Haloscan vs. Blogger Comments
As this TypePad blog crisis stretches into a new day with minimal support and no resolution (not to mention an increasing number of other problems surfacing, like an epidemic of repetitively posted comments, presumably because of some flaw in TypePad's commenting system), it is becoming increasingly likely that I will be abandoning TypePad and switching to Blogspot. I'm hoping Blogspot might work a bit better than TypePad, and in any event, it's free, which TypePad is not. I'll be damned if I'm going to pay $15/month for a buggy blog platform that doesn't provide adequate support when their mistakes are crippling my blog. So unless they fix this, and fast, yet another platform switch is in the Irish Trojan's future.
Which raises the question: which commenting system should I use, if indeed I switch to Blogger? Should I use Blogger's native commenting system, or HaloScan? I remember HaloScan causing lots of headaches, back in my blog's pre-WordPress days, in large part because of its per-comment character limit. (Even though I was a "pro" HaloScan user, there was still a limit, albeit a higher one than for regular users.) On the other hand, I've heard mixed reviews of Blogger's native commenting system. So I'm just curious what anyone with experience using either or both systems might have to say.