I had wondered why I hadn’t gotten comments in months. (Duh!) My statistics had gone way down, too. It turned out that my comments table and my statistics log table were corrupted. The usual repair process didn’t work at all.
So, now I have Good News/Bad News.
Good News: My blog will take comments again! 🙂
Bad News: ALL the old comments are gone. 🙁
I also want to note that Yahoo! Web Hosting was NO help at all. If I had it to do over again, I’d definitely choose a different host. They just said they provide a platform for MySQL and WordPress, but don’t provide any support for those.
But I did decide that being able to comment in the future is more important than saving all the old comments for posterity, even though it makes me sad to lose them.