Just a quick note that I’ve decided to go with Disqus Comments again. Back when I got rid of them the first time in 2009, it was because they captured your comments in their system and if you wished to quit using them you had to export and import them, and it came without the threading data. That’s apparently all changed and everything is synced continuously, so if I ever disable the plugin it’ll just go back to the default interface with nothing lost.
Right now all the threads show zero comments except for new ones that have come in since activation. Supposedly everything should be in place within about 24 hours.
It has some nice features, so we’ll see how it goes.
Addendum: Oh, BTW, I had first comment moderation enabled in the old system. Closest they have to that in Disqus is that if you use a verified email, comments sail through unmoderated. If you don’t then it goes through moderation.