When I posted my previous metapost about moving servers, I said this:
Hopefully all will go smoothly, but comments you post here and in the forum during the transition period might not make it over.
Perhaps I should have been clearer. This does not mean that I will be capriciously removing comments or forum posts during the transition. This is an unavoidable part of the server transition process. Basically, to make the switch, I had to copy the entire site, comments and all, to the new server; once I did that, I needed to switch the domain information so that joshreads.com points to the proper server. But it takes 24-48 hours for that domain information to percolate across the Internet, so for a brief period, your Internet service provider may have been pointing you to the old site. If you made any comments or forum posts on the old site after the copy, they will be lost. Perhaps I should have made it clearer in my original post, but I didn’t think I had to. If you have further questions, e-mail me.