It took some tinkering but I think I have a new commenting system! It required nuking all existing comments from the last seven days of posts but there weren’t that many to begin with. All previous comments besides those have been retained. So fear not, the first time you entered a comment has been saved for eternity… well, at least until Enetation decides to go under (which should be fairly soon).
I see two chances for irony (or close to the definition of irony): no one comments anyway with the new system and I begin to get spammed by comment spammers.