Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas from Haloscan

Real exciting news indeed.  Got an email from Haloscan:
Exciting news – Haloscan, the legacy comment system that JS-Kit acquired last year, is getting upgraded to the new Echo platform. You can test Echo on the bottom of this blog post to get a feel for it’s features.
This transition will happen in batches of users over the course of a couple of months. The first batch of users will start getting a notice of the upgrade right away on their Haloscan admin dashboard.
Once presented with the upgrade message, Haloscan users will have 2 weeks to make a decision. You will have the following two options.
  1. Upgrade to Echo for $9.95/year – all your comment data will be transitioned over automatically
  2. Export your Haloscan comment data and turn off their service
Users need to respond within the two week period to ensure uninterrupted service.
In other words, start paying or all your comments will be deleted and you will no longer be able to use the service.

I can't remember why I went to Haloscan in the first place.  I think it had something to do with how Blogger handled comments in the past.  I think that's been improved.  So ... as of Jan 2, all comments up to last night will be gone unless I can figure out a way to import my exported comments into Blogger.  And we're just going to start using Blogger's comments feature instead.

All your comments are belong to us.

If it's good enough for Buck, it's good enough for us.


philmon said...

This is a test

philmon said...

another test for plural

Buck said...

Heh. Haloscan done gone and screwed the pooch, haven't they? It'll be MOST interesting to see how quickly they backtrack once their user base falls off to zero or slightly above...