Hi. Robert here. We’ve encountered a problem with John’s blog (and mine and a couple of others) involving database corruption.
My first priority has been to get John posting again, and it seems that is now possible.
Next on the list is to restore his archives. I’ve created 1426 empty placeholder posts, one for each of John’s real posts to date, which will protect his permalinks from being over-written by new posts. Over the next few days, I’ll go back and replace those placeholders with the real text.
When that’s finished, we’ll work on the comments. Hopefully everything will be back to normal by the end of the week — and this time, we’ll have a more rigorous backup regime to make life simpler when things like this happen!