…I’m not disabling MovableType comments and replacing them with HaloScan comments because I want to. I’m doing it because I have to.
The problem isn’t MT’s “warts.” It’s much bigger than that. If there is another major comment-spam attack, my entire domain could be shut down indefinitely, perhaps permanently. My host simply cannot afford to have my CGI comment scripts repeatedly overwhelming the server I share with dozens of other paying users. And I cannot afford to have BrendanLoy.com completely disappear for days or weeks while I scramble to get set up with a new host.
So this is my stop-gap measure while I try to think of something better. I know HaloScan sucks, but we’re all going to have to deal with it for at least the next few days. Better to have BrendanLoy.com with crappy comments, than to have no BrendanLoy.com at all. :)