After the 'Pointy-Haired Boss' from JS-Kit made a big show of appearing to care by posting on this blog, I went against my better judgment and decided to see if they could restore the comments from Haloscan that they lost. Of course, my better judgment was right. "Wally' has now requested that I tell him again what the problem is, an obvious attempt to 'put the ball in my court' so he can tell the 'Pointy-Haired Boss' that he can't do anything until I respond. I have no intention of wasting more time with these corporate games. If JS-Kit gave a damn, it has all the information it needs.
This is an example in miniature of why the American economy is fucked. All the commentators recognized immediately that JS-Kit was greatly inferior to Haloscan. JS-Kit won not because of its superior product, but because of its superior financing, i. e., because of its superior paper shuffling. The ideologues of capitalism keep repeating that the 'market' will solve all problems, and lead to greater and greater products available to consumers. Nonsense. JS-Kit is just corporate vandalism, taking a perfectly working product and ruining it, all because its banksters were smarter than Haloscan's banksters.
I'm sticking with Blogger's comments until I find another comment product that is obviously superior to it. Then I can only hope that JS-Kit doesn't buy it and ruin it.
Added in response to comments: I was told by JS-Kit that I had to move to JS-Kit from Haloscan: if I didn't move voluntarily, they would soon force me to move. The fact that some Haloscan comments still exist probably proves that JS-Kit is finding the conversion process more complex than they thought. As I understand it, eventually all Haloscan comments will be converted, and Haloscan will disappear.
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