In attempting to change my theme (because it was not working in IE), some things went wrong. Thinking myself ever-so-clever, I reverted to the last backed-up version of the site (that’s what backups are for, right?). This glitched and deleted all but 8 of my comments. That backup program is no longer my friend.
Fortunately – for me – I have a secondary backup program running. Unfortunately, that is the “backup of last resort” and only backs up once a week. So I reverted to 6/23 and everything since then was lost. Well except the posts I salvaged from the feed reader and reposted, but the comments are gone.
I’m very glad I backed up my stuff, and have backup redundancies. Hooray for being paranoid.