Wow; spamtastic! Akismet has protected your site from 32,265 spam comments” warbles my WordPress control panel. Which implies that a tidal wave of xx,000’s of spam comments on D’log in the past 12 hours is why the comments table in the database has crashed, and why an automatic repair of it has failed. In short; it seems that D’log has lost all the genuine comments, for the moment. Everything else seems to be holding steady. For the time being, I’m disabling the ability to post new comments.

Update: I went into the MySQL database control-panel, and managed to repair the comments table. Older comments now show up as normal. I’ll keep new comments disabled for a day or two, until the spam-storm passes.