Tuesday, April 12th 2005

Avoid Haloscan

Some of you may already have noticed that comments which were posted here during the slashdotting today (and all previous comments too) have disappeared. That’s because I had installed the Haloscan comments and trackback system, and I uninstalled it today when I was re-doing the appearance of this blog. Apparently the system isn’t smart enough to save the comments.

I know the new look is a little boring and square, but it will do for now. I may get round to improving it a bit more later on.

No Responses to this post:

  1. nyquil@gmail.com says:

    I’ve only played with haloscan a tiny bit, but as long as the entry ID is the same, the comments will still be there. Are your haloscan comments done by number or by name?

  2. David Naylor says:

    Actually, I don’t know – I did the automatic install and didn’t have to bother with that kind of thing… which in the end was maybe a bad thing.

  3. Jon says:

    Erm. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled Haloscan lots of times without losing a single comment (when I was changing templates and such). You should be able to see the comments in the manage comments page at HS too.

  4. David Naylor says:

    OK. Strange. I must have messed it up somehow.Well, come to think of it, the problem was that I couldn’t find the uninstall option over at Haloscan, so I just switched templates. Naturally, the comments are gone, but I think I’ll just go without Haloscan.

  5. Gordon says:

    Shame – it’s dead easy to get HaloScan back. Did you check in the forums?

  6. Malvenla Nency says:

    how can you uninstall haloscan? plz help :]