I've been a Haloscan premium member for years now and I'm very upset about this sudden announcement. I think it's unfair that Haloscan is abandoning its users like this. Members like me have been given a two-week notice to make a decision. Yes, they are offering an upgrade ... for a price! It's either switch to Echo, the new commenting platform (with a 30-day free trial / continue for $12/year) or export comments for free (XML format). I'm not willing to pay an annual fee for a commenting service. The downside of exporting the Haloscan comments is the lack of importing procedure to any of the popular platforms. Haloscan should have at least offered its members a way to transfer comments. I feel as if Haloscan has simply abandoned me in the air.
I decided to revert to the default Blogger commenting platform. With a heavy heart, I face the fact that I have lost all my previous comments.
I feel stripped of something valuable. I have lost a great deal and I'm very sad. :(
How To Remove Haloscan and Revert to Blogger Commenting Platform:
- Go to Blogger Dashboard.
- Go to Layout.
- Click Edit HTML (make sure you Download Full Template for backup before continuing).
- Click Revert widget templates to default (you'll see this below the page).
- Haloscan link will disappear and replace by Blogger commenting service.
edited: 01/29/2010, 8:53 a.m.: My blog comments are precious to me. I decided to salvage my old comments by manually transferring them from Haloscan to Blogger. I know it sounds crazy but I'm desperate. I might as well save what I can. If by chance, you discover an easier way of doing it, please let me know.