For a little while, you won’t find any comments here although, previously, there were a couple hundred throughout the posts.
Because I’d been away from the blog for so long, the spam comments accumulated in my moderation queue — there were nearly 2,000. Instead of scanning through every one of them, I decided to delete it from the database.
Well, since WP marks the comments it thinks are spam as spam, I tried that first, but only a few were nuked. So, I got the brilliant idea just to delete all the comments…it didn’t occur to me while the query was running that I should only be deleting all the un-approved comments.
Needless to say, that was a really stupid move.
If you’re in the same boat, make sure you reconsider your database query before you hit that ‘Go’ button.