Noticed that I'd had my 5,000th visitor and reviewed my SiteMeter stats to see who had been visiting and how they got here. Noticed a google search on "fear not" that related back to a February post and followed it, and I realized that all my February comments are gone.
Is there some HaloScan statute of limitations that I'm not aware of? Do comments disappear after X number of days? If so, bummer. Sometimes the comments are the best part of the blog!
In answer to my question:
A: All comments over four months old are archived for non-premium members. These comments are simply moved to a different database and are not deleted. This is done to keep the performance of the site at an acceptable level. This restriction does not apply to premium (upgraded) members.